It depends on the area of my face I'm applying it.
HIGHLIGHTER (the lighter shades):
A fan brush (Sephora Pro #43) for tops of cheek bones, and center forehead.
A fluffy eyeshadow blending/crease brush (like Sephora Pro #10) around outer eye corners, between nose and inner eye corners, and above outer half of eyebrows.
A small eyeshadow brush (like Sephora Pro #15) or a pointier "smoke out" brush (like Sephora Pro #24) Around outer corners of the mouth, & nose, and just under eyebrow.
Eyeliner brush (l like the Sephora Pro #23, or Smashbox #21) dampened - for the inner corners of the eye.
Surprisingly I found the flat blush brush that comes in the Benefit blush boxes to be perfect for the bridge of the nose, top of cheekbones, and above brow bone.
In all applications, just touch the brush to the product - you can always add more if you need to, but this product works best as a subtle glow, you don't want it to be obvious!
Sometimes I use my ring finger and tap a little on the center of the eyelid.
If I'm using a bronzer/contouring shade I usually use an angled blush brush (like the Sephora Pro #49) or the fan brush, or a kabuki brush, applying in the hollow of the cheek, face perimeter (hairline/jawline), and temples. Blend, blend blend. Once again, you don't want it to be obvious.
If you are using it as a blush alone, use a blush brush.
To add shimmer to a matte blush, use a fan brush and sweep across the cheek.
I recommend doing the contouring first, then eyeshadow, then blush, then highlighting.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
I wouldn't use my fingers because the oils would react with the powder. Just use a good blush brush..it doesn't have to be high-end. Sonia Kashuk (Target) designs good brishes that don't shed...Eco Tools brushes are also good and very affordable. I hope this helps! :)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
I use a big bronzing brush
answered 5 years, 1 month ago