3 Methods Makeup Artists Prefer
With Fingers * Makeup Sponge * A Foundation Brush
Method 1: Applying With Fingers (Easy)
One of the first ways to learn how to apply bb cream is with your fingers. Yes, you can use your fingers. Makeup Notebook was the first to reveal that makeup artists use their fingers to apply makeup all the time. There’s a right way and a wrong way, so please read these steps to make sure you get it right the first time.
Make sure you start with clean hands first. You can wash your hands with soap and water, use a disinfecting gel or use a cleansing wipe. Just make sure you clean them well.
If you have dry skin you will find that you get the best foundation finish if you use a moisturizer beforehand. Let it absorb before applying any other products.
Squeeze out a small amount of bb cream foundation into the palm of your hand. Professional makeup artists often use the back of their hand, but that’s because they need their palms free for when they grasp other products. Your palms work find for mixing.
Using two fingers from your opposite hand, just dip them into the foundation and dab dots of the foundation on your face.
Working quickly go back and begin spreading the foundation. You’ll find that it naturally blends well.
Do you need to cover dark circles or blemishes? If so, wait a few seconds. Then lightly dab your finger back into the foundation and tap, tap, tap the area you are giving more coverage to. Remember, these are not really meant to be full coverage foundations, so you’re essentially making them into one with your technique.
Method 2: Use A Makeup Sponge (Average)
Okay, so you know how to apply bb cream and you feel comfortable with the easiest technique of all. Do you know there’s a way to get even smoother coverage? It’s with a sponge or a makeup wedge.
The white wedges allow you have a little more control over how the product is spread out. Some women like these because it allows them to get apply makeup to areas around the eyes. If you’re covering any type of discoloration the wedges help to soften the second layer. So, let’s look at how to use them.
Start by washing your hands using one of the methods above.
Take a makeup sponge and moisten it with either water or moisturizer. Squeeze the sponge to get rid of any excess moisture. The reason to do this is because you want the foundation to lay on the top of the sponge rather than being absorbed into it. That means you’ll have a layer of product next to your skin, rather than just the sponge.
If you have dry skin then use the moisturizer. Do you have oily skin or combination skin? In that case try using water.
Squeeze a little foundation into the palm of your hand just like you did above. Now, dip the wedge into it. You’ll apply it to your face with the same method.
Here’s the trick for getting great coverage. The first layer should be sheer, the go back and redo any area where you need more coverage or to color discoloration.
Method 3: With A Foundation Brush (Difficult)
If you’re wondering how to apply bb cream with a brush then rest assured it’s not as difficult as it might seem. There’s a technique for this. The problem is that you can’t just swipe on the fountain. If you do that with a liquid bb cream, you might just wind up with a streaky mess. There’s a simple technique for solving that problem. Use this makeup tip.
Apply the foundation like a pro using the C technique. Are you wondering what the C technique is? This is the method of making small little C shapes with your brush, rather than swipes.
Take your brush, dip it in the cream, then apply slight pressure to your skin. The brush should flow just like the letter C. When you get to the end, you lift off the brush slightly. Now, when you do your second C you just overlap it slightly.
You can also use a flat foundation brush and some women find that easier. The choice is really up to you. A brush isn’t necessary, but if you’re applying one of the liquid foundations you might find that you like the coverage better and that it looks more even. When you’re first learning how to apply bb cream, remember to let the product set. It’s going to go on moist and then it’s going to dry to a matte finish.
Learning how to apply bb cream is easy. Start with the your fingers and work you way up with these makeup tips. That’s how makeup artists start out. It works.