Skin is always in. But to achieve that perfect, otherworldly complexion, the best foundation application is the one that you can’t detect at all. And while foundation has acquired a seriously bad rep (hello, BB cream craze) it’s not the formula that’s always to blame. Handling the wrong tools or improper use of even the right ones can lead to a streaky or cakey finish. If you’ve ever had your makeup done professionally, you may have noticed that most makeup artist stipple (bouncing a brush or sponge) to create a flawless finish. It certainly creates a smoother canvas but it's really time-consuming. Who has time to do that every a.m.? (I’m all about clocking in those extra 10 minutes of sleep in the morning).
ulta.com) came across my desk. The antibacterial sponge mimics the stippling motion with 15,000 pulses per minute. The soft vibrations creates a buffed blended appearance quickly and with barely any effort. And while it doesn't totally erase pores it does a pretty great job of making them less obvious. My only drawback? Even though I “seasoned” the sponge for my first use (laying down a coat of foundation to prevent formula absorption), it still seemed to absorb quite a bit of product. Still, it seems worth it as it shaves down my routine and creates a super natural appearance.