beautyblender original makeup sponge
What it is:
An edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator.
What it does:
The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. Use it with foundations, powders, and any other complexion product. Now, the award-winning makeup sponge is available in a fun, limited-edition canister—fit for any beauty queen.
What else you need to know:
Beautyblender’s unique material is aqua-activated™. When wet, it expands to about twice its size and becomes super soft to create an even, smooth blend and bounce, returning to its original size when it air dries.
Beautyblender has chosen to use non-toxic, water-soluble dyes. For this reason, your beautyblender may shed dye for the first couple of washes—similar to a pair of blue jeans. Once you squeeze the water out of the beautyblender, the excess dye is removed as well. The dye does not transfer to the skin.
Beautyblenders are hand-finished in the USA.
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- "I received my Beauty Blender as a gift for Christmas and have used it non-stop! I have foundation brushes but I always opt for the easy to use BB instead! It makes my foundation absorb better for a more natural looking flawless finish. The pointed tip makes dabbing on concealer under my eyes easy and fast every time. Although it is a bit pricey, it's results are definitely worth the splurge. Also great for using with mattifying primers as they tend to be quick-drying. Just wet it and watch it double in size! Helps me to not overuse or waste product! Love and highly recommend!" in 2867 reviews
The best thing about the beautyblender is how even and thorough the coverage is across the face when applying foundation. The result is a glowing, dewy finish that I've never been able to get with another applicator. The cleaning process is pretty quick and easy and as long as you keep it clean, it can be used for a few months before needing to be replaced. Since it's cleaned regularly it's also a heck of a lot more hygenic than some of the other options (most notably, fingers). It can be used with creams and powders so it's good for foundation, concealer, blush, highlighters, etc. I've found that the pointed end of it is sufficient for reaching smaller, more recessed areas such as the inner corner of the eye and that it doesn't absorb much product-- there's no more waste than with other applicators.
There are some drawbacks to using this. Most notably, storing it, but there are various holders you can find on many online retailers including Amazon for a few dollars. The other of course is that it does need to be washed and rinsed with each use to keep it clean and also to use it wet but once I got used to it that became a non issue overall. It does mean that more money has to be spent on a cleanser and the sponge itself is expensive overall.
The drawbacks are absolutely outweighed by the benefits and I will be continuing to use it and recommend it to anyone else.
I use it for both my foundation (liquid and airbrush) and under eye concealer as the tip makes getting into the corners of the eyes and around the nose easy with no missed spots. The best way to use it is either to apply your liquid foundation with your fingers first then bounce and/or roll the damp beauty blender to evenly distribute product. With the airbrush, I spray on my face then dab the beauty blender over my face before spraying product directly to the sponge and applying that to areas I want more coverage such as my nose. If people are saying it eats up product, they're probably using the sponge dry; which of course will make it absorb the product which is why using it damp is so important.
Also, be sure to clean your beauty blender with your keep.it.clean mitt or solid cleanser after each use to prevent the build-up of bacteria.
I received this product for free for testing purposes. beautyblender original makeup sponge
I didn’t have any trouble cleaning my beauty blender at all. The sponge is really easy to clean with the blender cleanser solid. It is by far the best sponge and brush cleaner I’ve used and is now the only cleanser I use for my makeup tools. The keep.it.clean also make it really easy to get makeup out of my sponges and brushes. Previously, I was using a silicon fave scrubber to clean my brushes, but the keep.it.clean is a great size to make and makes is a lot faster to clean my tools.
However, if you cannot afford a beauty blender, the knock off ones on amazon or the sponges from realtechniques also work well! And for cleaning, baby shampoo also works wonders at cleaning brushes and sponges! beautyblender blendercleanser solid
The texture of this sponge is really different then those others you will find in the market. The shape also make everything easier. With it you won’t see the heavy aspect on your skin.
I don’t squeeze it on the water, like the instructions usually tell you to do, I always spray some thermal water on my sponge and it makes easier to use and to give a better result of the product on my skin. I always pass the foundation and concealer with a brush and then I finalize with my beatyblender with bouncing and delicate motion to give a smoother and natural finish! beautyblender original makeup sponge
As someone who doesn't really use makeup that often, honestly because I don't really know how or take the time to learn, this was very very easy to use!
My daily look is to use concealer and foundation to cover up my acne scars and uneven skin tone. In the past I've used my hands to apply or if the product came with a brush. With the beauty blender, it made it SO much easier. It would apply the make up so flawlessly and cover all the areas I'd typically miss. I don't need to use my fingers or brushes anymore!! What I love most is that it doesn't make me look cakey and I don't have to use a lot of make up either. Love love love this product! Now I am more inclined to put on make up.
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