By Sumera Fatima
Applying foundation is the most basic yet important step of every makeup routine. So today I bring to you the five different ways of applying the most commonly used liquid type of foundation. If you are a beginner to foundation routine or if you are in a dilemma of choosing a sponge or brush for your liquid foundation, this article will be of utmost use to know which way of applying liquid foundation suits you the best.
Before we get started with the ways, always remember to moisturize and prime your skin well before using a foundation.
Here are the five different ways of applying a liquid foundation…
By Using Finger Tips
The easiest way to apply a foundation is with your very own fingertips. If you are a beginner or if you aren’t comfortable using a sponge or brush to apply the foundation you can go ahead and apply the liquid foundation using your fingertips. There is nothing wrong in using the fingertips. You can pour some amount of foundation on to a dish or you can treat the back of your hand as a palette to apply the foundation. You can then dip your fingers in the foundation and begin to dab small dots all over your face and blend the foundation in circular motion. While using fingertips you always press the foundation into your skin for an even looking color and natural glow.
By Using Beauty Blender
These days the beauty blending sponges are doing the rounds on almost every makeup blog and video, and almost every makeup artist is spotted using one. This sponge is a must have for the people who desire to achieve that flawless skin after the application of foundation. Beauty blending sponge most importantly gives an even coverage and it is used to build the foundation. It also helps in sheering out the foundation and provides airbrush like finish.
By Using Cosmetic Wedges
One of the best qualities of these wedges is that they do not absorb the product. The triangle cut in the wedge is used to reach out the hard-to-reach and smaller areas. These are best suitable for liquid application especially liquid foundation. The shape of the wedges allows it to reach under the eye and around nose perfectly. Besides reaching out smaller areas it also minimizes the wastage of product. Wedges absorb less and give you the ability to apply right amount of makeup in every application.
By Using a Flat Top Kabuki Brush
Using a flat top kabuki brush is also one of the great options if you are going with liquid foundation. This brush not only blends in the foundation neatly but also gives that perfect flawless look which few sponges fail to do. By damping some foundation on the back of your hand you can use it in circular motions on the face. The advantage of using a flat top kabuki brush is that it never leaves any lines or foundation patches on skin. Instead it blends the application evenly on face. Besides using a flat top kabuki brush for liquid foundation you can also use the brush for crème foundations, mineral cosmetics or even translucent powders. So definitely it’s worth investing in a kabuki brush for its multipurpose use and advantage. While choosing a kabuki brush always look for good quality bristles that are soft, dense and synthetic. As the key to great looking makeup are the bristles itself.
By Using a Paddle Foundation Brush
When someone tells you about a foundation brush this is the brush you often picture in your mind. Paddle brush is the classic foundation brush. You can use the paddle brush to paint the foundation and it is mostly used in up and down manner. The other way of using a paddle brush is by dotting foundation on face and blending it from the center of face working outwards. It helps in blending the foundation smoothly without the need of applying pressure. This comes in a paddle shape synthetic fiber with a long handle. While buying a paddle brush always look for bristles that are synthetic, firm, secure and dense.
To increase the longevity of any makeup tool always keep them in a hygienic condition and remember to clean the brushes and sponges well after use. Hope this helps. Also let me know the other ways of applying a liquid foundation that works for you.
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6 thoughts on “Five Ways Of Applying Liquid Foundation”
I have never been able to blend properly with a paddle brush 😛 Beauty blender and wedges work awesome for me, which one do you use the most Sumera? 🙂
Great tips Sumera. I like lightweight foundations and using a stippling brush, takes time but love the finish. 🙂
Today I was thinking about this … and see I am reading a article now … Thanks Sumera.. 🙂
Good compilation of the methods. I personally prefer the kabuki brush 🙂
wow… I guess I need to buy a beauty blender soon..
I don’t know how to apply foundation; not able to learn from videos as well. they are very tricky 🙁 my bad
nice post 🙂