ASK AN EXPERT: What is the best way to apply liquid foundation?

by Nikko Tuazon
Dec 8, 2019
A solid beauty look starts with a flawless foundation. Here's how make-up artist to the stars Muriel Vega Perez does it.
PHOTO/S: istock / Ever Bilena

A solid beauty look starts with a flawless base, and a streaky application can easily ruin it.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sought the help of celebrity make-up artist Muriel Vega Perez for his advice on fixing this coverage crisis.

According to Muriel, the best way to apply liquid foundation is by using your ring finger. But before this, you must prep your face by doing a proper skin-care routine.

He explained, "Liquid foundation is best applied by using your clean fingers. Use your ring finger because it has the poofiest pad.

"The heat and friction help the products to be applied well and stays in place."

But, of course, you can always use your make-up tool of choice to apply your foundation.

The make-up artist added, "A foundation brush and damp beauty blender is also good."

Once you're done with the application, Muriel said, "Best to set with colorless loose powder to set the foundation in place and for a natural-looking finish."

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It's also highly recommended to use the right shade of foundation.

Muriel told PEP.ph, "Swatch and find out the right shade by applying in the jawline."

He added, "Identify your skin type first.

"If the swatched foundation turned dark, it means you are acidic, you oxidize. If this happens, better pick a 1-2 lighter shade of foundation.

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"Most Pinays are cool for the undertone."

To prove that fingers work well in applying liquid foundation, PEP.ph's staff writer Justine Punzalan tried it out using Ever Bilena All Day Liquid Foundation's Oriental shade.

Her verdict?

Justine said, "Bias ako na gumamit ng sponge pero okay rin to use fingers just as long as you apply it evenly on your face."

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dJustine also notes that the foundation's formula also affects how you apply it on your skin.

Talking about Ever Bilena's All Day Liquid Foundation, she said, "It's very lightweight and hindi naman ako naging oily as compared to other foundations. I also like that it's giving me full coverage.

"The foundation has a slight fragrance, a mild minty scent. It's not a strong scent but I have sensitive skin that's prone to eczema and using products with fragrance is something I'm not really sure of.

"My dermatologist told me that it's a lot safer to use unscented ones for those with sensitive skin."

Ever Bilena's All Day Liquid Foundation is priced at PHP195.

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A solid beauty look starts with a flawless foundation. Here's how make-up artist to the stars Muriel Vega Perez does it.
PHOTO/S: istock / Ever Bilena
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