Finding the right foundation for your skin type is a task, yes, but finding the right tool to blend it isn’t any easier. How to blend foundation to get flawless finish remains to be one of the top beauty mysteries out there and we decided to put all the confusion to rest, once and for all.

Sponges, brushes and fingers—different blending methods give different finishes and coverage and the pressure to find the one that is right for your skin type is no joke. This will make things simpler for you. Here are 5 ways to blend your foundation and the tool you should be using according to your skin type.

 

Beauty blender for dry skin

Beauty blender for dry skin

Blending your foundation with a beauty sponge gives you a natural and even finish and doesn’t leave the product looking patchy. Use a damp sponge to counter dry spots and flakiness and achieve medium to fuller coverage. Apply your foundation in dots all over your face and dab the sponge softly to blend it well.

 

Round kabuki brush for oily skin

Round kabuki brush for oily skin

Whether you’re working with powder, cream or liquid foundation, a kabuki brush is your best friend. The tightly packed bristles buff out the product, so your foundation is evenly blended and doesn’t slip throughout the day. Dab or swipe your foundation using a kabuki brush to combat shiny t-zones and get a flawless finish.

 

Fingertips for acne-prone skin

Fingertips for acne-prone skin

If your skin is delicate and acne-prone, use your fingers to blend the foundation. It will help warm up your foundation, target sensitive acne patches gently and cover up those pimples, marks and scarring on your face more effectively. Plus, it’s always safe to use your clean fingers instead of brushes and sponges that may breed bacteria and trigger more acne.

 

Flat or angled Kabuki brush for sensitive skin

Flat or angled Kabuki brush for sensitive skin

A kabuki brush that’s flat at the top works well to cover redness and rash that are common issues with sensitive skin type. It gives full coverage and helps hide those blemishes in one swipe. Also, the bristles made of soft animal hair or non-porous fibres are hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial which prove to be an added bonus for those with sensitive skin.

 

Flat brush for normal skin

Flat brush for normal skin

For normal to dry skin, a flat foundation brush is the best bet. The wide brush ensures a smooth and quick application of cream or liquid foundation and lets you work in light layers. Moisturise your face and apply a dime-sized foundation on your face. Use the flat brush in a stippling motion to get an airbrush finish.