When it comes to makeup application the technique you use is pretty important for the finished outcome you wish to achieve. This is something that has only recently come to my attention since I don’t really spend a lot of time navigating through the makeup world.
There are three main options that everyone practices with applying foundation; brush, sponge or fingers. Here is my take on each of these techniques from my own personal experience.
Brush: If you ever get your makeup done by a professional makeup artist it’s likely that they used multiple brushes for applying your foundation and concealer. This is a great method to apply foundation on your skin but it takes a lot of time and I find that a brush really eats up your foundation. However, the result is smooth airbrush finish.
Sponge: A very new technique (for me), I became obsessed with the sponge after the first time I tried it because I find that it really gives you a smooth finish and blends the foundation really well on your skin. Since you soak up the sponge in water, a good sponge shouldn’t eat away your foundation by absorbing it. However still, this is a technique that does require a lot more time and effort.
Fingers: I’ve been using my fingers to apply foundation for years, which I am sure is a big NO-NO in the makeup world! but honestly, sometimes if I am in a rush and I need to get out of the house, it’s the best technique. I find that the warmth of my fingertips against the skin on my face creates more of a natural and light finish, which I love for a day look. I still use this method if I want minimal coverage and have no time to sit and apply make-up.
Let me know if you guys have any tips and tricks when it comes to applying foundation, I would love to learn more.