When applied correctly, the liquid foundation can create a beautiful and fresh finish that doesn't look like makeup at all! The liquid base can be a bit complicated at first, but with a little practice, you can achieve perfect looking skin in minutes. This article teaches you three different ways of applying liquid foundation. The fingers work best if you want a lighter and more natural coverage. Use a sponge or brush to achieve fuller coverage and create a polished and camera-ready finish.
Use your fingers or a makeup brush?
If you are looking for an express finish, the fingertip may seem like an option: the coverage is not very high, and the application is fast. Of course, you have to know that you are engraved with your skin with the dirt of your hands! In addition, this technique is not suitable for makeup bases that cover a lot or have a matte finish. Therefore, we recommend that you consider changing your fingers for a specific brush. You will have much more precision, you can insist on the areas that need more coverage and do it in a hygienic way. The result? Impeccable makeup and a more fixed duration.
What result are you looking for with your makeup base?
First, identify the result is the result of the coverage you are looking for. The tool used will vary the coverage of the makeup base on your skin. In addition, we recommend that you use adequate lighting so that you apply the desired amount and the effect is as desired.
The right brush
Because whether you put on a lot of makeup and little makeup, when you want your makeup to be noticed, what you really want people to appreciate is the work of contouring you wear, the cool eyeshadows you have used, the color of the lips or your highlighter, but we never look for the foundation of makeup on the skin.
When it comes to choosing a makeup brush, the first thing you should keep in mind is the type of base you are going to use, because the arrangement of the fibers of the brush and the shape are usually different.
If you use a flat brush
Flat-cut brushes are used, above all, to apply powders and bases throughout the face, both fluid and compact. They allow a uniform and natural finish because they trap a lot of product and release it in an equitable way, allowing us to even blur.
- Apply the base on the back of the hand and use it as a palette: take the makeup with the end of the brush and bring it to the face.
- Spread the product from the center of the face sideways with the brush almost flat and with long gestures to distribute the product in the larger areas of the face.
- Then, using the end of the brush, divide the base into the most difficult areas, such as nostrils, tear, dark circles and the demarcation line of the neck.
- Make large and generous gestures again to melt it all over your face.
- The final touch? Slight pressure movements, now with the brush leaning sideways against the skin, to fix the result.
With round brush
Rounded cut brushes allow some precision when applying makeup, but catch less than flat cut ones.
- Start by distributing the base on the bridge of the nose. Mark five strokes: one from top to bottom on the nose; two, from each side to the temples, up the cheekbones, and finally, two from the nostrils to the jaw and the corner of the mouth.
- Distribute the base by moving the brush first in broad gestures, making a cast all over the face.
- Then, make the second application pass by moving the brush in concentric circles, especially in the areas that require more coverage.
- It ends with a round, concentric and wide movements, with the brush slightly tilted, all over the face, to melt the color.
How to use a blending brush
Put small amounts of product in the T zone of the face: center of the forehead, nose, high base of the cheekbones and chin.
With light touches, spread the product well from the center to the outside of the face. Blur it well on the part of the neck and at the birth of the hair to avoid the masking effect. Your face will look more natural!
Leave the dark circles area free of makeup since that area only needs concealer.
Seal the base with translucent powders and with a fixing spray.
One of the keys to making your makeup result perfect is to keep your brushes clean. Makeup brushes accumulate product oils, sebum, and impurities from the skin and other dirt that, on the one hand, shorten the life of our brushes and, on the other, can cause skin problems such as granites, blackheads or irritations.
- The first step is to disinfect the brushes with alcohol. Simply insert the tips of the brushes into a container with water and alcohol and let them stand so that they are releasing products.
- Try never to wet the joint between ferrule and handle, where is the glue that holds those parts.
- Any mild soap is used for regular cleaning, although you will also find some specific soaps for cleaning brushes.
- Ideally, use a rough silicone glove or any similar surface. Apply a drop of soap on the surface, wet the hair of the brush with water and rub it gently drawing circles with the tip. This will make you foam and remove the dirt accumulated on the brush. Then you just have to clarify the tip to remove soap residue and remove moisture by exerting some pressure with a towel.
- To dry the brushes it is important not to place them face up, because if they could not lose their shape. You have them horizontally in a ventilated place.
- If they are synthetic hair, clean them first with olive oil or any other make-up remover oil. This way, you will be able to eliminate most of the makeup accumulated in the hair and you will only have to give it a second pass with soap and warm water.
Sonia Corredor/Shimarz Blog Writer