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Makeup Tips: 3 tools to use for foundation

Abiola Alafe, Fashion Columnist

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Did you know that foundation is the basis of your makeup and the way it is applied will determine your overall makeup look? In today’s post, I will be sharing the best makeup tools for applying foundation. There are different types of foundation from liquid and cream to powder and pressed. These can be categorized into foundations for oily skin, dry skin or a combination of both. Here are the best makeup tools for applying foundation:

1 Brushes

A foundation brush should be used when applying foundation to the face. It helps to give a flawless finish without wasting product. It also helps to spread your foundation more evenly on the face without any form of messiness that may be caused when you use your fingers. There are different types of foundation brushes that you can invest in, including flat foundation brushes, Kabuki/buffing brushes and stippling brushes.

2 Sponges

The beauty blender is one of my favorite tools for applying and blending foundation and concealer. I love how buffed my makeup looks after using it. The tip of the blender makes it really easy to blend areas around the nose and under the eyes where brushes cannot get to. The triangular white sponges are also great for applying foundation. However, they may absorb a lot of your makeup, so you have to work with them as quickly as possible.

3 Fingers

The best time to use your fingers is when applying BB creams or tinted moisturizers. This way, the product warms up into the skin faster and the finish looks natural. Always ensure that your fingers are clean before applying makeup to your skin. You do not want to spread dirt and germs on your face now, do you?

Abiola Alafe can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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Makeup Tips: 3 tools to use for foundation