Another type of brush that I like for applying foundation is stippling brush. This particular one from Real Techniques has a pink ferrule! I’m so fond of the pink handle that I sorta wish all their brushes have the same pink handles. Aside from the pretty look, this brush works great for applying foundation and cream blush – as well as highly pigmented powder blush, creating a soft-focused flawless finish.
I use this mostly for foundations, and find that it works just as great as my favorite Expert Face brush, the difference being this particular one provides a slightly lighter finish, due to the duo-fibre nature of this brush, with the white bristles not as densely packed as Expert Face brush. Another thing that I like to use with this brush is highly pigmented blush, as the soft bristles pick up a small ( but enough ) amount of product, allowing for a soft and natural look.
The brush is nicely sized, neither huge nor too small. The bristles are short and a little bit dense for a stippling brush, it’s flexible but not flimsy and I think it makes for easier non-streaky foundation application.
The only other stippling brush I’ve ever used before was from Etude House. It was nice and soft as well, however it bleeds like crazy when I wash it. Thankfully it isn’t the case with this Real Techniques Stippling Brush ( or the other brushes from the brand ). It washes beautifully without any shedding or bleeding.