How To Apply Mineral Foundation Wet: The Definitive Guide.

Beauty Blog Written By Zoe. Updated: September 2023.


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Apply mineral foundation wet correctly.

If you’ve ever struggled with the amount of time it takes to apply your foundation or concealer, then you’re definitely not alone.

A lot of it has to do with the wet- or dry-application method that you choose.

The wet method essentially means that you wet your fingertips, dab your brush on a liquid foundation and apply the product from there.

If done correctly, this method will leave your skin fully covered in one go, which is something that dry application can’t offer.

On top of that, the wet application procedure also leaves less waste than the dry one does.

Read on for more information on how to properly apply mineral makeup and why it may be time for you to switch over as well!

Table of Contents.

What is mineral foundation?

Mineral foundation is a type of makeup that relies on natural ingredients to provide protection and hydration to the skin. It has been developed without any chemicals, dyes or fragrances which makes it very easy on the skin.

It is also breathable, lightweight and can be applied wet or dry. The wet application method is also known as “Dewy,” while the dry application method is called “Matte”.

Benefits of applying makeup with a brush or sponge.

The benefits of applying your makeup with a brush or sponge are plentiful for one main reason: They allow you to cover your face evenly and with more precision than if you applied it dry.

Using a wet application, you can even build up layers of concealer on areas like the nose and chin. This is because there’s enough time to do this without the product running down to other parts of your face and covering them in the process.

Applying makeup with a sponge or a brush also allows you to build up coverage and lessen that appearance of imperfections. That way, no one will be able to tell that you’re wearing foundation at all!

Now that we’ve covered some of the benefits, let’s get into how to properly apply foundation using either method.

First off, if you use liquid foundation instead of cream-based, make sure that whatever tool that you choose has been pre-soaked in water so that it doesn’t absorb too much product and cause additional breakouts.

Also, make sure that your brush is clean before dipping it into the liquid foundation (any excess residue can cause streaks). Choose a good quality brush so that it doesn’t lose bristles while applying.

After dabbing your fingertips in water, lightly swipe them against your skin several times before using them as an applicator for the rest of the product on your face.

Next, choose a thickish cream concealer or creamy liquid concealer like Chan

Tips for applying mineral foundation with a brush or sponge.

If you’re more of a brush person and don’t have time to wet your fingertips every time, then you may be better off using a cosmetic sponge instead.

To use a sponge, simply dampen it with water or any type of liquid before applying the foundation to your skin. You can also apply mineral makeup with a traditional makeup wedge or stippling brush if you want to.

The key is to evenly and smoothly blend in the product on the skin by utilizing light, circular motions.

This will help prevent streaks and masking blemishes as well as leave you with an even complexion.

If done correctly, this method should also make it easier for you to achieve that flawless finish that you were hoping for!

How to apply mineral makeup with a brush or sponge.

It’s worth noting that for some people, the wet application method will not be the easiest one to use. If you don’t have any experience with wet application, then try using a brush or sponge as your applicator of choice before diving into a liquid foundation.

The wet application process can be done with either of these tools and is suitable for all skin types. Brush Application If using a brush, dip the bristles in water before applying it to your skin.

After dabbing the brush on your face, apply a few dots of foundation in a circular motion. Work the product around in smaller circles until you spread or blend out an even layer across your face.

At this point, you should be able to pick up more product by pressing down firmly on the bristles of your brush.

Sponge Application If you choose to use a sponge over a brush, dampen it by placing it in a small bowl filled with water first so that it doesn’t dry out when used later on.

Place the soaked sponge over your face and press down gently. This step allows for an easier spreading and blending of product over your face without worrying about streaks or missed spots caused by too much pressure from multiple applications from different tools.

Apply the foundation with light layers until it’s blended and fully covered without appearing cakey or blotchy anywhere on your skin.

Why you should switch to the dry method?

If you’re thinking about switching to the dry method, here are some reasons why it may be a better option for you.

1. You have less waste The dry method is a lot more environmentally friendly than the wet one is. It also has fewer steps and time-consuming nature attached to it.

2. Your makeup will last longer It takes a while for your foundation to fully absorb when applied with a wet application technique. When using this method, you’re essentially working on top of your makeup as opposed to actually applying it, which means that the product isn’t being properly utilized.


If you’re looking for a flawless makeup look, look no further than Mineral Foundation. Not only does it provide lasting coverage, but it also has the ability to transform your skin.

If you’ve been hesitant about switching to this natural makeup, read this article to find out why you should and how.

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