So, I finally got my hands on the much talked about makeup must-have – the Beauty blender! I have to admit, I had no idea about how to use this at first. In fact, I never felt the need to switch from my regular drugstore foundation brushes. It was only when I came across this cute little pack of two makeup blenders at Forever 21 that I decided to go for it. It was also because everyone was raving about beauty blenders in general and it was quite reasonable here, unlike the Original Beauty Blender!
First off, I’m going to describe what a beauty blender exactly is. A beauty blender is a pear shaped/tear drop shaped/whatever you can make of that-shaped sponge that is used to :
– Apply foundation evenly on the skin.
– Blend in all the products (contour/concealer/basically everything) a little better to give an air brushed look to your makeup.
So as you can see, there are two sponges (they came in one pack). They are different looking (shape-wise) but I think they essentially do the same job. I personally like the original tear-drop shaped one (the black one) as it just looks really cute to me! Anyway, coming back to the point, so when I first used this blender, I used it dry (as it is) and I thought it was the worst thing I had ever bought cause it made my skin look so weird that I had to wash my face and re-do my makeup! And then, I realised (rather, looked up online) and found that I’m supposed to wet the blender first and then use it. So a big, big note:
Always wet your beauty blender, and squeeze out the extra water before using it! A dry blender will ruin your makeup and also, your mood.
Now comes the – ‘how to use it’ bit. I first use my fingers to apply the foundation on my face. I just put bits of it without rubbing/massaging/spreading, all over my face. Then, I take my beauty blender and sort of dab it all over my face, like sort of blending the product into my skin. I make sure to not wipe off the product, but gently dab it in a way that the product goes into my skin, if that makes sense. The idea is to work into the skin rather than spreading the foundation all over the skin.
Result – My foundation looks airbrushed and not cakey at all. It looks so natural and so well blended that sometimes, it looks like I have no makeup on. I decided to give my foundation brushes a rest, cause I’m in love with my beauty blenders! All the raving is so right and so worth it.
Price – Rs. 469
Found it next to the payment counter at Forever 21. It’s a product from their ‘Love & Beauty’ collection. The only problem is that it’s not always available at the store. I just got lucky!