To Start: Pull off gold cap. Slowly twist base of the stick until the first drop appears.If too much makeup is released, twist the base back. Touch On: Using a gentle tapping motion, dot foundation onto skin where needed. Buff: With a circular motion, smooth out foundation dots. Blend: Use light strokes to blend across skin. To Clean: Twist gold ring at the top to remove entire sponge unit.Wash sponge tip gently with mild soap and warm water.Pat dry with tissue.Immediately reattach to stick and twist gold ring tightly to secure. Allow sponge to dry before recapping.