So during my editorial for Modern Weekly I got the chance to use a new product that is taking the makeup world by storm – The Beauty Blender! I had heard a lot of hype about this product from several other professions so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I can tell you I was NOT disappointed!
Basically it’s an egg shaped sponge that you can use moist or dry and it comes w/ its own cleaner so it’s reusable (yeah for the environment). It was designed by makeup artists and it really does help create a flawless finish. The patented rounded edge helps you say goodbye to visible lines and streaks – very good when talking about HD makeup and the pointed side is great for getting into those hard to reach areas i.e corners of eyes, around the nose. I should also mention this little gem is latex free, hypo-allergenic and odor free.
Unlike a lot of makeup artists I really do love sponges for finishing my foundation look…I don’t know why and I feel like I’m in the minority since it seems EVERY makeup artist has their personal fav. foundation brush. But now I feel like I can come out of the closet and be proud to be a sponge girl w/ my new hi-tech Beauty Blender!
I should mention I do use foundation brushes when applying moisturizer, primer and foundation but I’ve never gotten in the habit of blending in my foundation w/ a standard foundation brush. I personally always found it a bit time consuming and annoying and much prefered to either take my MAC skunk brush (duo fibre brush) and blend the foundation in or a sponge right at the end to finish it off. I do still love the MAC skunk brush btw for buffing foundation into the skin for me it has always worked so much better than a typical foundation brush.
So now you ask where do I get myself one of these amazing little wonders! As some of you know I’m from Canada and I got mine before I left for Shanghai. I actually got mine from Holt Renfrew (Fancy Canadian Dept. Store). If you’re in the US I would suggest heading over to Camera Ready Cosmetics . It’s an online makeup store that carries only the best professional quality makeup brands. I have NEVER been disappointed w/ the service and it has always been very fast and professional…even when ordering from Canada. You can also go to The Beauty Blender website to see if there is a retailer near you that sells it.
FYI a single sponge and cleaner retails for about $35…I found it was the same in the US and Canada hence why I just bought mine in Canada. Enjoy!
Original blog entry: http://jessicajeanmyers.blogspot.com/2008/12/beauty-blender.html