How to Select Makeup Brush for Liquid Foundation

With so many brands of brushes available in the market, it can be difficult to select the right liquid foundation brush. This is especially true for beginners who are just starting their make-up selection journey. I know selecting good brush, and liquid foundations can be quite difficult when you first start to use these make-up products. So the purpose of this article is to help you understand the different types of makeup brushes, and which ones work best for certain foundations. I hope you find the tips that I’m about to share here helpful.

If you are also need help selecting the best foundation for yourself, you may want to check out our main page here. Once you have the foundation selected, and have the appropriate brushes for application, you need to know how to apply it properly. I have written an article which teaches you how to apply liquid foundation, which can be found here.

Many Kinds of Liquid Foundation Brushes

If you go to your drugstore and look around the cosmetic section, you will find plenty of makeup brushes. There are just so many brands available out there, and they all come in different sizes and shapes. Each and every single type of brush you see out there has its own use. You just have to know which one to use for desired outcome you are looking for.

Although these brushes come in different shapes and sizes, most of them have one thing common; that is they are all made from synthetic fibre. You should also know that brushes aren’t absolutely necessary for applying foundation on your skin. You may also use a sponge (damp or not) or just apply the foundation with your fingers. But most people these days apply foundations with liquid foundation brushes. Have you even seen professionals applying foundation with their fingers? I bet not.

The reason why most people use brushes to apply foundation is because the quality of brushes has evolved significantly over time. We have really good brushes available at our disposal these days. They are very smooth, dense (if needed), don’t absorb makeup products, provide awesome finish, and come with many more features.

Classic Liquid Foundation Brushes

Oval shaped foundation brushes were the common types of brushes that were used in the past. They were also the first ones to be designed. The major different between the brushes of different brands was the stiffness of their synthetic fibres. Some brushes have really soft and some have very stiff fibres. You need to pick a brush that picks up and blends the foundation well with your skin. If it is a soft brush, makeup product won’t be distributed evenly. If the fibres are too stiff, then it may not slide well on your face.

Another thing that is important to consider is the width of the brush. Narrow brushes can reach small areas on the face. Large brushes are commonly used to cover the other parts.

Pointed Foundation Brushes

These types of brushes are modern, and designed to reach all of the different parts of the face. They work really well for the area under your eyes, nose and chin. Another important feature of these brushes is that they blend the foundation perfectly on your face.

Stippling Foundation Brushes

These brushes are modern, new generation, new concept and are absolutely amazing when it comes to applying liquid foundation. The good thing about these brushes is that they are not only good at applying foundation, but also at applying other creamy products, such as primers, highlighters, cream blushes.

If you were looking to achieve airbrushed flawless look, this is the type of brush you want to use. They are composed of two common fibres: natural (black) and synthetic (white). When using this brush, you are gently tapping it on your face (stippling), and not leaving any strokes.

Buffing Brushes

Another new type of foundation brushes, which evolved with the rise of mineral foundations. This kind of brush is dense and has a flat surface. Its purpose is to blend and buff the liquid foundation into skin. It works great for applying liquid foundation and for also applying powder products.


I hope this article helped you understand the different types of brushes that are available out there. There are many parameters that you need to look at when selecting a liquid makeup brush. Makeup brushes come in different sizes, shapes, lengths, type of fibres and their density. I would suggest that you try out different brushes to see which one works best for you.

Decision for selecting the right brush depends on your foundation as well. If you are using a thick and creamy foundation, you would want a brush that is slightly stiffer. This will ensure that you are able to pick, smear and blend the product well into your skin. Same logic goes for light foundations; you want a stippling brush (or similar one with normal fibres) to apply it properly. There you have it, I hope these tips and information helps you pick the best makeup brush for yourself.

How to Apply Liquid Foundation – Step By Step Guide

Liquid foundation is one of those products that can be quite difficult or boring to apply. In this short guide, I’m going to show how to apply liquid foundation. Most liquid foundations are constantly changing, and basic routine just doesn’t do it. It may seem like a tedious task for some. Once you apply the liquid foundation, and feel that you have everything done correctly, even a small interruption can make it all go astray. For example, if there is product left in your brush from previous application, and it has solidified, it can mess up your look for the rest of your day.

Like many of you, even I have tried hundreds of different methods of applying liquid foundations. I have tried different kinds of foundation, different brushes, and all kinds of other stuff. But in the end, I have finally found a method that works for me. Now what works for may not work for you, but I will share it with you all to try anyways. What follows below is the best way to apply liquid foundation according to me.

