The Beauty Blender ($26AUD / $19.95USD) has been a cult favourite in the beauty community for many years now, and as a result many “alternative” versions have been released by competitor brands and despite trying most of them I still find myself gravitating back towards the original Beauty Blender.
I’ve been using this beautiful pink tool for well over a few years now but realised I’ve never created a blog post on it! I know a common excuse I’ve made in the past was that there are plenty of reviews and videos out there already on it, there isn’t much point for me to share my thoughts. But then this blog wouldn’t be a true reflection on what I use, and so I decided, no matter how mundane I may seem to make a post about it anyways 🙂
I think there are different ways people will use this blender. If you’re not familiar with the Beauty Blender then it is basically a tear drop shaped brush that you must use wet (you can see the size difference between a dry sponge and a damp one). Make sure to squeeze all excess water out, and then use it to apply to blend out any hard lines in your liquid foundation or blush. And if you think any sponge will do trust me, this is a special type of sponge.
I actually use the Beauty Blender at least 5 days a week over the last month or so, I’ll first apply my liquid foundation on with a brush (Real Techniques Foundation Brush) and then after that I’ll smooth it out perfectly with the Beauty Blender. In the past I used to skip the Beauty Blender step and often found my makeup looking a little uneven, especially later in the day. However with the Beauty Blender everything is smooth and even, even when it’s time to go home at the end of the day! Love it 🙂
Since I keep all my makeup outside of my bathroom, it can be a bit of a hassle to get up just to wet it under the sink but the results are completely worth it~ I usually give my Beauty Blender a deep clean over the weekend with my Beauty Cleanser. I do this at the same time I deep clean all my brushes and it’s good as new for the next work week.
If you use liquid foundation then I couldn’t recommend this enough, especially if you have naturally smooth skin and are completely anal about how your foundation applies. It’s certainly not a necessary step if you’re not a makeup perfectionist, but if you are, trust me this will satisfy 🙂