I’ve never been good at blending my makeup. There always seems to be harsh lines on my face or masses of caked-up foundation; I’m having more trouble blending under my eyes and around my lips. I noticed it more when I started using makeup brushes, since I used to use makeup sponges, one that was shaped like a BeautyBlender, but not the real thing. I had seen BeautyBlenders around, but I had never bought one because I didn’t feel the need for one at the time. So, I took a trip to Sephora with my Christmas gift cards and finally bought one for myself!
What I’m Using Now: BeautyBlender Pro (in Black)
This tiny thing has honestly made such a difference for me! I had never seen how one would use a BeautyBlender, but my friend’s sister taught me that you basically run the BeautyBlender under water (which I never knew had to be done) then just dab your face, and smooth it over with your fingers a bit. My makeup looks ten times more natural now. I honestly think it stays on way better too. I started using it along my hairline and my jaw too, since I usually have blending problems in those areas too.
One of my sorority sisters told me the other day that she never wets her BeautyBlender, which I thought was so weird, but the other day I had to do my makeup on a plane (~classy~ right?) and I wasn’t able to wet it. I don’t think it made much of a difference (honestly I couldn’t tell since I sweat it all off in California anyway), but it defiinitely felt weird!
Small sidenote, but I love that this comes in black! I think I’ve only ever seen them in crazy colors like hot pink and blue, but I love that I was able to get one not only in my favorite color, but one that matches the rest of my makeup brushes. I don’t know, it made a legit difference for me. I don’t mean to hate on those bright colors, but black is just classier in general, you know? Anyway, I absolutely loved this BeautyBlender! I’m so happy I finally have a solution to my blending problem!
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