Because of its small head, this wouldn't necessarily be the brush I reach for to apply foundation. However, as it's duo-fibre it has a lot of other useful functions: it's great for applying and blending out cream blushes and contouring the cheeks, perfect for those really pigmented blushers where only a light hand is needed, as well as being perfect to use with the handle pointed downwards to apply powder highlighter to the top of the cheeks. Another, more unusual, way I've really enjoyed using this brush is for fake tan application to the face. Using a brush for tanning is something I've only recently started doing (having previously been using a mitt,) but found the tan was really clinging to any blemishes/dry patches and sticking around the hairline. With the stippling brush it's so much easier to blend into the hairline and apply very lightly over imperfect areas of the face; it really buffs the lotion in, meaning that you can build coverage or apply it just in certain areas without it looking patchy. I don't think I'll ever go back to a mitt!
I spot clean this brush with an antibacterial wipe, deep clean it at least once a week (and always after fake tan), and I haven't experienced any shedding at all to date. I've bought much more expensive brushes and after the first wash ended up with a face full of hairs, so it's really impressed me to not have to spend ages picking suspicious looking fibres off my perfect base. The Stippling Brush is part of a range of 14 makeup brushes MUA introduced at the beginning of 2013, and overall I found it a great multitasking brush that I was pleased to add to my collection.
The MUA F2 Stippling Brush is available from MUA Online for £3.00, as well as in Superdrug stores nationwide.
Written by Kirsty Paterson