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3 Ways to Apply Your Foundation Better: Guest Blogger

We’re a tiny bit in love with Shyema Azam’s blog, Beauty and the Feast. The freelance editor and writer—who’s worked for publications like Marie Claire, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar—writes about her everyday discoveries in the food and beauty world, often accompanying her posts with envy-inducing photos. Stay tuned all week for Shyema’s insider advice! 

It took me a long time to start using liquid foundation. I was always afraid of ending up with a cakey-looking face, but many of the newer and better foundation formulas give a “you, only better” finish. The most important, and often hardest,  part of looking your best when using color is the application. Here are three ways that I apply my foundation to ensure a flawless finish:

1. The BeautyBlender Sponge: I’ve sung my praises about this magical sponge on my blog, but this is also an absolute staple for makeup artists on the go and at Fashion Week. Wet the sponge first and dip it in your foundation. Then, dab it on your skin for the lightest, air-brush effect. The shape also makes it ideal to get product into even the smallest corners (around the nose and eyes).

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