Beauty blenders are basically miracle products. While at first some were skeptical about what seemed like nothing more than a sponge, most have totally converted and embraced the bouncy tool. But many are likely still making beauty blender mistakes without even knowing. While a vibrant colored sponge may seem like an easy enough product to use, there are several hacks and tricks out there to live your best makeup life and avoid any beauty blender mistakes.
While beauty blenders and sponges may be the cosmetic lover's go-to choice to getting seamless blended foundation and concealer, it hasn't completely removed the need for brushes. In fact, it seems as though the best combination is a brush and a beauty blender, in my opinion. But regardless of which method you choose to use, it's hard to deny that the sponges are are probably one of the most popular tools of the moment.
The original Beautyblender has spawned multiple copy cat sponges that are just as good at seamlessly blending out your base. Plus, one quick Google search, and you'll find that there are countless beauty blender hacks out there that help you get the most bang out of your verstaile blending sponge.
While these hacks exist and tips are everywhere, there are some mistakes you could still be making. Thankfully, though, you'll soon know what they are and how to fix them.
1. You're Not Pressing Foundation Into The Skin
YouTuber and talented makeup artist Wayne Goss explains that for getting the most flawless finish, delicately pouncing your sponge on the skin just won't cut it. Instead, pressing the sponge with foundation into the skin is how to get the most flawless finish.
2. You're Using It Dry
While skipping a step may save you time, using a blender when it's dry can easily result in cake face. A damp sponge will save you from that dreaded fate — just listen to Kylie Jenner.
3. You're Putting Foundation Direclty Onto The Sponge
Original BeautyBlender, $20, Amazon
If you're pouring your liquid foundation, especially a heavily water-based one, onto your blender or sponge, it will absorb your makeup, causing you to lose product. Always apply your foundation to the back of your hand and pick up a little at a time with your sponge. Alternatively, you can apply the foundation to your face first with your fingers and then go from there.
4. You're Not Cleaning Your Sponge Enough
BeautyBlender Solid BlenderCleanser, $16, Amazon
Your beauty blender tool absorbs your makeup like a sponge, because well, it is a sponge. Think of everything that can get trapped in that baby! It's going to require a bit more cleaning than your makeup brushes. In fact, it needs to happen daily, so invest in a great cleaning method.
5. You're Storing It Wrong
Beautyblender Pro, $20, Amazon
That little container the blender comes in? It's perfect storage for post-cleaning. Plus, it allows the sponge to air dry rather than collect bacteria in your makeup bag.
Now that you know how to treat your beauty and use it well, go live your best life with you new beauty bestie.
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