Which Foundation Brush Should You Use - Makeup Artist Tool of Choice

Whether you're using a liquid, cream or powder foundation finding your perfect brush to apply isn't easy. Different brushes can give different coverages or finishes depending on the look you want to achieve! We have made it easy and rounded up the best brushes for your foundation, with tips from professional makeup artist Lucy Meyer on how to get that flawless finish we all want, whatever foundation you are using!

Which Foundation Brush should I use?

1. Kabuki Brush - Best for a quick, airbrushed finish

best cruelty free foundation brush kabuki rose goldThe Kabuki Brush is the perfect brush for quick, perfectly blended foundation every time. It has a flat top with densely packed, cruelty free bristles for easier-than-ever application. It's dense bristles ensure a 100% streak-free finish, and it's completely shed-free for a flawless, evenly blended application every time, whether you're using liquid, cream or powder foundation. 

MUA Top Tip: Apply a few dots of foundation to your face then blend in circular motions, this will not only create a seamless finish but will increase circulation in the face for that added inner glow!

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2. Complexion Brush - Best for full, even coverage

best foundation brush marble makeup brushes cruelty free vegan rose goldIf you want that full, even coverage than the F2 Complexion Brush from the Marble Luxe Makeup Brush Set is your new go-to. The firmly packed, synthetic bristles make buffing cream and liquid foundations into the skin easy work, and leave you with a full coverage look. The domed shape is perfect for getting into all the nooks and crannies on your face, and help to diffuse the foundation perfectly for a seamless look. 

MUA Top Tip: Give your base the time it deserves, if your skin looks good then everything else will! Buff foundation onto the skin using the Marble Luxe Complexion brush to give a natural skin texture, then go back in with concealer and apply with the fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend under the eyes, and use the Multi Tasker on any dark spots or any areas that need more coverage.

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3. Flat Foundation Brush - Best for a precise, even application

best foundation brush rose gold cruelty free vegan white makeup brushesIf you want a more precise foundation application, then the flat, dense bristles on this foundation brush from the Ultimate Makeup Brush Set are perfect for getting all the hard-to-reach areas on the face, including the eye area. With cruelty free, synthetic bristles it's easy to keep this brush clean. This multi-use brush will work great with cream or liquid foundation. 

MUA Top Tip: Start by applying your foundation in the centre of your face and work outwards in long and short sweeping strokes for an even, streak free finish!

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Best Vegan Foundations

Looking for a foundation to match your new Vegan & Cruelty Free Brushes? We have rounded up our best vegan foundations to master your complexion game!

For Liquid Foundation - Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

fenty beauty foundation long wear matteRihanna has taken the makeup world by storm, and this foundation is a must have in any beauty lover's collection, it's lightweight and long lasting with a medium to full coverage and with a whopping 50 shades to choose from, you'll be sure to find your perfect colour match! Best of all, it's completely vegan.

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For Powder Foundation - Too Faced Born This Way Powder Foundation

Too faced powder foundation born this wayIf you want a matte finish that won't dry out your skin, then this creamy-textured powder foundation from Too Faced is perfect. Get a flawless, natural coverage or use it on top of liquid or cream foundation for a fuller coverage look. With 25 shades to choose from and 100% cruelty free. Shop it here.

For a Light Coverage - NYX Bare With Me Tinted BB Cream

nyx bare with me foundationPrefer a light, barely there coverage? This BB cream from NYX is the perfect alternative to foundation. It's hydrating formula will even out skin tone and cover blemishes while looking super natural all day long! Shop it here.