Hi Everyone!! Today, I will be sharing how to apply foundation with a sponge.
Having the best foundation in your vanity box will be of no use if you don’t apply it properly. Ever since the world’s most popular makeup sponge – the beauty blender came out, it’s been getting a new look. Considered as an ideal way to apply liquid foundation, this beauty blender is now available in variety of shapes, sizes and textures. So, if you are a little unclear how to use a sponge, this post will definitely help you. Read on to know
how to apply foundation with a sponge.
How To Apply Foundation With A Sponge?
Step 1: Choosing An Appropriate Sponge
The first step in learning how to apply foundation with a sponge is choosing an appropriate sponge. Sponges are available in different sizes and shapes depending upon what are they being used for. So, after choosing the best sponge, the next step is to prepare your skin for applying makeup.
Step 2: Follow CTM
It is very important to clean your face with a facial cleanser and warm water. Make sure that the water is lukewarm otherwise it can irritate your skin. After cleansing, pat dry your skin and apply some toner that will help in maintaining skin’s balance. Toning should be followed up by a moisturizer that will help to hold the moisture in the skin. Moisturizer will also help in easy and even blending of the foundation.
Step 3: Application Of Makeup Primer
The next step in learning how to apply foundation with a sponge is to apply a face primer. A primer forms an extra layer between your skin and makeup and helps in creating a smooth and flawless base for the application of makeup. It also hydrates and nourishes the skin, makes pores look smaller, reduces oil and shine and also helps to fill fine lines etc. Primer helps the makeup to stay longer as well. Different kinds of primers are available in the market so, make sure that you have chosen the right primer for you.
Step 4: Dampen The Makeup Sponge
One of the most important step in learning how to apply foundation with a sponge is to wet your sponge until it is completely saturated and then squeeze out the excess water. The dampen sponge will grow bigger in size and this dampen sponge will not soak up excess foundation. This will allow you to build up the foundation on your face gradually and will help you in achieving a natural look.
Step 5: Pouring Foundation On The Back Of Your Hand
The next step in learning how to apply foundation with a sponge is to pour a dime sized amount of foundation on the back side of your hand first and then pour more if required. Do not pour the foundation directly onto the sponge as it will lead to wastage of the product.
Step 6: Dip Sponge Into The Foundation
Dip the round end of the sponge in the foundation at the back of your hand. Make sure to go with a little foundation first so that you can get used to the blending technique.
Step 7: Dabbing Foundation On The Face
The next important step in learning how to apply foundation with a sponge is the application part. Start dabbing from the center of your face and move towards your hairline until the foundation is completely blended. Make sure not to drag or rub the sponge across your skin. You simply need to dab it so as to distribute the foundation evenly on your skin.
Step 8: Continue With Dabbing Until Foundation Is Completely Blended
The key point to keep in mind while learning how to apply foundation with a sponge to get a natural look is to dab until the foundation is completely blended. The small pointed edge of the sponge is used around the nose and the eyes. The round and larger part is used for the forehead, cheeks and jawline.
Step 9: Apply Setting Powder
The last step in the process of how to apply foundation with a sponge is to set the foundation with a setting powder. This will help your foundation to stay in place.
So, these were the steps that will help you to apply foundation with a sponge. Now, as you are done with the application part, do not forget to clean your sponge.
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How To Clean Sponge?
It is very important to clean the sponge so as to avoid the growth of any bacteria and debris. So, to clean the sponge, rinse it in warm water and massage out the stains with a few drops of facial cleanser or any mild soap. Squeeze out the excess water and lay it flat on a clean towel to dry. Make sure to clean the sponges at least once a week and change the old sponges every 3 months to avoid pimples, blackheads and other unsightly conditions.
How To Apply Foundation With A Sponge?
This post will share with you how to apply foundation with a sponge and will help you in achieving the flawless look. Read on to know more.