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Struggling to get that flawless-looking skin with liquid foundation? Getting perfect coverage with liquid foundation can be tricky. In this article, we will walk you through three tools to consider –  fingers, beauty sponges or a brush –  and explain how you can step up your base game and apply foundation the best way for a smooth, airbrushed finish.

#1 If you use your fingers…

The first step is washing your hands to make sure your fingers are clean. Then, pump 1-2 drops of foundation onto the back of your hand and use your fingers to warm it up. Dot it around your cheeks, forehead and nose with your fingers. Then, gently spread the foundation out, starting from the centre of your face. After that, use the tips of your fingers to gently dab the product on your skin making sure it’s evenly blended. Not enough coverage? Work in layers to build coverage to ensure your makeup doesn’t look too heavy. 

young woman puts a liquid foundation on her palm

#2 If you use a makeup sponge…

First thing first, wet your makeup sponge, squeeze out any excess water before dipping the sponge into the liquid foundation. This is key to achieving a natural, sheer finish and preventing your sponge from soaking up excess product. Then, dip the sponge into the liquid foundation you squeeze out on the back of your hand and use a dabbing motion to apply it on your face, allowing the product to melt into your skin for a seamless finish.

Applying moisturizer on hand

#3 If you use a brush…

Which foundation brush works best with liquid foundation? The best tool is a tapered foundation brush, also known as the “paint brush”, which gives you a more precise application with a medium-to-high coverage. First, dot the foundation around your face with your fingers. Then, blend the product from the centre of your face using short, downward and outward strokes. Don’t forget to blend the product along your jawline to avoid the dreaded mask look. Before you finish, pat and blend to erase any telltale lines or creases.

Makeup artist applying liquid tonal foundation  on the face of the woman. Closeup photo of cheek


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