“Using it dry absorbs the product back into the sponge rather than adhering it to your face. The cool thing about it is that it expands to about 50% its size when you use it wet. This enables the sponge to deposit a streak-free finish, and you don’t waste any foundation,” says makeup artist Allan Avendaño.
Likewise, people ask, can you apply powder foundation with a Beautyblender?
Moreover, do you wet Beautyblender with hot or cold water?
You don’t need the water to be cold or hot, but some makeup artists like to use warm water in the winter and cold water in the summer. The cold water will feel nice and refreshing, and the warm water will help your products melt into your skin. Remember to squeeze out the excess water, and it’s ready to use.
How do I stop my Beautyblender from absorbing?
Use The Sides Strategically. To blend in smaller, more concentrated areas like concealer under the eyes or around the nose, use the pointed side of the Beauty Blender. Remember to use the same bouncing motion as before to really help press the product into the face.
Dry your Beauty Blender out in the sun. The sun is an excellent dehumidifier and mould and bacteria destroyer. Set it in the sun after washing, rinsing, and squeezing out the excess water using a towel or paper towels.
You’re using it dry.
Pro makeup artists love using the sponge damp so that foundation application goes on seamlessly. Better yet, if you’ve spent a ton of moola on that foundation, saturating your sponge with water will keep your precious product from being absorbed resulting in less product waste.
The goal is to apply your makeup with a damp blender, so you’ll want to wring out all of the excess water. Your Beautyblender should then be at the ideal size and dampness to start dipping into your product.
According to Elasmar, all Beautyblenders should be used damp, and this is essentially a non-negotiable, “Your Beautyblender should always be used wet. You’ll know your Beautyblender is in perfect condition when it has expanded to twice its original size,” she adds.
Your Beautyblender has a bad smell
Chances are, your sponge smells bad because of organic material — your own skin’s particles. If you just bought your Beautyblender this month and it’s already smelling bad, you might not have to throw it away yet.
“Beautyblenders expand when they soak up water,” Brown explains. “And because they soak up water, wash often and a lot — and air dry them thoroughly. Mildew and bacteria breed in trapped moisture and can be reactivated when you rewet it to use.”
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. Sponge tend to be difficult to properly wash and sanitize.