Using fingers to apply foundation is one of the most preferred methods for everyday application. Fingers help provide light, sheer coverage and help blend the product seamlessly into the skin. Make sure you start with a small amount of foundation, dot it all over your face, blend and then gently tap it into your skin. Opt for this method if you’re on the go and want a basic, quick makeup look.
Stippling brush is a great tool to apply foundation—especially if it’s liquid. Apply foundation to your face and use the stippling brush in light, circular motions to blend it evenly. Stippling brushes always come in duo-fibers that help give your foundation a smooth, even finish.
Tip: If you have dry skin, avoid using a stippling brush as the top bristles moved in a circular motion will tend to micro-exfoliate your skin and might turn it flaky. Use a foundation such as the Lakmé Absolute Skin Natural Mousse – Hydrating, that doesn’t let your skin flake.
Beauty Blender / Sponge
A damp beauty blender helps soak the foundation deep into your skin. The design of the beauty blender (shaped like an egg) helps the blending of the product into areas like the hairline, under eyes etc. extremely easy. Make sure that you don’t drag the blender on your skin. Instead, gently bounce it off the skin making sure the product is buffed in nicely.
Flat foundation brush
Using a flat foundation brush, apply the foundation in downward strokes and evenly spread it on your face and neck. Next, use the same brush to tap the product yet again. Don’t skip the tapping step as it helps the foundation seep into your skin and pores.
If you have a foundation that offers extremely high coverage and wish to go for more of a natural look, use a powder brush for application. Dot the foundation on the areas of your skin you think need coverage (remember that a little goes a long way) and use the powder brush in gentle downward strokes. This will give you extremely sheer coverage—almost like you used a tinted moisturiser. This technique will also help avoid any cakey finish whatsoever.