The different curves and points are suited for different parts of your face, and even the color can play a role depending on the intended application. In short, each beauty blender design allows you to create a different, specific finish.
Also, are beauty blender sponges worth it?
“The reason the beautyblender is worth the price tag is that it’s completely unique,” says Murdick. “The texture makes it so that as you apply your makeup, it’s simultaneously blending so you get a super seamless look to your makeup that you just can’t get with other sponges or foundation brushes.”
Similarly, do you wet Beautyblender with hot or cold water?
You can use warm or cool water to dampen the Beauty Blender, but you may find your application more refreshing if you use cool water. If you don’t have access to a sink when you’re using your sponge, you can wet it with bottled water or even spritz it heavily with your favorite setting spray to dampen it.
How do I wash my Beautyblender?
Here’s what you do:
- Step 1: Wet your sponge. Gently squeeze your sponge under running water until it’s totally wet.
- Step 2: Add some soap. Squeeze a cleansing liquid or rub a bar of soap along the mitt so it’s fully saturated (I prefer a basic, unscented soap like Dr. …
- Step 3: Scrub and rinse. …
- Step 4: Dry.
How to use
- Wet. Wet beautyblender® with water for each use.
- Squeeze. Squeeze out excess liquid, using a towel if necessary.
- Bounce. Bounce foundation, bb cream, powder or any other base and complexion product across the face for flawless results.
The Beautyblender costs $19.95. Could a sponge that’s less than half the price work as well?
“Your Beautyblender should ideally be washed after every use—it needs a little more love than your regular brushes. For a quick rinse, run it under warm water until the water becomes clear,” says Hughes.
Some makeup artists swear the Beautyblender creates a more poreless finish. … Allure has pointed out that Beautyblender’s sponge is hydrophilic, which means it’s designed to absorb water. All that water leaves less room for the sponge to absorb your foundation, so theoretically it should reduce product waste.
Most people use the Beautyblender for applying foundation and concealer. Using a sponge to apply and blend foundation and concealer makeup is a total game changer.
Typically, Beautyblenders last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on how well you take care of it. A good way to think of it is by season. Once the weather changes and a new season comes in, give your sponge a check-up. It may have more life left in it than you think!
I personally like the original pink sponge the best. It provides seamless coverage and has the most “bounce.” One of the most noticeable differences with the pink beautyblender is that the pink dye runs from the sponge when you wash it. Years ago, I attended a session with beautyblender founder, Rea Ann Silva.
- Best Overall: Beautyblender The Original Makeup Sponge. …
- Best Drugstore: e.l.f. Cosmetics Total Face Sponge. …
- Best Budget: Wet n Wild Makeup Sponge. …
- Best Set: Beauty Bakerie Blending Egg Beauty Sponges. …
- Best Dual-Density: Uoma Beauty Hey Big Head! …
- Best for Powder: Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge.
Also, as mentioned in the pros section, a beauty blender uses lesser product, and it’s because of this that it doesn’t work too well with light coverage foundations—you’ll only end up using a lot more foundation and will end up spending more.
Makeup sponges can be a breading ground for germs if you don’t wash them the correct way. They need to be cleaned before every use. Otherwise, you run the risk of spreading bacteria all over your face. … Leftover makeup on your sponge can cause your foundation to cake up, making product hard to blend.