How do you apply Mineral Foundation?

Often people say to me “I’ve tried mineral foundation before but found it difficult to put on.” Mineral Make Up is easy when you know how! As with any foundation start with clean moisturised skin, if using one of our facial oils I recommend allowing 5 to 10 minutes to absorb properly.  

Firstly it’s important to use the right type of brush, there are various types of Kabuki brushes my favourites are the flat top Buffing cruelty free brush which I stock from My Flawless. Or  EcoTools also have a great Retractable Kabuki.

  • Start by tipping a small amount of foundation into the lid of the jar (remember always use a little if you need more you can apply more, BUT if you use to much you can’t change it quite so easily)
  • Swirl your brush around the lid allowing the bristles to collect foundation
  • Tap the brush of the side of the lid (bristles facing upwards) , to remove any loose foundation
  • Start with your cheek or jawline, buffing in a circular motion moving around your face keeping the circular motion and repeat until you have the desired coverage

DON’T Apply make up straight after moisturising the mineral foundation will cling to the cream and appear to heavy

DON’T plonk the brush in the middle of your head/between you eyes

If you are used to applying a liquid foundation this is going to feel strange for the first 10-20 times, but don’t let that out you off once you have the hang of it you will be able to apply make up much faster.

The beautiful thing about mineral foundation is that it is so versatile whether if you just want a light dusting to even up your skin tone, or if you want a full face of make up for a night out both are achievable!