Today I am going to be discussing the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush vs. The Beauty Blender Sponge.
Many of you have heard of both of these makeup application tools by now. I currently own both of them and have tested them out long enough to be able to give you all an accurate assessment of what I think about them.
The Sigma F80 brush is a very dense, flat top kabuki brush that has been out for a while now. I have been using this brush to apply my foundation for a while now and I absolutely love it. I usually take the liquid foundation and dab it all over my skin with my finger and then go back and buff it in with my Sigma F80. The F80 gives the foundation a great airbrushed finish to the skin. I love this look because it makes your skin appear very flawless. I have found that I can use this with any liquid foundation that I have and I have not had any trouble with how it applies. The brush is very dense so when it comes to cleaning the brush it does take a little bit of extra time, but if you are like me you are willing to spend the extra time to preserve the life of your brush. I have recommend this brush to many people and I would recommend anyone to buy this brush it is definitely worth the investment. Currently the F80 retails for $21 on Sigma.com, but there are so many coupon codes out there, that you are able to get a discount.
Now on to the Beauty Blender.... The beauty blender has been around for a while and I have read and watched so many reviews on this interesting little pink sponge that I finally broke down and bought one. The Beauty Blender retails for $19.95 on Sephora.com, however on Amazon.com you can buy two beauty blenders for around $23.00 which is a better deal. I have always been intrigued by the fact that you have to wet the sponge before you apply the foundation with it, in order to get the intended effect. So I soaked the sponge with water, then dabbed my foundation on my skin with my finger, and then buffed it into my skin using stippling/dabbing motions with the beauty blender. The Beauty Blender does give the skin a more moisturized feeling with the foundation and I feel like it gives more of a dewy finish to the foundation no matter what kind you are wearing. This can be a negative because if you are like me the full coverage, matte foundations are not getting their intended finish. I also found that the beauty blender is a little bit harder to blend foundation down into the neck area. The Beauty Blender is very easy to clean, I would just recommend that you use a gentle brush cleaner on the Beauty Blender so that it does not break down the sponge itself. Overall, I have to say that I like the Beauty Blender, especially in the winter because it does leave my skin feeling moisturized.
I would have to say that you can not go wrong with either one of these products when applying your foundation, especially depending on what kind of finish you are wanting for your foundation.
With that being said I do have to say that the Sigma F80 is still my go to tool to apply my foundation with.
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