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Il Makiage Foundation Blending Brush #100 – my full review

Hi, welcome to my beauty blog. I am Rachael, and this is my beauty blog Written by Rachael on February 2023, last updated: January 2024

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I’ve been using Il Makiage’s foundation and concealer for over a year so I decided to treat myself and purchase the rest of the set – including the foundation brush.

It’s £38, so it’s a premium brush, up there with others such as IT Cosmetics (Heavenly Luxe is £36), Bobbie Brown Brush (full coverage, £36) and a few from MAC (190 foundation, and 196 flat top both £28). I know it seems like quite an expense, but if you think of how much you use it – for me, it’s a few times a week, which means regular washing, I need it to last so I need a high quality brush.

I’ve used cheap brushes in the past which are fine for a few months but then the brushes turn hard and nasty, so I don’t mind spending £38 for a brush that’ll last literally years.

Buy it from Il Makiage’s website for £38 – don’t forget to use the code welcome10 for 10% off.

What’s the shape and style?

It’s a dome-shape with soft and dense bristles, perfect for liquid or cream foundation. It says it’s perfect for a ‘high to medium’ coverage but I tend to go with a lighter finish and it does the job perfectly for me.

Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush
Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
The bristles are really soft but it’s a dense brush which allows you to really go in deep to keep the foundation on for as long as possible

How easily does the brush apply foundation?

I personally use a brush or sometimes a beauty blender if I can be bothered. This brush allows me to really pad the foundation into my skin, giving me a really nice deep finish, but it doesn’t feel harsh because the brush is so soft.

It’s £38 and is available on ilmakiage.com (‘welcome10’ for 10% off!)

Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
I’m using Il Makiage’s foundation ‘woke up like this’ here – shade 35

I’ve been using the Il Makiage ‘woke up like this’ foundation for over a year now. I’m shade 35. Take a look at my thorough foundation blog here.

Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
A small blob of foundation covers redness near my nose, plus uneven skin tone & spots
Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
I used a primer beforehand to get the foundation looking smooth and so it stays on for as long as possible

How do you clean the brush?

I clean it after I use it with ISOClean, which is 1-3 times per week. There isn’t any signs of wear or tear so far, and I’ve had it for 8 months. Check out my ISOClean blog here. It’s basically liquid you spray on to your brushes, rub them, which cleans within a minute – and drys within 30-50 seconds too depending on the brush size. It gets rid of germs and all nasties and there’s no rinse required, so you can have a dirty brush one minute, and clean ready to use the next!

What’s your final review?

I love the 100 brush. I even use it for blending in concealer if I’ve got a bigger area, like the spots on my chin in the above pics. It’s quite a big expense at £38 but (hopefully) it’ll last years and years, even with constant cleaning.

Buy it from Il Makiage’s website for £38 – don’t forget to use the code ‘welcome10’ for 10% off!

Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
Don’t forget to use a primer to ensure your skin is smooth and to help your makeup last for as long as possible!
Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
12 hours later, the foundation is still mostly on

Buy it from Il Makiage’s website for £38 – don’t forget to use the code welcome10 for 10% off!

UPDATE: 11 June 2023
I’ve been using for a while now and cleaning at least once a week – no signs of wear or tear. Continues to be my favourite brush. I’ve even started to use it after foundation to apply bronzer.

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