All You Need To Know About the Beauty Blender

The Beauty Blender is the current “it” product in the makeup world. It’s been trending like crazy and ladies all around the world are jumping into the Beauty Blender bandwagon… But it is worth it? Well Vintage Barbie is here to let you know all about it!

What is the Beauty Blender?

It is a non disposable makeup sponge that can be used to apply a variety of makeup, ensuring a flawless look. The sponge is egg-like in shape and is perfect for all skin types as it is hyper allergenic, latex free, paraban free, environmentally friendly… The list goes on.

The sponge is actually designed to use less makeup because the product sits on the sponge and is not absorbed fully. This is because it is designed to be used when damp, not dry. It also means that the skin is it pulled when applying and it can easy fill pores, lines or creases without makeup looking “caked on”.

How does the Beauty Blender work?

The Beauty Blender needs to be damp, but not wet, before using it. Wet the sponge under a tap and squeeze out the excess water. You may need to use a towel to assist with drying the sponge.

You can place product directly on the blender then onto the product, such as foundation and then onto the skin. You may prefer to place a small amount of the product on the skin, (such as concealer) then use the sponge to distribute.

When distributing makeup use the “bounce and twist” method of applying. This is essentially lightly pressing into your skin and as it “bounces” off the skin you turn and twist the beauty blender slightly.

Is it worth it?

I absolutely love my Beauty Blender! I feel it gives me a beautiful airbrushed look. The large bottom bit is great for all over face products and the top is great for smaller prudence distribution like concealer under the eyes. It’s easy to use, and can be used for so many purposes – so what’s not to love about it?

I suppose the price is something that is not to love, however think that it is a reasonable price of $30 – I’ve paid more than this for makeup brushes before that only do one job, so I think it’s worth it considering how many different things the Beauty Blender can do. But be aware of copies or apparent dupes! I bought a dupe and it had a completely different texture to the real thing. I would definitely recommend sticking with the real one.

Obviously, the blender should be cleaned regularly to avoid distributing germs and bacteria each time you use it. This means that it may not last as long as the makeup brushes you are used to using. I’ve had mine for about a month now and it seems to be lasting quite well so far. I am not religious with cleaning it though so it may not last as long if you clean it all the time.

There are also a variety of sponges available now – you can get different colours if you want to keep them for certain things. However I am finding that one Beauty Blender is all I need right now.

5 Tips & Hacks

  1. The Beauty Blender is a great way to apply skincare products (such as moisteriser as it will not pull or tug on your skin when you pat the product in.
  2. Puffiness around the eyes can be solved with a beauty blender wet in ice cold water. You will still have to squeeze out the excess water, but your puffy eyes will love the cooling effect of dabbing the sponge on the puffy area.
  3. A cute but cheap way to store it is in an egg cup
  4. The best way to clean the beauty blender is by using a small squirt of antibacterial detergent and a teaspoon of olive oil. Wash in warm water and rinse thoroughly then air dry.
  5. A dry beauty blender can be used to “buff away” excess makeup, or act as an eraser. Just like an eraser, lightly drag the Beauty Blender along the areas you wish to correct.

Have you used the Beauty Blender? I’d it your new favourite beauty product? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!

Giveaway time!

Want your own Beauty Blender? You can get it and so much more by wining Vintage Barbie’s Spring Glamour Giveaway! The prize is worth $200! Click here to go to the Facebook post and to enter the competition!

Bye for now,

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