Applying Foundation

littlemisscurlylittlemisscurly Posts: 161Registered Users
I was just wondering what you use to apply foundation.

I've heard different things, that you should just use your fingers, that you should use a damp sponge or a brush? Any ideas?
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  • tnkrbll23etnkrbll23e Posts: 30Registered Users
    I think it totally depends on the type of foundation you are using.

    I use a mineral foundation and use a brush. When I used a liquid foundation I used the sponge wedges, when I used a cream to powder foundation I used my fingers.

    I am not sure if that is "right" it just happens to be how I did it. What type of foundation are you using?
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  • littlemisscurlylittlemisscurly Posts: 161Registered Users
    Ooh I hadn't thought of it like that, different application for different type of foundation, thank you.

    I use a liquid foundation, not sure that's the best thing though as it always seems to rub off within a couple of hours.

    Thanks for your help
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  • curly_princesscurly_princess Posts: 360Registered Users
    I use a liquid foundation and I use a sponge, just because I don't like to touch my face anymore than I have too.
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  • SYBSYB Posts: 305Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use a foundation brush or flocked sponge to apply foundation.
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  • Miss HandbagMiss Handbag Posts: 6Registered Users
    I use a brush as i think it is great, the best tip i can give is that when you put on your moisturiser leave it for about 5 or 10 mins and then apply your foundation and again leave this for 5 or 10 mins and then apply your powder as that is what i do and i have noticed that it always stays in place
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    my column this month is about foundation!

    click on CURLucopia above!

    :D
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    my column this month is about foundation!

    click on CURLucopia above!


    How come you didn't mention mineral foundation? I used to hate foundation and seldom wore it because it was so messy to apply and looked bad. But since I found mineral foundation (there are many brands, the most commonly-known is Bare Escentuals), I now wear foundation every day. It is so much easier to apply and looks about a million times better than the liquid gunk. Plus, mineral foundation doesn't cause skin problems and clog pores like liquids and creams do.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i've never tried mineral foundation and even with ALL the companies that sell it now, they still comprise less than 2% of the entire cosmetic market in North America.

    and call me skeptical, but i don't believe the hype about ANYTHING until i've tried it myself.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    >> i've never tried mineral foundation and even with ALL the companies that sell it now, they still comprise less than 2% of the entire cosmetic market in North America.

    and call me skeptical, but i don't believe the hype about ANYTHING until i've tried it myself.

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    You should try it then, because, seeing is believing. :)

    Most of the smaller companies offer samples for just a small amount of money, so you can try it easily enough without investing a fortune (like Bare Escentuals charges). Here's a forum for mineral makeup afficianados. On the first page is a long list of links to some of the companies. Nearly all of them offer samples:

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/mineralmania/start
  • tgreyztgreyz Posts: 1,627Registered Users
    Sometimes I use mac's foundation brush although it seems to go on heavier with the brush. More often than not I use my fingers.
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