Who remembers those days when applying foundation was just usually a mixture of using hands
(which was me basically) and the odd flat foundation brush - probably the only type of foundation brush I had heard of at the time. Nowadays things in the beauty industry have changed a lot! There are so many way to apply your foundation and each time the brushes and tools are getting better and better (whilst my bank account is getting smaller and smaller)... giving a more flawless coverage to the face. We can now use different brushes to achieve high coverage or some for a more medium coverage, the choice is yours but with the right choice of tools you can get the look you're after. Here is the brief on two foolproof tools that I use to achieve a flaw
less foundation routine...
Starting off with the brush, the real techniques buffing brush has been a real life changer when it comes to applying foundation. For me personally I think it gives me the perfect amount of coverage I need and if I'm after a very high coverage look I usually just press the foundation into my skin rather than buff it in. The bristles aren't rough or too dense either so its comfortable to use aswell. I find with these buffing brushes my foundation doesn't appear to have streaks (which is usually the case with flat foundation brushes) but instead it is blended in seamlessly with the skin.
Moving onto the sponges...now I would never thought I would end up loving the thought of using sponges for applying my makeup as they always just never really appealed to me and looked like an extra hassle to apply your foundation...yet I couldn't be more wrong. I'm pretty sure you've all heard of the beauty blender, I mean who hasn't...but that thing can be pretty pricey for a sponge especially those who are just starting out with sponges so one which I would highly recommend is the real techniques miracle complexion sponge, which not only is it less than half the price of the original beauty blender, but also works just as well.
I've gotten into sponges fairly recently and I noticed how much of a difference blending your foundation in with a sponge makes. I like to first apply my foundation with the buffing brush then go over with the sponge to blend it all out making sure it all looks blended and seamless. My favourite combo so far and obviously the foundation you use itself does play a part in how flawless your foundation looks but the tools also play the key role when applying it.
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