What BeautyBlender.net is saying: “Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.”
I have to admit, I am jumping on this band wagon extremely late! The Beauty Blender has already had cult status for years and I can’t believe I haven’t tried it until this summer. Better late than never though, right? I’m just going to get this out there and say it–you need this. Now.
I really hate putting makeup on with traditional sponges. I always felt as if they deposited too much product onto the skin and made everything look cake-y. The beauty blender changed my mind from the first time I used it! I tried it with my Youngblood Mineral Foundation and was blown away by how flawless my skin looked but without that heavy feeling I usually got from using a brush with it. The coverage was still there but instead of just sitting on top of my skin, it was pressed in and really looked like my skin but better. I called up Chantell and basically started screaming into the phone about it having magical powers or something. I was ecstatic!
So you might be thinking, why is this any different than any other sponge that I can buy at the store? The difference is in the material and the shape. There’s no latex and it is completely hypoallergenic, and the elliptical shape makes it easy to reach the tiny corners around your nose and eyes for desired coverage. It also expands twice its size when wet and the dampness from the sponge helps the makeup slip better and buff more easily onto the face. Also, it lasts for three to four months!! Traditional sponges break apart within a few uses and don’t have the means to form to the contour of your face. Not to mention they are a breeding house for bacteria and are hard to clean. I’ll be reviewing the Solid Beauty Blender cleaner soon, it’s a must have as well!
I absolutely adore using this to apply my concealer because I can use a lighter coverage foundation with my it-covers-everything Bye Bye Under Eyes concealer and not look like I’m wearing a ton of makeup! I just put a small pea sized amount onto the back of my hand, dab the damp Beauty Blender into it and then gently stipple with a curved motion onto my jawline where my problem areas are and where I desire more coverage. Then I take the pointed end and use it to cover the area around my nose and underneath my eyes. When I use it with my Youngblood Loose Powder Mineral Foundation, I tap the product onto the lid and then rub the bottom end of the beauty blender in it and then gently use my curved stipple technique on the larger parts of my face and distribute evenly. I thought that I might run into a few problems using a loose powder foundation with my Beauty Blender but it applies more beautifully than I could have imagined.
I think I just wrote an essay! I hope you guys made it after such a long post. If you can’t tell, I love my Beauty Blender to pieces and has made my makeup apply so much smoother and beautiful than ever. This is a must have tool for anyone who wants their makeup to look flawless, which I hope is everyone. You need it.
Where to buy: online at beautyblender.net and in Sephora stores for $19.95