The base is the factor that determines your makeup look. If you don’t have a perfect base at first, the whole process will turn out to be patchy and uneven.
It can sometimes take you hours to achieve a great foundation makeup, specifically a liquid foundation. If you are a beginner in the makeup field, you will have to overcome some difficulties in applying this foundation.
Yet, we are here to help you. Carry on reading this post on how to apply liquid foundation to know all the methods of getting a flawless base.
Preparation Before Applying Liquid Foundation
Choose the Right Foundation
Foundation is a product that will give you a uniform and even skin-colored when applying to your face. People sometimes use foundation to cover pimples, flaws, or even change the skin-tone.
Foundation can give you an ideal base for your makeup if you choose the right fit for you. Your foundation has to base on your skin type and the level of coverage you want.
You can go for light, medium, or full coverage, depending on your skin condition on that day. However, it is essential to pick a suitable product for your skin type to have long-lasting makeup.
Oily skin should go with an oil-free foundation and have a matte or dry finish. Meanwhile, if you have dry skin, you should choose the more moisturizing elements in it.
Tips: If you find it hard to decide which shade fits you, you can test out by putting it in your jawline in the daytime to see which is best for you.
Clean your face
Cleaning your face before applying foundation is a must since it will help to remove all the dirt and excess oil. It is advisable that you wash your face with a facial cleanser and warm water.
Put on Primer
Primer is also a savior you shouldn’t skip when applying foundation. It plays as a shield to protect your skin from the harm of makeup too much.
Plus, it helps to even your skin color and smoothen it so that you can easily apply your foundation onto your face. One of the benefits of applying primer first before the foundation is that it makes your makeup last longer.
Tips: You can apply moisturizer or sunscreen before putting on a primer to have more protection for your skin.
How To Apply Liquid Foundation – 2 Handy Methods
Apply with Sponge
Step 1: Choose your most favorite sponge
Choosing a sponge is not an easy task since it will relate to your finish. An ideal sponge is the one that gives a light feeling when you use it to dap onto your skin. Plus, it should not absorb too much product.
Usually, people will go with an egg-shaped sponge made of antimicrobial foam. However, it appears with different variants and brands, so it would be best if you can go to the store and pick out the one.
Step 2: Dampen your sponge
Wet your sponge completely by immersing it in the water. Please note that your sponge has to be soaking wet at this time. After that, squeeze it to let all the excess water come out.
You can wrap it with a towel or washcloth to fully remove any extra water. The final result is a damp sponge, not a dry or sopping wet one.
Step 3: Take out your foundation
Pour out a small amount of your foundation onto the palette or your hand. You can add in later if your foundation is not enough.
Step 4: Dip the sponge into the foundation
Dip the surface of your sponge into that foundation. It would be best if you swept it back and forth a few times to get a uniform, light layer of foundation on the surface. Then, put it onto your face with several small dots.
Step 5: Dab the foundation onto your skin
After finishing putting on your foundation, quickly dap it into your face. You can begin with some large areas like cheeks or forehead and then others small ones until the foundation covers all of your face.
Use the sponge’s tip to get your foundation into some tricky areas like the one around your eyes or the crease of the nose. Bouncing motions are advised in this step to apply and blend the foundation.
Tips: you should press the foundation onto your skin instead of rubbing it. That is because when rubbing, it can lead to an uneven finish.
Step 6: Blend all the edges and other areas
With stippling motions, you repeat the action of blending all the edges on your jawline and hairline until it gets even with those other parts. Don’t forget to blend the foundation to your neck and ears to get a perfect and uniform skin color.
Step 7: Set your foundation with powder
Let your foundation dry for about 2-3 minutes. Then you apply the translucent finishing powder onto it so it can set your foundation and help it last longer.
It’s also a better idea to use a brush or a beauty blender (sponge) to apply the powder.
Apply with Foundation Brush
Step 1: Choose the right brush
Many variants of foundation brush on the market nowadays, yet the best brush for applying foundation is a dense, flat-top brush like the picture below.
You can choose any foundation brush you want as long as it gives you a comfortable hand feeling when applying your foundation.
Step 2: Pour out a small amount of your foundation
Like step 3 from above, you take out a small amount of the foundation and place it to a palette or your hand.
Step 3: Get the foundation onto the brush
Instead of grinding or dunking your brush into the foundation, you only need the end part of your bristles to take the foundation.
Step 4: Apply the foundation
Press the foundation onto your skin with stripping and circular motions. You can start from the nose and then your cheeks, forehead, and chin.
It would be better to use quick, short strokes in the same direction to blend your foundation since it will give a light and even base. Remember, you need to sweep the foundation out, not paint it onto your face.
Step 5: Blend the edges
Continue to blend the foundation into your jawline, hairline, and ears with stripping and quick motions. You have to make sure that every part of your face is covered with the foundation.
Step 6: Set your foundation
The final step is to set your foundation with a translucent finishing powder to ensure that it will sit perfectly on your skin. However, it would help if you allowed your foundation to dry for 2 – 3 minutes before applying the powder.
After reading this post about how to apply liquid foundation, we hope you can pick up the methods you want and have a flawless foundation. Our tips provided would be useful for you too, so don’t miss out on them.
Good luck with your work. Thank you for reading !