Use a Beauty blender Like a Professional Makeup Artist.
Sneak into backstage at a fashion show, and there’s one thing you’ll see in almost every makeup artist’s hand:
Beauty Blender’s !!!
Created nine years ago by Rea Ann Silva, who’s painted the faces of Kerry Washington and Alicia Silverstone among others, the egg-shaped makeup applicator has become an industry phenomenon, spawning copycats left and right. Why? Because it’s pretty much the best tool ever for applying foundation. That’s not all it can do!
Here are the tricks for how to use the Beauty blender:
Stipple, Don’t Rub!
Whether you’re applying foundation, tinted moisturizer, or cream blush, follow these steps:
Wet the sponge until it's completely saturated squeeze out the excess water, and dab it in your makeup.
Then, bounce it along the skin, pressing slightly on the surface. Its called stippling.
This motion blends while depositing makeup, which makes foundation look more like, well, skin.
Cream blush looks like a natural flush of color. You actually get more coverage with less product, and the pointed tip allows you to get into every nook and cranny—under eyes, around the nose, along the lips.
Erase Your Mistakes
Everyone has a makeup mishap now and then. Don’t panic or remove all of your makeup and start over.
Just use a dry Beauty blender to buff away blush overload or foundation lines. Instead of bouncing, drag it.
The texture of the dry sponge works as an eraser, lifting off excess makeup without leaving any traces behind.
Even Out Your SPF
What, you thought Beauty blender was just for makeup? Think again. It’s the perfect tool to apply SPF to your face.
The idea is to get even coverage. We don’t realize by using our fingers how much uneven pressure there is.
Put a dollop of your sunscreen on a clean surface (the back of your hand will do), then dip the sponge into it.
Using quick stippling motions, press the sponge into your skin.
Perfect Your Self-Tanner
Instead of using your hands or a messy mitt to apply your bronzer of choice, use a damp beauty blender® bodyblender™,
a black version of the original. It's amazing for bronzers and self-tanners adding that the sponge provides an even wash of color. No more streaks, random orange blotches, or too-intense saturation.
Plus, it's a neat freak's dream come true:
Those products will stain your applicators, but with PRO, you won't see anything—it always looks nice and clean.
Maximize your Skin-Care
You can use your Beauty blender to apply your favorite moisturizers, serums, and primers, too.
The pristine white Pure Beauty blender was originally developed for aestheticians who wanted to apply skincare evenly and quickly. If you saturate the sponge before use, it won't absorb your products—no wasting that pricy anti-aging concentrate. Plus, it couldn't be gentler on skin. It won't tug or tear as you're applying serums. And, because it's dye-free, it's also ideal for sensitive skin.
Just wondering … What can’t this thing do?