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Apparently We've Been Using Our Beautyblenders Wrong This Whole Time

Mark Cunliffe

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Apparently We've Been Using Our Beautyblenders Wrong This Whole Time

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@beautyblender

The Beautyblender has been a staple in our make-up bags since they arrived to answer all our beauty prayers a couple of years ago.

In that time, we feel like we've got them pretty much worked out, wetting it before we use it, dabbing it onto our skin, and cleaning it after each use (most of the time), but apparently there is another trick we're missing.

Speaking to Byrdie, Lijha Stewart, director and educator of Makeup For Ever, shared a time saving hack for applying primer and foundation.

Credit: Instagram/@beautyblender
Credit: Instagram/@beautyblender
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Most of us would probably apply primer first with our hands or a brush and then use the beauty blender to apply our foundation, however we could be doing it all wrong.

Lijha explained that if you apply your primer straight to the sponge and rather than blending it straight on our skin, we should also add foundation to the sponge on top of the primer so they can mix together.

According to Lijha, adding the primer step means there will be even less makeup absorption and the primer also blends with the foundation while you dab the sponge on your face, ultimately resulting in a better overall application.

Credit: Instagram/@beautyblender
Credit: Instagram/@beautyblender
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She also added that she doesn't like to apply primer directly to the skin because it can sometimes cause a slippery barrier.

This beauty blender trick should help you get the mattifying and pore-hiding benefits of a primer without any unnecessary slippage and also save you some during your morning routine.

She also stressed the importance of wetting your blender before use, but I think most of us know that by now.

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Using your sponge while it is dry doesn't allow it to perform to it's full potential, when you wet your blender the open cell structure of the sponge fills with water and less makeup is absorbed as a result.

This means your foundation doesn't get sucked up and disappear- meaning there's less wastage and that certainly works for us.

Topics: Hair & Beauty, Style News

Mark Cunliffe
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