The products featured in Which Makeup Brush Where? The Kabuki Brush were purchased by me or provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own.
Whether they’re used for applying a base of foundation or a finishing touch of powder, there’s no doubt that kabuki brushes are a gift and very helpful tool for makeup users. In this edition of Which Makeup Brush Where?, we’ll be delving into to the variations of kabuki brushes that exist.
Kabuki brushes get their name from kabuki theater, as seen in Japan. Kabuki performers wear a heavy layer of white powder makeup, and these wide brushes help the powder apply evenly. Today kabuki makeup brushes are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes and lengths and are helpful for a wide range of beauty purposes.
I have a few different kinds of kabuki brushes in my makeup collection, and enjoy using them for applying foundation, although they can also be used for applying creams and both loose and pressed powders. The shorter the handle, the more intense of an application. The brushes featured here are by Ilia, Bdellium Tools and Hourglass. The Hourglass brush accompanied a cream stick foundation and I love the combination of cream foundation with a kabuki brush.
The results I experience with using a kabuki brush for applying liquid foundation is an overall smoother and more even look. Makeup appears more blended into the skin lending that “airbrushed” effect that sounds oh, so appealing.
This particular brush can be used for applying powders or creams to your body. It’s nice for when you want to apply products to the backs of your legs and hard to reach areas for a more blended finished result.
Do you use a kabuki brush in your makeup routine?