How to apply: LIQUID FOUNDATION
There are so many different ways to apply foundation that sometimes it can be a little confusing. Really, to find what suits you best, you just have to experiment with different techniques. I have a feeling that the word ‘foundation’ is going to be used a few too many times in this post.
You can apply the foundation to your face in pretty much any way. I find it easiest when you start on a larger area of your face, such as your cheeks, then work around those areas. For example, starting with applying the foundation to your right cheek, then moving on to the left one, then forehead, temples, nose, eyes and chin. But really, you can pretty much start wherever you fancy
Applying foundation with a wet sponge is my personal favourite way. I feel as though you use the least amount of product, and get the most flawless look. With a sponge, place the foundation onto the back of you hand, then dab the sponge into it. After that, ‘bounce’ the sponge onto your face, remembering to blend it onto your neck. A personal favourite is the Beauty Blender, though it is a little expensive- however, Priceline has some amazing dupes
2. Stippling Brush
I’d consider this the fastest and easiest way to apply a foundation. Like the sponge, place the foundation onto the back of you hand, then dab the brush into it. Make sure to only get the foundation onto the tips of the brush, as foundation down into the hairs can easily ruin the brush, plus it’s a total waste of foundation. After this, simply buff the foundation onto your face using circle motions. As always, remember to blend into your hairline, and down onto your neck. You can find these types of brushes everywhere, ranging in price. ELF has an amazing one for around $5 in their Studio line. These types of brushes are also commonly used for cream bronzers/highlighters/blushes
3. The Paddle Brush
I personally find this one of the hardest ways, however, a lot of people love this technique. It’s used very much like a Stippling brush, but it’s more of a ‘painting’ motion that is used. Like the others, place the foundation onto the back of you hand, then dab one side of the brush into it. This brush technique is honestly very much like painting. Much like the Stippling Brush, you can pretty much find these at any makeup store
4. Your Hands!
Really, this is the cheapest method ever, as you don’t actually have to buy any hands, they’re attached to you. Massage a small amount of foundation onto your finger tips, then smooth it over your face and neck. Be careful around your eye area not to tug on any skin. The best way when using your fingers when apply anything to your eye area is to use your ring finger, as these are the most gentle. Your hands are a really good way to apply foundation, as they warm up the product. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your face though, as you don’t want to clog up your pores with dirt
Hopefully that helps, as it took me ages to write out.
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