I’m probably the last gal on this planet to have tried the Beauty Blender sponge. I know Mo and Jen at Mythbuster Beauty both placed it on their Best of 2008 lists… so I figured, what the hey. I’ll give it a go.
Weeeeee! What a revolution in makeup application! I usually apply my makeup with a brush (for minerals) or one of the cheapy wedge sponges (for liquids and tinted moisturizers). The Beauty Blender rocks! Seriously, folks. It’s teeny, portable, (cute and pink!!!), soft, saves me product and time.
I will admit the first two applications, I was a bit befuddled on working with this new spongy-wonder, but I got the hang of it quickly (I’m including a video below with some helpful hints so you don’t stumble blindly, like I did. Ahem.).
But now, I’m actually quicker with my Blender than with my regular sponges and brushes. I use the big wide end to apply my foundation where I need it and the pointy end to apply my concealer or an extra dose of foundation for minor coverage. Then I use the big end again for my blush or bronzer. Just remember when applying to bounce bounce bounce. Pretty like you are lightly stippling a surface. Don’t drag or swirl it too much since that just rubs product around. The bouncing motion blends the makeup perfectly for me.
And here’s a tutorial video on how to unpack (ok, that part is silly) use and clean your Beauty Blender…
I got the Blender n’ Cleanser kit- which includes 5 ounces of soapy goodness. However, since this is $7 *more*, I’d recommend just getting the Blender sponge and buying some all-natural Dr. Bronner’s soap. Dr. Bronner’s will clean your Blender perfectly and you can use it on all your regular makeup brushes too (plus it’s very affordable!).
Oh and they have a great recycling program so your little Beauty Blender sponge doesn’t clog up the landfills!