5 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Beautyblender
The Beautyblender has been a holy grail makeup tool in many makeup bags since its launch. The teardrop-shaped sponge shot to fame when beauty bloggers and pro makeup artists swore about the flawless, airbrushed finish that it gives, which you can’t achieve with brushes alone.
Not buying into the hype yet? You may be using it wrongly. These are 5 common mistakes that people are making with their Beautyblenders.
1. Not Wetting Your Sponge
This is probably the most vital step to your flawless look. Beautyblender requires water to activate its unique material. The sponge absorbs most of the product when its dry leaving minimal for your face. Using it damp enables the sponge to deposit a steak-free and dewy finish.
2. Using It In Sweeping Motion
Rather than swiping the sponge back and forth across your face, use the dabbing motion instead. The sponge offers the best streak-free application when you press it into your skin. This way makes it easier to build coverage as well.
3. You Only Use It With Foundation
You are not fully utilising your Beautyblender when you use it with your foundation only. The sponge is so versatile that it goes great with your concealer, powder, blusher and even skincare products!
4. Not Washing Your Sponge
Your Beauty Blender requires love and attention, maybe just a little more than your makeup brushes. It is recommended that users wash the sponge after every use to prevent bacteria buildup which can ultimately led to breakouts. Find out how you can wash your Beautyblender effectively: http://www.beautyblender.com/howtoclean.
5. Keeping It Forever
The estimated shelve life for a Beautyblender is 3 months. Once it hits the 3 month mark, or it starts to lose shape or rip, its time for you to get it replaced.
Now, go and step up your makeup game!
- Felicia (@ForteFelicity)