The Perfect Makeup Tools to Apply Different Types of FoundationOctober 11, 2022
The Best Makeup Tools for Applying Powder Foundation
Powder foundations lend themselves to a lot of versatility when it comes to application technique. “Powder foundation can be applied with a brush, dry sponge or a damp sponge,” says Miles. “The tool you use will determine the desired result or effect.” For powder, a dense, fluffy synthetic fiber brush like the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush #6 will give you a blended, buildable finish, while a damp sponge will provide you with a sheer layer of coverage. “A dry sponge can be effective for medium to full coverage but be careful, if you pick up too much product, the complexion can look cakey,” he says. Try using the L'Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible Blend Artist Makeup Blender Sponge.
The Best Makeup Tool for Applying Liquid Foundation
“Because liquid foundation needs to be applied seamlessly without leaving streaks, using a synthetic fiber foundation brush to blend works every time,” says Miles. Look for a brush with a flat, tapered tip like the NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation Brush or the Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Blender Brush to allow for more precise application. “Stipple brushes or using the stippling technique with a damp sponge also blends liquid foundation seamlessly.”