Now that you know exactly what to look for in a CC cream, you’ll want to know the best way to apply it. Spoiler alert: you won’t be using the same technique as applying foundation.
Speaking to Today, celebrity makeup artist Jeannia Robinette said that while the world doesn’t end if you use a makeup brush to apply CC cream, it’s not really the best route. A makeup sponge is also a no-no as it will suck up most of the product causing you to run out of your favorite CC cream much faster than expected. Instead, Robinette suggests you apply it like you would a regular moisturizer. “I prefer to use my fingers and warm the CC cream before applying it to my skin,” Robinette explained, adding, “I treat it like sunscreen and put it all over my neck, chest and face. ” Although it may seem weird the first few times, you’ll save tons of product and money in the process.
If you really want to use an applicator, celebrity makeup artist Tara Lauren tells InStyle that a duo fiber brush should do the trick. Meanwhile, celebrity makeup artist Jamie Dorman is a fan of the Rephr 31 brush because of its density. “The hairs don’t absorb or waste the product,” she explained.
Robinette also recommends playing around with different shades for different results. “The lighter color will highlight the areas you want to cover, while the darker one will provide coverage,” she explained to Today.