How To Apply Liquid Foundation Tutorial

How To Apply Liquid Foundation Tutorial

how to apply liquid foundation

Start with a moisturiseed skin, apply sun screen after that. Also apply lip balm. If you have oily skin or big pores apply a primer or a pore minimizer.


There are various brushes you may use to apply liquid foundation. I have three. The regular standard foundation brush, a duo fiber brush and Sigma Flat Top Kabuki Brush.

foundation brushes

Today I would be using the standard foundation brush. Warm up the foundation at the back of your hand using a foundation brush.

foundation warm

Start from the centre of your face and move towards the hair line., Move your brush in criss-cross and outward motion.

center of face

Don’t forget ..

the sides of the nose

sides of nose



and especially the neck.


A very small but an important step now. Hold your foundation brush flat andΒ  loose. Now lightly pat the brush on your face. Keep patting until your cover your full face. This would not only set your foundation but would also help you get rid of any streaks. Hence, a flawless foundation application.


Next Step : Concealer

I use a fluffy eyeshadow brush for my concealer application. I have not been able to get such flawless and even concealer application with any other brush so far.


Now dot the concealer under your eyes, on the sides of the nose, on blemishes, around the edges of your mouth or anywhere where you need concealing. Blend away with brush till everything looks seamless.

Tip : Tilt your face down. This way you’d be able to able to see the “rings” of your under eyes and you’d be able to conceal better.



I used two kind of powders for my face. Loose Powder- for setting the under eye concealer because I feel the compacts sometimes can make the under eye area look cakey.Compact : For Face.

powder two

under eye powder

face powder

Blush :

I apply blush in upward outward way. this sort of contours my face giving it a slimmer look. Also, it uplifts the features.

blush & brush

blush position

Eyes : Keeping it very simple with kohl, brown eyeshadow and mascara

mascara kohl

faces eyeshadow

Apply Kohl on waterline

kajal apply

Smudge it lightly with brown eyeshadow and apply mascara. This would set your kohl and prevent it from moving.

brown eyeshadow

Fill in your brows with same brown eyeshadow.

eyebrow brown

Finish off with your favourite lipstick and you are done. πŸ™‚

Done!! πŸ™‚

Hope you like it. πŸ™‚

Also Read:
How To Apply Cream Blush
How to Apply Lipstick
How to Apply Cream Foundation With a Stippling Brush
Foundation: How To Choose Right Foundations for Skin


161 thoughts on “How To Apply Liquid Foundation Tutorial

      1. Priyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa….”rati sue a fluffy eyeshadow brush…. :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

          1. :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: its ok jomoo…..she is going to give us freee giftsssssss…we can ignore she suing her brushess….. :stars: :stars: :stars:

  1. you are too beautifullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll rati :stars: :stars: :balle: i wish i had a skin like you :waiting: :waiting: :waaa:

  2. I completely loved the tutorial……..I want all the brushes you used….I only have blush brush and the highlighter brush πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

      1. Toothbrush nahin hai sanjeevji……neem ka daatun :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. Rati….woh jo teen chaar brushes hai na…woh oriprem….err..cheeee..oriflame ke hi hai :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. U r right Jomol-good brushes I think are quite necessary-as blending with hands hardly ever gives a uniform finish-however- no Indian company makes proper blending brushes.. I once asked for a Kabuki at a makeup store and they stared at me 😯 😯 😯 :lol2: :lol2:

        1. woww-really-thankuu Rati :inlove: -there is an oriflame mineral makeup kabuki-but that is always out of stock-lemme see if I get the bourjois one :)) :)) :)) :rose: :rose:

          1. hey anuradha me ordered d same brush from oriflame its GIORDANI kabuki brush. :makeup: :makeup: .hav heard really gr8 reviews abt catch hold of it :love: :love:

            1. yepp- I ordered it thrice preeti- all the time-they have said- “not available” πŸ™ :shout: :shout: :pissedoff: :pan:

          1. Anuradha…most of time, its out of stock, but its a pretty good one for the price…..but I want the bourjois one now :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

            1. yupp..surely..and at times-it comes with discount at 198 bucks-but then it gets more unreachable πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. rati has such perfect skin, sigh…………not even an old fossil pimple mark…………. πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

      1. yes jomoooo…..but i dont have the new Sigma brushess…pink colored handles…rati u putting that on sale na πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  4. Rati and the rest of the junta….please put your brushes on sale :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

    1. Shaving brush :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :shocked:

  5. ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!pretty even without makeup:(((((((((((((((( :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
    Sell off your duo concelaer and the concelaer wala brush………

      1. shivs its a duo concealer…so one part is orange and the other part is like a foundation color…hope thats wht u r asking :toothygrin:

  6. Nice and detailed tutorial Rati !! :rose: :rose: -I often face this problem- that the finish gets streaky at times while blending with hands :shame: :shame: ..learnt how to get rid of that in this tut… :love: :love: :love:

  7. Rati, thankoo for the tutorial :puchhi: :puchhi: You looking pretty pretty and flawless :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
    And the pics are of super quality :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

      1. You have already preened enough :smug: Now put up those brushes for sale tomorrow :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

  8. very nice tut rati..but which all products u used ? MUFE HD, Select Moisture Cover Concealer..and ?
    I guess Body Shop Loose Powder..
    which is that eye shadow combo ? and Blush?

