When i came to do my makeup this morning (okay, i lie it was midday) some of my brushes were still slightly wet from a deep clean last night. I thought it would be fun to do my whole makeup application with only my fingers and this is a strange concept for me, as i use brushes for just about everything. 

The Base:
Of course, applying foundation (Rimmel Match Perfection) and concealer (Collection Lasting Perfection) is a fairly normal application choice for many people. I switch between using my fingers and a brush for blending in concealer but for foundation, 99 times out of 100 i will use a brush.

This is where it starts to get more interesting and i used the wonderful Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette to create a neutral look using my ring and pinky finger. I patted and placed W.O.S all over the lid and then took Naked 2 onto the outer half of my lid before taking Faint with my little finger and dabbing it in the outer third of my eye and into the outer half of my crease. I then took Venus in the inner corners to brighten my eyes and Foxy under my brow. It definitely took more work than using brushes but i liked the precision and control i got using my fingers, although it did feel very strange. I then whipped on some mascara (obviously not using my fingers) using Avon Super Enchant Mascara which one day i love and the next i loathe. 

Now bronzer/ contour is what i was most interested in in finding how it would work with fingers. I used the Sleek Contour Kit for this and once applying it on to my cheeks, temples and jaw line it needed to be blended quickly. For blush, i cheated and used a cream blusher, Benefits Posie Tint did the job for a pink glow. 

I have to say i was fairly happy with the results. It definitely took a lot more effort and i will stick to brushes for most jobs but it was an interesting test. Mary Greenwell would be proud!