As with any type of painting, the success in executing a good facial makeup lies greatly in the tools used to apply the different colors. If you are confused with what tool to use, here are some tips.
We all know that makeup can be very overwhelming to not only find the perfect shade, but the perfect coverage, as well as the tools to apply the foundation so that you can achieve that flawless complexion you strive for.
There are a few options out there to choose from that can absolutely accomplish what you set out for, perfection. Today, I’m going to do a comparison of the Sigma F84 Angled Kabuki Brush, and the Beauty Blender. Both of which I love equally, but for different reasons I am about to discuss. So let’s do this!
I have listed a few different types of makeup products as you can see above. I have 3 foundations, a concealer, and a cream blush. Now, before I get into the nitty gritty of what tool I prefer to use for what, let me say that by all means your hands are absolutely just fine to use as an application tool (just be sure they’re clean before touching your face).
I absolutely love my Sigma foundation brush (see just how much in this post here). I love how easily it applies my foundation, and gives me an “airbrushed” effect to make my skin look flawless yet natural. I have found after some trial runs with a few different types of foundations, I feel like a foundation brush works best for me when used with a foundation that’s a thicker consistency such as the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation or Kat Von D lock-it tattoo full coverage foundation. The proper way to apply foundation with this brush is to pour your desired amount of foundation on the back of your hand then dab the brush into the foundation and begin applying to your face. There really is no rhyme or reason to what direction you go or where you start, but always be sure to move your brush in circular motions. The circular motions allow your makeup to be “buffed” into your skin which creates an “airbrushed” flawless effect. If you have any trouble areas or pigmentation problems with your skin, I recommend using the brush in a stippling motion over those areas (patting the brush into the skin for extra coverage).
I was introduced to the Beauty Blender recently and cannot get enough of it! In a few simple steps, you have amazing coverage and what’s even better, this applicator works to blend multiple products on your face. I prefer to use this applicator with thinner/runnier foundations such as the Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation, concealers such as the Tarte Maracuja creaseless concealer, and cream blushes such as Stila Convertible Color.
The first step is to soak your blender in water and squeeze out as much water as you can with your hand, then wrap it into a dry towel and squeeze even more moisture out. The idea is to have your sponge damp, but not wet.