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My foundation has never looked better thanks to this $10 kabuki brush

This small brush makes a huge difference in my beauty routine.
Casey DelBasso

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Makeup artists always say that the key to flawless foundation application is a good brush.

To be honest, I'm traditionally a finger application kind of girl. Using your fingers is free and easy, and you aren’t forced to carry around another tool. Since my complexion is a bit oily and breaks out pretty easily, I couldn’t help but wonder if my fingers were contributing to this problem, as well.

Daubigny Flat Top Kabuki Brush

This internal conflict eventually led me to the Daubigny flat top kabuki brush. With so many high-priced brush options, I appreciated the $10 price tag for this one. The 12,000-plus reviews on Amazon were also reassuring and inevitably guided my decision to buy it.

Applying my makeup is a breeze (and sanitary)

When I use the kabuki brush, applying my makeup is faster than I ever expected it to be. I also seem to use a lot less product than I need, not to mention with a much more natural finish. I also don't have to be worried that my hands could be carrying harmful bacteria or oils, especially in a time when keeping our hands clean is so important. Much to my surprise, after jumping over to the brush camp, my skin has a much more natural-looking result.

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It's compact and replaced my other brushes

Makeup brushes take up a lot of space in a makeup bag, and this kabuki brush proves that great things come in small packages. The little flat top brush comes with a plastic carrying case that is very compact but also useful. It only takes up a few inches of my makeup bag and keeps the brush intact. Plus, I can also use the it to apply other products like powder foundation, bronzer and blush. If it's time to spring clean your makeup bag, consider this compact brush!

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It gives me a flawless, full coverage look

This beautiful little brush is made of about 200,000 bristles that are super soft to the touch. This is definitely what helped me distribute my foundation evenly with little to no flaking or caking. Since I'm someone with oily/combination skin, I break out very easily. I always want my foundation to be at full coverage, so I have to wear more than one coat to hide some of those imperfections. The brush definitely helped build coverage with a lot less product than I ever needed before!

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One thing to be wary of when cleaning your new tool is that the directions state very specifically not to get any liquid on the handle area of the brush. Some reviewers had an issue with the brush coming apart after washing (getting some liquid in that area can make the handle loosen up).

For just $10, I found a multi-tasking makeup brush that applies my makeup flawlessly and doesn't take up too much space in my beauty bag. Yep, this makeup brush is totally worth a try.

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