We can go on and on about how applying makeup with your fingers gives you better control and a more natural finish but the bottom line is this: Sometimes we just don’t have the time or energy to deal with brushes. And let’s be honest, more often than not we’re throwing on makeup as we run out the door or—worst-case scenario—in the car (we don’t encourage that). If this sounds like your morning beauty regime, here are the finger-friendly beauty products you should infuse into your routine.
Who needs makeup brushes? Learn how to apply makeup with your fingers when you're on the go.
When applying foundation with your fingers, it’s important to find a product with a creamy consistency that covers the skin like a face cream. Just because you are applying with your hands, doesn’t mean the coverage has to be minimal. Look for formulas with a matte finish and add layers for extra coverage.
Parure De Lumiere Cream Foundation
Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation
Radiant Fluid Foundation SPF 24
Clé de Peau Beauté
When covering imperfections, it’s best to rub product in with your fingertips.
Green concealers hide redness caused by rosacea or breakouts
Purple concealers counteract yellow spots and dull undertones
Yellow concealers even out skin tone and conceal under-eye circles
Concealer In A Jar
Smooth Indulgence Redness Concealer
Benefit Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer
When it comes to your cheeks, it’s easier to achieve a natural, glowing flush with sheer creams and light mousse formulas. These products work with the warmth of your fingers and melt into your skin, making application a breeze.
Cellular Radiance Cream Blush
Kiss & Blush In Pink Hedoniste
Yves Saint Laurent
Creamy Cheek Powder
Paul & Joe
Contour & Highlight
Contouring your face is an art form, but it doesn’t need to take hours or tons of products. Find a cream based highlighter and bronzer to showcase your favorite features while you're on the go.
Highlighter In Camellia
The Multiple Color Stick
Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo
Bonne Mine Face And Cheek Crème Colour Palette
There are plenty of options for adding color to your eyes sans brushes. Achieve a smoky eye by smudging creamy eye pencils with your fingers, then create a natural finish by working in liquid or whipped shadows.
Cream Eye Shadow in Randy
Twinkle Pop Eye Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty
Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow In Gold Stone
Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow
To minimize the products you tote around, use your cream blush as a lip balm and vice versa. For long-lasting color, apply a lip stain with your finger and create layers for deeper shade.
Argan Infinity Lip And Cheek Color
Convertible Color In Peony
Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks In Calypso Coral