The Perfect Makeup Tools to Apply Different Types of FoundationOctober 08, 2021
The Best Makeup Tools for Applying Powder FoundationPowder 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 to allow for more precise application. “Stipple brushes or using the stippling technique with a damp sponge also blends liquid foundation seamlessly.”
The Best Makeup Tool for Applying Stick Foundation
Stick foundations typically have a thicker consistency, so flat, densely packed soft bristle makeup brushes are perfect for blending them. Miles suggests using a brush with dense, but soft hair. We like the construction of the Real Techniques Blend + Blur Foundation Brush to smooth out the texture of stick foundations so the full coverage looks airbrushed.