In our second beauty haul with Foschini for Beauty, COSMO senior beauty editor Zipho Ntloko helps you find beauty tools to create a gorgeous face beat. Now that you know how to find your foundation shade, she’s done all the hard work for you by finding beauty tools for every budget. She’s picked up budget-friendly tools for under R150, basic tools for around R250, and baller tools for just over R500.
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So, How Do You Apply Your Foundation?
Zipho believes that your fingers are great for applying your foundation, but it can get messy and a little unhygienic. Don’t worry – there are so many tools available at Foschini. If you’re not confident with a foundation brush, you can choose from a selection of makeup sponges.
Budget-Friendly and Classic Makeup Tools
Zipho loves a classic flat foundation brush for easy application of liquid, crème and mousse foundations. You’ll love it if you prefer light-to-medium coverage. Her biggest ask? Wash your brushes! ‘Hygiene is so important,’ Zipho says. ‘If you use the brushes on yourself only, then clean them about once a month. But if you’re a practising makeup artist or studying makeup artistry, make sure you wash your brushes every time you use them on someone else.’ There’s a Foschini All Woman Makeup Brush Cleaning Spray in-store to help keep your tools clean.
The oval brush took over Instagram last year. Everyone loves this tool because it’s a great buffer. It not only applies well but it also evens out your foundation, resulting in an airbrushed effect. A beauty sponge is Zipho’s all-time favourite, and choosing ones in different shapes are great for precise application in different areas like under your eyes, around your nose and the corners of your mouth.
Did you know? Foschini stocks a face cleansing and exfoliating sponge to help remove your makeup. Simply use it with your favourite cleanser or micellar water. It’s gentle on your skin and removes your foundation effortlessly.
Beautiful, Basic Makeup Tools
Lottie London is available at Foschini stores and is a great choice for a basic foundation brush as it will make your skin look smooth and polished.
Baller Makeup Tools
Zipho’s fave brush brand is Real Techniques. ‘It’s a synthetic brush brand that literally changed the game,’ she says. She suggests choosing this brand if you’re looking to purchase a set of brushes at a reasonable price. They have various sets of beauty blenders and brushes specifically for your eyes, your face and more.
Shop These Game-Changing Beauty Tools
For precise, smooth application and blending of all liquid foundation formulas, choose this brush. It allows you to apply your foundation to achieve a light-to-medium coverage.
This affordable, good-quality brush is perfect for applying blush or contouring your face.
This sponge is shaped to reach all the contours of your face. It gently exfoliates and removes dirt, oil and makeup.
This latex-free beauty sponge is great for applying liquid foundation and leaves your skin with an airbrushed finish.
This face brush is super-firm and broad for perfectly buffed foundation application.
This post is sponsored by Foschini.
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