Yes, we are talking about the iconic makeup sponge known as the beauty blender. You’ve definitely heard about it and maybe you already have one in your beauty stash. But do you know how to use it correctly?
We’ve been familiar with the traditional makeup sponges for years. However, a true revolution took place in 2003, when the original Beautyblender egg-shaped foundation sponge first saw the light of day. In comparison with the classic triangular sponges, it is hypoallergenic and latex-free and the results look miles better.
The Beautyblender became an instant hit, winning many awards. So it came as no surprise when lots of brands started copying it. These days the term beauty blender is used for every foundation sponge of this kind. With the best known ones by Real Techniques and Makeup Revolution. Many people, however, swear by the original.
Using foundation sponges is easy and you’ll quickly learn how to do it if you stick. Just keep to these few simple rules:
Most of us use a sponge to apply foundation and concealer. However, its range of uses is far broader than that! For instance, a beauty blender is perfect for applying cream contour, highlighter or blusher. The main rule is that you should always use the tip of the sponge first to apply the product to your face and then the round end to gently blend it in. You can also apply powder, eyeshadow or even lipstick with the sponge. Some people even use it to apply moisturiser or primer to go underneath their foundation. In other words, this sponge is a universal tool suitable for almost everything.
An unwashed makeup sponge is a breeding ground for bacteria, which is not good for your skin at all. Make sure you wash your beauty blender thoroughly after each use. This rule is even more important for problem skin! So, how do you go about it?
Even the best-quality beauty blender has a limited lifespan, as it gradually loses its shape and flexibility. We recommend changing your beauty blender approximately every three months. There are plenty of colours and brands to choose from, so why not try a new one?