The humble beauty blender entered our makeup bags a few short years ago and we honestly can't imagine life without it.
The humble sponge has the ability to perfectly apply our foundation, blend our concealer and smooth on our serums, but are you actually using it correctly? Turns out you're probably not. Here are some handy hacks you need to know...
Always apply primer mixed with foundation to your sponge
Lijha Stewart, director and educator of Makeup For Ever, shared a groundbreaking hack with Byrdie and we're stumped.
According to the expert, we should actually be applying a primer straight to the sponge and rather than blending that into our skin, we should apply foundation on top of the primer so they can mix together on the sponge before applying the concoction to our faces.
Pop your makeup onto your hands first
Another makeup artist has taken this hack even further - by claiming you should actually mix the products together on your hand, rather than the sponge, first.
Hello! Magazine also enlisted Benefit MUA, Lisa Potter Dixon, to share the definitive guide to using a beauty blender and her advice is pretty game-changing.
Lisa explains that when you're actually using the blender, you should always pop your product on your hand (rather than straight onto the sponge itself), before dipping the blender in and 'bouncing' it onto your skin. "Bouncing will give you an even, airbrushed finish," Lisa explained.
How to clean your blender
And while we know you should clean your beauty blender every single week (yep!), Lisa maintains that you should avoid using washing up liquid.
"Many people have copied this tactic after seeing countless social posts but remember, the residue of the liquid is likely to end up on your face even after it’s been thoroughly washed and this can promote breakout," she said.
Lisa prefers to opt for the brand's own cleanser or baby shampoo instead. You can read a step-by-step guide to cleaning your beauty blender here.
We'll definitely be incorporating these tips into our beauty regimes.
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.
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