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I specialize in wedding make-up (Traditional or Airbrush makeup) . I also provide hair and make-up services for photoshoots, events, special occasions and ads. I was trained at HD Makeup Studio and Academy (formerly Basement Academy) for makeup and hairstyling by some of the best makeup artists in the Philippines.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Beauty Blender: For Easy, Flawless and Quick Foundation Application

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Ever since I've tried applying foundation using the Beauty Blender, my foundation brushes became like abandoned babies :) And that's over a year already. During makeup gigs, I think almost every client I've had asked "What is that pink egg-like thing?" or gave a comment "That's too cute!"


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I didn't use this for the Easter egg hunt yesterday hihi. For those who doesn't know, this pink egg-like stuff is called a Beauty Blender. It is a reusable makeup sponge applicator. It is defined in the Beauty Blender website as the ULTIMATE makeup sponge applicator created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Invested by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva who says that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend and that applying products using your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges may waste makeup and can leave visible streaks.



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Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. I use the pointed tip to apply product to areas like the sides of the nose and the under eye area. Its suede texture makes it a very gentle applicator to touch the skin as well.




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For the bigger areas, I use the round end to spread the product faster and more even. Its unique curves fit the contours of the face, leaving the make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.

Tips:





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- Apply the product using the Beauty Blender with a light hand and using a swirling/bouncing motion. This stroke won't drag the product instead it helps the product grasp to the skin and blend well.

- Wet the sponge for sheer coverage and dry for more coverage.

- Wash the Beauty Blender right away after use. Make sure it's completely dry before storing.

- Store in a clean container to avoid bacteria 


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Here's how my skin looks after applying my Graftobian HD foundation with Beauty Blender

After foundation, I use this sponge to apply cream base for contour and blush as well. Here's how I use this for contouring:



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I use the round tip for contouring

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Swirl the sponge lightly under your cheekbones

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I like the natural contour effect it gives


Now how do I clean the Beauty Blender? It is important to clean this right away after use and store it in a sanitized container as oil and dirt from the face and surroundings can easily stick to it. On my first few months of using it, I clean it with Safeguard. It removes stains (not completely though especially if I use it for contour) and it's antibacterial. But when my dad came home last February, he got me the blender cleanser I was eyeing for the longest time:


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Blendercleanser is a lightly lavender-scented cleanser that’s free of dyes and skin irritants. It’s soothing soy-based, low-suds formula breaks down rapidly, making it earth-friendly and fun to use. Soy has the added benefit of being one of nature’s finest moisturizers, so by all means, clean up with class and do it often.

Cleaning the Beauty Blender is a breeze using it. Though I'm still having difficulty removing stubborn stains with it. I like its light scent and my applicator feels smoother.


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Here's how my makeup turned out using the Beauty Blender.

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1) Clean face with Loreal Revitalift White
2) With foundation on applied using Beauty Blender.
3) Day makeup.


Using it is just a matter of preference because you can achieve the same results using other applicators. I just find it easier and faster applying makeup with it. Also, although it's expensive, you can still save a lot since it's washable when you try to compute the amount you spend on bags of sponges. I've stated the pros and cons :)

What do you think about Beauty Blender?


but Beauty Blender is also available locally at HD Makeup Studio,
Rustan's Department Store and PureBeauty. 

2 comments:

Askmewhats said...

alam mo, nasira yung ganyan ko! Long story! kwento ko sayo when we meet! gross! hahahhahah :)

nice post ! Ganda ng effect talaga!

seo philippines said...

Great post! San to pwedeng mabili? I'm interested. tnx

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