You must have heard about Beauty Blenders! If not from the Allure Best of Beauty Awards, where it has been awarded five times, from countless beauty blender reviews made by thousands of women and make-up artists alike, that praise this amazing applicator.
It is probably the most preferred tool for applying anything from sheer foundation, to concealers that cover blemishes and acne spots, to BB Creams or CC Creams.
For those who struggle with acne and blemishes, as well as those who don’t care for the pancake type of makeup and usually use their fingers to apply a sheer, natural looking foundation, the beauty blender is the perfect option.
This makeup sponge applicator has 360 degrees of usable surface and its curves fit the contours of the face perfectly, in order to help you achieve a flawless complexion. It helps you apply primers, moisturizer, foundation or BB Creams, full coverage blemish concealer and under-eye concealer, liquid blush as well as contouring and highlighting products.
You see, the beauty blender sponge gives you everything from sheer coverage to a buildable full coverage, by working as a blending tool. It’s revolutionary shape makes application foolproof. Instead of a flat round bottom, it is pointy on both ends, which means you can use one end to get to those hard-to-reach areas like around the nose and under the eyes and the other to blend out eye makeup. You can also roll the Flawless Face Blender in a side-to-side manner to achieve the same blending effect you would get with the bottom part of the BeautyBlender.
The Beauty Blender is made from a latex-free, anti microbial foam, designed to help fight bacteria, so it can last up to four or five months if cared for properly. It’s sensitive enough for those with allergies or sensitive skin and it’s a perfect tool for those with acne or oily skin, since it helps you cover up any imperfections.
How to use the beauty blender:
Wet the sponge under water until it grows in size and squeeze out excess water. Pump your foundation on the back of the hand and dip the sponge into the product.
Before you blend, bounce and stipple the product onto your skin, pick up your foundation with your sponge and dot it across the face. Next, bounce the sponge across your face, stippling around areas that need the most coverage such as the sides of the nose and under eye bags. Don’t drag the beauty blender sponge across the face, if you want an airbrush finish. The moisture in the sponge works to help your foundation blend seamlessly into the skin, allowing for a more natural and flawless finish.
If you apply make up with your fingers you’ll find that Beauty blender will smooth and refine your make up to provide a clean finish.
Although many ask me how to clean the Beauty Blender, there is not much secret to it. To clean the product, you just use the same technique as you do with other makeup sponges or brushes.
Allow it to soak up water and then squeeze out excess, douse the sponge in a gentle shampoo and rinse until all the makeup washes out. Cleanse the Beauty Blender and let it dry naturally, on a towel.
Since you use your beauty blender to apply mostly cream products, my advice is to clean is as often as you can. That way, you’ll prevent bacteria from forming and you won’t cause your skin to break out.