RMK’s recent addition to their brush line is the Foundation Brush. This almost stubby goat hair brush not dissimilar to Shu Uemura’s no 18 Foundation Brush.
This Foundation Brush is crafted carefully with best blend of natural hairs, calculated lengths volume texture and shaped tip to bring the best results of our foundation in just one stroke. It delivers your foundation on the skin even at angles and on detailed areas for the perfectly smooth finished surface.
The foundation brush comes in a plastic wallet and is quite a compact size which makes it easy to carry around. I have a real soft spot for this kind of foundation brush – I definitely prefer it to synthetic flat brushes and buffing brushes – both I find can leave me with a slightly streaky finish when I inspect my skin closely.
This kind of brush I find means I can work the base into my skin but also it’s small enough to give control around the nose and under the eyes.
The Shu Uemura brush, I found over time, started to moult…I actually stopped using it because I’d be left with a few pieces of hair on my cheek each time! I also gave up on Sephora IT foundation brush which has a similar head shape to this brush as it moulted and the bristles become looser each time I washed it.
So on to the RMK foundation brush. The bristles on this are goat hair and are somewhat neater than the Shu, and perhaps tighter whereas the Shu feels more loose.
An idea of the size:
I found this brush is a very neat brush. It’s gently rounded and is quite dense with hair.
From the side:
I have been using this brush quite often and so far, no moulting at all – not even any hint of it (usually with most brushes when you pull at the hair some will come out). I used this with two RMK foundations – I love both of these, the Creamy Foundation (full review here) and the liquid:
The creamy foundation is obviously, richer in texture and offers slightly more coverage. I prefer it because it feels so nice on the skin and I like my skin to feel moisturised and soft.
The liquid foundation is lighter and dries quicker – I find this is nice for the summer and it still offers nice coverage.
I have the liquid in 103 and creamy in 104. Both shades work well for my NC30-NC35 skin tone to be honest! They have a good amount of yellow but not too much.
For some reason the liquid 103 runs deeper than creamy 104 – so it’s worth getting samples to test as it could be the liquid runs darker. The formula is highly bendable so it”s not a big deal for me to be up or down a shade.
Spread out – these are 2 really lovely foundations that blend nicely and last. The Creamy foundation and Dior Nude are two of my favourite formulas EVER, I would say RMK has the edge and Dior shades are always a little bit off.
The brush is nice, I like brushes I can use around the eye area too but don’t leave hairs or streaks on my face and it works well with both formulas. This is my current go to brush.
The RMK base range is really good quality and worth checking out if you are looking for a high end base – I’ve certainly had more success with the products than with other high end brands. The brush is worth looking at too if you want a easy to use brush and like me, dislike using those synthetic flat wide brushes!
RMK Is sold in Selfridges and selected products are sold on Beauty Bay.