Woohoo! As requested a while ago, here’s a showdown challenge between the Everyday Minerals Flat Top brush and the Lumiere Cosmetics Kabuki brush. Both are highly rated for mineral foundation application.
But how do they rate against each other?
Note: I do not use mineral foundation. The challenge was done using 2-way powder foundation.
Everyday Minerals flat top feels softer on the skin
Both brushes are lovely and soft on the skin. However, the Everyday Minerals brush feels just a touch softer on my skin. The Lumiere kabuki is a little floppier but its also nice – its a matter of which you prefer.
Everyday Minerals flat top applies with more coverage
Both brushes are dense and pick up powder well. Its advisable to tap off excess before applying. However, I find the flat top brush picks up more colour and applies foundation with more coverage.
If you want something more sheer the Lumiere kabuki is advisable. It deposits powder and colour more evenly. The Everyday Minerals flat top deposits colour more heavily but still less so than a sponge.
Lumiere Cosmetics Kabuki buffs foundation better
If you use the swirl tap and buff method for applying mineral foundation, I personally feel the Lumiere Cosmetics Kabuki works better. It buffs foundation into skin better and diffuses the powder better too.
The Everyday Minerals flat top brush, as I noted above, can deposit colour or powder heavily on one point of your skin and you have to work quickly to diffuse it or risk it looking a little patchy.
Both the Lumiere Kabuki and Everyday Minerals Flat Top are good brushes
At the end of the day, because I already own both, I use them interchangably without too much fuss. I’d say either is a good buy because some people might prefer the flat top while others prefer a round top kabuki.
The Everyday Minerals Flat Top is cheaper, but some may not like how it works especially if you don’t like very full coverage for powder and it takes a while to get used to using a flat top brush.
Both brushes are available at LovingMinerals.com so yes they are available in Malaysia for quite an affordable price! You can read my more comprehensive review for the Everyday Minerals flat top brush and the Lumiere Cosmetics Kabuki brush by following the links :)
If you have used either or both and would like to share your thoughts on which works better for you, do please! I’d love to hear what others think of these 2 brushes :)