Not so long ago, a beauty blender was just another makeup tool. But soon, it achieved cult status and today, it’s one of the beauty must-haves. Beauty blenders give a smooth finish by blending your makeup with your skin tone, hence living up to the name. The result is a flawless you, always! No wonder then, that amateurs or professionals alike, swear by this egg-shaped sponge. And why not? Not only is it super-easy to use but it is multifaceted too. That’s right! This humble beauty blender can do more than just blend. It is surprising how much potential this amazing sponge actually has. Trust us, this is more than just a makeup sponge. t is a little tool with big uses.
Curious? Get ready then. We’re here with 10 mindboggling tips and tricks to show you how to put your beauty blender to alternate uses.
1. PRIME UP
Just like how you prime your skin before makeup, you can do the same to your beauty blender. Yes, simply dot it with primer. This will prevent your products from being absorbed by the sponge, and you will end up using less of the product.
2. HIGHLIGHT LIKE A PRO
Give your cheekbones a defined dose of oomph with this fabulous beauty blender that doubles up as the perfect tool for highlighting.
How to: Dip the round end of the beauty blender into your highlighter and draw a ‘C’ from the top of your cheekbone to the temple. Use the pointy end to highlight your brow bone and eye corners.
3. SEAL YOUR CONCEALER
Concealers are a boon to cover dark circles and redness, but the flip side is that they tend to crease. But now, you have the beauty blender to your rescue.
How to: Moisten the beauty blender and dab some loose powder on it. The dampness will help blend the makeup easily rather than letting it sit on the surface. Now, gently press against your skin, ease the creases, and lock in your makeup.
4. BLUSH IT ON
A beauty blender works beautifully by helping you add a flawless swoop of blush and making it look perfectly symmetrical.
How to: Dab the beauty blender into the blush and bounce it onto your cheek. If you’ve gone overboard with the blush, just spritz the beauty blender with a toner or face mist and gently dab off the excess.
5. TOUCH UP YOUR ROOTS
The root of all hair problems is usually the roots, and a beauty blender will help you cover it up like a pro. Because it’s so soft, it will help apply just the right amount of hair colour, without leaving any messy streaks.
6. ERASE DEODORANT STAINS
Say goodbye to embarrassing episodes of deodorant-stained shirts. Now you can easily get rid of those unflattering white marks by dabbing the stained area with a beauty blender to dust away the excess.
7. FLAUNT OMBRE NAILS
An old, used beauty blender is great for creating ombre nail art. Cut it up and apply a base colour on it, and a lighter and darker shade on either side. Then, dab this on your nail for a stunning ombre effect.
8. CLEAN YOUR SCREEN
The beauty blender has the perfect texture that helps get rid of smudges and stains from your screen and even glasses. Just wipe it well, and your glass will look as good as new.
9. CURL YOUR HAIR
Unbelievable but true, beauty blenders make for super-comfortable hair curlers. Just twirl your hair around them and sleep, and wake up with the perfectly envious curls.
10. USE IT FOR SKINCARE
This multitasker can also be used as a part of your skincare routine. Apply eye creams, serums, moisturizers, and lotions with your beauty blender and enjoy a soothing face massage while you’re at it.
TIPS TO REMEMBER
- Replace your beauty blender every 3 months.
- Always keep your beauty blender clean, and dry it completely before use to avoid unwanted breakouts.
- Never drag the beauty blender across your face. Always bounce it to ensure seamless blending.
- Always store it in a container to avoid cross-contamination from anything in your drawer or dresser.
- Dampen your beauty blender before use. This will ensure you use less of the product and it will also give you a streak-free, flawless finish. But remember, do not use it soaking wet.
Amazing, isn’t it? Now that you’ve discovered a whole new world of alternate uses, we’re certain you’ve found all-new respect for your beauty blender. The versatility of this product is what makes it the go-to when it comes to makeup. It’s easy to use, easier to apply, and the most no-fuss, no-mess product you’ll ever own! So, if you haven’t jumped on the beauty blender bandwagon yet, now is the time. Hop on! Wake up and makeup. And remember, when in doubt, blend it out! Happy blending!
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