Beautyblender: Tips & Tricks
First off, GET A BEAUTY BLENDER. Get it. I didn't want to spend so much money on a sponge. So I got the Real Techniques doupe and was sorta satisfied. But my makeup still felt sorta wet after. ( I use MUFE in 128 Almond.) I even used different primers from MUFE and the Too Faced Pure and original. But it always felt as if it could come off. Even with setting spray.
BUT THIS. This is AMAZING. It made my make up look flawless. And dry. AND DRY! It's a must buy. It's worth the money. And the soap bar for it is great too. I wouldn't use it for brushed honestly. But for the beauty blender? It's amazing. Beauty blender = HOLY GRAIL.
special occasions necessity
I'm a pretty lazy makeup user; generally in the day to day I use my fingers because I've read stuff from celebs like Drew Barrymore who say stuff like how applying makeup with your fingers is so great, because it warms up the products which makes it stay on better. I mean, who doesn't love that... laziness AND better make up application?
However, if I'm actually being honest, using the proper tools (e.g. brushes, blenders, etc) goes a LOOOOOOONg way in making my skin look flawless, and the beautyblender is a must have tool for faking or enhancing amazing skin/ concealing all those blotchy spots/ and hiding black circles.
GET THE BEAUTYBLENDER. I can't emphasize this enough. It's super easy to use... just watch a youtube video, learn how to use it, and be impressed by your skin.
I'd also recommend getting the solid cleanser, because you should wash your tools after using them. I used to make do with baby shampoo before, but the solid cleanser that comes with the blender is very worth the money... 1) it's very potent so you only need to use a bit; 2) thus, it lasts long and 3) when you're travelling somewhere it's pretty handy to be able to use the solid cleanser vs. having to pack a miniature bottle of baby shampoo
worth the hype
I usually stay away from hyped products because they usually don't meet my expectations, but I love to use my beautyblender for concealer, foundation, and other cream products. Some people say that they don't like it and I find that it's usually because they're using it dry. NOOO! It's supposed to be used damp, and applies foundation so nicely. I can use it either on a daily basis or for going out in the evening, it just depends on how much product you want to put on. I think that it's such a good product because it blends in everything so seamlessly and when you use it damp, it also helps to absorb any excess product so that it doesn't look heavy on your skin.
The solid cleanser is also a great product for your beautyblender and also for the rest of your makeup brushes. It gets all the makeup off super quickly and cleans them really well. I definitely recommend the cleanser as well.
This little awesome tool is what every makeup lovers must have! At first, im sure everyone thinks of whats so special about a sponge that cost $20.00. It apply your foundation like a dream! your skin will look flawless. I have tried some of the dupes that people were talking about, but NONE will compare. All the other dupe sponge is very tuff with little flexibility to it and feels like you are pounding your own face. Sure it might apply the same, but the beauty blender will make your foundation look smooth and healthy. You have to use it dampen, and if its too wet...it will drag your foundation and make it look patchy. I always use a towel after to squeeze it after wringing it out. The beauty blender makes it so fast and easy to apply any product. I will use it with liquid foundation, concealer, and powder. Its the best product that every makeup lover needs.
New necessity for me
This is the best way I've found to apply cream/liquid foundations and concealers. I've tried everything - expensive brushes, just using my fingers, and even beautyblender knock offs...but this thing is amazing. By using this in a stippling motion, it quickly blends pristinely well while maintaining full coverage. It's easy to use and the solid cleaner is awesome for not only the beautyblender but all my brushes. I can't live without this anymore!