Brushes VS Beauty Blenders: Which Is Best?

Applying foundation can be straightforward and effortless, or it can be messy, frustrating, and time-consuming. And it all depends on the application tools and type of foundation that you decide to use. 

Gone are the days when an orange face and a notable foundation neckline were socially acceptable; these days, foundation mistakes are more social suicide. So, if you’re having some trouble with your foundation, you should question your application tool of choice. 

Brushes VS Beauty Blenders: Which Is Best?

To help you decide which is best between the beauty blender sponge and the Kabuki brush for foundation, we’ve compared the two options in this article. 

The Foundation Brush

The foundation application brush is a thick, dense round brush that’s relatively flat on top. When it comes to applying foundation, it’s best to opt for cream or liquid options, as brushes are most suitable for these. 

You’ll likely notice that a brush requires significantly less product, and a quality brush will also provide a notably smooth finish. It’s also pretty simple to use a brush for application, as you’ll apply a small amount of product to the brush and dab it onto your face until you achieve a smooth and flawless finish. 

The main benefits of using a foundation brush are that you will use less product, it’s significantly effortless to clean, and a quality brush can last several months if you care for it well. Your foundation brush can also be used for makeup baking, a technique that will prolong your makeup look for longer. 

The Beauty Blender

The beauty blender sponge has been on the market for quite some time. And while this foundation application tool is the cheaper option, you will use slightly more product as the sponge tends to absorb some product during application. 

A blender will ensure you can achieve a flawless matt foundation look, although the application process does have a few extra steps. First, you will have to wet your blender, squeeze out the water, apply the product, dap to perfection, and then clean the blender to avoid bacteria build-up. 

The main benefits of using a blender are that they are affordable and achieve flawless matt results. However, the downfalls are that you will need to clean your sponge after every use, and the cleaning process is pretty mundane. In addition, blenders won’t last longer than a month if you are using them frequently, and you will be using more of your foundation product than you really need to. 

Choosing Application Tools

Both the brush and the blender are great options for applying foundation. And if you aren’t too sure which tool is best for you, the best way to decide is to purchase both tools and try them out. 

While some might find the blender the easier choice, others prefer the brush; you should decide based on your preferences and budget. That said, if you choose to use a foundation brush, you should always opt for quality, as a cheaper brush won’t last long or provide flawless results.