The Foundation Brushes The Pros Swear By
The Foundation Brushes The Pros Swear By

The Foundation Brushes The Pros Swear By

With so many foundation brushes on the market these days, how do you know which one is right for you? To narrow the search, we asked seven beauty insiders to share the one they wouldn’t be without…
By Rebecca Hull
Images: @MYKITCO

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0.7 My Flawless Foundation Brush, £21 | MYKITCO.

Recommended by: Lisa Potter-Dixon, Make-Up Artist & Author

Why She Loves It: “Fingers are my preference for applying foundation, but when I do use a brush it’s always this one from MYKITCO. It’s compatible with so many different textures and it buffs in any product to perfection. It has a nice slant to the brush, which hugs the contours of your face and gets into all those hard-to-reach-areas, like around your nose and eyes.”  

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Foundation Buff Brush, £24 (was £30) | Clinique

Recommended by: Cher Webb, Make-Up Artist & Beauty Influencer

Why She Loves It: “This is one of the most versatile and handy tools out there. It’s sturdy and effective, while the densely packed brush hairs create the perfect canvas. It works amazingly well with liquid textures, gel formulas and powder.”

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High Coverage Foundation Brush, £60 | Clé De Peau Beauté

Recommended by: Ruby Hammer MBE, Make-Up Artist & Brand Founder

Why She Loves It: “I have so many foundation brushes in my kit, but this one is by far my favourite. It works with every single texture – be it liquids, powders or creams – and it gives a streak-free, smooth finish every time. Plus, the bristles last for years, never fraying or breaking, which makes the price seem even better.” 

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Hollywood Complexion Brush, £35 | Charlotte Tilbury

Recommended by: Olivia Rose, Make-Up Artist 

Why She Loves It: “This is my favourite brush of all time. It’s compact, making it great for when you’re on-the-go. The smaller side is brilliant for working concealer and contour products into the skin, while the larger side blends liquids and foundations seamlessly. I could do various looks with this brush – it’s small but mighty and works hard to contour, sculpt and buff your base.” 

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Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush 7, £36.50 | IT Cosmetics

Recommended by: Katie Jane Hughes, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “This double-ended brush lets you reach all areas of your face with ease, while the bristles are soft yet densely packed in to really work in products of all textures.” 

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Pinnacle Foundation Brush, $38 | Anisa Beauty

Recommended by: Gemma Peace, Make-Up Artist

Why She Loves It: “Whether you’re using creams or liquids, this will help you buff and perfect your make-up. Its bristles are dense but so soft, allowing you to apply product easily and securing a long-lasting finish. You can really work this brush into your skin – it never causes any irritation, nor does it pull or snag as you glide it over your complexion.” 

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Full Coverage Face Brush, £36.50 | Bobbi Brown

Recommended by: Ashley Dayes, Make-Up Artist 

Why She Loves It: “This is one of my favourite and most used products in my kit. It allows for flawless foundation application while creating a soft-focus finish. It also blends concealer, bronzer and blusher well, so it works over time to give you smooth results. It has an angular brush which hugs all the contours of your face nicely. Extra points go to the chunky handle that makes application a doddle, wherever you are.” 

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