A lot of you probably already know about the Beauty Blender; I had discovered it awhile back and have been using it ever since. I love it so much, I thought I would do a Favorite Beauty Tool share this week.
O.K., so the Beauty Blender is a tool manufactured and sold by Sephora. It is a pink egg shaped sponge, which when dry is rather small, but when wet, it obviously expands quite a bit. Before applying your foundation, you wet it thoroughly under warm water and let it expand. Then you give it a towel dry and it's ready to use. Dab some foundation on, around your face. Then, start blending, with a light stroking or patting motion. Kind of what you think of if you were doing a sponge design with paint on your walls, only the canvas is your face! The great thing about the Beauty Blender is you need so much less foundation and it's really hard to over apply with this tool. Because of the mild dampness of this sponge it gives you a very natural look.
I won't tell you that you don't have to get used to using this, you do! Takes some practice at first, and if I'm tired in the morning, it can seem like a little bit of a pain some days, but it's still worth it. There's a wide end for the broad areas of your canvas and a pointy end for those crevices around your nose and eyes. Rolling around the edges of your hairline is a great technique to ensure that you don't have any lines of demarcation in your foundation.
Another great use for the Beauty Blender is the blending of blush. Say you're done applying your make up and you notice that you were a little too heavy handed with your blush. Take your Beauty Blender and pat around the edges for a smoother blend. Works great applying cream blush, too!
I believe the Beauty Blender sells for $20+ at Sephora, but there is a generic version, which is much less $$ by REAL TECHNIQUES, and it's actually supposed to be just as good. I purchased one but haven't tried it yet. Knowing REAL TECHNIQUES, I'm thinking it should be fine.
If you wear make up and have never tried this tool, don't hesitate! Try it - you won't be disappointed. Only wish I had thought of it first! lol! :)