Reddit reviews: The best kabuki brushes

We found 73 Reddit comments discussing the best kabuki brushes. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 18 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Kabuki Brushes:

u/1877cherns4cherns · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Ugh. I know how frustrating it can be to not know where to start. Hopefully we can help you!

I would agree with the previous comment. Go to Sephora and get color matched for a foundation and a color-correcting undereye concealer. You have beautiful skin and I think a light coverage, but Dewey foundation would be the best (I really like the Bare Minerals liquid foundation).

As for blush, I would stick to warmer colors to best flatter your skin tone. This Sleek blush palette in Lace would be a great place to start. Great value, great colors, and it will give you an idea about what you like.

Invest in a quality eyelash curler (important!). Curl as close to the roots as possible and work your way up. Find a drugstore mascara you love.

I'm pretty ignorant about eyeshadow, but I think the Naked 3 palette or any rose-gold palette would look gorgeous on you. You can use a concealer as an eyeshadow primer.

As far as lips go, it's a matter of experimentation. I think warm, rosy colors would look incredible on you, especially if they have a hydrating formula. Ask a Sephora makeup artist to show you different shades, and you can find similar ones at the drugstore.

Quality brushes are essential when starting out. Don't skimp and you'll never look back. You will need a foundation brush, a crease brush (you can easily use this in crease and on lid until you get a flat shader brush specifically for the lid -- just clean in between colors), and a blush brush. Later, you can invest in a fluffy crease brush
for better blending and a flat shader brush.

I hope this helps! Try some things out, and post a picture when you're gone so we can give you CC. I would use a better quality picture next time, so we can see :)

Have fun!

u/autumnfalln · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think I saw some other people suggest this on here, but you could spend some time trying to make your cubicle less...cubiclely! Decorate it, make it cute and stuff. DIY some simple things that you're able to do at work- fabric covered memo board, origami decorations, inspirational quote printables, etc.

You can also exercise your mind! Try sudoku or crosswords or search the App store or Google Play for some logic puzzles. One of my absolute favorites is Unblock Me! So fun!

Become an expert on something! Research Ancient Egyptian history, the Sonic the Hedgehog gene, or learn all about Theodore Roosevelt!

And you can always go on Pinterest and pin-binge on delicious and cute cupcake recipes to make at home later. ;D

You can also do some discreet exercises in your cubicle. Might as well get paid to work out, haha! One thing that I like to do sometimes that strengthens and stretches out your legs and feet is to trace the alphabet in the air with both feet. Don't like, put your leg up in the air, just while you're sitting in your chair at your desk, just lift up your foot off the ground just enough so you aren't touching it anymore and trace through each letter of the alphabet.

You could also use your spare time to do some creative writing or drawing projects if you're into that sort of thing!

I hope some of these ideas help to break you out of your Cubicle Coma! Thank you so much for this contest!! If I win, I would love this brush! Thanks again! =D

u/kimmyKat · 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I'm not that "girly" either but here is my input. Since you leave your hair down, I'm assuming you don't have crazy poofy hair like I do so I would suggest getting a haircut with layers and side bangs. Easy and pretty. Get a good straightening iron and wear it straight or use the iron to flip the ends out. You could also find a lightweight hair serum (like frizz-ease), work it through hair and let it air dry for some natural waves. Yes bobby pins are always good. You could pull back one side with a few pins and instantly look a little more polished. Pick up some pins with a little sparkle or color for an extra treat. As for makeup, you will need tinted moisturizer, loose powder, powder brush, blush, blush brush, eyeshadow (find a good pallet), eyeshadow brush, eyeliner (I use this applied with a wet liner brush but pencil is easier), liner brush (optional), mascara, chap stick (burts bees is awesome), lip color (this and this very sheer and pretty). I have this brush set and I love it. Throw in some nice fragrance oil like this and you are set up with the basics!

u/alohakush · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Reading your comments, I don't believe you are my husband shopping for our first anniversary on Friday, haha. So here are my ideas:

  • Either the Becca The One Perfecting or NARS Ita Kabuki contour brushes. They are both a unique shape and work wonders if your GF likes to contour (dark in the cheek hollows/light on top of cheek bones to give shape to the face).

  • A good makeup remover, my favorite is the Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. This stuff literally dissolves all my makeup and makes my oily skin feel fresh and moisturized.

