The best foundation brush for the perfect makeup canvas.
I won’t regale you with a tale of all the beauty tools I have purchased in the past to perfectly blend my foundation. Nor will I lament the bin of bouncy makeup blenders I have sitting to the side in my makeup room. I will just jump right in and say, I found it! The perfect foundation application tool.
It’s the d20 foundation brush from Siara Martin Beauty. It combines the dense, squishy goodness of a makeup sponge and the blending abilities of a brush. Imagine, if you will, a makeup sponge and foundation brush had a love child. Sure, the sponge may have grown up on one side of the tracks, but that doesn’t mean the brush didn’t fall in love just the same. Wait – I’m getting sidetracked here.
Back to the brush! She’s soft, full, and with the right amount of density (sounds like I’m describing myself?). Even her handle is the right weight and length. Hold her once, and you will never let her go.
That is, ’til you must contour and highlight. I like to start with a moisturizer. YulinJade’s Replenish Glow Hydration Cream is amazing and wears well under makeup. I don’t know about you, but I NEED that extra moisture on my under eye area. Otherwise, I’m left looking a bit over baked and extra cakey.
After letting my moisturizer sit for a bit to “soak in,” I reach for my tried and true – No. 7’s Lift and Illuminate Triple Action Serum Foundation. My quest to find a foundation I really loved had turned me into a grown-up version of Goldie Locks. One was too thick; one was so dry I ended up looking like Emperor Palatine after a weekend bender; but No. 7 was exactly right.
I like to use two shades at once – one that matches my skin, and one that is a bit lighter. This lets me do a subtle contour and highlight right from the start of what I call my “base face”. It gives me a nice blank canvas to take my makeup in any direction glam, or soft and natural.
Having the Siara Martin Beauty foundation brush in tandem with a foundation that suits my skin has made my routine a breeze. I use one pump of the darker foundation, applied with my finger, on the hallows of my cheeks. Another pump of the lighter foundation applied to the cheek bones, nose, and chin.
From there, I work the brush in pouncing/tapping motions on the areas I want fuller coverage and swirl it in areas like my hair line, down my neck, and lightly over the ears, where I want to sheer out and blend.
From there, I apply just a touch of concealer – a couple dots on each of the inner corners of the under eye and a dot on the outer. Using my ring fingers, I tap and blend the concealer slightly out (using your ring fingers instead of your dominant index fingers will help to put lighter pressure on your delicate under eye area).
Without adding anymore product, I use the foundation brush to softly blend the edges of the concealer into the foundation.
Then, it’s onto a bit of powder and done! No. 7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder in Translucent does a wonderful job blurring the fine lines, gives a nice matte effect, and it prevents creasing.
Now I am ready to take on the day. Thanks to my handy makeup brush, I can feel confident with my look and Vogue freely throughout the day with zero worry.