5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

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5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

A Flat Top Kabuki Brush is an essential tool for makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts alike. Fans of this brush love the versatility of using it when applying their makeup. Find out what types of makeup they are used for and how to use them!

Why Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush?

Using a Flat Top Kabuki Brush gives you an airbrushed look most people only think is available with the help of a Professional Makeup Artist. But did you know that using this brush also helps decrease the signs of aging? We asked MintPear’s Master Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist, Rita Almusa, to weigh in on the subject. “This brush allows you to apply your makeup gently and avoid pulling and tugging on your skin when applying makeup with your hands, which can impact your skin’s elasticity,” shared Rita.

5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

Below you will see the five different ways Professional Makeup Artist, Rita, recommends using your Flat Top Kabuki Brush for an airbrushed makeup look. Read below to learn why this makeup brush is the only one you will ever need.

Liquid or Crème Foundation

There is a misconception that this brush is for foundation powder only, but it is fantastic for applying liquid or crème foundation. “I recommend starting with two pumps on your brush using a liquid foundation. Then touch the brush on your forehead, cheeks, and chin to apply a little bit of foundation before beginning to blend using a circular motion,” said Rita. In addition, the Flat Top Kabuki Brush allows for even coverage that leaves your skin with an airbrushed look.


A flat top brush allows you quickly add the amount of coverage needed for the beautiful look you crave. Begin by gently blending your concealer, starting at the corner of your eye and working towards your nose. Want to watch Rita apply concealer using her Flat Top Kabuki? Check out Rita’s Flat Top Kabuki Tutorial.


Give your skin the perfect amount of glow when applying bronzer with this style of makeup brush. Like putting on your foundation, apply your bronzer in a circular buffing motion with your Kabuki. Also, remember to use a small amount of bronzer and gently tap your brush before application to remove excess bronzer.


A Flat Top Kabuki Brush can replace your blush brush with some practice. This brush allows you to apply your blush evenly without any harsh lines.


The Kabuki brush is ideal for the final step in your makeup application and is traditionally known to be great for powder. “A Flat Top Kabuki Brush is a must-have for flawlessly blending powder for a perfect finish. In addition, I recommend using a translucent powder to help set your makeup look,” shared Rita.

The Ultimate Guide to Applying Foundation Flawlessly

Welcome to the expert’s corner on MintPear.com! Today’s blog is a step-by-step guide on how to apply foundation like a pro. Whether you’re a makeup novice or a seasoned beauty enthusiast, this tutorial is sure to enhance your foundation game.

Step 1: Prepping Your Skin

Before diving into foundation application, it’s crucial to prepare your skin. Always start with a well-moisturized face. Moisturizing helps to create a smooth base, ensuring your makeup glides on effortlessly. After moisturizing, it’s time to apply primer. For this tutorial, we’re using Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer. Remember, a pea-sized amount is all you need! Primer acts as a bridge between skincare and makeup, filling in fine lines, post-acne scars, and large pores. This step provides a flawless canvas for your foundation and keeps it in place all day.

Step 2: Selecting the Right Foundation

Choosing the right foundation is vital. We’re using Marc Jacobs Full Coverage Foundation for its excellent coverage and longevity. A pro-tip: shake the bottle about ten times before use as the product tends to settle. Due to its full coverage nature, a small amount goes a long way. Over-application can lead to a cakey appearance, so use sparingly.

Step 3: The Application Process

For the application, we recommend the Mint Pear Flat-Top Kabuki Brush. Its dense and velvety bristles are perfect for an even and swift application. Start applying the foundation at the center of your face, blending outwards in small circular motions. This method ensures a natural and seamless finish. If you don’t have a makeup mirror handy, improvisation with a bronzer mirror works just fine.

Step 4: Blending to Perfection

Quick and efficient blending is key. With the Mint Pear Kabuki Brush, you can blend the foundation onto your neck and ears without wasting product or getting your hands messy. Its soft bristles are gentle enough to go under the eyes without irritation. Remember, foundation sets quickly, so blend promptly to avoid uneven patches.

Step 5: Final Touches

Once the foundation is applied, use your brush to sweep away any excess makeup. This step ensures you achieve perfectly even coverage. The beauty of this method is its simplicity and speed – perfect for those busy mornings.

On-the-Go Tips

A great on-the-go tip: if there’s leftover product on your brush, cover it and pop it in your purse. This allows for easy touch-ups throughout the day, keeping your makeup fresh.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it – a simple yet effective way to apply foundation. If you have any questions or need further guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments section. We’re here to help! Don’t forget to subscribe to MintPear.com for more beauty tips and tricks.

Stay fabulous and take care!

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5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

How to Care for Your Kabuki Brush

One of the biggest makeup application mistakes we can make is using dirty brushes. Not cleaning our makeup brushes enough allows bacteria to grow, which we then apply directly to our skin. Yuck! Here are some tips from MintPear’s Master Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist, Rita Almusa.

  1. Wash new brushes before the first application
  2. Use a mild soap and lukewarm water to clean
  3. Allow brushes to air dry completely before using them again
  4. Wash brushes weekly
  5. Purchase new brushes if they begin to lose bristles-remember to buy quality brushes in the first place as it will save you money in the future

What Makes MintPear’s Flat Top Kabuki Better Than the Rest?

MintPear’s Flat Top Kabuki Brush features dense Vegan bristles that create the perfect flawless finish for buffing, stippling, and blending liquid makeup, powder, bronzer, blush, or mineral cosmetics.

  • Our unique copper ferrule prevents bristles from shedding
  • Handmade and approved to ensure performance consistency
  • Ultra-soft premium quality bristles perfect for blending

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for flawless-looking makeup that looks like it has been applied by a professional, then our Flat Top Kabuki Brush is a must-have beauty accessory.

MintPear Beauty Specialist
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