Latoya Jones' Reviews (1)
A very important but often downplayed part of makeup application is the tools used to apply the products. Your ‘tools’ or lack thereof have the ability to make or break the overall finish of the face. By tools I’m referring to your brushes and applicators. Invest in good brushes as they’ll really last a lifetime. The best quality makeup brushes are natural and are made of Pony, Sable and more recently Badger hair and are extremely soft to the touch. Synthetic brushes, though they are cheaper do not deliver the same results. Build up your collection one brush at a time if buying them in sets is not an option for you. Below is a list of brushes and applicators and their function. While it is not a must that you own ALL those listed below unless you have professional intentions or are just a makeup maven, I guarantee that with ownership and practice your look is sure to improve. Enjoy!
Let’s ‘face’ it…
When applying foundation, I encourage that you be as “hands on” as possible. Your phalanges (read: fingers) are one of the best tools for applying foundation. Your body heat actually warms up the product and makes it more pliable and thus easier to spread. Just make sure that they’re clean before you go stickin ‘em in your face…or anybody else’s for that matter.
Foundation wedges/sponges. These come in an assortment of colours and shapes. I find these triangular ones to be the most practical and ergonomic for foundation application
Foundation Brush: This may be used in lieu of wedges (above) to appliy liquid and cream foundations. Be sure to blend properly especially along hair and jaw line.
Powder Brush: This is used to apply loose or translucent powder over your foundation to 'set' your makeup and give you a flawless finish.