Using a brush for applying liquid foundation? That seems absurd, right? After all, you can just simply use your fingers in applying the product. Why should you bother yourself in looking for the right makeup brush for it?

While it is true that using your fingers in applying liquid foundation is the easiest method out there, it may come with a few downsides like uneven application and worse, possible bacterial infection. That is why it is a big no-no especially for people who are dealing with acne, wrinkles and fine lines.

If you wish to hide your wrinkles and at the same time, keep your skin healthy and beautiful, you need to use a makeup brush, and this article will help you find the best one!

How to Select the Best Liquid Foundation Brush 👈

It is true that using liquid foundation helps cover Marionette Lines but how well it does is determined by the types of foundation brush that you will use. With that in mind, here are some tips that you need to know:

Choose between natural and synthetic brushes.

Brushes made from natural hairs have become popular because of how flexible and soft they are. If you opt for natural hair, you also have a wide array of options to choose from. If you will be using a large brush, opt for goat hair. If you want a small brush that can reach different areas of your face, go for the sable hair.

If you have ethical considerations when it comes to the materials used in making brushes, you will be glad to know that there are plenty of cruelty-free synthetic makeup brushes that you choose from. A synthetic brush is recommended for liquid foundation because it will be a lot easier to remove liquid makeup from it.

Test the brush.

Before you make the final purchase, try the brush. This is very important so you would know how it will feel against your skin. If the saleslady does not approve of you testing the brush on your face, you can try testing it against the back of your palm.

Go for brushes with a dome-shaped tip.

When it comes to blending foundation, a brush with dome-shaped is highly recommended. This is because it rolls more evenly on the face and since the surface area of your face is a lot bigger, size will not be a problem for you. The curve shape of the tip also promotes better control over the makeup application.

The more bristles the brush has, the better it is.

A good foundation brush is one that has lots of bristles that are stuffed into the tip of the brush. In this way, the brush is a lot stiffer and sturdier which is perfect for applying wet makeup like liquid foundation.

The Different Types of Foundation Brush (and How to Use Them)

There are various kinds of a foundation brush, and we have enumerated them below. We also have provided a few tips on how you can use them in applying your liquid foundation.

Stippling Brush

As compared to other foundation brushes, this one gives you better coverage. If you wish to achieve a dewy, glowy finish, blend the liquid foundation in a stippling motion. Also, make sure that you don't press the brush too hard on your face to avoid unwanted streaks on your face.

Rounded Foundation Brush

This is the most widely available type of makeup brush in the market. If you will be using this brush, we recommend that you apply the foundation in your face in stroking and swirling motions. Prevent the formation of lines and creases by finishing the application with a circular motion.

Flat-Top Kabuki Brush

If you have this type of brush, you can also use it to apply your liquid foundation. You can do this by dotting the liquid makeup all over your face, applying more in the areas that need more coverage (around the eyes, at the sides of your nose, and in your chin area). Afterward, use the brush to press the product into your skin and dab it all over your face. Blend everything in using a sweeping and swirling motion.

Beauty Sponge

This is the latest addition to the makeup brush types in the industry and while it is far from the characteristics of a brush-its function is just the same. This is the makeup applicator of choice for people who use liquid foundation because this allows them to achieve a natural finish and better coverage.

When using this applicator, be sure to wet it a bit first. Squeeze the sponge to get rid of excess water. Put a small amount of the liquid foundation on the sponge then gently press the sponge into your skin. Press the product in then dab it outwards until the foundation is already properly blended.

More Makeup Tips to Hide Wrinkles

Now that you have found the perfect brush for your needs, there are more tips that you need to know to properly cover your wrinkles and Marionette lines.

One thing you need to go light on your foundation. Many people think that to conceal your wrinkles, you need to use more foundation. However, doing so will just make the wrinkles more pronounced. That is why you should go for a foundation with light or medium coverage for a natural and flawless look.

Also, try dabbing olive oil into the affected area before you put on your concealer to prevent it from being cakey and creased after application.

Signs of aging are inevitable. They would appear sooner or later (but we hope it will be later than sooner). But while you cannot avoid them, there are plenty of ways on how you can conceal them and using liquid foundation is one of them. When applying your makeup, make sure to use the right makeup brush, and we hope that this article has helped you find the one!