In part 4 of the Basic Face Tools, I’m moving on to a buffing brush for the smaller areas of your face.
Now, this is a new brush to my collection, but it quickly became essential. I just noticed this morning that I use it every day. No matter if I am going for a natural or glam look, this brush does it all.
My brush is the oval detail buffer (E20) from Morph Brushes. The brush goes for $11.99 online.
This brush does have synthetic bristles that are three-fourths of an inch long. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the bristles are rounded at the top to create the oval shape, and the bristles in the middle of the brush are longer than the ones on the edges. The tips of the bristles are white, and then lead to a darker brown as it comes down to the ferrule (silver portion of the brush that holds the bristles together).
On “natural” days, I use the brush to buff a light pink or brown shadow all over my lid. If I’m not in the mood (too lazy, lol) to use my beauty blender, this brush will buff out concealer under the eye, chin, and forehead. Last, but not least, if I’m looking for a more concise contour, this brush is perfect for applying product, then buffing it out for a natural cut.
I think this a great tool because it is so versatile; it does the job of three or maybe even four other brushes. I really haven’t run into any drawbacks with this tool. So far, the life of Morphe brushes are pretty great. I have no problem with bristles falling out while in use or when they are washed. Morphe brushes are some of my favorites, but other brands have similar brushes in different price ranges.
Other notable buffing brushes: #57– Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush ($24), Tarte Rainforest of the Sea The Airbrusher Double- Ended Concealer Brush ($24 at Sephora), and e.l.f. Flawless Concealer Brush ($3 at Target).