In this blog, we are sharing different methods of applying foundations. For many, applying foundations are confusing because there are many brushes, many tools available in market. Many don't know how to apply foundations. Often, online bloggers advice many different things. When we go to shops others advice different things. So often we don't know what to do. Similarly, most of us use our fingers to apply foundation. This blogs provides more information on different brushes available in the market and their usage. This video also shares more information on applying foundation.
Traditional way of applying foundation is by using our fingers. Using our fingers we can apply the product. However if you don't know to blend properly, there are chances of patching. The heat in our fingers help the product to spread on the skin. Even today, old makeup artists use their fingers to apply foundation.
For consumers like us, the easy way of applying foundation is by using brushes. There are different brushes available in the market.
The first brush which we are going to focus is flat foundation brush. In the case of this brush both sides will be flat. This can be synthetic or natural hair. This brush was commonly used by many old makeup artists. We mostly come across this brush as foundation brush. The purpose of this brush is same as paint brush. We take the product and just like painting we apply it. We get the full coverage of product, especially for someone with pigmentations and marks. For them, they have to apply the product with full coverage. Using this product, liquid foundations can be applied and we get the finish with full coverage. The preference of this brush is low for today's makeup artists as today everyone loves HD natural finish. For that, the coverage from this brush is more.
The second brush which we are focusing on in this blog is stippling brush. Stippling means doting motion. This kind of brush has 2 colours and its duo fibre. It's a mixture of natural hair and synthetic hair. Upper layer is synthetic and lower layer is black natural hair. Lower layer is dense and upper layer is light. When you look inside, this brush has lot of gap . We won't recommend this brush for a person with dry skin because the dry patches can come up on using this brush. This brush is good for oily and normal skin. Today, some makeup artist, apply the product using flat foundation brush and for natural, airbrush finishing they blend the foundation with rotating motion using stippling brush. If we use brush, our foundation routine will become easier. We should hold the brush exactly like we hold a pen. Leave some gap. Just rotate all over the skin and you can blend it beautifully.
The third type of brush is buffing brush. We get lot of buffing brushes in market. As compared with stippyling brush, it is very dense; densely packed hair. With buffing brush, we can apply cream, powder, gel,..like products on the face. We get a natural finish if we use buffing brush. We advice students at our makeup academy to use buffing brush when they are beginners as it make it easy to get beautiful finishing and blend the product easily and beautifully. You can finish you foundation routine in 10-30 sec. Similarly if you apply down the neck, you can blend your foundation along the neck also. It can also use to blend the foundation to your ears .
Next are beauty blenders. Beauty blenders are like sponges which are available to buy. It is available in plenty but original ones are very expensive and are not affordable by most consumers. It cost Rs 2000/- Rs 3000/- per sponge for Beauty Blender. There are other brands for Beauty Blenders which are affordable and gives good finishing. The only problem is that it get expires after 3-4 months. Hold it under the tap water and use it. It expands and push it against your face . It helps to blend easily. The water content helps the product to blend and excess product will be soaked. This sponge will help for dewy luminous finish. It will last only for 3-4 months because after that there will be mold in the sponge and will expire. So be careful and change this after 3-4 months.
The final one for applying foundation is disposable veg sponge. This has been used by many makeup artist. Its in the shape of wedge, just like a wedge heel shoes. It is disposable. Just like beauty blenders, we use this after dipping it in the water. But it is only for single use. It has to be disposed after one use. It is good for many artist as they have many clients. You can buy them in packets. If you come across such packets, you can buy them but dispose it after single use. You can press your products or concealer with this sponge for beautiful finishing. It can even help you to set your power with this flat edge.
These five products are different methods of applying foundation. If you go in a market or a supermarket or a cosmetic store, you will come across different tools. You have understood how to use these brushes. You can buy them according to your convenience and budget.