I wanted to combine natural and synthetic bristles in a shape and a density that could work with both thin and thick liquids or creams, as versatile as possible.

The bristles are quite short, it has firmness and density but it remains supple,  you don’t need to put a lot of pressure on the brush, it will just adapt, distribute and blend the product as it goes.

It does not suck the product, it’s dense but airy at the same time so you can easily get to the core of the brush to clean it super fast and it dries also extremely quickly.


Pick the product with the tip of the bristles, stipple in short downward motions and use with a combination of circular motions to blend.

If you like to use cream/liquid bronzer,  contour or blush products, you can pick, stipple and blend directly with the brush or if you require more precision, apply the product with the fingertips (or a flat brush) and then blend with this Base One.


Total length (mm) 170
Hair length (mm) 20
Ferrule width (mm) 23
Usage Liquid and cream products
Material Hakutotsuho goat & PBT (synthetic)


By | 2017-12-28T15:42:58+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Brushes|4 Comments


  1. Kathleen Coomans February 13, 2018 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Is it suitable to use the Base one for powder foundation product, such as Bare minerals original foundation powder???

    • Sonia G March 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Kathleen, For the Bare minerals foundation I have designed another brush that will also suit pressed powders. It has more grip and will buff the product more evenly. It will be released soon. This Base one was designed more to target liquids and creams -even tougher ones 🙂

  2. Muxin September 13, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Sonia,

    I purchased the base one from beautylish and I had a really hard time cleaning it! I used Bobbi Brown brush cleanser but no matter how many times I dipped/swirled/even pressed hard the brush into the cleanser and rinse, the innermost part of this brush cannot be cleaned. I had no such problem cleaning the chubby base brush from Hourglass and the brush cleanser also works fine on other brushes. Do you have any suggestions on how to clean this one? Thanks!


    • Sonia G September 15, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Hi Muxin,

      I am sorry you are experiencing a hard time cleaning it! it should be the other way round as this brush was bundled in a way that there is enough airiness towards the bottom of the bristles to allow water and soap to penetrate and you should be able to work out the dirt – even at the very bottom.

      Do you have any of the following soaps:

      Also this silicone pad is really useful, specially for foundation brushes or any brush used with cream products:

      I use my fingers, rub and lather gently the soap accross the bristles but if you have this sillicone pad sometimes it can be trully useful, not that you should need it though…

      I am really sorry that you are struggling with it, I had many in the testing and I never encountered issues, even when I let them sit there dirty for a long time, usually with those soaps all the product is properly removed. Depending on how much foundation I used I need a couple of runs with the soap and water but it always ends up clean.
      Foundation/liquid products adhere more to natural fibers so it can be normal that it’s more difficult to clean compared to synthetic ones, but this Base One is airy enough to allow all bristles even the bottom center ones to be thoroughly washed.

      Please keep me posted! There is always the possibility to return it but I sincerely hope it gets better!
      Thank you!!!

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