Should we be using a Beauty Blender or Foundation Brush for applying foundation?

Should We Be Using a Beauty Blender or Foundation Brush for Applying Foundation?

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As a makeup artist, I have always been curious about which we should be using and which works best for you. A lot of my clients were asking what’s best for them. A beauty blender or a brush to apply foundation. So, I ran some tests. Call it professional curiosity. 

Foundation brushes are the best to apply foundation because less product is wasted, gives full coverage, thus giving you great results. However, for newbies, a beauty blender is more comfortable to use because it’s easier to apply. 

What is a Beauty Blender?

There are two types of Beauty Blenders:

Beauty Blender come in all types of styles, shapes, and colors. Many people new to makeup use a Beauty Blender to apply foundation as it is a bit easier, helps give you a flawless foundation look, and a useful tool for starters. 

The Beauty Blender is a multipurpose sponge used for everything, foundation, concealer, and bb cream you name it! Sometimes I even use it for contouring or using it as a setting powder tool. It is an excellent way to blend any cream or liquid product on your face. 

When it comes to Silicone, they are the same thing as a Beauty Blender. The only difference is that the structure is made of large molecules with more expansive spaces. They create a matrix that is breathable and protective on the skin. 

My favorite Beauty Blender and Silicone are the following:


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

Nylea Silicone Beauty Blender

Since Beauty Blenders more common, we will focus on that for the remainder of the article.

How to use a Beauty Blender?

Pro-Tip: It is important to start in the center of your face and then start blending into the jawline. 

Part of a Beauty Blender

The benefits of using a Beauty Blender

The negatives of using a Beauty Blender

Despite knowing the fact that Beauty Blenders are super cheap, easy to use, and are easy to apply on our faces. However, there are some things that Beauty Blenders are also known for, which isn’t that good.

Common Types of Beauty Blender

What is a Foundation Brush?

A foundation brush is a tool to help you apply foundation on your face. There are many types of foundation brushes at any beauty store. Foundation brushes come in many different sizes, and depending on the type of foundation brush you are looking for, the prices vary.

When it comes to getting a flawless look, try to get a stippling brush; this helps give a perfect look and layer the foundation evenly. Stippling brushes are good with powders—however, its best use for cream or liquid foundation. 

I love to use a stippling brush. The reason is that it lasts long for me and works best with my foundation.

Some of my favorite foundation brushes are: 

Revlon Foundation Brush
Real Techniques Face Foundation Brush
Smash box Foundation Brush

How to use a foundation brush?

Pro-Tip: Remember never to use your foundation brush wet as it gives you the streaks on your face

Part of A Stippling Brush

The benefits of using a Foundation Brush

The negatives of using a Foundation Brush?

What to look for in a Foundation Brush

  1. Bristles need to be thick
  2. Bristles need to be full


It is essential always to understand which tools work best for you because these tools are what help you get a flawlessly beautiful look. 

As a professional makeup artist, I tell many of my starters to start with a Beauty Blender. As you gain more experience, start investing in a foundation brush.

You will not only be able to learn how to apply foundation but will be able to try different types of foundation formula and be able to tell if you have oily skin or dry skin and which foundation color suits you. It is all about practicing, and it’s okay to make mistakes; we learn from them. 

I like to use a combination of these two. I like to use a foundation brush to apply foundation. After using a foundation brush, I take a Beauty Blender and dab in areas to blend even more when I am ready. There is no right or wrong method at the end of the day; what matters is knowing what works best for you and so try both ways and decide for yourself what you truly like. 

I hope my article helped you understand better what tool you would prefer, and if you have any questions, feel free to let me know, and I’ll be happy to help.

Whether you go with a foundation brush or a Beauty Blender, learn how to get your foundation to last all day by clicking here. 


As the head artist of Farishta Beauty I was inspired by many young individuals who were just like me passionate about makeup.
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