  • Is she a fan of Pulp Fiction? Urban Decay as a mini Pulp Fiction/Mia Wallace collection out currently, and that red lipstick looks absolutely luscious.

  • Sephora has a bunch of makeup sets that are a good deal if you want to get her a good variety. I know that the Benefit Beauty Score is quite popular, even though personally I'm not a fan of Benefit, she may be, though! Lots of women are.

  • On the same makeup set note, this Best of Hourglass gift set looks absolutely tempting, as does this Anastasia Contour Kit (the contour kit is actually on my Christmas list!)

  • Last but not least, there is always the tried and true Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. This shit will make your girlfriend glow!

    Hopefully I was of some help! While not knowing your girlfriend, her colors, and what she already has in her collection, I hope this was a good list of unique items most makeup addicts would enjoy :)
u/Sieberella · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you're just starting out the biggest advice I can give you is go with ELF products. They're cheap, good products that won't break the bank if you decide all this make up stuff isn't for you.

When doing my face (i'll leave lips and eyeshadow out) here are the steps I take:

  1. Primer! Squeeze out a drop on your finger tip, then put a tiny bit on your forehead, chin, and each cheek and massage in. This will help your make up stay on, give it a nice even playing field and just makes it look so much better.

  2. Blemish Control. Now, you can use this pen if you want, a lot comes out at a time and can be a pain to cover up, I prefer this but you'll run out of the green first, but it's nice to have all the other colors for contouring. Put a bit of the green on any redness on your face, a little goes a long way! If you go with the contouring pallet, you can use the yellow to counteract any purple on your face (under your eyes) and you can use the purple to counteract any yellow on your face.

  3. Foundation! if you have a foundation you love, stick with it. I personally use Covergirl. And liquid or powder, it's totally up to you, I just work with liquid better. Now, how I do this is I put about a finger tip full on my forehead, chin, and each cheek. I use my hands to rub it in, UNLESS I have a lot of green on my face for blemishes, then I'll use a brush to rub it in. Go down your neck line a little, but not too much.

  4. Bronzer!. This will give you some dimension and added color to your face. I won't go over contouring, but if you're just doing every day make up, this great. I take a brush like this combine the four colors in the palette and go over my cheeks (below my cheek bones), run a little over my forehead and down my T-zone, and then I use the rest to go behind my ears and down my neck a little to create a blend.

  5. Blush! Now it's blush time! Get a bit on your brush, smile big and just do the apples of your cheeks while brushing a little towards your ears.

    And you're done!


    I would suggest looking at ELF's actualy website, as some of the prices on Amazon were really high, plus they always have great coupons!
u/wannabebaker101 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

That is AWESOME! Great job! :)

If I were to win I would love this amazing Sigma brush! :)

edit - BIG MONEY!

u/pukebear · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I have a few colors in mind for this fall, but the one I'm most excited about is Limecrime Salem. I know they're controversial, but this color was calling to me, so I ordered it from Urban Outfitters. Here's a swatch on my lips (if that's ok).

I'm going to tag /u/Elle_Woods to do this giveaway!

If I won, I'd want this Sigma brush or this Anastasia Beauty Genius.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

u/brad3378 · 3 pointsr/photogrammetry

I'm still organizing it, but my "kit" includes:

  • DSLR Camera, prime lenses, camera bag

  • Wooden yard stick (Scale bar and setting depth of field)

  • IR remote control for camera (more steady camera triggering)

  • Tripod on casters for faster shot setups

  • Athlete's foot spray ($1 each at the dollar store)

  • Developer's spray / Dulling spray

  • temporary/removable rubberized paint (basecoat before spraying perm. paint) example

  • Multi-colored textured spray paint Example

  • Powder duster for applying inexpensive dust to objects. I haven't perfected this process. It's messy and the powder can change appearance between camera shots and spoil your entire photoshoot. I'd still like to figure out a better way because flour, baking soda, baby powder, and other dusty substances are far cheaper than spraypaint and athlete's foot spray.

  • retractable kabuki brush for applying powder. I'm still experimenting with this, but it's a standard item included with the NextEngine 3D Scanner and they recommend applying talc powder to a lanolin base.

