Archive for February, 2008

juli b

February 21, 2008

Beauty Picks

blend it like beckham.
transport back to the seventh grade with thebeautyblender. only this time you don’t have that obscene make-up line. you’re perfectly blended and in with the new girl and this little pink sponge. available

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February 21, 2008

February 13, 2008

I Need This: beautyblender Makeup Sponge

By Alyson Mance, Assistant Editor Feb 13, 2008

I’m really good at being late to things. And, while I have makeup brushes, I often slap my foundation or creme blush on with my fingers, forget to wash my hands, and then screw up some awesome light-colored t-shirt or something, which not only pisses me off, but makes me way later than I already was. That said, I’m pretty sure the beautyblender was invented to save my life – and my clothing. How self-centered of me.

Unlike brushes, which are really most useful for liquid foundations and some cream bases, and sponges, which usually get gross and can sometimes leave weird streaks on your face, the beautyblender is teardrop-shaped and mushy, so all sides can be used to blend your makeup flawlessly. Aside from your skin looking a hell of a lot better in general, it’s easy to clean and is far more sightly than those nasty used sponges that look nothing short of dingy in any woman’s makeup bag. $19.95 for one,

AAAAAND it has its own instructional video!!

Original blog entry:
February 2008

the style page

February 1, 2008

More than a pretty face… beautyblender

I’ve long been curious about this egg-shaped makeup applicator – will it really improve my makeup application, or is it just a gimmick? I resisted buying this product, as twenty dollars was an absurd amount of money to spend on a makeup sponge. Finally, I decided to buy Beautyblender. After the New York Times published an article saying that we beauty bloggers do what we do for freebies, I want it known that I spend hundreds of dollars on products for review on The Style Page blog.

I’m here to tell you that this is a great product (although I’m waiting for knockoffs that work just as well). The wider end is great for tapping or stippling makeup on one’s checks. The narrow end is great for applying makeup around the eyes and sides of the nose (although Matin, as excellent as his advice was, discouraged this practice). I’ve usually avoided liquid, cream, or stick concealers, as I get frustrated blending them. However, Beautyblender does a great job of blending concealer. BTW my favorite concealer is L’Oreal True Match Concealericon: the brush on the wand is tiny, allowing for precise application.

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February 2008