  1. Pick Your Favourite Liquid Foundation
    Firs thing first, take that favourite liquid foundation of yours. If you do not have a favourite foundation that you use, or are having a trouble picking the best liquid foundation for yourself, then check out this page. On that page we compare top brands, and based on user ratings, we have listed the best foundations. I’m sure you will find the right foundation there.
    Ok, so once you have the liquid foundation that you like, pour a small amount on your hand (or palette). The amount you need depends on your skin. I usually take amount less than the size of a nickel or a quarter.
  2. Take a Dense Brush
    Now, to apply the foundation on your face, you need a dense foundation brush with a flat-top. Take the brush and dip it into foundation you have on your hand. Dip the products on your nose first, then your cheeks, then borders of your face, and lastly the chin. Note that one dip into the foundation should be enough to dot all of these areas I mentioned.
  3. Nose is Starting Point
    With brush in your hand, start stippling at the nose. Cover the small areas and then gradually move to the cheeks. Once cheeks are done, move to the face borders. You want to be stippling products toward the center of your face. Now do the same with your chin.
  4. With Remaining Foundation on Your Brush
    With what is now left on your brush, you want to cover the area above the top and bottom of your lips. At this point, you want to avoid stippling the area where you have smile lines. We will come back to this later.
  5. Forehead
    Now take some more products onto your brush, and cover the forehead. Make sure you cover it all the way into your hairline, or it may look weird. Your hairline is as noticeable as your jawline, so make sure you cover it well and properly. At this point, your entire face should be covered, except smile lines.
  6. Area Below Jawline
    Take whatever amount of product that is left on your hand (shouldn’t be too much), and dot it on the area below your jawline. Stipple it upwards and connect it with the product on your face. Once that is done, fade the bottom part with your neck so that product’s isn’t visible. Also stipple the area where your ears connect to the face.
  7. Stipple Entire Face
    Now you want to stipple the entire face. Use whatever amount of product left on your hand and apply it. This will make sure that the foundation is distributed evenly at all surfaces. This is the time when you cover your smile lines. When you stipple over your smile lines area, it will only apply a small amount of foundation. As a result, your smile lines won’t crease.
  8. Buffing
    Once your entire face is covered, you want to buff it with the same brush going in clockwise circular motion. This will blur any imperfections you might have, and also remove any extra product on your face. As a result, it will give you even and natural looking skin-tone.
  9. Let is Set
    Let the foundation set for a while (give it about 3-5 minutes). Once the time period is over, blot all over your face using a tissue. Buff off any area where you feel the product have creased.
  10. Apply the Powder
    You now want to finish it off by applying some loose powder with a puff. Apply any other products that you usually apply after the foundation and you are done!

I know this guide is long but the whole process only takes about 5-8 minutes once you get used to it. I hope you enjoyed reading this how to apply liquid foundation guide, and it helps you obtain even looking skin-tone. Feel free to share your best way to apply liquid foundation with us all.

How to Select and Use a Foundation for Oily Skin

Oily skin can makes it difficult for make-up to stay longer on the face. If you are here reading this article, then you know what I mean and you want a solution for that. The purpose of this article is to help you select a foundation for oily skin, teach you how to apply it on your skin for longer lasting, and also show you a skin cleansing routine that helps people with oily skin.

Making your make-up last longer on oily skin can be a difficult job unless you know what works with your skin and how to use your skin care products properly. Some people give up or reduce the amount of make-up they use just because of the oily skin. Let me give you some tips which can help you manage oil on your skin, and at the same time, allow you to apply the make-up you desire.

Use Appropriate Facial Cleanser

First thing you want to do is cleanse your skin properly. Make sure you select a facial cleanser that is specially made for oily skin. This will help cut down some of the oil. Not only does it reduce the amount of oil on your skin, it also clears the pores which is a very important step in its own. Clogged pores are never good and may cause skin complications.

Picking the Right Moisturizer

After properly cleansing your face, you want to apply a good moisturizer. Once again, you should be selecting products that are oil free. You don’t want more oil on your skin than you already have. Another thing I want to mention about oil-free moisturizers is that just because they are oil-free doesn’t mean they will work for you. Not all formulas work with your specific skin type. So, try one for a bit, if it doesn’t work, change it! People with oily skin have tried body butter in the past with good result. You may want to give that a shot and see if it helps.

Make-up Primer and Foundation for Oily Skin

When you apply a foundation on oily face, you notice that it does not stay in its place for very long. It makes your face appear cakey. What you need for that is a make-up primer. A make-up primer can help you hold everything together on your face so that it appears good with even skin-tone. Make sure to select an oil-free primer (also anti-shine).

