5 Ways to Apply Foundation
When it comes to creating a flawless canvas, there are so many options available, how does one choose? Allow this guide to help you navigate what tools you will feel most confident working with when you're perfecting your mug!
Your fingers are your best tools when it comes to makeup, just make sure to wash up first.
Many people frown upon on applying makeup with your fingers, but using your fingertips to work foundation into your skin is a great option. The warmth from your digits will help melt in the product; something a brush can't do. Even if you decide to use a brush, run your fingers over streaks on your face to ensure an immaculate finish.
If you're partial to beauty tools, then a brush will be perfect for foundation application. They're an amazing option to paint your mug with, and there are so many options to choose from that will help you achieve different finishes.
You can either dot the foundation on your skin directly or squirt some on the back of your hand and then dab the brush in it. Work the product into the skin in circular motions.
Using a brush is less messy than using your fingers and it helps to keep things sanitary. Make sure to clean your brushes often to keep your makeup routine hygienic.
3. Cosmetic Sponge
We've all seen the triangular cosmetic sponges in our mother's makeup collection. They may seem old fashioned, but this beauty staple is still very useful. A damp cosmetic sponge can work wonders to achieve an airbrushed look.
Work the foundation into the skin with dabbing motions and build coverage as needed.
Cosmetic sponges can be reused for months as long as they are sanitized with soap and water!
4. Beauty Blender
This new age cosmetic sponge is becoming a beauty must-have!
The secret to a flawless face is to blend and this little marvel absolutely does just that. The egg-shaped wonder does the work of five beauty tools single handedly. Saturate the sponge with water and then squeeze out thoroughly (squeeze the sponge between a towel to wick away extra moisture). Use the damp sponge to pat on the foundation then bounce (or stipple) and roll the beauty blender over your face to score a flawless complexion.
Once the beauty blender is wet it swells to double its original size. Use the larger base for foundation and the pointier side to reach areas like the under eye area and nose.
5. Spray on Foundation
Spray-on makeup is emerging on the market at a slow crawl because most women feel intimidated by an aerosol foundation routine. Nonetheless, it is the easiest way to achieve a gorgeous glow.
The mist of foundation evenly covers the surface of your face with no blending required. A face with no steaks in mere seconds is perfect for working mothers or women-on-the-go.
If you're nervous about streaking, you can spray the foundation on a cosmetic sponge, or beauty blender and work it into the skin since the formula itself is full coverage.