Professional makeup artists always carry a range of makeup brushes for blending, contouring and defining. A good quality foundation brush, concealer brush, contour brush and highlighter brush will make it easy to create immaculately smooth and flawless makeup effects. When used in conjunction with MAC eye brushes and lip brushes, you can achieve the flawless perfection of a runway model with a minimum of effort.
The great advantage of a foundation brush is that it doesn’t absorb liquid foundation in the way that a sponge does, so you can get the best value out of your foundation and concealer. A foundation buffing brush also assists with even coverage, so your foundation doesn’t end up getting clogged or caked. For an airbrushed-like finish, apply a few drops of a liquid foundation - we recommend MAC Studio Radiance Face and Body - onto a stippling brush and quickly dab it into your skin. MAC makeup brushes are made from high quality synthetic fibres, and they are crafted specially to offer maximum precision.
How to apply foundation with a brush?
Once you have cleansed your face and applied moisturiser, dab some foundation onto the back of your hand, and use this as a palette for your foundation brush. You can then apply the foundation to your face, using your brush to blend the makeup into your skin. There’s no need to wet your brush before you begin, since water will dilute your foundation and make it look streaky.
What are different brush shapes?
Basic foundation brushes are available in a range of shapes including square, slant and dense. A flat top brush is a good all-round tool for buffing all types of makeup. To give your face more definition, a specialised contour brush – such as a nose contour brush – can be combined with a highlighter brush to create areas of light and shade. Finish by applying powder with a fan makeup brush which is the best powder brush for perfectly even coverage.