I recently bought one of these Bare Minerals compacts
, but I'm not sure what the best application method would be for my purposes. Ideally, this would fit into my purse, so the brush
they sell with it is kind of out. I've used smaller brushes for powder application like this one
, but with pressed powder, there seems to be a lot of waste as the powder comes off the compact and doesn't adhere to the brush. These sorts of rubbery sponges
tend to clog up with oil very quickly. Velour puffs
also get greasy and fall apart in a few weeks. Washing just seems to make the applicators fall apart faster.
Is there some other application option I'm missing? I'd like heavier coverage sometimes, which a dampened sponge is good for, but I also need the mattifying property of the powder applied dry. Plus, it all needs to go into my purse without shedding powder everywhere. Have you found specific methods or brands of applicator that have helped?