Archive for July, 2010

Beautyblender

July 14, 2010

Do you want to have that perfect, flawless face? Do you want your makeup to go into your skin effortlessly? Do you actually want your makeup to look like your skin? Well, problem solved! The BeautyBlender is a must have if you want that flawless, perfect skin finish. It’s a sponge, but not just any sponge. It’s Hollywood’s latest makeup secret. All the Hollywood set makeup artists swear on this. The thing is, when you use your fingers or the infamous triangle sponge, you can get streaks and that makeup look we all hate. The BeautyBlender is beyond amazing! By using this, your makeup will actually look like your skin.

This sponge is made to have no edges and is latex free, non-allergenic, and odor free. You can actually use this same sponge to apply your concealer, foundation, tinted moisturizer, pressed powder, bronzer, and even blush. The key is to dampen the sponge first and bounce your product across your face. By doing this, whatever you are applying will actually get into your skin, actually improving your tone and texture so you can have that flawless finish. Look at the shape. The pointed side is used for all those hard to reach places like around your nose, under your eyes, and where your eyes and nose meet. This side is also great to cover blemishes. The rounder part is used for your larger areas like your cheeks, forehead, and chin.

In terms of maintaining the BeautyBlender, it is suggested to cleanse it after every use in order to remove excess product and bacteria. There is a cleanser specifically for the BeautyBlender called the BeautyCleanser.  After every use, you should wash and place it in the container that came with it called a pedestal. The pedestal will allow the sponge to dry properly. This cleanser is great for all your makeup brushes too! You can purchase both products at Sephora.

Enjoy your new, flawless face!

Original blog post: http://www.examiner.com/beauty-products-in-charlotte/beautyblender

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Beautyblender: The Ultimate Makeup Sponge

July 14, 2010

Once in a while, a product comes along that is so amazing, it quicky gains a cult following and icon status. The Shu Uemura curler, MAC’s infamous 187 “skunk” brush, and Eve Pearl’s Salmon concealer are just a few of the must-haves that come to mind.

One of our favorites is the beautyblender. This hot pink, egg-shaped, latex free super sponge has revolutionized the way we apply our foundation. A staple in many a top artist’s makeup kit, the sponge’s elliptical shape allows for reaching every crease and contour of your face, eliminating streaks and ensuring a flawless finish.

The beautyblender has it’s own special cleanser, which smells AMAZING, and prolongs the life of the sponge. Blendercleanser is a lightly lavender-scented cleanser that’s free of dyes and skin irritants. It’s soothing soy-based, low-suds formula breaks down rapidly, making it earth-friendly and fun to use.
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To ensure the best application, it’s recommended that you dampen the sponge, squeeze out the excess water, and lightly tap and roll, or “bounce” the sponge over foundation to smooth it out and blend into the skin. Whether cream, liquid, cake, or tinted moisturizer, the beautyblender’s suede texture gives a perfect finish every time.

Try it once, and you’ll see why celebrity makeup artists are never without it (One of our personal heroes, Mary Erickson, carries at least two at all times).

Original blog post: http://www.stylebakerybeauty.com/2010/07/beautyblender-the-ultimate-mak.html

The Perfect Duo

July 8, 2010

A set with two makeup sponge applicators and a cleanser. What it does: The beautyblender® Set contains all you need to flawlessly apply your makeup.It is the first ergonomically designed non-disposable sponge and is designed to be cleaned with the blendercleanser®—making it super eco-friendly. It comes with an instruction disc so you can quickly master your application technique.

cakedoo says… You think you have mastered the application foundation? Well, chances are you haven’t. I have been using sponges and brushes to apply forever and the BeautyBlender is different, in an amazing way! It’s so easy and does such a great job. my finish is flawless and light.. The key is the crazy cool sponge, it’s shaped like a tear drop and to boot hot pink – which I love.. You start with a damp sponge and stipple on foundation (a tapping motion) it immediately absorbs into my skim and evenly… I have abandoned the brushes I have depended on and only use the Beautyblender.. I honestly believe that whether you are a novice or professional this is an asset to every ones kit.. I am telling you that it doesn’t matter how heavy the product it will go on smooth and not heavy in the least.. I am using this for my concealer application, the pointed tip works wonders on getting really close to the eye and doesn’t streak or smudge the finish comes out flawless and the thing that really gets me is that this duo is less than $40, my foundation brush alone was over $40 so having said that this is very cost effective, you can’t go wrong..

I have found that cleaning is easy and quick. The cleanser has a fresh almost with a touch of pine scent, I mean very weak to me.. The dispense is fool proof too, press the top and the cup dispenses enough for to clean the entire sponge.. My sponge was only used for a week when I first cleaned it.. I spread over the sponge and cleansed, I could see the leftover concealer and foundation rinsing away.. It does a good job of cleaning and leaving the sponge smelling fresh and clean.. In total I have cleansed twice, it dries pretty quickly too but since it is recommended to use damp no need in allowing it to dry out completely.. I have to say this is the BEST sponge I have ever used, it’s all in the shape and material.. It’s far superior to all of the others I have used, I am a convert.. I will be sure to buy more of these and give as gifts to share with all the people I know how wear makeup.. I couldn’t be happier with the beautyblender line.. A must have!
Original Blog Post: http://styleapothecary.onsugar.com/Beautyblender-reviews-beautyblender-makeup-sponge-reviews-beautyblender-cosmetic-sponge-reviews-skincare-reviews-8987768

Beautyblender to the Rescue

July 5, 2010

While other cosmetics companys are creating unique yet ineffective makeup applicators, BeautyBlender nails it taking the cake and the side of ice cream!  Created by Rea Ann Silva, one of Hollywood’s most sought after beauty experts, to help her clients achieve a professional flawless finish at home.

BeautyBlender is shaped like an egg and has a suede finish to help you get your foundation perfectly blended into all the “problem” areas like around the nose and under the eyes.  BeautyBlender is available on it’s own but I highly recommend buying the duo pack, which includes the Blendercleanser so you can clean the BeautyBlender and get more mileage out of it.

Original blog post: http://www.beautyblvd.net/2010/07/beautyblender-to-rescue.html