BPGP: Beautyblender and How to Stipple
Feb 23, 2012
When I first tried the beautyblender makeup sponge, I wasn’t all that impressed. My makeup application improved markedly, but the sponge required daily cleansing and seemed to absorb a lot of makeup. Waste + clean up relegated the sponge to my box of beauty product fails.
Then, about a month ago, I was talking to a makeup artist about miracle products when she identified the beautyblender as her number one tool. When I told her that I wasn’t wowed, she informed me that I was using the product wrong.
You see, I was using the beautyblender to dot/press on my foundation when what I was supposed to be doing something the Katja at Birchbox calls the press and wiggle. Call it an ah-ha moment.
Now that I’m using the beautyblender correctly, I love it. Whether I’m using a full coverage foundation or just a tinted moisturizer, the beautyblender gives you an airbrush finish and helps you blend the foundation in perfectly.
No, this product is not cheap. Two sponges and the cleanser will set you back $40. But when you consider that you can use the cleanser on your makeup brushes as well, and add in the cost of buying bag after bag of makeup sponges, the cost seems a little more reasonable.
Whenever I use full coverage foundation, I make sure to use the beautyblender. It gives me an airbrush finish with no makeup lines and no streaks. So if you wear liquid foundation, you should definitely give this product a try.