Monday, October 25, 2010
How can I word this so you all understand my current obsession with the Beauty Blender? …Well, it is pretty much the best tool I have ever added to my kit! The Beauty Blender is simply a sponge. Its latex free and non-allergenic, it has a unique shape of an egg and a beautiful shade of hot pink. I received the Beauty Blender from my sweet sister as a present for my birthday last year. It came 2 in a package with a container of the cleanser to wash them. I wasn’t sure what to make of them. How “Great” could a sponge really be? I mean after all it is just a sponge, right? ……WRONG! This little egg shaped sponge changed my life! Well, at least my whole approach to makeup (which can be considered my life).
After messing with the blenders, using them wet and dry using as a sole applicator and then just as a blending tool, I have figured out the best way to use these little things.
I start of by wetting the Beauty Blender. Run it under some cool water until it expands and then squeeze all the excess out into a clean towel. It becomes extremely plush and pillowy. I then move on to applying my favorite liquid foundation (Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation) with a foundation brush. Add in my contouring with a foundation color 2 shades darker. Lightly stipple the Beauty Blender over the whole face, softly buffing out any lines and blending the contour and highlights beautifully. The tip of the sponge works perfectly for around the eyes and nose. It leaves you with a perfectly blended flawless face! Almost as if it were airbrushed, but not as dry. If you need more coverage to conceal a blemish or under eyes, you can use the beauty blender as an applicator. Dip the tip of the sponge in the foundation or concealer and very lightly stipple it over the blemish or under eyes. It deposits more coverage that blends in perfectly with the rest of your base. Leaving you with a completely flawless velvety finish!
If you have not tried the Beauty Blender yet, I highly recommend them. Plus if you care for them properly they should last you along time. Which will not only be Green but will save you lots of $ on disposable sponges. Even after repeated washes I have not noticed any change in the texture of the sponge. I can honestly say, I am hooked, my kit will never be with out them. They are truly amazing.