I decided to post about my most used makeup tool; the one and only, Beauty Blender. I know you’re thinking, “What is so special about a sponge?” Well for starters, it can be used multi-purposely with foundation, concealer, cream bronzers and blushes, basically any liquid product! This particular makeup sponge is specifically designed to be used dampened. I place the Beauty Blender underneath running water and squeeze it in my hand for about 20 seconds while it absorbs. You will see that during this process, the Beauty Blender noticeably expands in size.
Also we can address the fact it’s $20 for a sponge. Like yes, it blends out every product on your face flawlessly, but it is just a sponge…right? Well in my opinion, this really is different than any makeup brush or application tool that I’ve tried! Since using this product, I have noticed that my makeup looks more blended and natural in person and in photos. For me personally, a beauty tool that I can use with many different makeup products and gives an airbrushed appearance to my skin, is certainly worth $20.
The greatest aspect of the Beauty Blender is its ability to sheer out products. By using this product damp, it prevents foundation from caking up and looking patchy because it removes all excess product. If you pat it underneath your eyes to blend out concealer, it will create a crease-less and youthful effect. Also if you want to set your under eyes with powder, but find that it typically dries up on this delicate area, you can place your Beauty Blender in the powder and set your concealer flawlessly. I also use this to blend out my cream contour and highlight! It makes harsh lines, melt seamlessly into my skin.
I continue to purchase a new Beauty Blender every six months, regardless of the semi-ridiculous price tag. I feel that after 6 months, the sponge does begin to dry out and not bounce on the skin as well. After I bought my first Beauty Blender, I had a difficult time researching the proper way to wash it. It is recommended to use the Beauty Blender brand liquid or solid cleanser, but it’s kind of pricey for the small amount of product you receive and for how much you use it (I wash my Beauty Blender every other use.) I scoured Pinterest for a duplicate of the ingredients featured in that particular formula and found there’s an even better, less expensive, all-natural formula that you can find at the grocery store!?
Let me introduce you to Doctor Bronners Pure-Castille Magic Soap! I have the Lavender version, but there are other scented options you can purchase as well! This soap completely erases all traces of leftover makeup that will stain your Beauty Blender. I have tried the solid and liquid versions of this soap and enjoy both formulas! I choose to repurchase the liquid version for sanitary reasons. This soap also works amazing on makeup brushes too!
I really hope you try both the Beauty Blender and the Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap and let me know how much you love these products! Also if you are already using the Beauty Blender as much as I do, let me know your favorite makeup product to use with it!