  • Smart phone with lightmeter app, depth-of-field calculator app

  • "Muslin" quick-clamps to drape a bedsheet behind object to diffuse lighting

  • log book for optimal camera settings (dry erase board is faster for me)

  • dry erase board for snapping a pic of my settings

  • stickers for registration marks. I have only tried ordinary circular stickers without the computer generated encoded targets and have so far been disappointed with the results.

    There's probably more, but that's all I can think of for now.


  • $10 Lazy susan turntable from Ikea

  • CNC controlled camera gantry for automated image capturing

  • Field monitor for easier camera focusing. It's much harder on the small camera display.

  • WiFi enabled camera or a WiFi enabled SD memory card

  • A light tent - preferably with an entire setup with variable LED lighting from reddit user /u/Iontrades_


  • Green screen backdrop for experimenting with the automask feature in 3DF Zephyr software. I may also experiment with other backdrop colors, threadcounts, and thicknesses to optimize contrast (between the workpiece and backdrop) and optimize lighting.

  • Experimental mixture of white baby powder, black pepper, and acetone to make it stick together. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm hoping that the acetone would help it stick to the workpiece and quickly evaporate.
u/txteva · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup
  • Link your go-to "I'm bored on the internet" site: Always something interesting here - http://www.boredpanda.com/

  • Describe your perfect birthday meal: My family do a special birthday breakfast meal - the table is decorated just like this from my birthday this year and we open presents while drinking Bucks Fizz! Breakfast is cereals (the nice ones with chocolates in them!) and boiled eggs with solders (pretty much the only time we do boiled eggs!). It doesn't sound like much but its our tradition. And sometimes we get cake after breakfast.

  • Link me an item or list of items from your wishlist at the $20 point (before shipping). - I'd love this Real Techniques Kabuki Brush from Amazon UK £10.95 inc postage or Amazon US $25.99 inc postage

  • Share a random factoid that you recently learned - On the radio this morning I learnt that 92% of instructions get thrown away without being used. Sounds very true - if you try to use Ikea instructions you can get even more confused!

  • Add the reddit raffle phrase: Flash This Flash Ahhh!
u/daisyismydog · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I like using the flat top buffer brush from Nanshy. Full disclosure: I got it in a promotional set to do a review on. Another brush with the same shape: Sigma F80

I have a few RealTechniques brushes too (the expert face, blush, and eye set) but I don't have their buffing brush that comes in the core collection set. I've heard good things about it, and the benefit of that one would be that you get a couple of extra brushes with it and if you have Amazon prime it comes out to a great price: http://www.amazon.com/real-Techniques-Core-Collection-Set/dp/B004TSFBNK

u/DSiobhan7 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite movie is Jurassic Park :D I was obsessed with dinosaurs growing up and I really do blame this movie for that. Also my love for Jeff Goldblum, he seemed to be in all the cool, actiony films of the 90's lol. I can still sit for a couple hours and get lost in the wonder and excitement I felt when I first watched it. I'd like to win the prize pack for my sister because she went in for a moderately invasive surgery today and it would be a great surprise for her. She'll be stuck in the house for about a month and I'm going to go visit her for a couple days to torture her with my presence(in return she'll torture me with makeup) ;p

This is would be my amazon item: Kabuki brush!. I'm gonna go with Bubble.

u/texanandes · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddicts

I love love love my [ecotools retractable kabuki] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MX89Y8/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It's sooo soft and it glides powder onto my face really well.

u/LegiticusMaximus · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I haven't used the Escali shaving brush, but I've heard lousy things about it. The brush sheds, and it irritates the skin. Escali uses black badger, and the only black badger brush I've ever used lathered great but stung my face. Consider getting an Omega boar brush, which can be had for like ten bucks. Boar brushes feel coarse at first, but they soften up as the bristles split at the ends. The brush also smells like hairy pig until the break-in phase is over. Alternatively, you could get an Ecotools Kabuki brush, which is made from bamboo and is considered to be a good starter brush.

If you want a cheaper alternative to the kit you have, you can go to Maggard Razors. They have their own brand of razors that seems to be based in part on the Edwin Jagger line. I can't speak to the quality of their razors (I use an Edwin Jagger and I like it a lot), but everyone who buys one seems to like it. You can get a kit with a razor, brush, shave soap, and alum for $40-50, and you can pick and choose your own blade sampler as well. The owners of the website are also frequent posters, and you can shoot /u/kcbeemo a message if you have a question about a product.

u/slarenkaren · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have this Sigma set and I love it. It's got every brush I ever need, and the brush holder it comes with is sturdy, beautiful, and portable. In addition to these brushes, I also have this Sigma flat top kabuki. They are all amazing brushes.

u/klukins · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

It's my party!

