Hands up if you rely a little too much on your trusty BeautyBlender? Ever since the Beauty Blender launched, it has quickly risen to everyone’s favorite. But what makes it so different from other makeup sponges in the market? And how exactly do you use beauty blender? 

Well, for one thing, the shape and technology of this sponge are totally different from others available in the market. There’s a reason this sponge holds a special place in every professional makeup artists’ kit that it is made from the best material, and its edgeless shape makes it incredibly unique. But let me tell you, you will miss out on some amazing benefits by doing so. If you’re considering getting a Beauty Blender or already have one, read on to find out how you can make the most of this phenomenal beauty tool.

First things first, How do you use a BeautyBlender?

The same rule applies every time when you use: Wet it, Squeeze, Bounce. Wet the sponge with water, squeeze out the excess, then bounce your chosen product onto your skin. That’s it.

A Beauty Blender is supposed to be used wet. If you skip the instructions and have been using it dry all along, you’re doing it wrong. A damp sponge will not only give you a dewy, streak-free finish but will also prevent wastage of that expensive foundation. When you wet a Beauty Blender, the water causes it to swell and increase in size. This ensures that your makeup isn’t soaked up by the porous sponge, allowing the application.

Professional makeup artists often keep a cup of water around to moisten their sponges while working. Doing so makes makeup blend into your skin effortlessly.

Why does it need to be damp?

If the sponge has already absorbed some water, it won’t absorb any liquid foundation or other products you put on it which means your foundation goes on your face, instead of in the sponge. Just wash it before you use it to keep it clean. You use it wet anyway so you might as well wash it then!

Use bar soap to clean your blender

True confession time: I’m absolutely terrible at remembering to clean my beauty tools or brushes. My powder brushes get washed maybe twice or thrice a year, but after buying my first beauty blender, I quickly realized that my old habits wouldn’t serve me well here. A dirty blender can’t distribute makeup correctly, bringing a not-cute dullness to your complexion. It can also cause clogged pores and breakouts.

In a recent YouTube beauty videos, bloggers suggest replacing liquid soap with bar soap when cleaning your beauty blender. follow the soap bar’s curves with your blender, rubbing all sides of the blender, then give it a thorough rinse. The result? A deep-cleaned tool that’s ready for some serious beauty business use.