If you’re like me you want a nice, clean looking complexion but you don’t want it to look like 5 layers of foundation are sitting on your face. A lot of people ask me what my fav part of doing a makeup application is, and most assume it’s the eyes, but for me it’s the face. It’s easy, once you get the hang of it, to put a gazillion colors on the eyes and to make it look really cool, but it’s a whole other ball game covering problem skin, contouring, highlighting & concealing and making it all look like you have virtually nothing on. Also people make the mistake of assuming that the key to making your skin look good is just in finding the perfect product, what they don’t realize is it actually has more to do with how you apply the product(s).
So I’ve compiled a list of my top tools for applying foundation:
-Beauty Blender sponges. This goes straight to the top of the list, I love these sponges so much and this has to be my absolute fav way to apply foundation. You can take the heaviest coverage foundation and using this sponge to apply it, it comes off looking so natural. What you do is run the sponge under water until it is soaked and squeeze as much water out as possible. Then, using a twisting motion you dab the foundation on your face. I like using this sponge with heavier coverage foundations to get that flawless-yet-I’m not wearing anything look-Buffing brushes. In particular the Illamasqua highlight brush is a fantastic tool for foundation. It is nice and dense & compact but not completely flat (the edges are rounded). You work the foundation onto the skin by moving the brush in circular motions-Duo-fibre brushes. You know, the one that reminds you of a skunk and has natural black hair at the base, and taller synthetic white hairs at the top. The MAC #187 is a good one. This is my fav brush for applying powder foundation. I find you can get it on really nice & evenly but at the same time it doesn’t look heavy or get caked onto your face. The smaller version, the #188 is a great one for liquid foundationHave you tried any of these tools?