    1. oh okayy-

      MUFE HD foundation
      Concealer- select moisture cover
      Blush : Colorbar Peachy Rose
      Powders – TBS Loose powder, Chanel Vitalumiere compact
      Lipstick: MAC Cosmo
      Eyeshadow is the Faces Beachwood eyeshadow trio. It’s fantastic Bhumika. Bt you know buy it during sale. it would be a sale na from next month onwards they have discounts during that time. πŸ™‚

      1. Rati, any idea where MUFE is available in Chennai? I’m currently using MAC studio fix, and like it.. but have heard rave reviews about MUFE

  9. now dats what i call a tutoriall….. awesom… just complete.. u havent left any detail untouched…. n u look sooooo pretty as always :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
    ru gonna follow this wid , how to apply foundation wid flat top buffer brooosh for mee πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          1. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  10. very very nice and MUCH required tute rati..simply luv d way u described it :love: :love: m archiving dis post for sure…

    rati..need ur help..i have recently got this HIGHLIGHTER flat brush frm oriflame along wid their newly launched highlighter kit(a disapointment cuz of its size πŸ˜₯ )..but sumhw i m not getting hang of how to use this kit and brush.. :nababana: :nababana: plz help me out.can u let me knw hw can i use this highlighter brush and kit (its creamy in texture) or rather simply put-How can i use highlighter brush as i donn no.. πŸ˜₯

  11. rati……

    shud i say this is beautiful….. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    Trust me! Sanjeev is a lucky man to have a beautiful and intelligent wife… :love: :love: :love: :waytogo: :waytogo:
    I always applied foundation using a sponge but now on, i wud use a brush… I just purchased a kabuki recently. I use tinted moisturiser, can i use the brush technique for that too ????

    1. tarry i think for TM it’s best to use fingers. it is sheer as it is and the brush would suck up most of the product. I think… you may just apply with fingers and dab it with sponge to get rid of streaks. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      1. Oki rati… point noted πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

        But for foundations like maybelline mousse? can i use the brush…

        1. Oh BTW!!

          I owe u big time Rati…. i hv started using Lotus whitening emulsion on ur advice and my skin luks awesome… check this new dp… I got a wonderful compliment yesterday that my skin looks great in natural light now.. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

        2. I feel mouse foundations are best used with finger tips coz the heat between the fingers sort of melt the foundation . that helps in spreading the product easily and smoothly. after that you can buff the foundation with a kabuki brush. works great!

  12. Rati di, adopt me that I can have all ur makeup saman. :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: n u look so pretty and flawless without makeup.. :love: :love: :love: :love:

  13. Well I Superlike this in Facebook language πŸ˜€ Thanks a loooottt for this,I was struggling how to use the brush for applying foundation, Lovely work !! :-* :-* I will keep all points in mind and will start practising, :puchhi: I lipstick shade a lot !!

  14. I loveeeeee that lipstick shade on you :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

    And you toh look ek dum awesome :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

      1. I went to watch Hangover 2..such a funny movie..definitely go n see it if you get time,Sanjeev will like it more waise πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          1. You have seen the first one na ? Fir toh you will love this one..I so love Alan’s character :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  15. You look gorgeous Rati di! πŸ™‚
    I used to just apply foundation with my hands all these days. 😐
    Please do a tutorial on how to apply blush.

  16. Rati ….pls shed some light on ur CTM details..brand and all…you have an awesome skin…superb….flawless….

  17. Wow Rati di! You look so beautiful and so is your skin! touch wood! You don’t need any foundation concealer whatsoever ya di! But awesome tutorial! I loved the tip of patting the brush to get a clean finish! thankss!!! :yahoo: :clap: Even I want to learn to do make-up like that!! :waaa:

  18. flawless….and a very detailed explanation….. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
    I use the buffer brush for liquid foundation and it gives me same finish Rati πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    And your skin looks gorgeous! :puchhi:

  19. Lovelyyy tutorial… πŸ™‚ U luk soo prettyyy :makeup: :makeup:
    But I wanna ask somethng tht i have the issue of big open pores :yikes: :yikes: … Can u suggest me a good pore minimizer πŸ™

  20. Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: Thank you so much Rati for this tutorial Perfect one!!!!! M sure this will help many like me :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: You are a Darling Angel!!!I mean it

  21. I seriously need to :thanks: for this because i always came up with a Cakey look.. :panda: now i will save this look on my P.c & will try try nd try till i come up with Best.. :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jalwa: :jalwa:

    :methinks: U to very very Sexy na… :makeup: :makeup: :love: :love: :love: :love:

  22. This is an AWESOME tut! So helpful!

    I hated liquid foundation up until now but am totally going to try your tips now! :thumbsup:

    Thank you! :puchhi:

  23. hey rati i also love ur nose ring ………i have the same……………noticed first time on ur face ….u remind to put this again ……….. :preen:

  24. Sooo helpful.. I’m ashamed to admit I use my fingers for liquid foundation.. But this is just what I need πŸ™‚

  25. That was wonderful Rati !!Can you please tell which foundation, concealer n the face powder did u use?? i cud never get the right ones..!
    thanks a ton..

  26. Hey ratiji…can u tell me which shade of Lippie ur using in this post…its a nice pink colour.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  27. And also which foundation coz the lakme foundation wil stick on here nd thr nd cant rub it perfectly.. so pls let me know

    thank u

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