If it was my birthday I think I would want some eye makeup. Colors make me nervous but I think this purple palette would suit me and of course I'd need Milk with it. I also need a new kabuki brush, a new face brush and some beauty blenders. I'd probably ask for one of these "sets" or a combination of these items.

Happy birthday and thanks for hosting!

u/boomerangarrow · 20 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

The other day I found a tokidoki kabuki brush for $4 at TJ Maxx. I fucking love that place.

Also today I picked up some of the old tube style of the UD Primer Potion for $10. Plus a stila lip stain pen thing for $7. I love the fuck out of Nordstrom Rack and Ulta. EDIT: Also at Nordstrom Rack, I've picked up like two different UD Revolution lipsticks, some cheap OPI nail polish, and some other makeup randoms. They have awesome prices if you have the patience to search through things.

u/moon-sun1015 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • item

  • Super Junior- yay kpop boy bands!

  • Moon Knight!

    Thanks for the contest!
u/cheshirekitteh · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have the mark Blush + Bronzer brush to apply my mineral foundation, and it works well. Granted, it sheds bristles, but it actually applies the powder foundation well. I have the Sigma F82 Round Kabuki on my Amazon wish list for when I get paid. My old brushes just aren't cutting it anymore!

u/thedarkest_timeline · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Thanks for holding this contest!

I just got a foundation/bb cream and it's the first one that's ever matched me, so now I need something to apply it with :D

These sponges would be so lovely~

If add-on items are okay, then this kabuki would be even better!

Please <3

u/tryin4anon · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup
  • Here is my entire brush collection, including my favorite(s).

  • My first brush probably came with a classic cover girl blush...but for real, real, it was the Clinque set my sister got me for Christmas approximately 12-15 years ago. They sat dormant for a while, and about 6 years ago, I started using them, and still do. I guess I've just taken good care of them.

  • This is my coveted/holy grail/ dream brush.

    Brush love...obviously lol
u/if0rg0t2remember · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

Ok here goes:

Weber polished DE
EcoTools Retractable Kabuki
4x Arko shave stick
200x Big Ben Stainless blades (these are my go to blades YMMV)
4x Arko Citrus ASB with Allantoin

The whole lot is pretty minimal and would be pretty reasonable at $135 even if you had to buy everything new right now.

u/fatlarry143 · 1 pointr/muacjdiscussion

I use a stippling brush. One with a lot of bristles and is somewhat sturdy, like this one. I've used it wish all kinds of foundations with success.

u/Aoibhell · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I'm super pale, so my favorite contouring products are the Hourglass Ambient Light Palette and Taupe blush by NYX.

The brushes I use are Sigma F84 Contour Kabuki for the contour, [Sigma F82 Round Kabuki brush] (http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-F82-Round-Kabuki-TM/dp/B0045W22SW/ref=sr_1_15?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1412465163&sr=1-15&keywords=sigma+brush), and a crappy liquid foundation brush like this one only WAY crappier for the lighlighting.I'm definitely looking to replace that old crappy brush...lol.

Here are a couple of video tutorials that I found to be really helpful:

How to Highlight & Contour

Flawless Skin Tutorial by Wayne Goss

u/HaroldSax · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

The Wiki has a ton of useful information, it's what I went off of before taking the plunge about a month ago.

There are some great kits that are also available in the sidebar, sorted by price range, but personalized kits will take a little longer to understand and build up. I'm still on all of my first everything (save for blades) so I'm taking my time with everything. I personally used the Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Set because I found it at Target for $20. The brush is apparently terrible, but I've not had an issue with it's shedding just yet and someone earlier was saying they lost theirs and miss it terribly.

I'm not quite sure if this is the one regularly linked, but the EcoTools Kabuki is a regularly recommended brush from /u/LeisureGuy, who has some fantastic advice to be given out.

Going around doing some reading on this sub and the wiki will help you get a lot of the information that you'll need in order to actually put your kit together. There are several videos on YouTube (geofatboy and mantis are the popular ones) that show you how to lather, how to shave, how to maintain your razor, and how to change out blades, anything really.

