We’re sure that everyone here has heard of or at least seen a Beauty Blender (BeautyBlender.com, $20). They are adorable little pink sponges that makeup artist SWEAR by. They are made with a non-latex foam that makes it perfect for picking up product, but not absorbing it!
The key to use your Beauty Blender is to damp it before! Run it under cold water while squeezing it a few times until it expands. Wring out the excess water and towel dry if needed. The Beauty Blender shouldn’t be dripping. Tip: Use cold water to prep your blender, the cold will help reduce the size of your pores!
You can go right in and dip your BB into whatever product you are using whether that be skincare or primer first. Our model came in with her skin already prepped and ready to go. We went right ahead and dipped our BB into the foundation and started applying. You want to go in a dabbing and “bopping” motion, not dragging or smearing. This will insure best results and a more even complexion.
What most people don’t know is that you can also use your BB for pressed powders as well. The moisture from your sponge will not affect your powders! Yay! We used a highlighter first – our favorite Champaign Pop (blog post on Champaign Pop coming soon). For the contour we used Kevyn Aucion – The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Nights (NeimanMarcus.com, $48)
We love our Beauty Blender and we cannot live without it in our makeup kits. You can also get MicroMini Beauty Blenders for eye shadow and concealer (BeautyBlender.com, $18)
We know it is tough but it is recommended that you wash your Beauty Blender after every use with the BlenderCleanser Solid (BeautyBlender.com, $16).
The Beauty Blender is…
A special thanks to model Abigael Kraklio
You can check out her website at abigael.co