How to Apply Foundation With a Brush Flawlessly



Applying foundation is one of the most challenging tasks because we want even application, perfect texture, and smooth blending. Those who are very much aware of their makeup routine use foundation brush as it helps in dabbing the product perfectly. Other than foundation brush, your fingers do a pretty nice job only if you are a complete pro.

If you are an amateur in makeup application, here is a simple approach to nail this technique easily. After a few applications, you will be an expert, check it out here. Use a foundation brush correctly to get flawless and gorgeous looking complexion. What’s more, the best thing about using a foundation brush is that it lets you be quick and de-cluttered. With other application methods, you won’t be able to get precise finish and even application.

Why to Use a Foundation Brush?

foundation brush

With fingers, you might experience fingerprints on your skin whereas the brush gives seamless finish. The foundation brush buffs the skin in circular motions that is not possible with finger or sponge.

How to Apply Foundation

Here are the Steps to Apply Foundation with a Brush:

1. Primer


The very first thing to do is using a primer on your skin. Primer not only evens out the skin but also makes it smooth for the foundation to set on smoothly. To make the makeup last longer, primer acts as an excellent base that doesn’t let the makeup wear off in a few hours. The makeup wears off where there are a lot of pores so focus on these areas and apply more primer around your nose and under the eyes.

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2. Foundation



Now pick the right foundation according to your skin type, tone, and texture. If you have oily skin, go for a water based foundation and if you have dry skin, a foundation that provides enough moisturization to your skin is an ideal pick. Pump out some of the product at the back of your hand and start applying it with a brush.

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3. Foundation Brush

Foundation Brush


As you know, there are many ways to apply foundation on your skin and the best among all is using a foundation brush. With a brush, you get flawless and even finish but it all depends on the choice of brush. For full coverage, you need a flat foundation brush as it helps in giving natural look. Furthermore, if you want more natural appearance, go for a buffing brush instead of foundation brush.

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4. Blot Excess of the Product with a Tissue

Blot Excess of the Product with a Tissue


The next step is to blot the excess foundation using a tissue paper. Do you want cakey look on your face? Then blot out the product for smooth and even appearance as it will prevent creasing or wrinkles after sometime. Make sure to keep the eyes and nose in focus as the products build up there making the face look cakey. After applying the foundation, wait for some time and let it sit properly before applying any other product on the face or else the products will mix with each other making your skin look strange.

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5. Add Color

Add Color


To get beautiful appearance, add a pop of color on top of the foundation. Go for a blush, highlighter, bronzer, or glitter to add a hint of drama. Never go too loud with these as they will make you look ugly instead of beautiful. Of course, you are not going for an art show or a circus.

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6. Set the Foundation

Set the Foundation


All set to go and turn the heads towards your glowing skin! Now that you have applied the foundation and rest of the makeup, it’s the time to spray some perfume and head to the party, ready? Once when you are done with the makeup, don’t forget to set it up with a setting powder to seal the look and make it last longer. The setting powder will keep the foundation intact on the skin and prevents it from chipping or cracking. Lastly, apply makeup setting spray and you are all ready to leave the house.

Bonus Tip: Always wash the brushes after use and let them air dry to maintain longevity or else the bristles will become hard.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.