Did you know that how your foundation looks like depends on the tools you use to apply it? Using different sponges and brushes can help you achieve a sheer, medium or full coverage. We’ve listed down the foundation brushes and sponges you need to achieve a different foundation finish each time.
When you want a sheer, dewy finish
If you’re looking for a my-skin-but-better finish, opt for a sponge like the BeautyBlender. Applying foundation with a damp sponge in a tapping motion helps sheer out your foundation for a no-makeup finish.
When you want sheer-to-medium finish
Want to achieve medium coverage with a sponge? A flat-sided one like the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is for you. Dabbing on foundation with the flat side allows you to build coverage and helps speed up application time. Use the pointed side to reach the corners of your nose and eyes, or to set with powder by using rolling or dabbing motions.
When you want medium coverage
A stippling brush like the ZOEVA 125 will ensure liquid, cream or powder foundations are buffed and blended into skin for an airbrushed finish while still giving you a medium coverage. The white bristles are the ones that will do the magic to pick up and deposit products for an Insta-worthy finish.
When you want medium-to-full coverage
On days that you need more coverage, opt for a flat foundation brush like that MAC Cosmetics 190 Foundation Brush that will let you literally paint on your creamy foundations. Start at the centre of your face and blend outward, building coverage.
When you want maximum coverage
The tightly-packed bristles of the a brush like the Sigma Beauty F80 Flat Kabuki Brush help blend liquid, cream and powder foundations seamlessly without absorbing much product to ensure full coverage. Buff the foundation onto your skin in circular motions for an airbrushed finish.