What Are Your Thoughts On The Beautyblender?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Having the right tools is so important in makeup application! I love my makeup brushes, but I am really warming up to the Beautyblender :) I must admit, I wasn't a fan at first. But I also wasn't using it correctly! LOL Now I love the finish it gives me when I apply my foundation. It also blends my concealer with ease and gives me better coverage. It's so important to wet your Beautyblender! The first time I did, it was too wet. HaHaHa In the video, it says to squeeze and use a paper towel to get the excess water out. Some people use a spray water bottle to mist it. I like spraying mine with Smashbox Primer Water. I also prefer putting my liquid foundation on the back of my hand and dabbing the Beautyblender into the product. But now, there's a circular plastic tray that you can purchase (surface simple) if you don't want to put products on the back of your hand! HaHaHa How fancy! Why am I thinking about buying it? LOL I originally purchased the pink Beautyblender, but I'm more smitten with the nude one (only at Sephora ... Why!?!?). After using, it doesn't look as dirty as the pink one. I'm also interested in purchasing the white one for for application of skincare products (primer, moisturizer, eye cream). I haven't tried the Beautyblender with blushes, contouring creams or powder products. Not sure how that would turn out. Let me know your thoughts/techniques on the Beautyblender! Do you use it or something else? Or do you prefer makeup brushes? I found these two videos on Popsugar Beauty / Kirbie Johnson (YouTube). She's funny!


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The Dragonfruit said...

Haha, Kirbie is great! I haven't invested in the actual Beauty Blender, but I've gotten similar and satisfactory effects from the Real Techniques makeup sponge. I really do love the dewy finish it gives my makeup!
Perhaps next time I'm due for an upgrade I'll try the Beauty Blender :)

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Jackie Harrison said...

Thanks Kim Now I know the purpose of all the color what to use it for this is so helpful.

Ela BellaWorld said...

Beauty Junkie's videos end up making me laugh all the time, she is amazing! I still haven't tried the original one, I wonder how different it is than RT and other ones!

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Julie's Lifestyle said...

I don't use the beauty blender but my daughter does and she like it. I just use disposable beauty sponges for the drug store that seem to work out nice for me.
Thanks for this review on the blender.
Hope you have a nice week and holiday.
Julie xo

Lily A. said...

I am obsessed with my BB! Can't live without it! I haven't tried using spraying Smashbox Primer Water on it...great idea Kim! Going to have to give that a try! I shared that video on my beauty FB page...so cute!
xo, Lily
Beauty With Lily

Shira said...

I finally caved and bought one a few months ago and I do love it. I spray mine with mac fix+ a few times before using it.

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Cee said...

I'm probably one of the few people in the world who still applies foundation with their fingers. I know it's old-fashioned but I still find I get better results with my hands than with a brush. But I haven't tried the BeautyBlender and I admit, I am intrigued. But the fact that it's a sponge and can absorb product and dirt also seems a bit gross to me ;)
xox,
Cee

Ashley Sue said...

I love the beauty blender! I love brushes too but I use the BB way more. And I won't use brushes for my concealer anymore because the BB works so much better. I got the nude one a few months ago and I love it a lot more then the pink one. The texture is better too! And I wouldn't even have thought to use the white one for primers and stuff like you said! That's a great idea, Kim!

Lorena said...

I had seen it in stores and in make up artists' instagram shots but it was not until last week that I actually saw how it works. So, I am going to buy one and give it a try....

Miss Val's Creations said...

This product looks fantastic for use with liquid foundation. I still love powder mineral foundation but will remember this one when my skin changes and wants me to use liquid again!

Claire said...

Oh what a fun little doobery! I'll definitely keep an eye out for this product.

Tanya Dufour said...

I have never purchased a beauty blender because I always thought it would be a pain to have to wet it every time I use it and I figured it would soak up alot of products and take away from the product I am trying to put on my face not add to it. But everyone seems to love them!

Candice Petersen said...

I have never purchased the original Beauty blender but I have been using makwup sponges which I won't admit are extremely cheap and I actually prefer the way it blends then a brush to me a brush is harder to blend foundation with as for a sponge it gives such a beautiful finish

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Lauren Carter said...

I'm getting more into using the BeautyBlender too! I thought it was too much trouble to use at first, but I love it now! I've used mine for cream blushes, and it applies them well. I also like to use it for applying setting powder to my t-zone.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've always heard great things about the Beautyblender but I've never tried it. I'm not sure if I ever will now since I'm all about cushion compacts these days where the rubycell puff is include in the compact. I think they're so cute especially the pink ones :)

Kay Cake said...

I have used Beautyblender since the company launched the product and I am absolutely obsessed! I have also used other brands like real techniques etc but it's nothing compare to the beautyblenders ~

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Mica T said...

I've heard great things about it but never tried it Kim! I only recently 'upgraded' from using my fingers to apply foundation to using a brush, haha!

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Tania Franco said...

I am no makeup pro, although I love beauty creams, serums, and masks. I am very basic when it comes to makeup, so of course I didn't know it had to be wet, lol! I bought a beauty blender, but only used it once dry, hehe. Glad you posted this video!

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Tania
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Nerline Germain said...

I have never used one before, but it looks useful!

Mantenso said...

I don't have the actual beauty blender but I do have the real techniques version which I love, I need to try it damp though as everyone keeps raving about using it that way!
Tenz

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Lilli said...

I like to use it too especially for foundation and I just love the result! Still not tried with blushes but Id like with the creamy ones. Kisses Kim! xo

Zubaida Rasool said...

It is really important to use damp sponge or there is no benefit of using it. Thanks for sharing videos.
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Shireen L. Platt said...

Beauty Junkie video is hilarious but very informative at the same time. I have not jumped on the Beauty Blender bandwagon yet but I might this year. Everyone rave about it!

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

little luxury list said...

I'm a dork and totally didn't know how to use my beauty blender - great tips here!

xoxo,
little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Diva Desle said...

I was always hesitant to but a beauty blender as I didn't want to spend so much on a sponge. So I invested in makeup brushes instead. The beauty blender is a holy grail product for many makeup junkies out there. I think I should give it a try as it gives a really flawless finish.