Primer for the Eyes

Another thing that ladies often experience is eye make-up creasing. Creasing above the eyes is very common with women who have dark circles. What they tend to do is apply a concealer before they put on the makeup for oily skin. That is one thing you should avoid if you have oily skin. Instead of using a concealer, you need to pick a primer that is specially designed for your eyes (eyelids). Applying a primer designed for eyelids creates that perfect base you need for the rest of the make-up. Not only that, it also absorbs the oils produced by your skin throughout the day.

Too Much Powder is Not Good

Another thing that you can do to control oil on your face is to not apply too much powder. It has been known that applying too much powder can cause the pores to release more oil. As a result, it makes your skin even oilier. Always use a matte translucent formula for powder and apply it only where it is needed (shiny areas). Using that formula can significantly reduce the shine and keep your skin-tone even.

Save Make-up from Water

Last but not the least, buy makeup products that are waterproof, water-resistant and last longer once applied. These kinds of make-ups tend not to crease or give your cakey appearance. Also, it is always a good idea to keep some blotting papers handy. If the above tips do not work for you, or not work for you for longer period of time, then you can always use blotting papers to suck away some of that oil on your skin.

In conclusion, I hope the tips I shared help you control the oil on your face and maintain your make-up. It is very important that you select your skin-care products carefully. Always select oil-free makeup foundation for oily/greasy skin and apply it after using a make-up primer.

How To Select Appropriate Concealer And Apply it Properly

There is no doubt that an appropriate concealer is an important part of women’s make-up box. With proper application, a right concealer has the ability to improve your appearance dramatically. Because of your hectic work schedule and other activities, you might not be able to get proper amount of rest at night. That usually leads to tiredness in the morning when you get up; the bad thing is that it shows on your face. Another person can easily tell that you are tired by just looking at you.

Concealers have the ability to mask that appearance. It can make a tired looking face fresh after the application. This is one of the major benefits of concealers, but it is not the only one. It is used to mask blemishes, pimples, dark circles under the eyes, and many other face imperfections. Concealers provide a much greater coverage when compared to foundations and other make-up products. Liquid foundations are commonly used to mask minor imperfections of the skin, or to just even out skin tone. Normally people apply concealer and then the foundation. Some individuals do not use foundation at all, and use concealer as the only make-up.

Concealers are not very popular among ladies and the reason being selection and application. It is difficult to pick the right concealer shade because they have higher coverage and people don’t know how to apply it properly. Here in this article, I’m going to give you the basic and fundamental information about picking the best concealer. Hopefully, after reading this, you are able to pick one for yourself without much trouble. You might end up liking your concealer more than your foundation.

Which Concealer is Right for You?

When you look at all the concealers available at the market, you come across thousands of different brands and types. It can be difficult selecting the appropriate one. I have been at that stage and I know how difficult it was for me to pick one for myself.

So when picking a concealer, you want the one that is yellow based. Selecting shade is also quite important. Determine your skin tone, and get a concealer that is one or two shades (not more) lighter than your skin tone. If you get a shade way too lighter, it will look unnatural when you apply it on your face. You want it looking as normal as possible.

One more thing that I believe you should be aware of is the time of the year. During the summer months, your skin tone is usually slightly darker because of the exposure to sun. For this duration of the year, you want a shade that is also a little darker, so it blends well with your present skin tone. And for the other months, you want your regular one.

When Should You Apply Concealer

Now that you have picked a concealer for yourself, let’s look at the application bit. Usually, people apply concealer before they apply foundation or anything other make-up. This is not a universal rule, and which one you apply first depends on what you are trying to mask. For example, if all you are doing is trying to hide dark circles under the eyes, then you want to apply concealer first and then foundation. On the other hand, if you are masking a pimple or blemishes, you want to apply foundation first and then concealer. If you apply concealer first, then it will be brushed away when you apply foundation, not something you want.

There are no hard and set rules when it comes to application really. See what works best for you and what makes you feel good; just go with that.

How Should You Apply Concealer

When applying a concealer, you want to apply it in thin layers and then build up as you need more coverage. Apply dots of concealer where ever required on your face; blend it with your finger or a brush. Apply some more if you require more coverage. Once done, set it well with a very fine and loose powder using a fluffy brush. That’s it.

Different Solution for Dark Circles

We often have those dark circles under our eyes that we don’t like. Although normal concealers can help us cover them; but they are not very efficient. I would like to inform you that there are now concealers available that are designed specifically for masking dark circles. They contain special ingredients to brighten the dark circle area and give you an even skin tone.

There you have it! I hope the information provided here help you pick an appropriate concealer, and also helps you apply it better. If you find this article useful, please share it with your friends and family. Thanks for reading.