How to Apply Liquid Foundation using Flat Top Kabuki Brush

How to Apply Foundation using Flat Top Kabuki Brush / Sigma F 80

This tutorial was requested by Nupur. Hope you find it useful. πŸ™‚

I have already applied moisturiser and primer on my face.

how to apply foundation using flat top kabuki

I am using Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. Review HERE

mufe hd foundation

Dot your face with the foundation either using your fingers or a regular foundation brush. If you are using your fingers, do sanitize your hands. I love to use my clean fingers.

foundation with fingersDot the foundation and blend it outwards.

blend cheeks

I don’t APPLY foundation directly with the Flat top kabuki brush. one because it drinks up a lot of foundation when used directly and second, it becomes really a task to clean up the brush.

I use it mainly to make my foundation flawless and I love it that way.

Damp your flat top kabuki with some rose water. Just a spritz . You just have to damp it not wet it.

how to apply foundation using sigma flat top kabuki

Move your brush in circular motion and keep moving your brush lightly in small circles.Β  This would add a little glow to your face and make your foundation totally flawless.

blend foundation with sigma f 80Your foundation application ends here. I am just taking the tutorial step further. If you like dewy makeup, this mighty help πŸ™‚

Apply concealer wherever required and blend with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.

ConcealerApply cream blush. Dot it upward towards the temple and blend. Use Q tips to pick up creamy products.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Cabo Coral

apply cream blush

Blend blush

Coming to the highlight. I am using MAC Cream Colorbase Hush. Love it. Review HERE You may also use Revlon Skinlights. Review HERE

MAC Cream Color Base hush

Apply it in the bridge of the nose. If you have a flat nose, this is an awesome way to make your nose look sharper.

Dot the highlighter downwards on the bridge of the nose and move your finger up and down to blend it.

Highlight nose

Blend highlightNow make a small “C” starting from top of your blush and going towards the browbone.

Dot on cheekbone

brow bone

Blend using clean fingers.

blend highlighterYou can also highlight the center of your forehead.

highlight foreheadAlso apply some highlighter on your cupid’s bow go get that lovely pout. πŸ™‚

Cupid's bow

You definitely would have to set your makeup with powder. If it was winters , I would have skipped using powder . Also because I have dry skin.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Just roll the brush on your skin rather than swiping it. if not, just dab the brush on your face. Swiping would take away the glow and would disturb the texture of the products you have used already. So either dab or roll!

dab powder

Keeping my eye makeup simple with just kajal and mascara.


Fill in your brows with matte dark brown eyeshadow.


Apply lipstick. I am using Revlon Colorburst Peach here.

Revlon Colorburst peach lipstick

Done! πŸ™‚

Hope you like it. πŸ™‚


219 thoughts on “How to Apply Liquid Foundation using Flat Top Kabuki Brush

  1. someone is looking more and more gorgeous day by day……. :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

          1. no… kal sham ki train hai…. i asked her to bring my fav pink rasgullas from there :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

              1. call sanjeevji, he’ll bring for u… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
                yahan toh v dnt get pink rasgullas, only white rasgullas available here :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: u get pink rasgullas thr?

  2. ver true… u r my fav for the most nude makeup, so natural to guess that u r wearing any makeup :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

  3. You have naturally gorgeous skin, if I were you I wouldn’t even bother with foundation, just tinted moisturizer. But I have to ask- do you use cotton buds every time u apply cream blush and highlighter? Isn’t that a bit wasteful especially if you’re going to blend with your fingers anyway? Just a thought.. πŸ™‚

    1. sara i like to use cotton buds for all my creamy products.. my fingers are not always clean so I dont like to take chance of contaminating my products. i use a lot of tissues also while doing my makeup. πŸ™‚

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. you made it look so simple…thanks Rati :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:
    ok can i ask i big silly question…??
    actually me tried some Lotus makeup swift concealer and then set it with Lakme perfect radiance around my eye area…now after sometime i accidentally rubbed the area..and saw some of it got transferred to my hand…uhm are all foundation/concealer products do like that…or am i doing something wrong…??? I know its very stupid to sound! plz dont laugh at me :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

