January Essentials – Shu Uemura Natural 18 Foundation Brush

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 8 - 2010

This has been on my hitlist for a little while, and was confirmed to me as a must have by GossMakeupArtist’s post on brushes here.  I use a lot of cream foundation in the winter and have struggled to find a brush that I *love* to use with my foundations.

Any of you lovelies own one of these or any other Shu brushes? At $39 dollars, this brush isn’t cheap… but we all know that sometimes it’s worth paying more for good quality brushes right?  What brushes do you use for cream foundations?


13 Responses to “January Essentials – Shu Uemura Natural 18 Foundation Brush”

  1. TalluluhBella says:

    I got my Louise Young LY34 round foundation brush for Christmas (which I had been lusting after for months) and I absolutely love it. Its got a really large head so it is so quick to do your foundation.

    Her brushes are definitely worth having a look at :)

    • @TalluluhBella – I’m curious about those Louise Young brushes, have been wondering about them for ages! Glad to hear a good review on them… Ill definitely take a look, thank you! x

  2. VexInTheCity says:

    Oh that looks cute. You’ll be able yo pick something similar up at the IMATS.

  3. Tali says:

    Even by the photo i can see this is a good one!!

  4. nicole says:

    i dont really use cream foundation anymore, but i did have a chanel one and i gave up trying to find a brush that worked well with it so i just used a sponge. i found that it gave me the best results

    • @Nicole – I shall try my beauty blender with it… and I enjoy using it for a really flawless finish with my liquid foundations, but it seems to take me such a long time to apply with a sponge. I guess that practice makes perfect!

  5. Jessica says:

    I use a M.A.C. foundation brush. Also quite expensive, but it works really well. I always use cream foundations.

  6. I’ve had my eye on this one for quite a while myself- Cover FX makes one that seems pretty identical- for the same exact price. I use Illamasqua’s Rich Liquid, and a dense, short bristle brush that you can work in circular motions is a necessity. MAC’s 187 can’t even budge the stuff, and my 190 would get all bent out of shape if I moved it like I want to!

    You’ve once again reminded me of something I need but am trying to pretend I don’t! :)

    • @Jessica – I’m not sure we get Cover FX in the UK? I’m gonna have a google… although at the same price I’ll probably end up going for the Shu.

      Illamasqua’s rich liquid foundation is one I’m dying to try… full coverage all the way! Your comment has just made sense to me why my 187 won’t work well with my Estee Lauder Double Wear… however, this just makes me want the Shu brush more.

  7. Diana says:

    The natural uncut hairs on the Shu 18 makes all the difference. You only need a very tiny amount of product to get a flawless finish. I have never been a fan of foundation brushes before this one.

Leave a Reply to Lipglossiping

RANDOM

So... what's the catch?

Lipglossiping reader and new blogger Jessica took the SK:N Clinic up on their recent offer of a £1 Skin Assessment (with the £1 being donated …

NOTD - Mavala Minis - Glasgow

I’m loving these Mavala Minis (5ml), so great for impatient types like me who never see the bottom of a standard sized bottle before it’s …

Butter London – West End Wonderland Nail Polish NOTD

Blimey! It’s nail polish Sunday or somethink, sorry polish haters! Some of you coo-ed over Butter London’s The Full Monty that I swatched earlier in …

The Lipstick League – week of 18.02.2013

My Beauty Bunny – is in love with Beautisol’s Healthy Glow! Enter to Win Beautisol Products! Nouveau Cheap – Come see why the new Rimmel …

FOTD Featuring Shu Uemura Painting Liner in Citrine

No laughing… this has to be the boldest ‘look’ I’ve ever done.  And no, I didn’t leave the house. This Shu Uemura Painting Liner in …

Illamasqua Nail Polish in Prism NOTD

“What a snore!” I proclaimed, looking at Illamasqua’s latest collection, Body Electrics. It’s not that it’s a bad looking collection… it’s just… not me. I …

Something a little bit different...

No posts for TWO whole days.  I can see a few beads of sweat developing and is that a nervous twitch I can feel tickling …

Lipglossiping is Bossing

Yeah, that doesn’t rhyme too well but ‘bossiping’ wasn’t a word last time I checked.  It’s 2.20am and I’ve spent all evening playing with makeups. …

Red Lip Series: Rockalily Roulette Red

My biggest dilemma when it came to choosing my red lip picks for this winter were not so much the brands (I knew I wanted …

Getting wiggy with it!

What did one aspiring wig say to the other aspiring wig? I wanna get a head! Wigs.  The bane of many-a-joke.  Historically… and in my …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads