A stipple brush is often used with blushes that are very pigmented (both powder and cream formulas), but most people tend to use theirs for foundation — I used mine for this initially when I bought it in 2012. If you have a full coverage foundation that feels very thick, such as MAC’s Studio Fix or Revlon Colorstay Foundation. This brush helps to blend it in perfectly and does not give a cake-y look; dot the product on your face, and then buff it in. The one pictured here is by a Canadian brand called Spa Resources (tools sold in Wal Mart); for 8CDN it’s been lasting pretty well. I’ve heard good things about the one made by E.l.f Cosmetics, as well as the one made by Real Techniques — if you’re not in Canada get your hands on those. A smaller stipple brush can be used for both powder and liquid illuminating products. So go out and grab one! And remember to only get product on the white section of the bristles.