7 Tips for Using a Beautyblender Correctly
Beautyblenders are one of the most common and sought-after makeup application tools. They are top-quality branded makeup sponges that come with a variety of benefits. Beauty blenders help you create a smooth and natural finish for your makeup. Plus, they prolong the lifespan of your makeup by allowing you to use a minimal amount of product with each application.
Beautyblenders are professional-grade tools that are superior in quality to many other makeup sponges or brushes. Many women think they are are overrated, however. This opinion generally stems from a misunderstanding of how to correctly use a Beautyblender in order to produce the best possible results for your makeup. Beautyblenders are not difficult to use. In fact, once you get the hang of using your Beautyblender, you will likely find that your daily makeup routine automatically becomes simpler and faster with better results.
1. Use It Damp
Beautyblenders are designed to be used wet. If you try to use your Beautyblender when it is dry, you risk creating a streaky, uneven finish for your makeup or even irritating your skin. Dampen the tool before you apply your makeup so that you can smooth your makeup easily onto your skin and create an even, natural-looking finish.
Wetting your Beautyblender requires a perfect balance, however. You don’t want to use it when it is soaked or you’ll end up rubbing off the makeup you apply. Before you use your Beautyblender, hold it under a running faucet to saturate it completely with water. Then, use a towel to gently squeeze the excess water out of the tool until it is damp but not dripping.
2. Bounce, Don’t Drag
Many people think that you should use a Beautyblender like a regular makeup brush and apply makeup with it in dragging strokes across your skin. However, this technique only creates a streaky finish that does not look smooth or natural.
Instead, bounce makeup onto your skin with your Beautyblender using short, stippling motions. This unique technique might seem strange and unfamiliar. However, it is very effective at achieving even coverage and creating a natural finish for your makeup.
3. Erase Mistakes
If you have a Beautyblender, you can take advantage of a little-known trick to erase any makeup mistakes you make using only this tool. Although you should usually never use your Beautyblender dry, a dry sponge is necessary to get the best results out of this trick.
If you smudge mascara or eyeliner somewhere you didn’t want it or accidentally end up with excessive powdery residue over your foundation, use a dry Beautyblender to instantly correct your mistake. Simply rub the dry tool over your mistakes to erase them. Then, you can start fresh without having to remove all of your makeup.
4. A Little Goes a Long Way
One of the best things about Beautyblenders is that they allow you to use less makeup than you would when using a makeup brush or inferior makeup sponge. These tools do not absorb product like other sponges and brushes. Instead, a Beautyblender allows your makeup to rest on its surface until you stipple it onto your skin.
Put a little bit of product in your palm and use a stippling motion to transfer a small amount onto your Beautyblender. Start with a very small amount of product and apply it to your skin in thin layers. This technique helps you use a minimal amount of makeup and achieve natural-looking coverage.
5. Use Both Ends
Your Beautyblender is shaped like it is for a reason. You can use both ends of the sponge for different reasons.
Use the larger, rounded end of the sponge to apply moisturizer, skin primer, foundation or other products to larger areas of your skin. Then, use its small, pointed end to apply concealer, eyeshadow primer, or any other product that requires more precise application to smaller regions of your skin.
6. Clean Correctly
Many people struggle with determining the best way to clean your Beautyblender. In fact, there is an easy way to clean these sponges to restore them quickly to their original color, texture, and quality.
Blend coconut oil and baby shampoo in a small bowl. Submerge your Beautyblender in the mixture for one to two minutes. Then, squeeze any residual makeup out of it while running it under cold water until the sponge is clean.
7. Let It Dry
If you don’t let your Beautyblender dry after you use it and wash it, it can accumulate dangerous bacteria. Don’t shove your Beautyblender in a dark drawer in between uses. Instead, leave it on a clean surface that has access to sufficient airflow.
Using a Beautyblender should help you achieve a gorgeous full face of makeup more easily and in less time. Incorporate the tips in this post the next time you pick up your Beautyblender in order to improve the experience and results of your daily makeup routine.
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