There’s a reason professional and beauty gurus keep more than one in their kits at all times. A staple in virtually everyone’s makeup bag, the Beautyblender is crucial to flawless makeup application, but taking care of the revolutionary sponge can be tricky, and requires more maintenance than just making sure you’re cleaning. Here are 5 tips on how to take care beautyblender and other makeup sponges.
1. Choose the right sponge for you.
It is important to choose the right sponge for your everyday use because not every beauty sponges can cater to your need. The Beautyblender comes in four variants and they all have a different use. The Pink beautyblender or the original one is perfect for any liquid type makeup. It is also commonly used for powders. The White beautyblender is specifically made for people with sensitive skin. The Black one is intended for darker products like self-tanner that would be hard to remove from the lighter sponges. The mini ones are quarter of the size of the original beautyblender are used for blending smaller places. There are other different variants available in their website.
2. Press sponge into the skin.
One easy trick on to how to take care beautyblender is to use it properly Don’t smear, or drag the Beautyblender against your skin. The rough motion could leave detectable makeup streaks, plus it can also lead to unwanted breakage and gashes in the tool.
3. Do not scrub it hard.
Your BeautyBlender can tear if you have sharp nails or if you’re pulling the ends too hard when you clean the sponge. Instead, use a gentle squeezing motion. While the sponge is soaking wet, pour the cleaner directly on any soiled spots. Use a pinching motion to distribute the cleanser in and out of the sponge. You can also roll the sponge between your palms. And no, you can’t put them in the washing machine.
4. Everyday soap and mild shampoo is all you need.
If you don’t have the extra nickel to spend for the liquid blendercleanser® and blendercleanser® solid, you can use a soap bar and run it across few times, rinse, and repeat. The hard nature of the soap is strong enough to remove product. A baby shampoo can works wonder too. Jen & Jesse give great advice for “How to Clean Beauty Blender the Right Way” which is so important to our skin health, as we certainly don’t want to be rubbing little bags of bacteria on our faces – Yuck!
5. Store it properly.
How to take care beautyblender and make them last longer? Store them properly. When you remove oxygen and light from anything that is moist, you have the opportunity for mold and bacteria to start forming. Molds in makeup sponges are due to human error. The sponge’s porous surface can be a bit of a magnet for bacteria, and cleaning it takes a bit of effort. Do not store your makeup sponges in dark and enclosed area, they are prone for bacteria and fungi formation.
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