Finally, finally I have managed to get my hands on a beauty blender.
This pink coloured butt plug shaped sponge is supposed to help blend in anything and everything. Well, ok, foundation.
Here’s what they say:
Blend your way to a flawless face! Seeing make up is the first sign of an amateur application. Beautyblender was created without edges in order to eliminate visible lines and streaks. So go ahead, experiment fearlessly with your Beautyblender and discover the many ways its unique shape will set you free!
Bounce Beautyblender against your face when applying make up. Bouncing, called stippling in the make up world, blends make up without creating changes in the texture or tone of your skin. Use Beutyblender’s pointed side for hard-to-reach spots like around the nose and mouth, and under the eyes. Use the round base for foundation and blush on the larger areas of your face such as your forehead, cheeks and chin.
If you apply make up with your fingers you’ll find that Beautyblender will smooth and refine your make up to provide a clean finish.
Use Beautyblender damp when applying wet/dry make up. When Beautyblender is wet it is normal for it to expand to nearly twice its original size. Wash after use and place in the Beautyblender insert pedestal to dry. Beautyblender should not come in contact with extreme heat of any kind.
If you have problem skin Beautyblender works to cover blemishes. Use the pointed end and the stipple and twist technique to work make up into depressed areas of the face. The stippling and twisting action feathers out the make up’s edges, leaving a perfect finish.
I’ve been using it for a few days and I really like it. Yes, its just a sponge, but its got a nice firm texture, it doesn’t soak up too much product and it has made blending round the nose easy. I haven’t had streaky foundation for days so that must be a good thing?!
It says on the box you need to wash regularly and change the sponge every three months. In the UK a replacement sponge is £15…so its not cheap at all. Let me see if I can stretch out the usage to a 6 months!
I like this product a lot, cos I’m lazy and this makes life easier. If you are good at blending anyway you don’t really need this – but it is a nice lil beauty tool.