The beauty blender is probably one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread. It is one of the most versatile beauty products for blending, applying, concealing.
This tiny tear dropped sponge packs a mighty punch and comes in a variety of shapes, colours and styles to help apply product flawlessly.
To get the most of your beauty blender, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.
Mistake # 1: Not wetting your beauty blender
Before applying your foundation or concealer be sure to dampen (not soak) your beauty blender. Using it dry absorbs the product back into the sponge rather than it adhering to your face. When damp, the sponge deposits product onto the skin for a streak-free, even finish.
Mistake #2: Not washing your beauty blender
Your beauty blender is no different than the sponge sitting on your kitchen counter. It can collect bacteria – quickly! The difference is that you’re putting this sponge up to your face. Because the of the absorptive nature of the beauty blender, you will have to be more diligent about cleaning. Your sponge needs more cleaning than your regular brushes.
Wash your beauty blender after you use it. Simply squirt some baby shampoo on it and run it under the tap until the water becomes clear. No more brown, stained sponges and super hygienic.
Mistake #3: Using your beauty blender only for makeup
I picked up this tip from a another makeup artist who uses a beauty blender to apply skincare products. So simple yet so genius! This way, when applying a night cream for your face and an eye cream for your under the eyes, you may be slathering your hands with multiple products. Having a beauty blender or a mini beauty blender is perfect for applying product to small, delicate areas while again allowing the product to be evenly distributed into the skin, and avoid spreading any germs onto your face that may be on your hands or trapped under finger nails.
Mistake #4: Keeping your beauty blender for too long
Throw that beauty blender away girl! Depending on how often you use, your blender needs to be replaced more often than your other makeup tools. When you notice your sponge starts to lose the vibrancy of its colour or your foundation starts to apply streaky, it’s time to replace it. To be on the safe side, you should replace your sponge every three to four months
Mistake #5: Using a wiping motion
Some people make the mistake of using the wiping motion for applying makeup. This is perfect for removing excess product or stubborn concealer lines. If you do this with your foundation – you are wiping all your foundation off your face. Total waste! Make sure you are doing a light dabbing or stippling your face with your blender. This is a far better technique to getting that flawless finish. The dabbing or stippling motion, imitates the texture of your natural skin and makes it easier to build coverage.
What are some of your favourite beauty blender tips and tricks. Share them down below!