I’m back with another post on the miracle beauty tool—the Beauty Blender makeup sponge. Of course, we’re all familiar with how wonderfully we can use our beauty blender sponge to apply all kinds of base products, such as foundation and concealer. When used correctly, Beauty Blender sponge can give you smooth, even and flawless results with makeup. Your makeup can never look as wonderful and natural with any other tool! But we may also be familiar with the fact that the beauty blender is indeed a multi-purpose makeup tool: this means that you can apply all your makeup using just this sponge. In today’s post, I’m going to tell you how you can contour and highlight your skin using just your Beauty Blender. It’s easy, effective and looks very natural.
Apply a highlighting concealing underneath your eyes: When it comes to highlighting and contouring your face perfectly, you should start simple by applying a highlighting concealer underneath your eyes in an inverted V shape. This will immediately lift up your eyes and add dimension to your face.
Recommendation: NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer
Blend this in with a damp beauty blender: As the next step, you want to naturally blend this concealer into your skin. For this purpose, you will need to use a damp beauty blender. You could either use a mini beauty blender or the flat side of the regular beauty blender to gently dab the product into the skin. Make sure not to drag the product across your face but to gently press it into the skin.
Recommendation: Beauty Blender Micro Mini
Contour your face using a cream contour stick: For contouring your face with a beauty blender, it’s best to use a cream contour stick. It’s super easy to use and looks super natural. Take the stick to draw contour lines along the hollows of your cheekbones, or anywhere else where you want a little more definition, such as along the sides of your nose or along your forehead.
Recommendation: Anastasia Contour Cream Kit, L.A. Girl Velvet Blush Contour Stick
Blend away the harsh lines with a damp beauty blender: Again, taking your damp beauty blender, blend away all the contour lines until all the edges are blurred into the skin. You will have to make sure not to drag the product across your skin but to gently dab until everything is blended in evenly.
Apply a highlighter to the high points of your face: As the next step, you could take either a cream or a powder highlighter and apply it to the tops of your cheekbones and along the bridge of your nose. If you are using a cream highlighter, you could apply it directly using the stick or your fingers. If you’re using a powder highlighter, you could apply it either with a brush or with a mini beauty blender sponge.
Recommendation: Makeup Revolution London Skin Kiss Highlighter
Blend into the skin using your beauty blender: Once you have applied the highlighter, take a damp beauty blender and use the rounded end to dab the product and seamlessly blend it into your skin.
Set your makeup in place using a translucent powder: As the final step, pick up a little bit of translucent setting powder onto the flat side of your damp beauty blender and gently press it into the skin to set the contour in place. You could also spritz some makeup setting spray onto your beauty blender for added lasting power. Recommendations: Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
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