I usually save little thoughts about various beauty products for Twitter (if you want to hear those thoughts and my other random ones, you can follow me here), but this one is so monumental that I had to share this news with you. Do you remember when I said that I wasn’t too fond of the oh-so-famous beauty blender sponge? Well…
That’s changed. Believe it or not, in a matter of months, the beauty blender has gone from gathering dust on my vanity to a makeup bag must have. But, why? More importantly, how? It all comes down to exactly that….how I use it. What I am about to say is no doubt going to serve as a bit of a shock to you, so get ready. I mean it, brace yourself.
I use it dry. I know, I know, many of you are right now chuckling away, but really, I started using it dry after my girl MarissaLace on YouTube said that you could…and I haven’t looked back. You might think, “Siobhan, why use it dry!? It’s so much better wet!” or even, “Siobhan, why use it dry? You can pick up a pack of 100 cosmetic sponges from the drugstore for a third of what the beauty blender costs!” Well, friend, you are right, but you are oh-so-wrong.
For me, personally, a girl who swears by concealer and hardly ever wears foundation, the beauty blender is a sick joke when used wet. I’ve tried it all, wetting it & wringing it before use, wetting it and rubbing it between a towel, praying to high heaven before use ;), everything. However, every time I use it wet, I find it takes off more makeup than it applies. In regards to the second point, yes, I can buy a pack of 100 sponges from the drugstore for a fraction of the cost of the beauty blender.
But here’s the catch: I don’t know how, I don’t know why, but if I apply concealer with a sponge, I waste product. I always get much more than I need on the sponge, and then I get it everywhere, and then my face ends up looking cakey and overdone. However, when I apply it with the beauty blender, it somehow soaks up just the correct amount of product, it applies and blends like liquid gold, and everything looks Kim-Kardashian-flawless. Plus, the tapered tip allows me to easily get in to all of the nook and crannies on my face that I need to, without the use of extra time or effort. It honestly takes about 1 minute and 30 seconds to make my skin look as smooth and perfect as a baby’s bum, whereas, with a brush or a regular sponge, it takes a lot of fuss and much, much longer. Oh, and did I mention? I’ve begun using the beauty blender to blend out liquid highlighter and my cream contour and girl, my makeup has never been so easy or quick to apply. I don’t get it, and I don’t think I ever will, but clearly that’s just the power of the pink wonder that is the beauty blender. #pinkpower
So, the moral of this story? There are a few:
a) Don’t always follow the crowd or stick strictly to how a product or tool should be used! Experiment a little, and you might just save yourself a lot of time, effort and frustration.
b) My urge to try the Beauty Blender Micro Mini set is now at an all-time high! If I’ve finally figured out how to use & love the original sponge, I’m sure I will love and get a ton of use out of the minis!
c) Never underestimate #pinkpower. Ever. Even if it’s not immediately apparent, it will eventually appear, just give it time. That’s the power of the pink. 😉
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Until next time,