1Besides choosing the right foundation shade and texture, to truly achieve a flawless finish, you need to master proper foundation application. The best way to apply it is to start spreading the product from the center of the face, where it needs more coverage, and slowly blend it out to the outer edges.

While there are various tools used to apply foundation—the most common being your own fingers—pro makeup artists prefer to work with brushes and sponges. There really isn't a correct way to apply foundation—it's a choice you have to make. But if you want to do as experts do, follow our guide below!

Foundation Tool #1: Flat-top brush
A flat-top brush is ideal for buffing liquid, cream, or powder foundation application.

Amount of liquid foundation used:
Two pumps


Buff your skin in a circular motion until your whole face is covered evenly with foundation. Repeat until you achive the desired coverage.

Result (Left side):

Natural-looking and buildable coverage

Soffia Opulence Perfect Skin Foundation Brush, P575

Soffia is available at www.beautyandminerals.com.

Foundation Tool #2: Flat foundation brush
1As the most commonly used brush in foundation application, this is ideal especially for the hard-to-reach corners of the face thanks to its shape. This type of brush works well with liquid and cream bases.

Amount of liquid foundation used: Three pumps

Sweep the flat foundation brush downwards. Keep on blending for a streak-free finish.

Result (Left side):

Medium to full coverage

Make Up For Ever Foundation Brush, P2,450

Make Up For Ever is available at SM Megamall, Greenbelt 3, and SM Mall of Asia.

Foundation Tool # 3: Egg-shaped sponge
An egg-shaped sponge is used damp. Unlike wedge sponges, this is stippled onto skin to deposit foundation little by little.

Amount of liquid foundation used: Around five pumps

Pat and bounce the base of the pink sponge to polish large areas of your complexion. Switch to the tip to reach small areas like the sides of the nose and under-eye area.

Result (Left side):
Although we used more liquid foundation on the face, skin looks airbrushed and even-toned.

Produced by: Ira Nopuente; Photography: Mike Dee; Makeup by Ara Fernando; Hair by G Mande; Model: Lou Yanong

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