beautyblender® sponge is egg-shaped and, originally, a pink color that helps during application and blending liquid foundation, cream products, and even powdery products in some techniques. Invented by makeup artist Rea Ann in 2003, when she wanted to create the perfect invisible make-up look. Its effectiveness lies in the unique type of sponge, soaking in the water several times to obtain volume. In this way, the empty space inside the pad is filled, resulting in less absorption of product you want to apply.
Its shape and texture removes unwanted lines that may be visible after inflicting powder brush, which is why the beautyblender® used as a sponge for the final blending of products with skin. It can apply the powder, but also to correct the deficiencies resulting from the use of other tools. Super cool is that after inflicting powder sponge, powder looks very natural and is perfect for everyday use.
Using beautyblender® pad is very simple. Soak a sponge with lukewarm water and keep squeezing until you drain all the water out of it. The sponge should be slightly damp and not wet. The process will take only a few minutes, and you see how wetting sponge gets the volume. Liquid products are applied in tapping motion, which is excellent for people with sensitive and dry skin. Form and completion of the foundation will be somewhat softer, more natural and brighter. By applying you can achieve mild to medium coverage.
As this sponge is in contact with water, and then the face, be sure it must be well cleaned after each use. beautyblender® comes with its soap for washing and there is a line of beautyblender® cleaning products, or it can be cleaned as you usual clean your brushes. After the wash, let it dry well. We know that dark, moist and closed places are ideal for the growth of mold and bacteria, so it is must to leave open your beautyblender® sponge until it is completely dry.
Today, in addition to the original beautyblender® sponges you can find several other quality options such as, for example, Miracle Complexion Sponge by REAL TECHNIQUES. Dior made his black version of this sponge named Dior Backstage Blender. Shu Uemura have a sponge The Lightbulb Sponge with unusual shape, and M.A.C have their own sponge called M.A.C PRO PERFORMANCE SPONGE.