By Lorelei Orfeo, Birchbox
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Foundation application tools
From sponges to brushes, fingertips to puffs, there's a world of foundation tools out there. When it comes to choosing the right one, makeup artists agree on one thing: there's no right or wrong way. We asked Emma Willis, Director of Artistry for Blushington, and Neil Scibelli, National Makeup Artist for Jouer, to break things down for us. Read on and start experimenting!
HANDS (Coverage Level 1)
For when you're rushing to get to work in the morning or just want a tiny bit of coverage. Use your fingertips to blend foundation, starting near the center of your face and working out.
POWDER BRUSH (Coverage Level 1-2)
Use it when you need to mattify and set makeup. Willis' method: "Apply a very light dusting of loose powder or pressed powder with a large powder brush onto the T-Zone area only!"
SpongeSPONGE (Coverage Level 2)
Use it when you want an airbrushed, natural finish. "Wet the sponge, squeeze out the excess water, and then apply the foundation with it,"