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!