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Beauty Blender

How I Applied All of My Make Up With One Beauty Blender

I have to admit, I’ve been a little skeptical about the amount of attention beauty blenders have been garnering. I was trained in classical make up application–sponges, brushes, fingers and q-tips. Also, I’ve seen some of the price tags on designer beauty blenders and balked a little.

But beauty blenders run the gambit of dollar store to fenty, so there’s lots of flexibility, which I love.

So I started experimenting with a pretty basic beauty blender. I used e.l.f, which is a decent go-to and available pretty much anywhere—I found mine at Target, but you can find plenty of dupes that are really great.

Beauty Blender Hacks
Beauty Blender Hacks

I started by putting on a tinted moisturizer. I should preface this by saying I didn’t have much time to do a full on face (like, really who does before work these days). I slathered a bit of the tinted moisturizer on. I used Laura Mercier, but certainly there are some less pricey ones out there.  Then I grabbed my e.l.f. concealer and dabbed some under the eyes and just blended away, all the while, impressed with the flexibility of the blender. It’s easy to get those hard-to-reach corners, especially under the eyes.

Quickly, I dab the blender right into my my e.lf. bronzer kit (I was travelling and this is a must HAVE for on the go!). I was able to highlight and contour easily and the best part is that I can even clean the blender with some soapy water for the next day! I have to say, I’ll never stop using a finger and a brush, but I am definitely sold on beauty blenders!

 

 

About Kristen Demesilda

Kristen Demesilda

Writer and Photographer for Virago Magazine, Kristen grew up listening to vinyl and highlighting the dictionary. Her work has appeared in IrockJazz.com, The East Harlem Journal, Boston’s Culturehive, the Ithacan and other publications. Her love of music cannot be eclipsed by her love of words. She’s been coined the “Akira Kurosawa of Blogs” by such people as herself. An aspiring musician, she has a serious penchant for peach-flavored anything, multi-tasking, slow-paced thrillers and dreams of going back to South America, laying on the beach, and drinking from a coconut.

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