Ladies, do you use compact powder foundation? If you do, what do you use to apply the powder on your face? Sponge, brush or fingers? I have tried both the sponge and brush but I’ve never used my fingers because one, I’m not comfortable using them and two, I think I won’t do a good job with them.
Between the sponge and the brush, I prefer the latter for the more natural finishing. I used to rely on the sponge and even though I always change them regularly, I found my foundation getting streaky sometimes, especially when I’ve applied the power in haste. Then I switch to using my kabuki brush and love how natural I look because the bristles allow the powder to be better evenly spread and I don’t end up overloading my face with too much powder. In fact, I can now apply my powder even in a hurry without too much problems compared to using sponges.
Some ladies cite hygiene as a reason for using a brush but personally I never had a hygiene issue with using sponges because I always toss them out quickly. Actually come to think of it, I don’t even wash my brush that frequently!
But now I realize one major problem with using a brush. Way too much wastage! I didn’t remember my compact powder finishing up quickly when I used sponges. And unlike mineral makeup, I have to pick up a lot more of the powder to get an even coverage.
Now this is a real bummer because I’ve switched from using mineral foundation to compact powder thinking that I’ve found the answer for a more natural makeup but I’m not about to spend more for that purpose. So I’m a little torn now. Should I revert to using the sponge again?
Geez…sometimes makeup is such a pain!