What tools do you use for applying your foundation?

After applying my makeup today, I dutifully cleaned all of the tools – yes, I do this every single day and you should too! I was spraying/soaping/scrubbing and thought about how many tools I have, and which ones I am using today versus what I used just a few months ago, and even years ago. I didn’t say I was contemplating how to unify all the people of the world! I was just washing my brushes and stuff…

Anyway, let’s explore the timeline, shall we?

1993: Messy finger application!

2000: In 1998 I worked at a cosmetics counter, and learned the wonders of using a flat brush and small concealer brush.

2009: I started exploring Korean bb creams, I used the ‘palming’ method – looked good, but full coverage and messy!!!

2012: Switched to the much-less-messy beauty blender.

2015: Then Korea introduced liquid cushion makeup, and the puff that goes with it.

The beauty blender/puff, and small concealer brush were my go-to for the past few years. I would only apply powder over my t-zone, thinking it was just because I was getting older and my skin texture was less smooth. Really, it was because the beauty blender didn’t really buff the base into my skin enough. So, now…

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My current foundation tools

Left to right: Etude House Secret Brush 121 Skin, Sigma Flat Kabuki F80, Sigma 3DHD® Precision Brush, Sephora The Pointer Blending Sponge, beautyblender nude, Utowa Round Face Brush 27

2017: I am using a flat kabuki, or other densely bristled brush for the foundation/bb and then touching up with an angled concealer brush or small hydro sponge under my eyes and around my nose. I save the beauty blender for the end, and just tap it over my face to blend the edges and blur. Now, if I choose to wear setting powder, it taps on smoothly with a flat powder brush.

I’m curious, what tools or methods do you use? Have you switched over the years or remained faithful to one?

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