There are many tools you can use to get the perfect make-up application. This post focuses on the tools you can use to get the perfect foundation coverage, and it is a follow-up to Part 3: Concealers – part of a nine-part make-up series.
- Finger Tips – Perfect for applying liquid foundation and the cheapest. Just make sure that they are clean before you apply foundation on your face.
- Sponge – Great for liquid and cream foundation. Best to dampen your sponge first so it does not absorb too much product. You can achieve two levels of coverage with a sponge:
- Stippling – Stippling (as in dabbing the sponge on your face) will deposit more foundation on your skin and give you more coverage.
- Gliding – Gliding the sponge across your face will give you lighter coverage.
- Brushes – Brilliant for liquid and cream foundations. Though take note, some brushes are better for liquids, while others are better for creams. For example, the image above shows the different brushes that I am currently using in my kit. The brushes are:
- Round/Pointed Brush – Pointed shape perfect for applying foundation and concealing, specially under the eyes and larger areas. Good for liquid and cream foundations.
- Short Brush – My favourite brush at the moment. I can quickly put foundation on the face and then use it to buff it in perfectly! Good for liquid and cream foundations.
- Stippler Brush – Great for liquid foundations and for buffing the skin after applying foundation with a sponge or fingers (bristles are too soft for cream foundation).
- Traditional Brush – Good for liquid or cream foundation (not ideal for buffing). I don’t use this one much these days. I prefer to use my other brushes, particularly the short brush.
At the end of the day, how you apply foundation for a perfect make-up application is a personal choice. Me? I use my fingers or the short brush. On my clients, for flawless make-up application, I use either sponges or brushes, never my fingers!
Also, just a quick reminder that this post is part of a nine-part make-up series and previous posts are: