Makeup products come in different textures and formulas, you can choose one depending on your skin type and the kind of look you want to achieve. However, each of these requires a different application method. If you’re working with cream-based products, chances are you may end up with unflattering brush streaks. They look a lot more prominent in the right light and pictures, and believe us, no one wants that.
So, to ensure your cream-based makeup products don’t end up ruining your look, allow us to show you how to avoid this. Scroll down to get all the deets.
Choose the right brush
If you want to achieve the perfect look using cream-based products, it is necessary to first start by choosing the right brush. Look for a brush that has firm bristles; synthetic brushes are recommended as they are easy to work with and simple to clean. Blending is key here. Make sure you blend the product well into the skin. If your blending game isn’t strong, your makeup will sit on the surface of the skin and look heavy and unnatural.
How to prevent brush strokes?
After picking the right brush, how you use it also makes all the difference. The trick is to avoid sweeping motions; instead, apply the product on your skin and then use a soft, circular buffing motion to blend it into the skin. Keep the strokes small and quick. This will prevent those strokes on your face. If you are a beginner or find it difficult to blend your makeup using a brush — don’t use it. Use a damp makeup sponge; it is far easier to work with and gives an even coverage minus the ugly brush strokes.
Pro tip: Dampen the sponge with setting spray for a long-lasting finish.