Have you ever stood in front of the mirror wondering how to apply your foundation so that it looks good? Don’t worry, I got you! Here are the three tools you can use in order to achieve a flawless foundation application!
Using only your hands is great because, you warm up the product which makes it very glideable and therefore blendable. This is great for applying a BB cream or a tinted moisturizer, take a small amount of the product and rub it into your skin. Don’t forget to always work with clean hands in order to prevent spreading bacteria on your face, which may cause acne and clogged pores.
A makeup sponge will give you an even application and it will buff the product into your skin, which will make your pores less visible. Remember to push the foundation into your skin and not to drag it down because this way you won’t get any coverage out of the foundation. The makeup sponge usually has a tip, which may help with applying foundation around your nose, your lip area and eyes. After the beauty blender took the makeup world by a storm, it seems like everyone forgot about the regular makeup sponges. I don’t have a beauty blender and I still haven’t caved in, so I use a regular white, triangle makeup sponge and I’m pretty satisfied with the results. I would say that the only con of the makeup sponge is that it absorbs more product. If you want to avoid this and not waste your foundation, you can dampen the sponge. Be careful because most foundations are water-soluble and too much water on your sponge could change the texture of the foundation. It should only have a moist feel to it.
Makeup artists swear by good quality makeup brushes and with a good reason! This is the tool that is going to give a 100% flawless application. If you are all about the airbrushed effect, this is the perfect tool for you. It doesn’t waste too much product, it gives you an even application and it blends the product quiet easily. On the one hand, you can only use a foundation brush with a liquid/ cream foundation. On the other hand, you can be sure that a full coverage foundation would sit perfectly on your skin and it wouldn’t look like a mask if you blend it with a foundation brush.
What tools do you use to apply your foundation? Let me know in the comments below!