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What’s the Best Powder Brush that you’ve tried?

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I love Make Up For Ever’s 128 brush as well as SUQQU’s Face Brush! (You can read about them here in my brush must-haves post!)

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I love my Hakuhodo K007, it’s just soft enough that it doesn’t disturb my foundation underneath. When my K007 is unavailable I love to use my Rae Morris powder brush, which is also divinely soft.
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I don’t have a big selection so I use the Sigma F30 large powder brush, usually for applying an Ambient Lighting Powder. I’m debating purchasing the Illamasqua powder brush since it’s on clearance at the Bay online!

I have only one and it’s a local one with a tapered, large yachiyo style shape. It’s soft enough to work for me but I’m hoping to buy the MUFE one you listed or Hakuhodo’s large yachiyo one day; I love the latter’s shape!

I love my hourglass one. It’s big, fluffy and soft, and gentle enough not to disturb your makeup. I also have a blush brush from wayne goss that works for more targeted stuff, or my real techniques setting brush.

I don’t find matte as high maintenance as some other formulas. My all-time favorite matte is Ruby Woo because it is so long wearing! You’ll need a good lip balm afterwards though, which is the only downside I can find to mattes

In terms of permanent, readily available brushes, I’d say Real Techniques Multi-Tasking Brush. It’s full/dense enough for all-over powder application, yet tapered enough for blush, highlight, contour, or setting concealer under the eyes.

I actually really love all the RT powder brushes, but if I’m pressed to pick just one, of course it’d be the one that is great for multiple purposes! For actual all-over powdering, I would choose the RT Powder Brush; it’s big, fluffy, and soft, so it gets the job done very quickly.

Without a doubt, my favorite “powder brush” is actually a “bronzing brush,” or labeled as such. It’s the big one from Marc Jacobs. I fell in Love.

I don’t have a lot of powder brushes (well, I do but they’re more for mineral powder foundations) but I really like the very aptly named Multi-Tasking brush from Real Techniques. It works for pressed or loose powder, for setting, blotting, translucent or highlighting powders. It’s inexpensive and cleans up and dried perfectly.

I’m really digging my Chanel #1 Powder Brush and my Elf Flat Top Brush right now. They’re great quality and pretty versatile too

Okay! My recent favorites have been Chikuhodo Z brushes. Just to name a few:
Z4 (which I have been told just like Suqqu blush brush in terms of shape and bristles but cost a lot less) for blush/highlight, even coutouring sometimes if I want a precise application.
Z8 is also a great one for a more difused blush look.
Z5, which I already got a backup, is an excellent all over eyeshadow brush and great for blending too. Suqqu L brush is a fabulous blending brush but it’s just too expensive.
And Tom Ford brushes! OMG so good! (and pretty!)
The big No.5 bronzing is like a dream.
Oh and, Speaking of this, Christine, I have to ask you this when I read your brush must haves post. You listed TF 02 for foudation fav, and I know a lot of people recommend this for liquid foundation, but isn’t it made of natural goat hair? In my mind only synthetic hair can dip into those liquids and wash off easily…Is that a wrong idea? Anyway I am just too scared to use my 02 with any foundation and it’s been sitting in its plastic sleeve forever! Please let me know how you wash it afterwards and how it turns out after washing! Thank you!

Honestly, I wash most of my brushes after every use – if I just wipe them on a paper towel or something, even with powders, I don’t feel like it is clean enough to use for something else. I just use a gentle soap (I use mostly Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap), but I also use Hakuhodo’s cleanser from time to time.

I have the Bare Escentuals Full Flawless Face and Real Techniques Powder Brush – I use the Real Techinques for my MAC MSFN (to set foundation) and the Bare Escentuals to apply my pressed meteorites.

I like anything that gives me a very light dusting of powder. I tend to reach for the Real Techniques large duo-fibre brush most days. It doesn’t pick up much product so that makes it much harder to overdo it. 😛

My favorites for powder, loose or pressed, are the Wayne Goss Holiday Brush and IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Brush. I use these every day. Next up are the Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush and the Too Faced Kabuki Brush (daily use in my bag), and Sephora’s Pro Visionary Precise Natural Powder Brush #121, which I do use frequently, though not daily.

I clearly didn’t read the question clearly…I thought it said blush brush. Lol
Setting foundation – Real Techniques Powder Brush
Setting Concealer – Crown Brush
Setting Contour – Crown Contour Brush

I love my Chanel #1 brush, but I’ve also started using the powder brush from this years mini Chanel brush set and it’s fantastic! Very fluffy and gentle.

I love IT Cosmetics Jumbo Powder Brush. It’s HUGE, and it’s soooo soft and durable. I also love the Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush.

Hi Christine,
I just got the Hourglass ambient lighting palette, not the blush, and I have a application question.
Would the MUFE #128 brush work to apply this? I would also consider something else higher end or RT?
I use Tarte’s foundation brush for mineral powder after BB cream w my beauty blender, then apply blush. I used to use Sephora’s multitasking brush (#45?) for setting powder, but that seems too dense for this powder.
I was planning on using the hourglass powder (after blush? before?) with a new powder brush.
Any suggestions would be so appreciated- I trust you! Thanks for your time, this site is wonderful!

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