In my previous posts on the versatility of the beauty blender makeup sponge, I have talked about how you can apply all kinds of makeup products with this multi purpose tool. If you had been thinking that the beauty blender sponge is best reserved only for the application of foundation and other liquid based products, then think again. You can literally apply all of your face makeup with just this sponge! In today’s post, I will tell you some of the ways in which you can apply face powder using this miraculous makeup sponge. My two favorite sponges for this purpose are the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and The Original Beauty Blender Sponge. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which you can achieve an even and flawless application of powder with the beauty blender:
1. Using the beauty blender with pressed powder:
Pressed powder is usually some kind of compact powder with pigment. This allows you to set your makeup in place and also adds an extra layer of coverage to the skin. Although you can apply this product with a powder brush (round or flat-top), this process can sometimes make the powder look too heavy and cakey on the skin. To avoid that, you can take a damp beauty blender sponge and dab the flat side of the sponge onto the pressed powder and evenly apply it onto your skin. This will provide a very natural looking and sheer coverage to your skin while still setting your makeup in place.
Use with: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
2. Using the beauty blender with loose powder:
Loose powder for the face can either be translucent setting powder or powder with a hint of coverage in it. To use a loose powder with your beauty blender, make sure that you keep the sponge very damp. Now, take out a little bit of powder onto a flat surface or in the lid of the jar. Spread out the product finely and evenly and take your damp beauty blender to gently pick up the powder onto it. You can now dab this powder either under your eyes to set your concealer or all over your face for a smooth and even finish.
Use with: NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
3. Using the beauty blender for powder highlighter:
Another great way to use your beauty blender is to apply powder highlighter. It’s easy to go wrong with a highlighter when using a brush to apply it. The brush can often pick up too much product and make the highlighter look unnatural on the skin. There are two ways in which you can use your beauty blender with a powder or cream highlighter. You could apply the highlighter to the high points of your face using your fingertips and then gently blend it into your skin using the beauty blender. Alternatively, you could tap the damp beauty blender into the highlighter and apply it directly your cheekbones. After this, take the rounded side of the makeup sponge to blend it away. Both these ways of application will give you a soft and natural glow.
Use with: Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
4. Using the beauty blender for powder blush, bronzer and contour:
As with highlighter, you can use your beauty blender makeup sponge to apply blush, bronzer, and contour and give your skin a very natural finish with these colors. You can use a damp beauty blender to softly blend the blush into your skin. With bronzer, you can start by applying the product with a brush and blend away any patchiness using a damp sponge. Finally, to contour your skin, use the pointed end of the beauty blender to pick up the product and apply it sharply to the low-points of your face. Next, use the rounded side of the sponge to evenly blend the contour out.
Use with: Max Factor Crème Puff Blush, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
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