The Toolbox: Essence of Beauty Double Ended Foundation and Concealer Brush

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Welcome to another installment of The Toolbox, where I’ll be discussing brushes and makeup tools I use and love. Today we’ll be looking at the Double Ended Foundation and Concealer Brush by Essence of Beauty.

This two-sided brush makes it easy to apply concealer, then foundation. No more looking around for the other brush when you’re applying makeup. The bristles are soft and dense enough to deliver a smooth and even layer of foundation. When I want a more precise application of foundation, I just use the concealer side to dab over the spots I want to cover.

The concealer side:

 Not too big, not too small. The brush isn’t too floppy or stiff. Whether I’m using a liquid or cream product, the brush applies it evenly and doesn’t soak up too much product.

The foundation side:

Intended for: Foundation and concealer (and cream products).
Where it lives: One in my pro kit, one in my personal kit.
Price: Varies. As a single, it is approximately $7. I bought it in a kit with 2 other brushes for $15. Not too bad, considering that I essentially got 6 great brushes for that amount.
Alternatives: EcoTools foundation and concealer brushes.

Essence of Beauty brushes are available at CVS stores and



About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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2 Responses to The Toolbox: Essence of Beauty Double Ended Foundation and Concealer Brush

  1. vijiis says:

    Theoretically I like the two sided brush, but in practice, I think I’d have trouble deciding which end would go in the cup I store my brushes in. Great review! =]

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