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Applying Liquid Foundation - Brush or Fingers?
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Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:36 am      Reply with quote
When you say "brush" are you talking about painting on the foundation or stippiling?
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Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:48 am      Reply with quote
honeychan wrote:
Hi there,

I've always been using fingers to apply my liquid foundation but I'm wondering if it's better to use a brush or sponge?

Is there a difference?

Thanks for your help! Smile


I always use a sponge, I think that gives the best result, easier to apply the right amount and more evenly(not sure how it spells). And I moist the sponge just a little bit with water before I apply the foundation. If you do so, the sponge don't suck up excessive foundation.
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Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:48 am      Reply with quote
Alien wrote:
When you say "brush" are you talking about painting on the foundation or stippiling?


I use a painting technique. Just be sure to use a proper foundation brush. Once you've tried it, you'll never go back to fingers again!

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Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:41 am      Reply with quote
Keliu,

I'm sorry to disagree with you. I have tried a number of times to use this technique to no avail. I must be doing something wrong: either it looks streaky or thick
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Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:45 am      Reply with quote
GirlieGirl wrote:
The Beauty Blender sponge is excellent for apply liquid foundation. Its expensive but its really worth it, it really different then your standard sponges. It just give a much nicer finish.
I've read alot of people like a similar one by Sonia Kusak for about 1/2 the price.



definitely agreed with you

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Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:46 am      Reply with quote
SusieQ wrote:
Fingers work best, less waste


I don't like to use fingers because i have to wash my hands after applying

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Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:15 am      Reply with quote
honeychan wrote:
Hi there,

I've always been using fingers to apply my liquid foundation but I'm wondering if it's better to use a brush or sponge?

Is there a difference?

Thanks for your help! Smile


i use finger too ,but i use sponge when i put loose powder to fix makeup.
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Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:44 am      Reply with quote
Does anyone use a stippiling brush?
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Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:47 am      Reply with quote
I used to use fingers but since trying a stippling brush a few yesars ago I will never go back to fingers. You can get a more even, sheer application with a stippling brush.
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Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:17 am      Reply with quote
i am using a Mac brush for liquid foundation it really give u a different look when u compare to using ur fingers.
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Mon May 13, 2019 6:54 am      Reply with quote
For me, when I use foundation I use my fingers to dab it in areas, but then the brush to kind of distribute it more evenly. I also use some of those modern sponges too for the same purpose and they work out great as well.

A make up artist once told me that rather than going for liquid foundations as we age, to instead go for powder. His reasoning made sense and I remember seeing Laura Hutton and her make up kit advert one time (which was all powders) and the befores and afters were pretty impressive.
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Wed May 22, 2019 8:23 pm      Reply with quote
I prefer to use my own hands.
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