I’ve never really been a kabuki brush user since I prefer long-handled face brushes. However, I started looking into them when I was on my mineral makeup kick awhile back. While I didn’t really find one that I truly loved and wanted to invest in, the MAKE UP FOR EVER Foundation Kabuki Brush caught my attention a few weeks ago and it definitely lingered. I purchased it in hopes of being able to use it for powder foundation as well, and I’m so glad I did because it’s so perfect for everything — especially powder foundations. :)
The Make Up For Ever Foundation Kabuki Brush is a “soft, tapered brush for precise foundation application.” This is a little different than a traditional kabuki brush with a much more rounded brush head. Designed as a “one-of-a-kind, synthetic brush,” Make Up For Ever has “combined the precision of a traditional foundation brush with the convenient size of a Kabuki brush. Its large, dense shape is tapered at the end for quick and specific application of all foundation formulas.” This brush is extremely versatile as it works well with liquid, cream, and powder foundations. “Its soft, straight fibers allow for buildable coverage with a flawless finish.”
The brush is very soft, but it takes 24 hrs for it to completely dry after a wash. So plan ahead if you really need to use this brush and you’re deciding to wash all your makeup brushes! The bristles are very full and dense so if you’re looking for the effects of a fluffier brush, this may not be a good option for you. However, the cut and the shape of this brush is perfect for the contours of your face — it lays perfectly under the eyes, around the nose and mouth, and along the cheeks. The tapered point of the brush is great for getting into the crevices of your face such as under the nose the corners of the nose as well.
The soft, flexible bristles make easy to move around your face; and, whether you’re using a cream, powder, or liquid product, this brush evenly applies everything without making it look uneven or cakey. My favorite combination is to use this brush with a powder foundation (in a compact), loose powder, or mineral foundation. It disperses the powder products perfectly and so lightly you can’t even feel or see the product on your face. You just see clean, pretty results of the product working perfectly.
I recommend this brush and I think it will serve a very important purpose regarding your makeup routine. The versatility of this product makes it worth the investment, but more importantly, the way that it applies products is really the reason why I would recommend this brush. While it’s pricey, you’ll be able to use it with a variety of products so I think that in itself would be more than enough reasons to it some major praises, lol. If you’re on the hunt for a foundation brush or even just a kabuki brush, take a look at this brush because you won’t be disappointed!
Retails for $48.00 USD.