Why should I use a brush to apply foundation?

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    I just use my fingers and have since I started wearing make up but I revently saw some videos and they were acting horrified at using fingers. why does it matter?
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    If you use your fingers it's easy to put it on to thick and end up looking like you've bout your head in a bucket of foundation and having that sticky look. A brush lets you put it on in lighter layers and also the brush leaves a more skin like texture, so looks more natural even if you put a lot on. Also, it can really clog up your pours if you put in on and rub hard.
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    (Original post by lamaragymnast)
    If you use your fingers it's easy to put it on to thick and end up looking like you've bout your head in a bucket of foundation and having that sticky look. A brush lets you put it on in lighter layers and also the brush leaves a more skin like texture, so looks more natural even if you put a lot on. Also, it can really clog up your pours if you put in on and rub hard.
    I've been curious about this too, thanks for the explanation.
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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)
    I've been curious about this too, thanks for the explanation.
    You're welcome. That's what I was told by someone who doesn't make up professionally. The quality of the make up makes a big difference as well.
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    Ngl I use my fingers and I find it works best for me that way.
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    (Original post by lamaragymnast)
    If you use your fingers it's easy to put it on to thick and end up looking like you've bout your head in a bucket of foundation and having that sticky look. A brush lets you put it on in lighter layers and also the brush leaves a more skin like texture, so looks more natural even if you put a lot on. Also, it can really clog up your pours if you put in on and rub hard.
    my foundation is never cakey or anything though, is this an actual thing or is it just marketing? also how often should i wash a brush or beuty blender?
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    (Original post by 1secondsofvamps)
    Ngl I use my fingers and I find it works best for me that way.
    Well I do as well sometimes, especially if I'm in a hurry. But I think the extra effort using a brush does look better.
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    Thanks for the help. Surely I suggest my friends too.
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    I think how good it looks depends on your skin - my foundation looks crap with anything but a beautyblender. But so long as you wash your hands before and take off your makeup at night, it should be fine to use your hands! Only use a brush if you want to.
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    Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - life changing
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    There's no wrong way of applying make-up. Everyone has their own method that works for them.

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    (Original post by Moura)
    I just use my fingers and have since I started wearing make up but I revently saw some videos and they were acting horrified at using fingers. why does it matter?
    It's because if you want a more refined result then brushes are the way to go. There are lots to choose from and there's good reason for using them. I'm not going to say they're bacteria/germ free; that kinda applies to both hands and brushes. So I'm not gonna sell you on the hygiene, I'm gonna sell you on the result. If you want that professional looking makeup like some of the best out there (Patrick Ta, Lottie Tomlinson, even Pat Mcgrath). It may take a ton of time but starting from a brush is one step in that direction.
 
 
 
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