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Here's WTF It Means To Stipple Your Face

Free the stipple.

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This is what a stippling brush looks like.

The next time you're at Sephora, take a peek.

It has finer fibers near the top of the brush.

The more feathery fibers are typically a lighter color (white) than the other, tougher fibers (black) near the base of the brush.


When used properly, the finer fibers give you light, ~airbrushed~ coverage with liquid or cream foundation.

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You can also use a stippling brush for blush and powder. See more about foundation brushes here.

And it doesn't matter which brand of foundation you use.

Just find one that works for you and the stippling brush will do the rest.

Here's what to do: Squeeze some foundation onto the back of your hand and gently tap the brush into the liquid.

You should lightly tap down onto the foundation a few times to get product onto the brush without overloading it.

With the same light tapping motion, stipple the foundation over your entire face.

Do not blend or swirl the foundation yet; simply distribute the makeup evenly all over your face. Your skin should look as though it's pixelated with foundation.


The results are pretty freaking amazing.