Is a brush better than a sponge? (CNN) Kitchen sponges harbor more bacteria than kitchen brushes, which may be a more hygienic way to clean your dishes, according to researchers in Norway.
Why are makeup sponges better than brushes? A makeup sponge gives the most skin-like finish and pushes the product into the complexion, the foundation doesn’t sit on top so it appears more seamless and natural. You can really beautifully build-up and blend the product from sheer to full-coverage, but you have to use a clean sponge!
Is it better to put on foundation with a brush or sponge? Sprinkle recommends working with synthetic brushes if you’re applying liquid foundations, as they’re easier to sanitize, and create a smooth, even finish. “A sponge is great for sheering out creams and liquids,” he adds. “However, keep in mind that it can absorb a lot of product.”
What is the best way to apply makeup foundation? Whether you’re using a foundation brush (synthetic bristles are best) or your fingertips, apply foundation in a stippling motion, which means gently tapping it into your skin. Avoid any wiping or rubbing motions because that will only push the foundation around and cause streaks.