How to Apply Liquid Foundation

Applying liquid foundation is not the easiest of tasks. The smallest mistake can ruin the whole effect. I have come to perfect a process of applying liquid foundation only after years of use. The rest of the article describes the process in steps. Hopefully these beauty school tips will help.

How to Apply Liquid Foundation

At first, pour the liquid foundation on a palette or at the back of your hand. The amount will depend on your skin type but normally the amount the size of a quarter will suffice.

Dip a flat-top and dense brush into the foundation and apply it in dots over your nose, cheeks, chin and along the borders of your face. Once you have done this, it is time to start stippling. Start with your nose and slowly move into other areas. Make sure you stipple in tight and small areas.Finally stipple the area below mouth and above lips. Leave the smile line alone for now. I will tell you later what to do with it.

Follow this step only if you apply foundation under eyes.

Lightly dip the outer edges of the brush and make small dots under your eyes. Stipple this lightly over the area surrounding your eyes.

Applying Liquid Foundation Across Your Hairline

Next stipple across your hairline and forehead and then, around your jawline. Once the entire face is covered, stipple upwards from jawline and downwards from forehead to let the foundation spread evenly over the entire surface.

You can apply some additional product to treat to areas which may cause problem. Now, apply a very small amount of foundation over the smile line separately. This will reduce the chances of creasing. Buff in small, circular motions over your whole face. This will melt the foundation evenly and give it a natural, skin-like look.

Applying Face Cream

Now is the time to apply face cream of your choice. Apply whatever you are comfortable with– contour, blush, highlighter etc. Now you should allow the foundation to sit for 3 to 5 minutes so that it can set in. Make use of a tissue to blot your face. You should pay special attention to your nose, smile line, and the area around eyelids.

Finally, apply some loose powder. Gently puff your face. You can finish it off with other powders or blends of your choice, such as bronze, contour, blush, etc. If you want to do it professionally, you should first enroll in a Beauty School.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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