I’ve been obsessed with Beautyblenders recently. I know I’m a little late to the game, but the first time I tried one I used it incorrectly, which led me to think that it wasn’t anything special. Boy was I wrong! This egg-shaped sponge gives my foundation a beautiful airbrushed look. I’ve always been one to use my hands instead of a brush to prevent brush strokes and uneven coverage. The key is dampening the Beautyblender, and this was the part I skipped when first trying this unique makeup applicator. The dampness allows the sponge to be full so the makeup sits on the surface instead of absorbing into it.
Makeup artists usually keep a cup of water next to them to keep their Beautyblenders moist throughout application. When wet, this sponge doubles in size and becomes even softer. When using your Beautyblender, wet it thoroughly, but squeeze out any excess water. This sponge is amazing at reaching the contours of the face, leaving your makeup looking natural and with no visible streaks. It works really well at blending concealer too and gives you the option of building the coverage of your foundation. If you notice that your Beautyblender has some stubborn stains, it’s recommended to soak it overnight in a mixture of water and cleanser. If you’ re using your sponge daily, Beautyblender recommends that you replace it every three months because the older it is the more likely it is to tear. Once you are done with your Beautyblender repurpose it for ombre nail art!