For someone who’s obsessed with trying to achieve a flawless complexion, I’m not so picky when it comes to my foundation, at least not anymore.
As a beauty blogger, I’ve tested foundations, BB creams and CC creams with different formulas and finishes from various brands. If I could write a great review on all the different types of foundations I’ve tried, I would: I’m not kidding when I say there hasn’t been one foundation I haven’t been happy with. It’s almost too good to be true, but it wasn’t always like this. It’s not because I have perfect skin (the proof is in the photo), but because I’ve mastered the way I apply my foundation.
The technique I use is a surefire way to build long-lasting coverage while dodging unwanted cakiness.
Dying to try my technique? Well, all you need is a makeup sponge! Any kind will do, whether it’s a Beauty Blender or a dupe, or even those small white wedge sponges that come in a pack, and water is all you need to master your foundation routine. Using a damp makeup sponge allows you to control the type of coverage you want without dealing with an excessive amount of product.
Start applying your foundation around the centre of your face or the cheek area, and use the sponge to press it into the skin. Apply the foundation with a press and roll motion—this way none of the foundation is being lifted off your skin. This may take more time than using a brush does, but this way you’re building coverage. I like using a damp makeup sponge to apply concealer too.
Here, I’m wearing Covergirl Tru Blend Liquid Makeup and Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer. Both products have very sheer to medium coverage, but by using this foundation technique I managed to build coverage to hide my acne and redness and give me the perfect finish. No matter what type of foundation I’m using, I always end up with the same results. What I really like about this technique is that it allows you to work with what you already have at home, without splurging on higher-end foundations.
Since discovering this application technique, I haven’t even picked up my foundation brush. I find that brushes don’t really buff the product into the skin, just move it around. This technique is great for anyone who is trying to achieve a dewy finish or anyone who has dry skin.
So before you shake up your foundation routine and buy a new formula, try using a sponge! You’ll never doubt the power of a small sponge again.