How to apply liquid foundation like a pro

A foundation is that one makeup product that can instantly change the way your face looks. It can be both in a good or bad way. It’s the most convenient and easiest way to achieve a flawless look. however, it’s right application is as important as choosing the right foundation shade. A wrong application of foundation can result in your face looking all caked up or a little flaky. So it’s extremely important to wear it on your face the right way.

Some girls really struggle with applying a foundation on their face. It’s either because their shade doesn’t match with the skin tone or they still haven’t got the right hold of the technique. To ensure easy and right application of foundation on your face, there are some easy ways to do so. Read on to know about it.

1. Prep your skin

The first and foremost thing to do before applying any makeup on your face is to prep your skin. A foundation requires a hydrated and supple base for its easy application. So it’s important to keep your face all prepped up or else your foundation may look uneven or cakey.

Keep your skin prepped up using these steps.

CLEANSING: wash your face using a mild cleanser or any cleanser that is suitable for your skin. It helps in removing all the excess dirt or oil present on the face.

EXFOLIATION: you should perform this step only if required. It helps in getting rid of all the dead skin cells and flakiness present on the face. You can even out your skin using this step. But make sure to use a mild exfoliator or it may irritate your skin. After finishing this step, use a toner to shrink the pores and to provide a smooth base for the further steps.

MOISTURIZING: moisturizing your face is one of the most important steps to ensure a smooth and easy application of the foundation. Pick a moisturizer that suits your skin and hydrates it well enough. You can also put a sunscreen with it if your foundation or moisturizer doesn’t come with a good SPF. SPF should be of more than 30 to be able to protect your skin from harsh UV rays.

PRIMER: It’s a personal choice to apply it to your face. But it comes with many benefits like it smoothens out your skin, minimize the pore size and lets your makeup stay for longer hours without fading out.


Now the next step is to apply the foundation on your face. Start with taking a small amount of foundation on your face in order to avoid heavy coverage or it caking up. Use your fingers, a makeup brush or a damp sponge/beauty blender. You can apply it whatever way seems convenient to you. What important is to do it the right way or else it may look very uneven.

If you are using a brush, make sure to spread the foundation in outward direction towards your hairline and neck. Buff it around in a circular motion and make sure the strokes of the brush doesn’t appear. A synthetic brush is considered to be the best brush for applying a foundation.

If you are using a sponge, make sure it is all clean. Damp it in water and then blend the foundation on your face. Blending is really important so make sure it is done evenly. Also, spread your foundation till your neck, hairline, and the ears so that everything looks well blended and balanced out. No lines should be visible on your face after the application.

3. Set the foundation using setting powder

To avoid your foundation getting all caked up or oily, apply a translucent setting powder over it. Use a fluffy brush to apply it on your face. It helps you in achieving a matte finish look by keeping all the build-up oil at bay and also makes sure that your makeup stays on for longer hours. It basically helps you in getting an extra perfect look.

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