Knowing how to apply liquid foundation can be the difference between having flawed and flawless makeup. Applying liquid foundation is pretty simple though, right? Well, kind of. There are still plenty of ways that liquid foundation can go wrong, so the following are just a few foolproof tips for how to apply your liquid foundation like a pro.
1. Prep and Prime
Any kind of foundation can look flaky and uneven if applied to dry skin. When looking at how to apply liquid foundation, make sure your skin is moisturised and try using a primer beforehand to create a smooth base.
2. Get the Colour Right
This may seem like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised at how many people are wearing the wrong coloured foundation! Wearing the wrong shade for your skin tone can be a dead give away that you’re wearing makeup. To get the best colour match, it’s best to test out foundation on your jawline rather than the back of your hand or arm. For a more professional approach – ask a beauty consultant!
3. Keep It Clean
This tip for how to apply liquid foundation may seem like a given, but it’s a step that’s worth reiterating! Always use clean tools to apply your liquid foundation, whether they are your fingers, sponge applicators, or makeup brushes.
4. Apply in Areas
When looking at how to apply liquid foundation, distribute it evenly by dotting on small amounts on different areas of your face – your cheeks, chin, and forehead. Use the back of your hand as a palette to pour a small amount of foundation on and then using your fingers, a sponge, or makeup brush, dab the foundation on to your face.
5. Blend Well
Nothing looks more unnatural then when you can see a line between your foundation and your actual skin colour. Avoid this look by making sure you blend your foundation in well. Don’t stop at your jawline and remember to blend foundation well onto your neck. You could opt to use sponge applicators or makeup brushes to blend but I find that your fingers are a good a tool as any!
6. Move in Circles
Blend your makeup by moving in a circular motion, working in small areas across your face. This will help create even coverage. Some say to use your middle and ring fingers to blend as they provide a defter touch and therefore better coverage than your index fingers.
7. Set It
When it comes to how to apply liquid foundation, it’s important to let it set. Keep it in place by setting it with loose or pressed powder. This will help make sure that it stays on all day. Wait a few minutes to let the liquid foundation set and then swirl on some translucent powder with a large powder brush.
I tend to use my fingers when applying liquid foundation, so if you’ve got any tips on how to apply liquid foundation with a sponge or makeup brush then feel free to share them! When it comes to how to apply your liquid foundation, what are your best tips and tricks for a flawless finish?