Do you wear liquid or cream foundation? If you do, and you’re on a budget, pay attention; these affordable brushes could completely change your application experience for the better!
Brushes give you better control over your application of foundation. You can customize the amount of coverage you’re getting, and with brushes like these you can buff the product into your skin so it looks as natural as possible.
1. ELF Studio Powder Brush - $3
This dense, flat-topped brush is a real cheapie, but it’s pure gold. The synthetic bristles make this “powder” brush perfect for liquids and creams, and the shape is perfect for buffing foundation in so that it looks flawless and full coverage.
2. Ecotools Skin Perfecting Brush - $8
This angled brush is cut so that it’s almost like a stippling brush, but more dense and very soft. Designed for blending tinted moisturizers, BB and CC creams, this brush is great for getting into nooks & crannies and creating a natural finish.
3. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - $9
A cult favorite brush, this is a dense brush with a rounded head that makes short work of blending in even the thickest foundations and concealers.
4. Ecotools Retractable Foundation Brush - $6
Perfect for people on the go, this brush is round with a pointed tip and collapses down for portability. The bristles are super soft and press foundation into the skin so you wouldn’t even know it was there.
5. ELF Studio Small Stipple Brush - $3
This brush is a true stippling brush, with duo fibre bristles cut at two different lengths for expert blending. Pat product into the skin or buff in circular motions for perfect coverage no matter how thick or thin the foundation.
6. Real Techniques Stippling Brush - $8
This brush has duo fibre bristles cut closer together for a soft application of liquid or cream. The size makes short work of application and blurs away any imperfections easily.
You can purchase any of these brushes on Drugstore.com (international)
Dat haul for under 25 dollars. Make coupons and sales work for you, PD followers!
Including… - Ecotools Beautiful Expressions Kabuki Set (LE): These are so amazing and soft and I absolutely love this set. Clearance at Target for $4.50. - Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover | link: Neutrogena makeup was 40% off at Walgreens so I had to pick up a backup of my favorite eye makeup remover! It’s never a straight percentage off! *_* $3.50ish - Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Purple Passion (004) | link: I think that Rimmel pencils are some of the best drugstore eyeliners on the market, and lo and behold, Rimmel was 50% off at Walgreens! Another amazing straight percentage off. $1.50ish - Rimmel Special Eyes Precision Eyeliner Pencil in Black Magic (161) | link: One of powderdoom’s favorite eyeliners mentioned in our favorite eyeliners post here. Enough said. 50 cents. Coupons > - Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Candy Apple (035), Sweet Tart (090) and Tutti Frutti (015) | link: Good sales + coupons are the death of me and I might have to update my previous swatch post here. I love these okay. I got these three for 11 dollars. - L'Oreal Paris HiP High Intensity Pigments Bright Shadow Duo in Flare (404): Kind of an impulse purchase because I really do not need anymore eyeshadows but it was light gold and coppery orange and I had to pick it up. …and it was 49 cents. >.>
Seriously bbs Nouveau Cheap has increased my couponing skills by tenfold so it’s actually affordable to haul! I check it once every day especially on Saturdays and Sundays. *_* Happy hauling~~
Some photos of my most recent beauty haul. It’s a mix of orders from Give Me Glow on Etsy, All Cosmetics Wholesale and The Fanciful Fox at the Vegan Shop Up.
Everything is vegan & cruelty free! (Thanks for the recommendation for the contour kit veganmakeup)
- The Fanciful Fox bath fizzie
- ecotools Lovely Looks brush set
- Australis AC On Tour Contour & Highlight kit
- Australis Tint My Brow in light brown
- Give Me Glow lip colors (swatched)
- Medusa’s Makeup eye makeup remover
- The Fanciful Fox body scrub
- Australis Blemish Buster primer
- Medusa’s Makeup blush in Georgia Peach
- The Fanciful Fox lip balm in wintergreen
- The Fanciful Fox blemish stick
- E.L.F. Lip Lock pencil
Give Me Glow is an amazing Etsy shop that makes dupes! They can even custom make you one.
Melted Galaxy is a dupe for Melt’s Spacecake
Rusty Rose is a dupe for LimeCrime’s Riot
First Kiss is a dupe for Jeffree Star’s 714
From left to right: Maybelline One By One Mascara, Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer with SPF 15, EcoTools mini powder brush, Almay Smart Shade Pressed Powder, EcoTools mini kabuki brush, NYC Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Dark Brown #932, NARS blush in Desire, Clinique All About Eyes Rich, Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette.