Here's everything you should know about using a beautyblender

The little pink teardrop makeup sponge has become synonymous with beauty. Of course, knockoffs abound, but if you've used one of those, then you know what makes a beautyblender truly unique.
While it's probably the most versatile tool in your makeup kit, occasionally a few new tricks pop up to make it even more necessary. Check out these tips for getting the most out of your trusty friend.
Apply foundation
A beautyblender is used for applying foundation by first dampening it with water to prevent the sponge from absorbing too much product. Squeeze out the excess water until the sponge is just damp. Apply a small amount of foundation to the back of your hand, dip the rounded end of the beautyblender into the foundation, and then dab it onto your skin using bouncing or stippling motions. This technique helps achieve a smooth, even, and natural-looking finish.
Using a beautyblender over a brush is often preferred for several reasons:
Seamless blending: The soft, spongy texture blends makeup without leaving streaks or lines that brushes might create.
Less product waste: When damp, the beautyblender expands and doesn’t absorb as much foundation.
Versatility: It can be used for various products like concealer and blush, adapting well to different areas of the face.
Gentle application: It's particularly beneficial for sensitive skin as it applies makeup gently without pulling or dragging the skin.
Never use it dry
As with all new tools, it's important to start with the basics. The beautyblender must (emphasis on MUST) be used wet. Run it under water and squeeze it a few times to make sure you've completely saturated it. Next, squish it several times to make sure it doesn't drip. Now, you're ready to go.
Each part has a purpose
It may not look like it, but when you hold a beautyblender in your hand, you actually have different surface shapes to help make getting ready easy. Use the pointy end around tight corners, under your eyes and below your mouth. Use the rounded bouncy bottom to cover wide surfaces, such as your forehead, cheeks and chin.
Wash it often
As much as you might hate to clean your tools, a beautyblender must be cleaned regularly or it will mildew and even disintegrate.
Remove extra powder product
If you accidentally end up with too much powder or blush on your face, a damp beautyblender can fix that. Lightly dab against any powdery surface, and the moistened sponge will pick up the offending product like magic.
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Store it in the open
It's pretty, right? And you know what happens when you tuck a wet item into a tightly closed space – old! Suppress every neat freak urge you have and let your beautyblender dry in the open air. The manufacturer even recommends keeping the original plastic packaging, so you can let the sponge air dry on top of it.
Beauty blenders come in all forms
Did you know they've also come up with vibrating beauty blenders? The motion is supposed to help with blending!
It's not a normal makeup sponge
The beautyblender was designed by makeup artist Rea Ann Silva to be hydrophilic and absorb water. In comparison, most makeup sponges actually are designed to repel water.
Don't forget to replace them
Beautyblenders are not without bacteria after use. Remember to wash them after each use and replace them routinely. It's recommended that they are replaced every 3 months