More Than Makeup
- You're not using it for skincare. The Beautyblender is not a one-trick pony. You can use the damp applicator to apply your skin care products, too. Rea Ann recommends using the white Pure to apply your serums, sunscreen, and moisturisers because it's softer and free of dye.
- You only use the Beautyblender with cream makeup. You've probably seen the Beautyblender on YouTube in your favourite contouring tutorials. Many makeup artists like to use it for applying setting powder in focused areas, like under the eyes. "The great thing about using a damp sponge with powder is that you can really control where you're applying it," says Rea Ann. "Brushes are like brooms that sweep things around your face."
- You use a wiping motion to apply your foundation. The BeautyBlender bounce is not a dance you need to learn; it's the perfect application technique for this egg-shaped sponge. It's very similar to the stippling motion you'd use with a regular brush. "What you're doing in that one bounce motion is depositing the makeup onto the skin, and then blending it at the same time." It also works to sculpt the face. Use the pointed end of the sponge to drag product with your contour cream. Then, use the larger end to bounce away any lines of demarcation.
- You're only using it for makeup. Yes, we told you to never use the Beautyblender dry — on your face. Rea Ann uses the condensed sponge to remove makeup and deodorant stains from clothes. Once you've hit the three-month mark, you can repurpose your old sponge for ombré nail art designs, too.