So you've heard me talk about how much I really love the Sigma Flat Top Kabuki (f80) and it is generally my go to foundation tool. However, like others I really do appreciate the Beauty Blender. If you don't know what the Beauty Blender is its a sponge and not a typical cosmetic sponge that you see at the drugstore but an incredibly soft sponge that when used damp gives really nice coverage and can be used for anything liquid or cream. As well as using it for foundation and concealing, highlighting, contouring so on so forth. Which is why I like it because you can use it for your whole face.
This is what a beauty blender looks like dry (left side) and then damp (right side). When I say damp I mean that you have to get it soaked and squeeze it several times so that it will expand and grow. The reason for this is when it's damp it doesn't absorb your product. Even brushes absorb product and get build up. This sponge lets you press it into the skin and the dampness helps sheer the product out to where you really don't look cakey when using this at all. You don't look like you have a mask on you look very natural. Also I like using it if my face is irritated or sensitive cause even the softest brushes can feel scratchy on an irritated face sometimes.
These four pictures are: no makeup (top left) you can see that it had some breakouts and redness going on, foundation and under eye corrector (top right) placement of my concealer to both conceal and highlight (bottom left) and finished foundation and concealer (bottom right.
In these im working on my concealer and blending it in with a beauty blender. The main point for using it is "dabbing". You don't swipe or buff it into the skin with circles you just dab it or roll it onto the skin. I literally just bounce mine of the skin. So I don't roll it on like some people do. The corners help you get into creases like corners of the nose and inner eye socket.
This is a great tool if you have dry skin, dry skin in my opinion looks cakey fast. Where this is damp and helps sheer your product out it takes that away. These are $20 at Sephora or wherever you decide to get one. They need to be replaced every 3 months. They are a good place for bacteria to grow which is why. Saying that, if you like any sponge replace it often especially ones you can't clean those should be thrown away after each application. Also let these air out when their damp if you try to shove them back in their container they will mold. If you need to travel with it while it's damp dry it with a hair dryer or put it in a plastic cup and let it hang out in your cup holder while you drive. They can be cleaned with face wash or you can buy the actual Beauty Blender Solid which will clean it super fast and also clean your brushes as well.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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