Make-up application: Brush vs blender vs fingers

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A flawless foundation is a staple for any facebeat. Application differs but what’s the difference anyway. Take a look at the pros and cons for each.

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Brushes

Pros

If used accordingly it can speed up your make-up routine. To get an airbrushed face, the brush is your friend. Use one with synthetic bristles when applying liquid or cream foundation. They give you control of the coverage you need and are hygienic as opposed to the other tools.

Cons

Be ready to dig deep in the pockets for quality brushes as the poorly-made ones can leave stray hairs behind.

Blender

Pros

They come in diffferent shapes, and colours so you’re spoilt for choice. When blended properly, your foundation appears smooth and light. You’re able to get a more dewy finish by dampening the blender. It makes your foundation look as though it’s a part of your skin. Unlike the brushes, they are inexpensive and easily available.

Cons

The down side however is that you’ll run out of products very fast because blenders absorb a lot of product. They accumulate more bacteria so regular washes and replacements are needed.

Fingers

Pros

This is an oldie but still a goodie. Your body heat gets to warm up the foundation which helps to blend well. It’s very inexpensive and saves product as you tend to use less.

Cons

This method is messy and takes time. Results of the application is usually uneven. It doesn’t work for oily skin as it clogs pores and transfers bacteria from your hands.

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