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Everything but foundation, I have never found a decent enough application technique to work well with a brush for my complexion/skin type for it to look as flawless as it does with a sponge.

I’m the opposite. A brush gives me a more blended, even and precise application over a sponge. I use a dome shape brush and it’s flawless every time! I find sponge just packs the foundation on but never truly blends. It always looks so cakey and heavy imo. Idk Robert Welsh on YouTube explains it so much better?

I find that what I use for foundation depends on the foundation itself. Some foundations apply better with a sponge, others with some sort of brush (and even the type of brush can vary for me), and others still work better with fingers.

Yes, and it also depends a lot on me, too. Some days it just feels better to use a brush (or a sponge) than others and that makes a big difference in how my foundation goes on.

3rd. Lately I’ve been experimenting with blending out cream blush with a sponge but fingers are my go-to for everything except powders. I also use my fingers for powder highlighter.

I used brushes for everything.

I don’t like beauty sponges, I use too much product with them, and I look cakey (I’m not so young anymore…).

I have big chunky finger so brushes are more precise, I can’t used them for eyeshadows for example (I hate eyeshadows that are “only fingers application”.

I even use a fine brush for eyeliner too (either gel or water activated).

I really only use brushes and a bit of my fingers.

Well, except for lips, but I don’t wear a lot of lip products, or I use directly the bullet liptick or the applicator.

I use a brush for most parts of makeup application too! My eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, foundation, concealer are all applied with a brush:)

Same – brushes for eyeshadow and cheek products.

I use Real Techniques or Sigma brushes specifically for my liquid/cream eyeshadow. Everything else it’s a combination of MAC, Wayne Goss, rephr, and Sonia G. for all powder products.

Almost everything? I use brushes for: eyebrow powder, gel eyeliner, eyeshadows, blush, contour/bronzer, highlighter and certain lipsticks, as well. But I apply my foundation and concealer with a beauty sponge for smoother coverage due to having texture from larger pores and expression lines.

I use brushes for all my powder products. I have some foundations that I like to apply with a brush. Those would be the more liquid ones. Creamier foundations look better on me when I use a sponge. I also use a brush for spot concealing on my face. Sometimes I use a brush to apply under eye concealer because then I can get it into my inner corners but I then use my fingers to blend it.

Everything except foundation and concealer. For foundation, I usually use a beauty sponge, but it depends on the foundation — I might use a brush or my fingers. I use fingers for concealer.

Oh, I usually don’t bother using a brush for my lip colors, either. Sometimes I do, though, if I’m using products from a palette or just want a more precise application.

Cheek products it’s something I always use brushes with, most likely because I prefer powders (don’t like liquid or cream formulas) and there’s no other way to do it.
I do always prefer brushes with eyeshadow, but I won’t mind using my finger for an one color all over the lid look (my go to being MAC Satin Taupe). I also prefer brushes for setting powder, but I will use a puff on the go (especially if it’s already in the compact). Face… I just like applying foundation and concealer with my fingers; I have only one brush for this, just for the sake of having it.

Same, eyeshadow and cheeks. Rarely for lips, but depends on what I want to achieve, say a dark lip, then yes.

I prefer to use brushes with all my make up application, it is so much easier to blend. Then after I apply the cream products I will go over them with a beauty blender to even everything out.

I use brushes for just about everything except lip products. I use brushes for most foundations, blushers, highlighters, finishing powder, and eye makeup. Sometimes I’ll use my finger to press on a bit of ultra fine glitter on my moveable eyelid as a topper, but other than that, I’m a huge fan of top quality brushes.

I apply all powder products with a natural hair brush.
For buffing out cream products like foundation, blush, concealer, and eyeshadow I use synthetic brushes.

I use brushes to apply any and all powder makeup to my face, especially matte powders, whether it’s eyeshadow, blush, bronzer or highlight.

I will use a brush with anything that’s a powder. With creams it varies as I’ll sometimes use a sponge for foundation or cream blush/bronzer but that depends a lot on the day and what I’m trying to achieve. I feel like I have better control and it’s easier to keep things clean if I use brushes than with other methods.

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