I think the first time I ever heard about Beauty Blender was on twitter a couple of years ago. I was skeptical at first because I didn’t know how long they lasted or if they soaked up a lot of product like most disposable sponges. I picked up a similar product from MAC and I hated it. I was also looking into other ‘generic’ beauty blenders but I decided to stop wasting money and try the original.
There’s a reason why so many celeb artists use Beauty Blender. It’s awesome! The Beauty Blender provides a natural foundation application.
Just squeeze it under water for a few minutes and it will double in size. I normally let it sit for 5 minutes after and let it dry a little. Then I squeeze a pump of liquid foundation on the back of my hand and dip the BB. I use the BB to ‘dot’ foundation all over my face and then I basically bounce it all over my face to blend it in. Kind of the same process you might use with a stippling brush but the results are even better. Most professional makeup artist describe the application as an “airbrushed finished.” You will not get the cakey makeup look you might get by using other sponges and brushes. Even full coverage foundation will look natural and even.
“Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.” Make sure you rinse it out after every use to avoid staining. It will lighten and discolor over time but if you properly clean it you shouldn’t see any leftover foundation. Beauty Blender sells cleanser for it but if you want to save money you can use the same cleanser that you use with your brushes. If it does stain just soak it in water and original Dawn (the blue one) dishwashing liquid.
I normally only wear powder foundation in the summer but when I do wear liquid foundation I’ll only use the Beauty Blender to apply so I won’t have to worry about melting.
The Beauty Box sells Beauty Blenders for $20 to $40, single or sets and including cleanser. Don’t be frightened by the price, each blender will last about 3 months. If you buy Beauty Blender look-a-likes you might find they need to be replaced sooner and won’t give you the same flawless finish. The Beauty Box also offers flat rate shipping.