For the longest time I applied eyeshadow with sponge applicators, until I found different brands of makeup brushes that made the application so much better. I also used a wedge shaped sponge to apply foundation, never realizing how much product I was wasting. Then one day while testing out some new makeup, the woman doing my face used only a series of brushes. Not a single sponge applicator in sight! I was hooked from that day forward. Some things, like the foundation brush, were a little hard for me to get used to after using a sponge for so many years. I’m so glad I mastered using mostly good brands of makeup brushes, although it was a process and I went through a bit of money until I found the ones I can’t live without.
1. Chanel Foundation Brush #6
I used quite a few inexpensive brands of makeup brushes for foundation before landing on this one. I think I hit up the Chanel counter in desperation! I never set out to buy a costly brush, but once I tried it, no other brand stood a chance. All of the previous brushes I used were either scratchy or had way too much hair fall-out. I’ve had this brush for several years and I’ve never regretted this purchase. Once or twice, I had occasion to apply my foundation in front of others also applying cosmetics, and when my Chanel brush was spotted – well let’s just say it was amusing to see the lust in their eyes! They wanted my Chanel foundation brush!