There are 2 ways in which to apply your makeup – with a sponge and with your fingers.
My Mom has always used her hands, while I’ve always relied on the cosmetic wedges from the drugstore.
The beautyblender, however, changes the way in which your makeup goes on.
It’s an fushia, teardrop-shaped sponge.It is heftier than my usual sponge, yet still extremely light and feels great in the hand – it’s really squishy. It is latex-free totally odorless and hypoallergenic.
The idea behind this sponge was conceived by 2 makeup artists who has seen the flawless effect that this kind of shape could achieve.
The secret behind it is that instead of applying your foundation in a swath across your cheeks, forehead and chin, you stipple it on. And because you are not swiping your liquid, powder or mineral makeup across your face, there are no streaks, lines or visible marks.
In fact, in using the beautyblender, your makeup actually blends into your face so that you look better than your plain self, but it’s difficult to detect that you’re wearing makeup at all.
Which is just about the best thing in the world, dontcha think?
It of course takes a little getting used to – after all, you’ve been putting your makeup on the same way for the last decade or two. But you quickly get the hang of it. The two big differences to your usual routine probably will be that you moisten the sponge before use and that you dot your makeup on instead of smoothing it onto your skin.
You can also use the pointed tip to apply concealer. This is especially effectively under the eye area.
The sponge comes with its own soy-based, lavender scented cleanser,Blendercleanser, that is “specially formulated to maintain the integrity of your beautyblender and helps to make it last.” With proper care, it should last for a year.
And when it is ready to go, you can send it back to the company, where they will safely recycle it for you.
If you’ve always wanted a flawless look, get the beautyblender.
Original blog entry: http://gottheknack.blogspot.com/2008/08/beuatyblender-gives-you-smoothest.html