I’m not an expert when it comes to face brushes for foundation. In fact, I only started using them recently with the introduction of mineral foundation in my makeup routine.
Initially I started out purchasing those that are out in the market made of pony hair. The results are fine but I thought I’ll give kabuki brushes a try since it is said to be the perfect complement to natural mineral cosmetics. I was interested to see the difference it would make. So I purchased Erth’s Chrome Kabuki Brush since it is their best seller made from goat and sable.
The brush measures 2.35″ high by 1″ in diameter at base, 1.75″ diameter at tip, and is real cute looking. I was initially skeptical that the short handle made of plain chrome base might make it difficult for application since I’m used to a much longer wooden handle. But it was nothing like what I thought. In fact, I would say the short handle makes it easier to control in terms of application.
Soft and delicate
But what I wasn’t quite prepared for was that the kabuki brush is quite luxurious in feel, making it rather delicate for the application of my mineral powder with no irritation on the skin. The natural bristles of the kabuki brush also provides for better distribution of mineral makeup, giving me an even flawless finishing.
At the moment, while I can’t say that this is the best kabuki brush out in the market because I have nothing to compare with, I have to say that I’m very happy using it. As a matter of fact, I have already junked the pony hair brush that I was using before.
There are various brands of kabuki brushes to choose from. Even Erth Mineral Makeup provides two choices. The Chrome Kabuki Brush I bought cost US$14.95. They also offer an Italian Badger Kabuki Brush at US$17.95 made of 100% imported Italian badger bristle and is extra dense & extra silky in texture.
And you might also like to know that kabuki brushes are not only for applying mineral makeup. It can be used with ordinary loose powders as well. As a matter of fact, some makeup professionals also recommends using a kabuki brush to buff the whole face once you’re done with all your face and eye makeup to have a perfectly blended look.