Here it is, the BH Cosmetics Round Stippling Brush (bottom), pictured with a more standard duo fiber stippling brush (top-also from BH cosmetics). I use it for applying liquid foundation, but it would work well with powder mineral makeup as well.
I purchased this brush after seeing some good reviews of it and reading good reviews on the BH Cosmetics site. Unlike most stippling brushes, the round stippling brush has a truly flat top and the bristles are more compact. The effect is that it more evenly holds the foundation and distributes it a bit better than a standard stippling brush. It also is exceptional at buffing. I love it with the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation (read my Naked Skin Review), which looks particularly nice when buffed well. I must give a big shout out here to Phyrra for recommending Naked Skin to me! The brush has held up well for me so far. There has been no bristle loss at all-something that can sometimes be a problem with cheaper makeup brushes. I am really impressed with it, given its ultra cheap price!
Because the bristles are denser in this brush, and because of the flat top, I don’t think I would use it for applying blush or bronzer. I do often use a duo fiber stippling brush, such as the top one pictured here, for blush application. I happened to grab another super affordable BH brush for the photo, but I actually prefer my MAC stippling brushes for blush and bronzer application, although the BH Cosmetics brush is a perfectly good and is a super cheap alternative.
So there it is! My favorite brush, and it is only $5.21! It is a unique brush with a great price tag!
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