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How To Use A Beauty Blender The Right Way

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Beauty blenders are a must have product for so many beauty gurus and makeup artists and we all can see why! The easy application and flawless finish seem almost too good to be true. However if you don’t know how to properly use the beauty blender to get that flawless finish, you may be left with a streaky, cakey mess. So we’re going to give you the inside scoop on how to get that impeccably luminous finish using the beauty blender.

Here are a few how to’s to get your base perfect when using a beauty blender:

1. Start off right
Before using your beauty blender it’s essential to dampen it. Simply place your beauty blender under a running tap until it is wet, squeeze out the excess water and roll it between a towel to remove any excess water. Through this process your beauty blender will almost double in size and become less dense making it easier to work with.


Start off right


2. How to apply foundation

To apply foundation you can either dot the foundation onto your face before blending or apply a pump of foundation onto your beauty blender. If it is a liquid foundation with a pump it will be easy to apply onto the beauty blender. However if it has a doe foot applicator or is a stick foundation it would be easier to apply directly on your face and then blend it in.

When applying foundation with your beauty blender use the butt of the blender (the larger round end) to dab the product into your skin. Avoid dragging the beauty blender on your face as it will create streaks and move the product around instead of blending it in.


How to apply foundation


3. How to apply concealer

For under eye concealer the narrow end of the beauty blender is ideal to apply the product as it can get into the corners and edges of your eye. Again dabbing the product in for a flawless finish.

There are now smaller beauty blenders available with are perfect for concealer as they can easily get into smaller areas to smooth and blend it out. Without moving the product around to much.


How to apply concealer


4. How to contour and highlight

For a cream based product, apply it directly to your face where you want the product to be. Then using the side of the beauty blender, hold it between your fingers to give it a thin and long appearance and begin blending the contour out. Make sure to blend in an upward motion on your cheeks as blending in a downward direction will make your face look droopy and dull.

Once you are happy with your contour use the butt of your blender to blend out any harsh lines with the excess foundation left on the blender.

To highlight, dot your cream highlighter to the high points of your face and blend it out the same way. Since highlighting does target narrower areas of your face you can use the smaller beauty blenders for a more precise application.


How to contour and highlight


5. How to set your base

I know what you’re thinking and yes, this holy grail product does work with powders too! To set your face using a beauty blender we recommend using a loose powder as the blender will be able to pick up the optimal amount of pigment as compared to a pressed powder.

Before diving into the powder make sure to smooth out any creasing that may have occurred under the eyes. Then using the narrow end of the blender, the cleaner side, to pick up some product and then dab it onto your under eye area. This will leave a relatively thick layer of powder on your face, you can leave it to “bake” for a couple of minutes or use less product to simply set the under eyes by completely pushing the product in. If you leave it to bake make sure to brush off the excess for a bright lifted look.


How to set your base right


You can do the same to set any other areas of your face with your beauty blender.

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