A Beauty Blender makeup sponge is a unique, multi-purpose tool that you can have in your makeup kit. Along with blending foundation, a Beauty Blender is useful for a range of creative makeup tricks! Here are three creative ways that you can use a Beauty Blender sponge.
Use it to bake your concealer
I love this trick when setting concealer underneath my eyes! This trick works well with a slightly damp Beauty Blender. It may seem strange to apply the powder with a wet sponge, but water won’t transfer to your skin. Dampen the tip of your sponge, load it with powder, then dab it underneath your eyes to set your concealer.
Use it to blend your foundation and moisturizer
Sometimes, an oil-based foundation won’t blend with a water-based moisturizer, or vice versa. If you use a Beauty Blender to apply your foundation, it will be easier to press the product into your skin after applying moisturizer. This technique blends the products together and reduces the look of a caked complexion.
Use it to apply nail polish for an ombre manicure
Giving yourself an ombre manicure is one of the most creative ways to use your Beauty Blender sponge. Apply your desired colours to the flat end of the sponge and press it into your fingernails for an ombre, colourful nail design.
Welcome to the last few days of 2017! I bought a range of new makeup and skincare products throughout the year. While it was difficult to narrow down, today I’ll share my top four products of 2017.
1. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette
This palette was my favourite eyeshadow to use this year. The matte, shimmer and pure glitter shades made this palette very versatile. I adore the range of colours – from shimmering champagne to burnt orange with pops of purple. This palette enabled me to effortlessly create an everyday eyeshadow look or a glittery smoky eye.
2. Beauty Blender Sponge
I sacrificed two BeautyBlender sponges this year. The small, pointed sponges became a staple in my makeup kit to apply face makeup. I adored my BeautyBlender this year because it is portable, easy to clean and is a quick tool to use daily.
3. MAC Fix+
My MAC Fix+ spray kept my makeup looking flawless all year. This light, refreshing mist solidified my daily makeup and I used it religiously. This spray also became a versatile mist to dampen brushes.
4. GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment
I spent most of the year testing different skincare products. My skin is acne-prone and I’ve tried a lot of products before I found a routine that works for me. I discovered GlamGlow’s Super Mud mask collection in October and it has dramatically cleared my breakouts. The mask became a perfect addition to my skincare routine this fall/winter.
What were your favourite makeup and skincare products to use in 2017?
I love my Beauty Blender. This palm-sized, pointed sponge is the perfect tool to apply makeup. I use it daily to apply liquid foundation, concealer, and blush.
The sponge comes in a circular, lightweight plastic case. This is an ideal package to transport my Beauty Blender sponge. I also store it in the package to keep it clean.
This sponge is egg shaped, with a rounded base and pointed tip. It has a soft, pliable texture. The Beauty Blender I own is black and fits in my palm, but it comes in a range of colours and sizes.
How to use it?
My favorite aspect of a Beauty Blender is its versatility. The wider side of the sponge is ideal to use on larger areas of the face like the forehead, while the pointed end is percise for under the eyes, and nose. The tool can be used wet or dry. Simply run it under water, if using wet, squeeze the excess water, and apply makeup to the sponge. Dab the sponge onto the face to apply your product of choice in a patting motion.
This is a versatile, easy to use tool to add into your makeup kit. The tool needs cleaning often, but a simple combination of soap/water will keep your sponge in top shape!
Sephora sells the Beauty Blender in various sizes and colours. I own the Beauty Blender Pro, which retails for $28 on Sephora’s official website.
I bought a new Beauty Blender sponge last week to replace the one my dog ate. I shared tips earlier this summer about using this sponge, but figuring out how to clean it has been nothing short of challenging. Here are 3 tips I use to clean my Beauty Blender that I hope you can use too!
1. Wash your sponge immediately after use
I learned the value of this tip after noticing staining on my sponge. Washing your sponge immediately after each use is the best way to maintain it. The less time product remains on the sponge, the less likely it is to leave a stain. Like makeup brushes, washing your Beauty Blender after each use reduces the amount of product buildup on it.
2. Find a cleansing option that works best for you
Different types of cleansers exist to clean a Beauty Blender. The creators of Beauty Blender developed two cleansers specific for the sponge:
- Liquid Beautycleanser – Wet your sponge, pour the product onto it, and massage until the water runs clean.
- Blendercleanse Solid – This cleanser is bar-shaped. To clean your sponge, simply wet it and rub directly onto the bar.
Beauty Blenders can also be cleaned with soap or your favourite face wash. I use soap most often to clean my sponge. This option is more budget-friendly.
3. Pack the sponge correctly
Storing the sponge correctly will lengthen its lifespan. You should let it dry in an open space after each use, to prevent mould formation. You should also avoid placing the sponge in a coloured bag to prevent colour transfer that could stain the sponge.
How do you clean your makeup sponges?
A BeautyBlender makeup sponge is an applicator for foundation, highlight, and contouring. These sponges double in size once wet to absorb product as you apply it to the face.
Know which BeautyBlender to use
Five types of BeautyBlender products exist. The Original pink BeautyBlender is perfect for applying foundation. The Black BeautyBlender sponge works best when applying bronzer or self-tanner. Green Micro Mini BeautyBlender’s help blend foundation. The white Pure sponge absorbs moisturizer for easier application. The Blotterazi is a set of two mini pink sponges that blot away oil.
Keep the sponge wet
Rinse the BeautyBlender sponge with lukewarm water. Squeeze any excess water before applying makeup. A damp makeup sponge helps makeup adhere to the skin better than a dry sponge.
How to apply makeup with a BeautyBlender
Start by dampening the sponge with water. Pour the product you wish to apply onto the back of your hand. Dab the sponge into the product and apply it using a tapping motion. Use the pointed end of the sponge to blend it into the skin.
How to clean the sponge
Ideally, you should clean your BeautyBlender sponge after each use. Squirt a small amount of face wash or soap onto the sponge, rinse it under running water, and squeeze it until the water runs clear. You can also deep-clean the sponge by using bar soap.
How do you use your Beauty Blender?