Everything you need to know about beauty blenders

 

Everything You Need to Know About Beauty Blenders

Article written by Peter Minkoff

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Why would you need this Beauty Blender everyone keeps ranting on about? Well, that’s easy – because Beauty Blenders are life.

Hey, but what you need to understand is that Beauty Blenders aren’t just random sponges your nana uses to wash the dishes, so forget about stealing an unpacked one to use it on your face. Beauty Blenders are specially crafted pieces of sponge that help even out your makeup and give you that goddess glow you are after.

For all of you who are obsessed with makeup, here’s a breakdown of things you should know about your Beauty Blender:

IT’S BEST USED WET

The point of this amazing piece of makeup equipment is to give you a dewy, streak-free finish. If used right, it doesn’t soak up too much of your product, which is basically saving you money right there!

As advised by makeup professionals, the best way to use it is to “run [the sponge] under water until it grows bigger, then squeeze out all the excess moisture before using”. Simple!

BUT IT WORKS DRY, TOO

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As an eraser! While the sponge puts the product on perfectly when wet, it takes the product off when dry so amazingly fast and efficient. When you make a makeup mistake while putting makeup on, just grab your dry sponge and drag it across the error. The mistake will disappear in a second!

AVOID PRODUCT DIRECTLY ON THE SPONGE

Squeeze out your beauty products onto the back of your hand or a palette, and use sponge to dip into the product and apply on your face. Product on sponge directly doesn’t work.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BOUNCE

When it comes to the sponge, it’s ALL about the bounce. Once dipped into the product, the sponge works perfect when bounced into the skin, pressed down with a tiny twist at the end.

YOU SHOULD CLEAN IT AFTER EVERY USE

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You know how you regular dishwashing sponge becomes HORRIFYNG when not cleaned regularly? Well, same happens with your makeup sponge. To keep your lovely puff germ- and stain-free, you gotta clean it after each use.

Usually, you’ll have your Beauty Blender come with its own cleanser in both solid and liquid form but even if it doesn’t, a simple soap bar will do the trick.

After you’ve gently rubbed the stained end of the blender on the soap, just gently squeeze it and wash it until it becomes clean. To prevent the Beauty Blender from ripping or tearing, wash it gently. Then leave it to dry.

YOU CAN USE IT FOR HIGHLIGHTERS AND/OR PRODUCTS

Dabbing highlighter onto your face is the most amazing way to even out your complexion but it’s not just that – you can use it for foundation, too, and have a complexion that even the stars envy!

MIND YOUR HAIR ROOTS

Yes! You can use the Beauty Blender to do next-level root touch-ups! This trick works perfect in-between colors as it evenly masks the regrowth unlike a traditional brush that can leave streaks. Ah, don’t you just love beauty tips like these? ‘Cos we do!

OR CREATE KILLER NAIL ART!

When Beauty Blender is past its use-day, don’t you dare throw it out! Instead, use it to make awesome ombre design on your nails by applying three different colors of polish to the sponge. By gently pressing the color into your nails you are creating a BAM effect on them! Clean up around the edge with some polish remover to get the polished look.

Well dolls, we hope these tips did some good work in your beauty department! We bet you’ll be looking fabulous for your next outing!

Peter is a beauty and fashion writer at HighStyleLife and UpYourVlog magazine. Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & AU! Follow Peter on Twitter for more fashion and beauty tips.

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