Ever use liquid foundation and wonder - should I use my fingers? Should I use a sponge? And no matter what you do, always feel like it is too thick and not natural? I know so many gals who won't wear foundation because they are convinced that it just looks like a mask. It doesn't have to - and foundation is so key to getting a balanced skin tone. We all have splotches, and are paler in places.
Well, I have the solution for you!
I ran across this tip a while back and thought I'd try it. And I love it!
First, you need a stippling brush like this -
I got mine at Target - A Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush. I love all her brushes - very little shedding and great application. The special quality of this type of brush, also known as a stippling brush sometimes, is that the white bristles stand up higher and are further apart than the denser black bristles below. This makes for a very light application of whatever product - be it liquid or powder.
Can you see a little bit better with this photo?
I put the liquid foundation on my hand (I mix 2 shades when I have more of a tan).
1. Lightly dip foundation brush into liquid foundation.
2. DO NOT pour foundation into your brush.
|I almost have too much makeup on the brush in this photo.|
3. Lightly pat brush around face - stipple it on your face just as you would stipple paint on a stencil on a wall. I'm sure you've seen that. Lightly lightly tap tap tap all over your face.
4. This will give you very close to an air-brushed finish.
5. You will use much less product than normal.
6. Use powder to set and you are done!
The wonderful result is a light, airy application, and a very even result. Nice and sheer, if you desire, or more full coverage. This gives you FULL control.
I used to be able to use any product I wanted - nowadays, many of my old favorites no longer work well on my skin. I used to have combination/oily and now I had DRY.....Sahara desert dry skin. LOL Powdery options settle in my teeny tiny fine lines (of course they are teeny tiny!!) and I now must use a moisturizing foundation of some sort. I currently still use drug store brands - work better on me than the more expensive options I've tried in the past.
You can find You Tube videos online showing more detail, but I wanted to encourage you to try this - if liquid foundation has scared you away because it goes on too thick and you feel it is a mask, try this stipple brush technique - it allows complete control on application and gives a flawless finish.
And ladies, as we age - we don't need our fine lines more defined, now do we! No we do not!
Have a beautiful day!!