Maybe you’ve seen that little pink, bulb shaped sponge at Sephora and wondered what it is and why you need it. Well that my friends is the Original Beauty Blender Sponge and I’ll give you a few good reasons why you need it!
The common use is to use it to apply your foundation. My favorite way is to run it under warm water then squeeze it a few times to release the extra water, dip it into foundation and dab and blend all over my skin. The water helps to give you a smooth finish, and also works to ‘fill’ the sponge so it doesn’t soak up (and waste) a lot of extra foundation.
The shape of the sponge allows you to move the foundation into and around all the creases of your skin – again giving you that flawless finish.
If you are a powder foundation lover, this sponge, slightly dampened, rolls over your skin to lock the powder in and eliminates the ‘powder look’ – thus giving you a glowy, more natural finish.
Use it to dab on your liquid blush, to blend in your contour, highlighter and luminizer, and even use the thinner end to apply your concealer.
I have a friend who has a second sponge she uses to ‘roll on’ her moisturizer every morning and evening. I have personally not tried this – I really should – but she swears it’s a great treat for the skin and that her moisturizer gets absorbed better.
There are other blending sponges on the market, and I admit I haven’t tried all of them, but I have tried a few of them and they just aren’t quite up to the quality of the Original Beauty Blender.
I have had mine for almost four years, use it a few times a week, and it’s still in great shape! As with any makeup tool, don’t forget to clean it often however.
So no matter what type of makeup you use – tinted moisturizer, full coverage foundation, or powder – invest in one of these awesome little pink sponges!