I CANNOT LIVE without a Beautyblender.
A couple of years ago I started to recognize that my skin was sort of, well, dry when I applied powder or foundation. Kind of BLEH, MEH.
I swiftly fixed this by adding a couple drops of moisturizer to any concealers or foundations that touched my face.
Then my absolute fixation with dewy skin came in to play.
First & foremost, if we meet in person ( which I really hope we do someday ), you’ll immediately see that I prefer a glowy, dewy face to a matte, powdered look. Just my preference.
As of recently, I learned a super rad trick from a professional makeup artist: ADD A DROP OF OIL TO YOUR FOUNDATION ( totally will do a video tutorial on this too ). Seriously the best trick of life. So lately I’ve skipped the whole moisturizer in the foundation & added oil instead.
If you’ve never put oil on your skin because you’re scared of well, oily skin, YOU NEED TO GIVE it a try.
Really though, I slather my skin in oil ( in a Britney Spears-I’m a slave for you, shiny way ).
I’m like a full on witch doctor with my oils. At home, I prefer coconut oil but I’m also a huge fan of Vitamin E oil, almond oil, & jojoba oil. These are all 100% natural raw oils that I find on Amazon. Unbelievably simple.
Anyway so yes, a drop of oil to my foundation before application- ALWAYS. This creates that dewy glow & keeps the skin hydrated with a post-sex glow.
( Coconut oil does not work as good for this makeup trick. Use Vitamin E or almond oil for best results ).
Ok so, when I’m traveling I will LITERALLY call down to room service & ask for a side of real olive oil. This sounds absolutely fucking crazy, but I assure you it’s not.
Room service brings up a bowl of oil & I use it the whole trip.
Makeup remover, lotion, foundation mixer, you name it, I use it. This happens every time we travel anywhere, swear.
Ok, ok but we’re getting off track here— let’s talk about the reason for this post: blending oils & foundations for a flawless finish.
I’ve tried brushes, my finger, compact blenders but nothing is as GOOD as a Beautyblender.
To be completely transparent, I’ve tried to cut corners & use fake beauty blenders from Forever21 ( they’re cheap & don’t work well— they’re super hard too. Weird. ). And nothing is as good as the real deal Beautyblender.
Yesterday I realized that I’ve used this little pink sucker the entire trip— at least 3 times a day. Obviously a blog post lightbulb went off.
( PAUSE: by the way, totally NOT a sponsored post ).
I use it to apply sunscreen— because no one wants white flakes hanging off their face like Kris Kringle.
I use it to apply my foundation x oil mixture.
I use it to blend powder.
I use it to blend contour ( << note: for contouring I also like to use makeup brushes, more here ).
The difference between a Beautyblender & everything else in the world?
Well there are a few things. The BB…
♡ creates a dewy, Jessica Alba look
♡ does some crazy voo-doo shit where it sort of ( chemically?? ) blends the makeup together making your face look like skin instead of alligator scales.
♡ doesn’t give you that orange line where your face looks different than your neck.
♡ is the best travel companion because it’s small AND HIGHLY efficient.
♡ can take ABUSE. This is creepy & weird: the more I use mine without washing it, the better my BB works because it absorbs the oils of the skin.
& before you think I’m nasty, remember J.Lo’s makeup artist famously said that “mixing oils of the skin together creates a way better finish.” I feel like the Beautyblender does just that: mix the oils of the skin together for the ideal finish.
I was online trying to figure out why the hell I like it so much ( it’s kind of indescribable ) & I found the perfect word for it: the blotting sponge is BOUNCY. It bounces off your skin in the perfect way.
This beauty blogger said:
I dot foundation all over my face, like usual, then use the slightly dampened sponge to kind of “bounce” over the areas and blend the foundation into my skin.The sponge very easily melts the product into your skin without having those annoying drag marks you sometimes get with a brush. You can use the smaller pointy end for harder to reach areas such as around your nose and between the eyes.
Obviously many of you guys have heard of a Beautyblender, but if you don’t use it daily, you’re missing out. Basically I’d rather not apply makeup without it.
SO! Your turn: share your ride or die beauty product below.
In other news, we’re off to Milan right now ( actually mid-air to be precise ). Very excited because PIZZAAAAAAA. Follow along on Snapchat ( UN: laurynevarts ). Any Italian recommendations? Your recommendations for Paris were on point.
Happy Tuesday. L
++ my makeup video tutorials here.