Any time I can use less powder, I’m all for it. The prettiest finish typically comes from a moisturizing or luminous foundation formula. But sometimes they can make us look a little too shiny (there’s a fine line between dewy and oily-looking!). So try this the next time you apply your favorite luminous foundation! Wet the sponge, wring it out and use it to apply the foundation instead of a brush. Why? Because when the sponge is wet and damp, it won’t pick up the the oil in the foundation (remember, oil and water don’t mix!). So mostly only the pigment will be deposited on your skin. Ok, I don’t claim to know the exact science as to why this happens, all I know is when I do this technique on my clients, I have to powder way less than when I use a foundation brush. And the less powder I use, the less chance of looking cakey.
- Your Favorite Foundation — right now these are my favorites: this anti-wrinkle serum- infused foundation ($$$), this liquid airbrush foundation ($$) and this matte poreless foundation ($).
- An Egg-Shaped Sponge — I am a lifetime devotee of the beauty blender (on sale here!) and have yet to find an imitator that has the same feel and finish.
- Running Water
- A Towel
Try it and let me know if you notice a difference in the comments below!
For everyone asking, this is the black top that Brook is wearing! xx