Getting perfect natural looking foundation coverage can be a bit frustrated at times. There are various tools that can be used to accomplish this task, but which do you use? A sponge, fingers or one of those fancy face foundation brushes?
Chances are that you have seen, heard or used one of the above. This cult classic, vaguely egg-shaped foundation sponge called a Beauty Blender. The ultimate makeup sponge applicator is used and loved by many novices and pros alike, it is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free. The Beauty blender was created to leave your face with a professional and flawless look and to achieve this is by getting a perfect blend. Using fingers or triangular sponges tend to waste makeup and can leave visible streaks.
The Beauty blender’s patent pending elliptical egg shape makes liquid application foolproof by allowing one to access hard to reach areas with ease. Its suede texture is also sensual to touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your makeup flawless and undetectable. Have it ever occur to you whether you are using this tool properly and getting the most out of your applications. This eco-friendly reusable sponge gives a great coverage and it’s easy to use. A detailed tutorial correct usage of the Beauty blender is outlined below:
How to use the Beauty Blender
Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and prime skin, if desired as normal. A cleansed face is the best canvas for makeup application, so prep and prime skin before getting that ideal coverage.
2. Wet your sponge
Saturate the sponge completely with water, the Beauty blender will then enlarge and feel fluffy to the touch. Squeeze out the excess water before applying. This ensures that your makeup will go on smooth, sheer and natural.
Pour a small amount of foundation to the back of the hand to warm it up; this will create a smooth and consistent application. Press the pointed tip of the Beauty blender into the makeup to reach the hard to get areas such as around the nose, mouth and under eyes to banish dark circles and with the round base to dab on makeup of choice on the overall face starting from the forehead and working your way down to the nose then towards the outside of the face. In small dabs, bounce the Beautyblender against the face, this is called stippling. It blends makeup without creating changes in the texture or tone of your skin.
For fuller coverage, repeat the step until desired coverage is met, the round base can be used to apply foundation and blush on the larger areas of the face such as forehead, cheeks and chin.
4. Finished as desired
You can now proceed with finish powder, bronzer, blush and highlighter as desired. Since your Beauty blender application is finish.
Note: If you apply makeup with your fingers you will find that the Beautyblender will smooth and refine your makeup to provide a clean finish.
- Use the Beauty blender damp when applying wet/dry makeup.
- It is normal for the Beauty blender to expand once its wet
- Wash after each use
- Beauty blender should not come into contact with extreme heat
- Stippling and twisting actions feathers out the makeup edges, leaving a perfect finish.