I've found a new way of putting on liquid foundation - By Stippling Them.
But seriously, this is not something new for many of you. But for me, I'm a late boomer. :P So, bear with my babbling eh..
Here's a summary of how I use to put on my ICI aka Liquid foundation:-
(1) Using a foundation brush
Comments: This is a hygienic way but then it "eats up" too much of my ICI and sometimes the blending and consistency just doesn't do a good job on my face.
(2) Using fingers
Comments: Quite messy. Hard to reach places tend to miss out. May look patchy, inconsistency, blending have to be quick enough.
(3) Stippling method (My new method)
Comments: Air-brush look. Easy to handle but tend to use more ICI than intended.
I'll let pictures do the talking. BTW, I've actually used two brushes to do this. Both are stippling brushes but one is from MAC while the other is from Sigma.
Here's what I do.
I put on some ICI on my back of my palm and twirl some ICI on my brush which will look something like this...
This is my MAC 187 with my ICI on it.
This is my SS187 (Sigma) with my ICI.
So I stipple it (or "tip" it ) into my face which looks something like this...
Here I present you the "after-effect" of these two brushes with the same stippling method.
With my MAC 187....
With my SS187....
In short, both of these two brushes serve me well. The SS187 is a little larger than MAC 187, hence the stippling work is faster. MAC 187 is denser than SS187, hence the stippling work is firmer than SS187. Both are great in my opinion.
On and all, I love the stippling method applying my liquid foundation as it feels "light" on my skin. One thing that I didn't like is that I have to wash it every time I used them. If the foundation works like a paint, it will somehow "stain" my brushes' white fiber. -_-
In conclusion, I'm pretty much satisfied with this method even though it uses almost double the amount of liquid foundation that I usually use (I had a hard time finishing my liquid foundation as well :P ).
Last but not least,I hereby attached my "before" and "after" look for you (just liquid foundation, no powder, no concealer).
PS: Please excuse the red patches - I don't have the purrrrr-fect skin eh.. :P
PS again: Hey peeps, I haven't been replying to any tagging game but I'll try to do them soon! :D