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Being a self-confessed foundation fanatic, I obviously have to share with you the make-up brushes I have been using to apply foundation – Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush*, Royal & Langnickel [R]evolution BX-55 Pointed Foundation Brush and Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush*.

Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush

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  • Shiseido have aptly named this brush “Perfect” because it truly is.  The soft but densely packed bristles create a fantastic flawless finish.  Applying foundation is a dream with this brush as I can use it to buff all over my face.  No complaints from me whatsoever.  Very highly recommended!
  • Can be used with all types of formulas except water resistant foundations – these formulas are more difficult to remove when washing which means it can damage the delicate bristles and reduce the life of this amazing brush
  • Has not shed at all and I’ve used and washed this numerous times with the mildest shampoo I have – yes I treat this brush like a baby!
  • Available to purchase at Shiseido counters at David Jones or Myer for $49 AUD or shop online


Royal & Langnickel [R]evolution BX-55 Pointed Foundation Brush

 Royal & Langnickel [R]evolution BX-55 Pointed Foundation Brush, Royal & Langnickle make-up brushes

  • With the pointed dome-shaped end, it means that the BX-55 can get to all the harder-to-reach areas, especially around my nose with its awkward lumps and bumps.  However, it isn’t the softest of bristles and can be EXTREMELY scratchy if you have uber-sensitive skin like me.  If so, try their super-soft SILK PRO range – lovely!!!
  • I rarely use this but when I do, I use this mainly for my Asian BB creams which are thicky and balmy
  • The odd hair or two has shed, but it retains its form extremely well after washing
  • Available to purchase at the annual IMATS in Sydney which is where I bought mine as part of a make-up brush set


Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush

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  • Comes as part of the Core Collection with 3 other fantastic brushes – from the Youtube beauty gurus, Pixiwoo
  • With its flat and tapered head, it teams well with the liquid foundations in my collection to give beautiful coverage
  • Must also add that it was a one of the Winners in the Beauty Heaven Best in Beauty Awards 2012
  • Available to purchase in drugstore mecca, Priceline for RRP $45 – that’s for 4 brushes and a 2-in-1 case + stand!

Investing in a great foundation brush is a MUST to create a flawless finish!!  Applying with fingers is messy and the foundation can get trapped under your fingernails forming dirty dried crusty bits making it look like you have been gold-digging up your nose!  As for using disposable make-up sponges, it will soak up your expensive foundation faster than  a work-free weekend.  Speaking of weekends, have a good one! 😉

Have you tried any of these foundation brushes?  What do you use to apply foundation?

* denotes PR samples

4 comments on “Tried & Tested Trio : Foundation Make-Up Brushes”

  1. Hi, Ling!
    Haven’t spoken to you in a while, hehe. Busy getting my new blog up… but I’m still around 🙂
    The Shiseido brush looks and sounds so good, but the price is kind of crazy for me. I’m still not on the Real Techniques bandwagon yet, but I really want to try them so badly. I’ve heard so many good things, and I’m no longer satisfied with my Sigma brushes as they shed too much for my liking… I’ve taken to applying my foundation with my fingers, because at least theres no hair getting stuck to my face :/.

    As always, love your posts and can’t wait for more 🙂
    Take care, lovely!

    • @Ashlynn, Hi Ashlynn, I am finally getting around to replying comments. I am SO bad! 😛 I have yet to try Sigma brushes but thanks for the heads up about them shedding 😉

  2. The Shiseido brush sounds and looks similar to the Urban Decay good karma optical blurring brush that I have! I bought it from Beautybay and it is the best foundation brush I have ever used!

    I think I may be the only blogger who isn’t interested in the real techniques brushes! haha They’re a little to pricey for me, I had a hard enough time deciding if the UD brush was worth $29 (definitely was!)

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