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3 Ways I Apply My Foundation

Hello you beauties!

I hope you enjoyed my creative writing post last week. My course started officially 2 days ago so I'm sure as time goes on I will have a lot more creative pieces to share with you all.

Today I wanted to discuss with you the different ways that I apply my foundation and which way I find works best for me.

The first way I apply my foundation is obviously with brushes. In a previous post last year, I wrote about my makeup brush collection and so you all know that most of my brushes are Real Techniques brushes. Back when I wrote that collection post, I had only a few makeup brushes but now I have quite a few more which means I have managed to experiment with different brushes to see which I prefer when applying my foundation.

One of my favourites has to be the Real Techniques Buffing Brush (which I bought in their Core Collection set) as it is not too big but the perfect size to cover a larger area - you don't find yourself taking a long time to apply your foundation as you're not using a small brush. It's also got extremely soft bristles meaning it doesn't hurt and doesn't leave streaks in your foundation as you apply it.

I also like the Expert Face Brush from Real Techniques too. It's almost the same as the Buffing Brush but just a little bit smaller. It makes it easier to get into the tighter spots, such as just around the nose. It does take a bit longer with this brush than the other one though, so I would recommend using them both rather than just one or the other.

Another way I apply my foundation is with sponges. I know that recently these have become a more popular way to apply foundation rather than brushes as they leave a more natural feel to it. I know you're supposed to use these sponges damp but there are times, depending on what coverage I want, that I decide to use them dry. When used dry, I find they offer more coverage whereas used damp I find that it makes your foundation look more natural and feel lighter.

There are two sponges I used. One is from EmaxDesigns in a set I received last Christmas, which is the same shape as the original Beauty Blender. I find this one is best if used dry and really does apply your foundation well and doesn't absorb the foundation into the sponge much.

The second sponge is one that I cannot remember the brand of but is shaped much like the Real Techniques sponges and is also orange (before you say anything, yes I'm 100% certain that it isn't a Real Techniques sponge). This one is great wet or dry, and I love the feeling it gives with my foundation when I do use it damp. It really does give a flawless finish and because each part is a different shape, it is great for any part of your face.

The final way I sometimes apply my foundation is with a silicone sponge, which I know have now become more popular. These are popular as the design and material are supposed to make it so that you do not waste any product, meaning you have to use less foundation and so your foundation (which is even more great if it's an expensive foundation) lasts even longer and means you don't have to repurchase it as often as you did before. Also, these sponges are supposed to mean more coverage from your foundation too. I don't own an expensive one, just one that I bought from Makeup Revolution.

Out of the 3 ways, I would have to say that sponges are my personal favourite. Just the way they can offer so much from just one product and there are so many out there to chose from. I particularly love the natural look they can help me to create.

Honestly, my least favourite of the 3 has to be the silicone sponge. It may be because the one I own is quite cheap and so probably isn't the best to represent the product as a whole, but I just didn't find it as impressive as the other ways of applying foundation. I found it so difficult to apply my foundation using on of these sponges with making it look like I was wearing a mask, as especially round my neck it was very hard to blend and is also not easy to use on and around your nose. I ended up having to go over my foundation again with a normal sponge, so I feel I may as well have just used that in the first place.

What do you prefer to use to apply your foundation? Any brands/products that you would recommend?

I'll be back next week with a new post for you all.

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