Tips for applying liquid foundation

Knowing how to apply liquid foundation can be the difference between having flawed and flawless makeup. Applying liquid foundation seems pretty simple but there are still plenty of ways that liquid foundation can go wrong, so the following are just a few tips for how to apply your liquid foundation like a professional.

Most people aren’t born with perfect-looking skin, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. Are you dealing with dryness? Then transform dry, parched skin by applying a heavy-duty moisturizing cream. If you suffer from oily skin, wipe up excess oil with a toner and use a matte foundation. Mask blemishes with a light dab of creamy concealer and lighten up dark, under-eye circles by using a brightening moisturizer with sunscreen. Following a smart skincare regimen and using makeup designed to work with your particular skin type can help you get the flawless complexion you crave.

How to apply liquid foundation

Prep and prime tips for foundation

Any kind of foundation can look flaky and uneven if applied to dry skin. When looking at how to apply liquid foundation, make sure your skin is moisturized and try using a primer beforehand to create a smooth base.

Get the color right to get right foundation

You’d be surprised at how many people are wearing the wrong colored foundation! To get the best color match, it’s best to test out foundation on your jaw line rather than the back of your hand or arm. For a more professional approach – ask a beauty consultant!

Keep it clean for applying foundation

Always use clean tools to apply your liquid foundation, whether they are your fingers, sponge applicators, or makeup brushes.

Apply in areas evenly to face

When looking at how to apply liquid foundation, distribute it evenly by dotting on small amounts on different areas of your face – your cheeks, chin, and forehead. Use the back of your hand as a palette to pour a small amount of foundation on and then using your fingers, a sponge, or makeup brush, dab the foundation on to your face.

Blend well to look fresh

Nothing looks more unnatural then when you can see a line between your foundation and your actual skin color. Avoid this look by making sure you blend your foundation well. Don’t stop at your jaw line and remember to blend foundation properly onto your neck. You could opt to use sponge applicators or makeup brushes to blend but I find that your fingers are better tools.

Move in circles across your face

Blend your makeup by moving in a circular motion, working in small areas across your face. This will help create even coverage. Some prefer to use your middle and ring fingers to blend as they provide a better touch and therefore better coverage than the index fingers.

Set it for right liquid foundation

When it comes to how to apply liquid foundation, it’s important to let it set. Keep it in place by setting it with loose or pressed powder. This will help you to make sure that it stays on all day. Wait a few minutes to let the liquid foundation set and then swirl on some translucent powder with a large powder brush.

Clean and moisturize your face before applying foundation

You should make sure that you need keep clean always. You should apply to a clean canvas. Wash your face using a normal cleanser and pat them dry. Apply a moisturizer and leave for a few minutes before applying foundation. Make sure before applying foundation to give the moisturizer a chance to work well. But, don’t apply too much moisturizer to your face, if you are in hurry and applied too much moisturizer. Then, blot your face with a tissue and remove the excess moisturizer before applying foundation cream.

Test on your skin with the foundation

Take a dime sized amount of liquid foundation onto your palette of choice. Now, you can either use the back of your hand. A small dish or even a folded up napkin is used to get skin whitening effect. Make sure not to pour too much amount onto your skin. You can even add more later for better results.

Use the proper tools to apply foundation

You should be careful while using liquid foundation with the ease of application. This method is better to apply foundation and all of them sounds good.

Use sponges for smooth effect

A cosmetic sponge gives a smoothing effect with a velvety texture and can create a similar fine surface on the skin. Some sponge users can prefer to dampen the sponge with clean water. This helps to squeeze out it mostly and dry and just before applying foundation with it. The method results in a lighter application and helps to prevent wasting foundation. This keeps less of it from a soaking into the sponge. All you need to makeup application tools that must be kept scrupulously clean and wash or dispose of sponges regularly.

Brushes for applying liquid foundation

This is the best way for coverage and a satiny finish. Apply liquid foundation with a flat foundation brush works well. Thus, the technique is similar to the painting on a canvas. Pour a small amount of foundation onto the back of the hand. Dip the tip of the brush in it. Use a small and light strokes to dab the foundation where needed.

