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Real Techniques 301 Foundation Brush

We all know finding a good foundation is an essential part of life – your day just starts better – but without the right tools to apply it, a good foundation can never reach its full potential.

So, on our eternal quest for the best beauty, we’re forever trying everything the beauty world can offer us, and we’re only talking about the best! Our latest discovery is the Real Techniques 301 Foundation Brush, $13, from their Brush Crush Collection, aka the best drugstore foundation brush – we’re a little bit obsessed with how flawlessly this is blending our foundation.

Not only is the cosmic design literally made for Instagram, but this brush gives the easiest full coverage finish we’ve ever achieved. The flat brush is a little like a stippling brush –  the top layer of bristles is slightly longer – which helps to give a stunning airbrushed finish, while the flat brush design makes smoothing and stippling the foundation (patting motions) into the skin easy and effective.

We tried the 301 Foundation Brush with about 10 different foundations, and it worked perfectly with liquids and also creamier formulas. Our top tip is to apply less foundation and stipple the product across your face, and then add a little more foundation to areas that need extra coverage.

Real Techniques Brush Crush Collection

We’re also big fans of the 300 Powder Brush, $13 (left), which is perfect for face powders and bronzers.

Let us know if you have any drugstore product recommendations we should try in the comments below.