    1. pooja i am seconding your question so you dont feel eshtupeed πŸ˜› its usual question dont worry , i apply makeup at weddings and when i wipe my face*every minute* it comes of and i am left with no makeup on πŸ˜›

      1. hahaha komal….. same problem everywhere.. we go like this :mirror: and return like this :panda:
        :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

          1. POOJA, i toh din even knew wat r primers for… but this place is very friendly… gives u ans for all ur unasked questions too

    2. it’s the product pooja. some products are transferable and when you apply creamy products no, you have to set them either with loose powder or setting powder. I dont think lakme compact is giving enough setting to your creamy products. or if you are using too much product then also such things happen. apply less product and set. then see how it works.

    1. komi………….. the MUFE foundation is mine.. :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:

    1. OHHHH i get it you meant i am asking rati to give it to me πŸ˜› πŸ˜› nono me have a coconut smelling foundation which i wipe of very easily πŸ˜› me dont want this one you have it πŸ˜› but dont touch my coconut foundation πŸ˜› :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

      1. rati…………… :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:
        c now komi also saying to have that foundation… ab de bhi do…. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

          1. cant tell you πŸ˜› πŸ˜› just tell me “things” that can be made as charms πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  5. can anyone tell, rati looks like pink rasgulla or white rasgullA??????????????????
    :makeup: :mirror: :makeup: :mirror:

        1. arey Rajbhog is rasgulla only (bengali one) but its more fluffy and more golu golu :toothygrin: :toothygrin: …
          ok white rasgulla…me never had any pink (is it strawberry rasgulla kya? )

          1. no dear… they arent strawberry flovoured but they r berry berry tasty… they are made in north side… my fav.

  6. rati………. ur ring is berry beautiful :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  7. Great tutorial Rati! :waytogo: I second komal..i always feel like pulling your cheeks whenever I see your pics πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Love all your tips! thank you! :puchhi:

  8. I keep looking at your lovely tutorials on foundation application with BIG EYES! I think I can never attain the perfection that you depict.I am so much a novice in this and this had lead me to dread and often skip foundation usage on my face πŸ™

    GREAT tutorial !!

  9. luvly tutorial rati :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: … luved the way u apply everyting & make perfect use of the brushes.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: … i wanna ask can u suggest sum other highlighters tooo ?:)

    1. you have revlon skin lights in creamy highlighter. i have given a link to the review in tutorial. in powders you have colorbar’s trace gold blush. awesome highlighter. πŸ™‚

  10. Amazing tutorial Rati… I have never used any makeup and the way you did it sounds so simple. Kudos to you. I definitely would try doing it someday as mentioned.

  11. Nice detailed tutorial Rati, I just ordered the oriflame wala foundation brush, it has been launched this month only, i never used to apply foundation with brushes but after going thru ur tute’s, i think brushes make the work easier and done in the best manner, lets c how it fairs on my expectations but u luk lovely, infact dubai se aake aur sundar ho gayi ho, looking very fresh indeed :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

      1. It seems to be the regular one Rati, am a novice with brushes :secret2: :secret2: , yes its flat too :stars: :stars: .N i sent u mail in the afternoon, u got it? Actually i dint get the acknowledgement mail n yes i did check spam too :haanji: :haanji:

          1. hehehe….i liked the smiley u used but it just doesnt go with ur image, i can only relate this smiley with Jomu :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  12. Hey Rati! tell u something??? Ear buds used on nose and eye brows :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: yeh hai make up ka kamal!!! make up ke liye kuch bhiiiiiiiiiiiiii πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  13. like it????????????? I loved it!!!!!!!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot:
    thnkuuuuuuu sooooooo much rati , for doing this….. i learnt whr i was going wrong, actually i was trying to blend the foundation wid dis brush πŸ˜› but i guess its meant for buffing, finishing after applying the foundation…. me try this tomoro πŸ™‚ :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    n u lookk prettyyy pretty :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  14. Very good Rati…always looking forward to your tips and tutorials….I love Kabuki brush to apply the foundation…it comes out looking perfect…….gives an even base to work on.

