Selecting the correct foundation tool for your skin type and desired finish can be as tricky as finding the perfection foundation colour. Should you be using a brush or blender? Is there a right or wrong technique? How do you build-up coverage without an embarrassing cakey look as the end result? And is the hype really worth all those products you see beauty bloggers raving about?
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With all the recent hype around silicone make-up applicators, we've been dying to get our hands on one IRL. And finally, the tear-shaped Makeup Drop is launching in Boots.
With a silicone texture slightly like that of your bra chicken fillets, and lacking the rounded shape of a BeautyBlender, it's not the easiest application process, but there are major plus points.
1. It's super easy to clean. Compared to a foundation sponge, the silicone doesn't absorb any product which makes it totally wipe clean.
2. It makes your foundation last for ages. Because it doesn't absorb any product, the foundation you do apply actually stays on your face, rather than in the sponge meaning you can use way less than your usual pumps.
There's a good reason why this sponge is one of the most popular on the market, especially for those who want to achieve maximum coverage. Dampen the blender, squeeze out any excess water, apply a little foundation (you can build up with a second application if need be), and then gently bounce it across your face for a streak-free application.
Plus points? It's multi-purpose—use the same sponge for concealing and/or contouring, or a separate (dry) one to bake–and the egg shape allows you to reach difficult areas like the sides of your nose and under your eyes.
If you're really looking for an airbrushed finish, we swear by Estée Lauder's Double Wear foundation – or perhaps try one of these.