There is no doubt that since its launch, the beauty blender (S$29) has acquired a cult status. From professional artists to amateur makeup lovers, everybody is a fan of this egg-shaped sponge.
It not only eliminates the possibility of a streaky foundation, but also sets your face and keeps your concealer from creasing. Plus, you can also use it to perfect your contour and blend your blush like a dream.
But if you are not a pro makeup artist or have only just begun using this miracle sponge, chances are you've been using it all wrong.
And if you haven't yet been sucked into the YouTube warm hole of beauty tutorials (as you do), you've probably been rubbing foundation using your beauty blender. Or, worst yet, using it totally dry.
But worry not, we're here to help you teach the beauty blender real technique(s). Hopefully, with these tricks you'll be able to turn your beauty blenders into your greatest makeup arsenal and churn out flawless looks.
The Beauty Blender Real Technique(s) You Should Be Using
There is not just one beauty blender real technique that can lend a flawless look to your makeup, but many. However, you should know how to use it effectively to achieve it. So here are a few useful tricks to help you graduate into a pro.
1. Dampen your beauty blender before use. Always.
There is no worst way to use a beauty blender than dry. Most of these sponges are made up of foam and therefore, quickly absorb cream products. When used dry, they can even pull and tug on your skin and as a result make it dry and flaky.
So the best way to use a beauty blender is by dampening it with water or mist of a fixing spray. If you do use water, do not opt for tap water. Instead, use filtered water, because you don't want extra germs sticking to your clean beauty blender.
This way you not only get better coverage, but use less product and manage to keep your skin hydrated.
2. Dab, dab, dab
Beauty blenders are not supposed to be rubbed on your face. When you do that you end up with inconsistent and streaky coverage, and also wipe your foundation off completely.
Instead, use a dabbing motion to apply products on your face. Whether it is your foundation, concealer or contour and blush, take the product on your sponge and dab it on your face.
This ensures that the product doesn't sit on top of your skin but gets fully absorbed into it.
3. Moisturise your beauty blender before makeup
The key to a any flawless face of makeup is moisturisation. Nope, not just on your face, but also on your beauty blender. Yes, you read that right!
When you add a bit of moisturiser to your beauty blender, you essentially prevent it from absorbing excess foundation. This technique is usefull even for those with oily to combination skin.
Massage a small amount of moisturiser onto the beauty blender, spray a fixing mist and then dab it into your foundation. Trust us, it would neither cover your face in an oil slick nor absorb excess product.
4. Use damp beauty blender for powders too
A damp beauty blender is not just for your creams but is also great for your powders. Because of its wetness, it doesn't absorb extra product and in fact, picks up minimum amount of powder and pushes it gently into your face.
If you're fan of baking and powder contouring, make sure to always use a damp beauty blender. Pick up the powder on the tip and gently push it into the creases under your eyes and let it bake.
Similarly, you can carve out your jawline and cheekbones using the same technique.
5. Make sure to wash the beauty blender with soap
Cleaning your beauty blender is as essential is taking a bath. Yes! After you're done using it, you might put it on your vanity to dry and that attracts more germs. So its ideally best to wash your beauty blender after every two uses.
Try to use cleaning products that are especially created for beauty blenders such as bars and liquid washes. No matter which company beauty blender you prefer, always buy its cleaning liquid or bar with it and wash it every week.
You may have used your beauty blenders incorrectly before, but hopefully with these tricks you'll be able to use the beauty blender real technique(s).