    :waytogo: :thanks:

  15. :inlove: Awesome!!!, you looks glowy and gorgeous Rati!……. I hate the fact that I have oily skin and its summer. Cant use any creamy products :waaa:

    1. you can prime your skin with a mattifier and use. they look lovely lp. πŸ™‚ thanks. πŸ™‚

      the mufe hd foundation is oil free. you’d be able to use that. πŸ™‚

  16. This is kind of like black-white stippling brush only naaa? I wanted to get one like this…will get some time πŸ˜€ I refuse to comment on your pic hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmph :smug: :smug: :smug: and pls use some dumb looking clip next time to pin up your hair… not like it bothers me :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

      1. So many days since I have done this: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: I get you seeeee….super wowwwww kabuki flat top whatever brush :smug:

          1. TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo????????????????????? Thats it I give up :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan:

            I never knew you had a smiley named Daayan!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😐

  17. good morninggggg….. :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:
    rati…i also do very similar to wht nupur mentioned…use the brush to blend the foundation…yes it does drink a lot of my product ……i will try this today…..i am going to buy HUSHhhhhhhh…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i so badly need dewyness πŸ˜€
    and u know what…i saw a small NYX counter in H&G …..they dont have too many products and all expensive…but i think i will do proper research now…check check what i want and then buy from website with PROPER COURIER..i still dont hv any clue of the last package πŸ™

      1. awwww!! :(( yeah the expensive shipping option is better one. atleats you dont have to get worried about it.

        priya i started off using the brush to apply foundation only but as you use more , you sort of realize what’s working and what’s not. This totally works. you try. :))

        And that kabuki brush is the TBS mineral foundation brush. super duper awesomely soft. πŸ˜€ Abhi TBS sale would be starting in a few days. you wait and then buy. :-* i use it every single day, have washed it zillion times and it is just like that.

        Ahem! the review πŸ˜›

        1. :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: ok me wait for the sale……and buy…i hv been looking for the mac studiofinish powder…i find the foundation cms out better with brush than with a compact sponge :toothygrin:

            1. Yaaaa!!! A lot of SAs at the counter use the sponge…and it looks so nice the applications…but when I try it looks awful…like I put on tons of product…but if you only get it wrong sometimes…then tho I am verrrry happy…heheeeeee…no wonder i never get it right :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: me bherrrrrrrrrrrrrry happy with my stippple stippple brooosh πŸ˜€

    1. ayee dee- kajal is the mac feline kohl pencil.

      Kabuki and stippling brushes are the different. stippling brushes are fibre optic brushes and they give a flawless / almost airbrushed finish to the foundation. Kabuki brushes are mostly synthetic hair brushes and they can be used for applying powder foundation / mineral foundation etc. they are super soft and they dont move the texture of your cream blushes or foundation.

  18. You look as cute and as pretty as ever…I liked your don’t swipe…just dab or roll wala tip….I didn;t know this one :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

          1. Okay, I was thinking about begging for your mango red bag….. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

            1. Jomol, if you write ‘Sanjeev is handsome and intelligent and I shall be nice to him for a year and will not fight with him at all because he does so many nice things that I like to see on IMBB and I pledge not to hate him at all and tell others also to be good to him.’ I will talk to Rati about the Mango red bag :sidefrown:

              1. Sanjeev is handsome and intelligent and I shall be nice to him for a year and will not fight with him at all because he does so many nice things that I like to see on IMBB and I pledge not to hate him at all and tell others also to be good to him…you can send me the Mango bag now :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                  1. :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: I love red colour bags :jiggy1: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: I give extra roses also :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: Ratiiii know what I pay for the bag – like half price or something… pay for the shipping :makeup:

                    1. radiga is se achha toh you buy a red bag from your US mango.. both of us can enjoy red bags. why pay me.. pay to mango :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                    1. Ratiii I no buy a bag again….Me tell you long kahaaani in very short saaa mail…. πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

                    2. Me no trust that bag maker ever… :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: …okay me go have superbusy day anyway…just came to peep at the sale… :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: tataaaaaaaaaaaaa :*

