there are multiple ways to apply foundation. with a sponge, many different types of brush (ahhhh) or your fingers.
I’ve found that using my fingers to apply my foundation the best for me. it makes my face look really smooth and blends everything in. it also gives your foundation a bit of a sheerer cover and as I go to school and we aren’t allowed to wear makeup this is great. also with getting ready in the morning it makes things a lot quicker for me.
I did use a sponge at one point but I found that I’d end up with a few orange marks and most of the product would be absorbed into the sponge. I can almost guarantee when I use my hands it is much cleaner. when I used a brush of a sponge I found I got more and more spots, whereas, with using my fingers I could wash them in hot water before hand to make sure there was no bacteria that would wreck my skin.
after experimenting with a sponge and failing I started using a standard foundation brush. I found it would take forever to get my foundation to perfectly blend all over my face. Then I’d have to clean the brush regularly and it was just a nightmare to be honest.
I’m not telling you to use your fingers on foundation, I’m just saying that you don’t always need to fork out on the latest product to apply your foundation. And remember, what looks great on someone else may not look to good on your skin. Keep experimenting, that’s how I found my favourite technique.
declaimer: I am in no way any sort of makeup artist or ‘beauty guru’ i’m just sharing how I find it best to apply my foundation.