A while ago when I was asking your guys’ opinions about what I should get during a major sale, the Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush popped up more than once. I’m glad I followed the advice and got it!
The Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush is designed to work all foundations, be it powder or liquid/cream. It is not recommended for water resistant foundations, but I really think it is the cleaning afterwards that will cause trouble.
You will find the brush as well as the instructions inside the box, which I find practical. The brush has a stubbly handle which is the shortest among all the full-size brushes I own.
See how small it is? I do think the short handle gives more control. The brush head is pretty small too, but that’s what makes navigating the pesky areas of my face so easy! The top is slightly slanted, and the hair is very dense and soft. I am happy to report that so far I haven’t had any problems of it shedding or losing color.
This is what I do: I pump out some Dior Hydra Life BB Cream (that’s something I have not stopped loving since I reviewed it 3 months ago) on the back of my hand, dab the brush lightly into the BB cream, and start dabbing gently on my face (the instructions say you can dab the liquid foundation on your face with your finger before working with the brush, but I don’t know if it will become a bit dry before I get to work with it, so I prefer to dab it off the back of my hand with the brush).
I find gentle pressure works the best with this brush. Don’t stump it on your face so hard that even the hair starts bending left and right! That’s not really supposed to happen.
What do I get? Smooth, even, and radiant skin! I find that the Dior BB cream covering my occasional spots so much better that I don’t need a separate concealer afterwards (provided the spots are not big of course). Even my pores are minimalzed with this brush and the dabbing application. With such dense and short hair, brush strokes are literally out of the question. I have never had to smooth over any with this brush!
Also, this works like a charm with cream blushes as well. I dab a dot of cream blush on each cheek, and it is blended out at the snap of a finger! Again, the effect is more natural (compared with dabbing with my fingertips). It is as if the blush had become one with my skin!
Cleaning this brush is easy enough. I do it with gentle/animal shampoo. Rising all the suds off might take a while, but it is possible to clean it pretty thoroughly this way.
Bottom line: I can’t say enough good things about Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush. For the price (with the discount I paid a bit more than 20 euros for it) it is one amazing tool to have, and I hope you will at least check it out when you have the chance!
What is your favorite foundation brush? Do you use a swiping or dabbing motion? If you own this brush, do you use it with anything else other than your foundation?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx