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It's so much more than just a make-up sponge
If you haven’t yet succumbed to the hype of a Beautyblender, you’re about to. The egg shaped sponge is the favourite tool of amateurs and professionals alike and for good reason. Not only can you create the most flawless base ever (honestly, it can make your skin look airbrushed) it had a whole heap of alternative uses too. Want to know how to get the most out of your Beautyblender? Read on…
Apply flawless make-up
We all know that this is exactly what the Beautyblender was created to do and do it well, it does. A tiny tip? Wet your sponge before applying any concealer or foundation. The small amount of water that the sponge absorbs will help your make-up to blend into your skin, rather than sitting on the surface.
Give yourself ombre nails
Got an old Beautyblender? Cut it up and use it to create an ombre nail effect – the tip is perfect for different designs and nail art
Get deodorent out of clothing
The last thing you want to do is get a deodorent mark out of your shirt with water (it’ll look like you’ve been sweating profusely). Instead, dab over the area with your Beautyblender – it’ll pick up the product and dust away any excess.
Touch up your roots
Sometimes a brush can leave streaky colour, but the softness of a beauty blender will deposit just the right amount of dye onto your hair to touch up your roots. It’s a pro secret.
Diffuse your make-up
One of the biggest trends this season is lived-in lipstick, so instead of perfecting your lip lines, dab your lips with your Beautyblender immediately after applying your lipstick to smudge the edges. Go softly though and use the pointed end so you don’t end up with lipstick all around your mouth.
Clean your screen
And your glasses for that matter. The sponge texture is perfect for getting rid of smudges, just wipe instead of dabbing to get rid of any grit or grime.
Curl your hair
Sounds crazy right? But once you’ve used these as a hair curler, you might never go back to your tongs. They’re super comfortable to sleep in, so all you have to do is twist your hair around them, go to sleep and wake up with perfectly spiralled hair. Genius!
Apply fake tan
Much like your tanning mitt provides even application, so does a Beautyblender thanks to the spongey texture. Streaks be gone!
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