Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Beauty Blender

The Beauty Blender is a tool that I am sure most people have had, have used, want or dislike. There are so many to choose from that you can be like a rabbit in headlights trying to decide which one will work best for you, well I have amassed quite a collection thanks to a masterclass that I attended and having tried them all out since then, I have just about managed to get to grips with what is what.
The Beauty Blender

The Beauty BlenderThe Original beautyblender - The one you might know better as 'the pink one'. This was the world’s first edgeless makeup sponge ensures flawless application of any complexion product - primer, powder, cream blush and more. beautyblender is guaranteed to leave you with a professional finish and its unique shape allows for that effortless blending to ensure a streak-free application everytime. There are three words that you need to remember when it comes to using your beautyblender and that is wet.squeeze.bounce. You can find it here

The Beauty Blender
Before applying makeup you need to thoroughly soak your sponge in water and then gently squeeze out the excess - try to avoid wringing it out entirely to avoid tearing. Once wet, the beautyblender will expand to twice its size and become much softer.  Then bounce that makeup, whether it is a primer or your foundation across your face. Thus using the wet.squeeze.bounce method.

The Micro Mini beautyblender - The 'Green one' which is teeny tiny one which has been designed especially to highlight, contour and conceal. Owing to its size, the micro mini is perfect for applying makeup to small areas of the face such a under the eye, inner corner of the eye, the eyelids, brow bones, sides of the nose and the top of your cheeks.  Again, to use the micro mini you need to wet.squeeze.bounce. You can find this one here.

The Beauty Blender
The Beauty Blusher - The 'Grey one' is the perfect sized applicator for cream and powder blush application. Made from the same exclusive beautyblender material, this is the first medium-sized blush applicator which is designed to deliver the right amount of blush to your cheeks and is made to perfectly match the apples of the cheeks for flawless application of blush. 
The Beauty Blender
The Body Blender - The 'Black one' is designed especially for professionals and best for applying darker toned, long-wear cosmetic products, as well as self-tanners. It is large enough to cover the curves of your body and contoured enough to sit perfectly in the palm of your hand to ensure a controlled, even coverage.
The Beauty Blender
The beautyblender blotterazzi (pink) - This game-changing washable, reusable alternative to blotting papers in iconic beautyblender® pink allows for precise, cushion blotting. Shaped to fit all contours of the face, blotterazzi™ saves you from unused corners like traditional blotting papers. The award-winning beautyblender ® material stays “thirsty” when its dry, absorbing excess oil without disturbing makeup and leaving skin looking radiant. 

The chic mirrored compact contains two blotting cushions for beauty touch ups on the go. A vented back and clear, hygienic separator ensures sponge freshness. Use dry. Wash with liquid blendercleanser® or blendercleanser® solid® and dry in a well ventilated area.

The Beauty Blender
blotterazzi™ is easy to use: simply press the dry pointed side onto smaller areas of the face and the rounded side onto the larger areas of the face, absorbing oils and freshening makeup throughout the day. Wash with blendercleanser® and dry in a ventilated area. You can find it here

One of the newest products that I have been getting to grips with is the beautyblender liner.designer - Designed to become your steady hand and symmetry expert when applying liner to your eyes. It is perfect for use with all eyeliners, pencils, pens, gel creams, liquid and powder. You can find it right here.

The Beauty Blenderliner.designer has a straight edge that is flexible and will stay in place when gently placed against the skin. The three different sides of liner.designer are devised to help create different angles and liner shapes. Its chic compact has a 5X magnifying mirror and suction cup allowing the compact to be used at eye level – anywhere, anytime. It’s also a great no-mess shield when applying mascara! If you are not convinced, the video below shows how easy it is:

So there you have a short but precise guide to the phenomenon that is the beautyblender and what their role in your makeup bag is.  I am a total convert to the beautyblender and find myself using them much more than I thought I would.  You find the entire range here on Cult Beauty.

Are you a fan of the beautyblender? Do you have a favourite?




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13 comments:

  1. I have used the original beauty blender before and found it great for blending foundation an giving a lovely finish. I would say make sure you wash them thoroughly and let them dry out between uses.

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  2. Am I the only person who hasn't yet heard of this product? It sounds good so I will have to try it out for myself.

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  3. I bought the liner designer when I was in the States and still haven't got round to properly trying it out x

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  4. I bought one but couldn't get in with it, think I need to try it again!

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  5. I've hard about beauty blenders but I've never brought one as I was never sure which one was which, this post has been so helpful with that! Thank you!

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  6. I like the sound of the green one to highlight/conceal/contour. I definitely need this x

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  7. I haven't heard of the beauty blender! They all look great, I am sure my daughters must have seen them. Kaz x

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  8. Haha I didn't know there were that many types of beauty blender! I managed to find myself a cheap version of the original, and it works brilliantly!

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  9. I'm one of the dislike people. I just don't like these things to apply foundation with and much prefer a brush x

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  10. WHERE HAS THIS POST BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE?! Ok but seriously for the past year!! I keep seeing all these different beauty blenders and have not been able to figure out what should be used for what until now!! Thank you!

    xx Rachel | www.imperfectlyrachel.com

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  11. I didn't realise there were so many options. I knew about the original, mini and cleaners but wow. I've not tried them but I use similar shaped sponges. I need to take the plunge and try and branded one x

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  12. Finally I know what that little green one is for! I saw it at Sephora and just avoided it completely, I had no idea! I'm a huge fan of the original beauty blender though :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  13. I only got my first one at Christmas as I was once told to avoid sponges as you sponge on, then sponge off, but I've been converted.

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