Simple rule of thumb: visible foundation = amateur application.
Beautyblender - By Beautyblender
This brilliant teardrop-shaped sponge will easily give you a smooth, natural looking finish (as long as you have the right shade for you).
You can start to experiment fearlessly with your foundation. Use the pointed size for smaller areas (nose, mouth, under eyes) and the round side for larger areas.
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Foundation Brush - by Bobbi Brown
If brushes are more your thing – why not give Bobbi Brown’s award winning foundation brush a try. It’s so easy to use!
When applying a foundation with a brush try this: Gently buff the foundation into your skin using outward circular motions. Start in the centre of your face and work your way toward the hairline to prevent uneven patches. Perfect!
Brush Cleanser - By MAC
Wash your brush. This is so often missed, but should be routine. MAC’s brush cleanser cleans, disinfects and conditions your brush fibres so that they last longer. It also helps shorten their drying time.
No expensive tools! If you want to travel light or keep things simple – don’t be afraid to use your fingers.
Focus on where you need foundation the most (nose and under eyes) and blend gently away from those areas using circular motion. Dotting foundation around before blending will also help give an even spread…and anyone watching a bit of a laugh…
And remember to wash your hands before applying makeup to reduce bacteria spread – keeping your skin spotless.