In as much as the texture of food greatly affects the taste of it, what you use to apply make up is just as important as the quality/brand of the cosmetic. And once you have a beautiful base, you can take your make up look to any place, natural or extreme.
I found this swansdown powder puff wand, nearly new and (vital to vintage purchases) fresh. I think it is from the 1950’s;
This got me thinking about swansdown puffs. They are available brand new for about £30 and are purportedly a great buy for light dewy application of loose powder.
But then I can’t resist the charm of some of the vintage ones I have seen, for their quirkyness, perhaps just for decoration.