Fingertips for proper application

Apply foundation with the fingers and eliminate the need to buy with special tools. Prepare that makeup artists opt for fingertip application. This is because of the warmth of the hands that helps to keep the liquid spreadable. Now, smooth foundation on as if it were a moisturizer, and then tap the fingers on areas of unevenness to blend them thoroughly. Although hands are the most convenient tools, thus the still require cleanliness, always wash it before applying foundation.

Proper use for every make up brush

Do you feel intimidated at the sight of so many make up brushes that you see in the stores? With so many options to choose from, you might wonder which will work for you and which will not! As a result, you may end up making too many ‘bad buys’. So why don’t you do a homework on the right usage of myriad make up brushes?

Foundation Brush

These are designed to give you a silky smooth, flawless appearance. You’ll see that the bristles of these brushes have a tapered tip, which helps in easy fluid application. To use it, slightly wet the brush in lukewarm water and squeeze the excess water, using a tissue or a towel. This will allow for better makeup application. You might also want to use a dampened wedged or natural sponge to blend the brush strokes.

Camouflage/ Concealer Brush

They are flat in shape and have soft bristles. Usually, they have broad base with pointed tip. You can use these brushes while applying concealer to spots, under your eyes or other problem area like skin discoloration (if any) and blemish marks.

Dual Fiber Brush

These make up brushes are made from a unique combination of authentic goat fibers and synthetic fibers. You can use their circular, flat and fluffy bristles to create a flawless coverage of cream, liquid or fiber. For example, use this brush to impeccably blend creamy blush on the apple of your cheek, or use it for a dusting of shimmering powders.

Powder/ Bronzer Brush

These full, rounded and soft brushes are perfect for using both with your bronzer and compact powder. The bristles are designed in such a way that they pick just the right quantity of color that it will need to impart that perfect finish. However, you should still shake away any extra powder before sweeping the brush on your skin.

Mineral Powder Brushes

The most interesting thing about this bundled, thick brushes it that, you can use it both dry and wet. It can help you ‘rub’ mineral powder on the skin to give that very perfect look. To gain the best results, apply the color in circular movements with this brush.

Fan Powder Type Brushes

These are exclusively designed for loose powder. Use it to sweep up the dusting of powder on the skin for a velvety smooth finish. Also, fan powder brushes try to avoid heavy coverage. This is undoubtedly good for your look; because high coverage make up often highlights skin imperfections like fine lines. You can also use these brushes to remove excess powder eye shadow or face powder after you have applied it.

Blusher Brushes

As the name suggests, these brushes will help you give the rosy, blushing effect on your cheeks. Just the thing you will need to add a pop of color to your cheeks!

Face Contour Brush        

These brushes have a curious tilted and rounded shape. Basically, contour brushes are made to replicate your cheekbone angles. Use it to highlight and shade your face while using an illuminating powder or a bronzer. You can even use it with gel, powder or cream to form a sculpted finish to your look. This is a must when you are donning a dramatic and defined makeup.

Eye Shadow Brush

We all own them, right? After all, they always come complimentary with our eye shadow boxes. However, make sure that the eye brow brushes, which you own, have really soft bristles. Otherwise, you might not enjoy a smooth application.

Angled Eye Shadow Brush

Now this is something that you might not find in your regular eye-shadow box. They are elongated, roundish and tapered. These brushes are perfect to highlight your eye sockets. To use it, follow the natural crease of your eye socket, gently blending forth and back. This will help to build the depth of color.

Eyeliner Brushes

Did you know that even eyeliner brushes differ in forms and applications? For example, the fine liner brushes are there to give you a perfect gel and/ or liquid eyeliner application. Get the perfect line with just one stroke; otherwise, use the brush to dot between your lashes. This will give a delicate look. On the other hand, you can make use of the flat eyeliner brushes to don a more dramatic, distinct look. Use it to create those Smokey eyes, in particular.

Lip Brush

The short and well sculpted tip of these brushes help you gain a perfect lip line.