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How to Apply Foundation With Sponge

This post will discuss how to apply foundation with sponge. Continue reading to know everything about makeup!

We know you’re looking for the perfect foundation application. You’ve tried different ways, but none of them seems pretty to do it. And then you find yourself wondering: how can I make my face look like it was airbrushed by a professional?

Well, we have some good news for you. With the right sponge and technique, you can get that perfect finish every time. Here’s how:

You may use a damp makeup sponge to apply foundation after prepping your skin. Then, pour a little quantity of foundation onto the back of your hand and dip the sponge into it. Apply foundation to the center of your face and blend outward in a circular motion.

Sponges are easy to use and can help you achieve an even and smooth application in just a few minutes. They also help control the amount of coverage you get, which is nice if you have acne or other issues with your skin. They don’t require any additional tools or products—just water! Let’s find out how we can perfectly apply the foundation with the sponge.

1. Prep Your Skin

You should always prep your skin before applying foundation—this means washing your face with warm water or using a cleanser, which will help open up your pores and give them time to breathe before you cover them up in makeup.

After this, it’s important to apply moisturizer to your face—this will help keep it from getting dried out by all that product!

2. Soak and squeeze your sponge

You might be wondering, “Why should I wet my makeup sponge before applying foundation with it?”. The answer is simple: a wet sponge is better at holding onto your foundation than a dry one.

Applying your foundation with a dry sponge absorbs the product and leaves an uneven finish on your skin. On the other hand, a wet sponge allows you to apply more foundation with less effort—and gives you more control over how much product ends up on your face. Moreover, a slightly damp makeup sponge gives natural-looking coverage.

Pour a dime-sized amount of foundation onto the back of your hand.

The secret beauty industry trick to applying foundation quickly is to pour a little amount of product onto the back of your hand before applying it to your face using a sponge. This will allow you to apply the correct amount and not waste any product.

3. Dot the foundation on the face or Dip the sponge 

If you don’t like pouring a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand, you can also do the foundation on the face directly. However, the other method is to dip the thickest part of the sponge into the foundation (that is on your hand). In this way, you will get a flawless base on your face.

4. Dab foundation onto the center of your face 

Start by dabbing a small amount of foundation onto the center of your face, then blend it outwards with a blender,  until you’ve covered all of your skin. This will give you an even coverage that looks like it was blended by nature.

5. Blend in Circular Motion 

Use small circular motions when blending out harsh lines or edges in order to avoid creating streaks or patches where there should be none! This will also help ensure that no extra product gets left behind after application since it’ll be easy enough for you to remove later if need be without having done any damage beforehand!

6. Understand Different Sides of the Sponge

The round side is best for applying foundation, concealer, and liquid products. The flat side is best for applying powder and setting your under-eye concealer. The pointy side works well for concealing spots or blemishes on the face and blending out harsh lines when applying eyeliner or shadow to your eyes.

The rounded end of the sponge should be used for applying foundation and concealer to your face. This ensures that you get an even application with no streaks or lines left behind after the application! It also helps quickly remove the excess product off your face, so it doesn’t get caked into pores or fine lines on your face!

7. Wash Your Sponge After Every Use

 Makeup sponges are so handy and convenient, but they can be a hotbed for bacteria if you don’t take the proper steps to clean them.

Wash your makeup sponge after each use, and make sure the water is warm and not too hot, as this can damage the material. Soak the sponge in an antibacterial soap solution for at least five minutes, then rinse it thoroughly under running water. Pat dry with a towel or let it dry naturally on its own. Repeat this process every time you use your makeup sponge until it no longer feels slimy or moist to the touch.

Makeup Sponge Hack

Hack 1: Prime Your Sponge

Priming your makeup sponge before applying the product is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the best possible application.

If you’re wondering why this is necessary, it’s because makeup sponges are porous and absorb any liquid products that come in contact with them. In this way, apply a thin layer of primer, as it will act as a shield.

Hack 2: Apply Setting Spray with a Blender

You’ve probably heard of the viral makeup sponge hack that uses setting spray to set your makeup. After applying your foundation, take a makeup blender, and apply setting spray onto the bristles. Then dab the blender over your face—starting at the top of your forehead and working down—to blend everything together into an even finish.

Hack 3: Dap Sponge in Circular Motions

If you’re using a powder foundation, start by taking the sponge and dabbing it lightly in circular motions all over your face. This will help set the base for your makeup so that when you start blending, it doesn’t look streaky or patchy.

Hack 4: Use a damp Blender for Dewy skin

Consider using a damp blender if you’re looking for that dewy, soft-focused look. Applying your foundation with a damp sponge or brush will cling to the skin and have more coverage than when applied dry. The result is a more flawless finish.

Hack 5: Wash Silicon Makeup Sponge with Rosewater

If you have a silicone makeup sponge, then it’s best to use clean water or rosewater to wet it. Silicone sponges are more hygienic than other types of sponges, but they can still harbor bacteria if not cleaned properly. If you use clean water or rosewater with a silicone sponge, you’ll get rid of any bacteria lurking in there.

Hack 6: Cut the Sponge and Restore it

Try cutting it in half if you have a makeup sponge that looks a little worn out.

The first step is to cut the sponge in half, lengthwise. The second step is to wash and dry your sponge halves. You can use mild dish soap and warm water, but make sure that they’re completely dry before using them again!