Building The Foundations
Posted on February 04 2016
How do you apply your foundation?
With your fingers? A flat foundation brush? A buffing brush?
A beauty blender?
So many options.
How do you know which is the right tool for you? Today our Head of Make-up Artistry Zoe Newlove is going to break it down for you – Apply your foundation!
If you like a light, natural coverage, and use the likes of a tinted moisturiser or a light foundation then a buffing brush such as the C333 Chubby Foundation Brush or the C472 Pro Chisel blush would be perfect for you. Start in the centre of your face and lightly buff the product into your skin using circular motions. The buffing action really works the product into the skin, so it looks much more natural.
Use a loose or pressed powder for your base? Our C406 Large Duo Fibre Face Brush is great for gently sweeping powder across your face, or again using circular motions to buff loose powder into the skin. You can of course also set your liquid foundation with a loose powder using this brush too.
More of a full coverage?
The more traditional flat foundation brush like our BK09 Deluxe Oval Foundation brush gives that fuller coverage. Rather than working the product into the skin like you would with a buffing brush, this more painterly “stroke” technique means the product sits on the skin more, giving that fuller coverage effect. This type of brush is popular for mapping out concealer or foundation when contouring and highlighting.
Our Flawless Face Blender, when used damp, can be used to build up liquid and cream foundation into a medium or full coverage. To use this properly, apply the liquid and cream foundation to your skin using a flat brush or your finger tips, and then “bounce” the blender across the skin to seamlessly blend the product into the skin. The blender will not soak up as much product as that of a brush and gives a really nice finish to the skin. I personally love using the blender, above all other forms of foundation brushes. You can also use these to blend in concealer too.
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