Yu-Chen's Top 5 Foundation Applicators

Should you use a blender or a brush? How do you achieve the coverage you desire without looking cakey? Wonder no more. Our founder Yu-Chen Shih’s days as a makeup artist may have taught her a thing or two about the best foundation applicators for leaving a silky-smooth canvas - aka- your skin.

1. Primalux Beauty - Microfiber Blending Sponge ($9)

Anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, vegan, and owned by a fellow Asian female founder. Feels luxurious and picks up the perfect amount of makeup for a smooth finish. Can be used wet or dry!

2. ARTÍS - Elite Oval 6 ($60)

Super soft application with ergonomic design. Crafted to be used with liquid, cream, or powder and can multitask as a contouring tool.

3. IT Cosmetics - Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7 ($48)

Composed of vegan fibers that feels extra soft and plushy on the skin. Dual tips for quick application and accurate precision.

4. SURRATT - Perfectionniste Complexion Brush ($72)

Beautifully crafted, award-winning brush made in Japan for targeted application. For full coverage, use this brush to apply and blend with a sponge.

5. Kevyn Aucoin - The Foundation Brush ($82)

Virtually indestructible. This will last you years. Dome shaped bristles ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in all the contours of your face.