When you’re first starting out with make-up, I know how hard it is to jump from using a make-up sponge to getting a brush to call your own. You’re not sure if you should but it looks like everyone around you has loads of make-up brushes and you’re not sure what the difference is between using a sponge vs a brush. Not to fret though, here’s my guide on the four ways I usually apply my foundation and the pros and cons of using sponges vs. brushes.
1. Streak and Blend
I know, you’re probably thinking – Roseanne, streaking? I thought you’re supposed to do the opposite of that! Well, you are except this time we’re blending all the streaks out with a sponge later. I do this with almost all my clients. It creates the most natural finish with great coverage. It doesn’t look cakey because you’re essentially controlling the amount of foundation you apply. Simply use a concealer brush to apply the foundation in streaks onto the face, spaced out of course. Then, take a wedge sponge and blend the foundation so that everything becomes flawless. This is great for people with already really good skin but want to look just a little bit more flawless. I do this with fashion models because they’re usually like 16 years old and still have what I call “baby skin”.