              2. mera bhi
                ” Sanjeev is handsome and intelligent and I shall be nice to him for a year and will not fight with him at all because he does so many nice things that I like to see on IMBB and I pledge not to hate him at all and tell others also to be good to him.’ I will talk to Rati about the Mango red bag”
                :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                  1. radhey……… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                    1. Me go sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep now…bherrrrrrrrrrrrrrry sleeepy…you no get mango before me, okay…is line token system…I got first…then you..Jomol last πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Good night :* Oh and you sold ebbberything from neighbors house also I think naaa on sale πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Me loootofy your bank account but i know is no might have already spent everything on teddy bears πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

                    2. dat teddy bear n eyetoeye r not leaving ur mind naa radhey… i think ur in TRUE LOUUOOVVVVVVVV… dont worry me will help u wid dis :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

                    3. sanjeev koi baat nhi wo aldo wala brown bag bhi chalega ya wo bobby brown ka new lipstick bhi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

              3. Okay Sanjeevji……..I will do as you say…..but you see…bachpan se my aadat….I can’t copy from anyone exactly….even while I was writing exams….. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) I would try to peep in some words and write an answer of my own. So…..I will originalize your “statement” and I am sure you will give me your biwi’s red bag over these daayans…I am the most deserving :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror:

                β€˜SanjeevJI is (haath-thoda) aur intelligent(Intel mein kaam karne wala purush) and I (yay I is a vowel so shouldn’t there be “an” before it 😐 )…..shall be nice to him for a year and will not (“will not” reflects a pessimistic attitude…therefore I will use “I will) :nono: :jiggy2: ) fight with him at all because he does so many nice (brand name for the tablet namuselide…but why does he take so many namuselides :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: ) things that I like to see on IMBB and I pledge (pledge means to pawn jewellery….no I will never pledge my jewelllry. :shout: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: the way muthoot gives the lowest pledging rates on gold :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: ) not to hate him at all and tell others also to be good to him.’ I will talk to Rati about the Mango red bag :sidefrown: (okay, but I have been talking to rati about the mango red bag daily….begging) :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                Okay, Sanjeevji…I have done as you have told me too….now kripa karke jaldi you send that bag O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

                1. OMG OMG πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: .. uuffff… JOMOL…. :angel: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:
                  U won… :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

                  1. Thanks Nids… red bag…..I will flaunt it when I get it Nids :victory2: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                2. jomoliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii………………………… :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  19. thanks Rati. added it to my favourites. πŸ™‚ i have a tutorial on hand now. :yahoo:

    i have been looking for a highlighter and contemplated on a couple of products from Oriflame too but i think after reading this tutorial the Revlon Highligts is an excellent option.

    P.S – last night went out for a party and i tried one of the eyeshadow things after going thru’ the steps in one of the tutes and it came out really well :thanks: :thanks: . I was wearing a blue top with blue jeans and i did a green eyeliner from faces (Forest green) with a light blue shadow. thought it would be too dramatic but was pretty nice infact. 3 hrs later also it was doing fine. End of the evening when i was returning (abt 5 hrs later) some of it was gone. did not use a primer so that was the problem.

    but thanks folks. :-* :-*

    1. awww!! that’s really nice aruna. :-* you know whenever i also have to go for a party i quickly flip through the tutorials. hihihih something or the other new always comes up. πŸ˜€

      yeah revlon skinlights is nice. not that i know of too many bt the one i have seen working is this one only. very good product. :thumbsup:

  20. I am going to mail this link to all of my made it look soooo easy :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    1. thankies reeteeekkka :puchhi: I will do the bobbi brown tm review na tomorrow reteeka. I have formed more opinion about it. Want to wear it for one more day. πŸ˜€


  22. Wow.. excellent tutorial Rati… its amazing to watch ur face transform with each step… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: You make everything seem so simple!!! Loveeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woot: :woot:

  23. can i steal you for a day to learn makeup….you make everything so seemingly simple, but y is it that when i get to doing it, i find it a difficult task :scream:

  24. I loved the way you have used the foundation and concealer. Whenever I use concealer for my dark circles…. it somehow looks very unnatural πŸ™ Please advise how to choose the correct shade and the process….

  25. How come i never came across this article? Awesome Rati.. You just boosted tremendous confidence in me.. I am bookmarking, no no taking printout n putting near mirror.. Love u lot dear!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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