I also use a generic Lord razor currently, it's a good price for a decent razor, something to consider, there is a less expensive one available, but the reviews are mixed on it.

u/elliefly92 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I think a carmel hair color would look nice on you, especially for this time of year. As far as a hair cut maybe this?

I'd love this
Edit: Rainbow!

u/bunnypunny · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

So I bought the [Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer] (https://www.sephora.com/product/ambient-bronzer-P395697) recently and I have to say I am not impressed whatsoever, especially considering the price. I currently apply it with my [Ecotools bronzing brush] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BSB5FLI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) but am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for better application? I'm really want to make it work but am considering returning it soon if not.

u/AppleButterToast · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I used it last summer on several days when I was out in the sun all day long. It works really well for me. I carry the compact with me and this retractable brush and reapply every hour or so. My skin is very pale and burns easily and throughout the entire summer I only got very slightly burnt once and that was only because I forgot to reapply.

EDIT: Forgot a word.

u/tsquaredwsu · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

It's not the Wowder brush, but I use this Eco tools brush with the Wowder and it works really well.
If you want the Wowder brush exactly, I have it and I don't use it. I wouldn't mind sending it to you, just let me know.

u/bswiderski · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Thanks for the feedback! I saw TheTaylaa review one the other day (this rainbow one from Amazon) and think I'll give that one a try!

u/Stacee90 · 2 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

I got this brush on Amazon and really like it for contouring

u/liittlepolak · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

[i really like this one](Docolor Professional Kabuki Flat Contour Trimming Brush Face Makeup Cosmetic Tool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5HYZSE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_81yWzbM9AS0Z2) I don't have the Ita so I'm not sure if they're identical but it works well for me.

u/T4n6l3d · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Thanks! And I just realized when I read ecotool that I actually have ecotool brushes not RT. I have this set and this set

I'm guessing the one you use is this brush (says for bronzer) or [this brush] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9BUU73/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TqNuzbWE8SCZF). Do either look familiar?

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/drugstoreMUA

I've been using this brush https://www.amazon.com/Flat-Kabuki-Foundation-Brush-Keshima/dp/B00JLAOP3S?th=1 with my Everyday Minerals Jojoba base for the last few years. I dampen the brush which helps to achieve medium to full coverage quickly and to prevent a cakey look.

u/Eely_Hovercraft · 1 pointr/Wetshaving

Bring a cart or two, a stick of Arko, and a small kabuki make-up brush like this, and shave like a boss anywhere, any time, with no hassle.

u/TheGreenBasket · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I am a squall. When I decide I want to be busy- I get busy. I'll have a lazy morning, drinking my coffee, then when I start working I go-go-GO! I cannot slow down. I speed up and get worked up as if I'm racing myself. I got to do anything and everything and it's all gotta come out fabulous!

P.S I'll be doing a eyeshadow look shortly. Not sure when it's midnight your time but I'll edit when a picture soon!

Edit: Here is my look. I wanted something intense. Also here is my item- I'm not sure if it's really under $20 since I can't see the price for shipping without prime. If not, this is my second pick.

u/gaykinkydude · 5 pointsr/GayGifs

It's a soft brush, like this one. For this use, the softer, the better. I'm always very careful with hairy guys/hairy areas, but as soft as this brush is, it's much less likely to get tangled in hair (it didn't even happen once in this session). For comparison purposes, I had a feather in a drill that I used on the same sub, and it got tangled in his chest hair once even though only the tip was touching his abs. Fortunately, I take precautions so I can quickly stop things just in case the unforeseen happens, so no damage was done. ;)

u/Leisureguy · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

I have. The first kabuki brush I tried was a wonderful goat-hair kabuki. It did not work as a shaving brush: too dense. And I tried the Ecotools travel kabuki, which also did not work so well---and again, density was the problem. Though people complain that the regular Ecotools is not terribly dense, I think that could be the secret of its lathering power.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Non-mobile: foundation brush

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/kewpie_ · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

This sigma kabuki brush is going on sale at 5:30PM EST


u/Lemimeee · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I use this same foundation and I've used this brush with it. I go back and forth with this brush and your enemy the blender. ;)


u/mrskimchi · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

my prime pick is this kabuki face brush as I've been in need of new makeup supplies for about a year now, but with a 1 year old and little time, those kinds of things end up by the wayside :(