Video Tutorial: How to Apply Foundation (Using the 109 Brush)

Applying your foundation should be an easy, streamlined process. This is a video will show you how I apply my foundation.  Stay tuned for additional videos on blush and highlighting/contouring (for everyday)!

Products Used:

  • MAC Strobe Cream (Not recommended if you are being photographed a lot–it’s better for in-person viewing, ha!)
  • Korres Silicone-Free Primer (Review)
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (Review)
  • MAC 109 Brush (Review)
  • MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Review)
  • Water

How do you apply your foundation?

P.S. – Today I learned that it’s not “Korres,” it is “Kor-ess.”  So, pretend like I said it the right way. :)

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Tutorial – Dewy, Glowy Flawless Skin; Foundation, Blush, Contour, Highlighting

This tutorial will walk you through, step-by-step, on how to apply liquid foundation, powder, contour, blush, and highlighting for a semi-dewy face. You may want to peruse my red lips tutorial, as well as brow tutorial. Also, I have done a few face tutorials in the past (you can never have too many, right?): glowy cheeks, and my original face tutorial.

Do let me know what you think, and if this was helpful! (Now, back to studying!) And if you have a TeamSugar account, make sure to show us some love!

You will need:

  • Products: Liquid foundation, concealer, blush of choice, contour color of choice, highlight color of choice
  • Tools: concealer brush (194), buffer brush (182), stippling brush (187), angled contour brush (168), blush brush (150)
  • I used: MAC Face & Body (NC30), Make Up Forever Lift undereye concealer, Afterdusk blush, Sculpt sculping powder, Tenderdusk beauty powder

Now, it is time to build the full-face with all the trimmings…

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Tutorial – Glowy Cheeks

This tutorial is designed to show you how to contour face, use a darker blush, and light highlight for glowy, dramatic cheeks.

Skill Level: Moderate

Note: This tutorial is designed for more advanced users who grasp and understand the basic concepts of makeup application, blending, and other related techniques. I strongly suggest viewing some of the more detailed articles and tutorials that better describe basic techniques for less advanced users. To view a more detailed tutorial to gain a better understanding of the techniques applied here, please view this previous tutorial.

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Tutorial – Contour, Blush, & Highlighting the Face

Contour, blush, and highlight tutorial for the face.

Skill Level: Beginner-Moderate

You need the following tools for contouring: a contour brush (I use MAC’s 168) and a contour color (I use MAC’s Enriched Refined Bronze). An angled powder brush can usually double as a contouring brush, just like you can make your choice in the color you want to use to contour. In general, I would assume a color that is darker than your normal skintone is ideal. Contouring adds shadows to your face to create more dimension (carving the cheeks or accenting the cheekbones, thinning out the nose, etc.).

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