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Find out how to get the perfect makeup, using the beauty blender: here are the secrets of the makeup sponge to spread the make-up base!

The classic make-up sponge has become a beauty blender. The well-known triangular latex sponges seem to belong to the Paleolithic: welcome silicone sponges, a must have of the make-up collections of all the women in the world..

Beauty addicts know all the secrets, but the "layman of the beauty blender" do not use it to its fullest potential, Let's find out together how to navigate the world of make-up sponges, which to choose and above all how to use it to make up with a simply perfect result.

Beauty Blender: what is it?

More than a sponge, a real professional tool with multiple functions that everyone can use to better apply the different make-up products, from foundation to highlighter, and to sculpt facial features with baking and contouring. Based on shape, size and material, beauty blenders are used for different purposes: let's see which ones.

The two discriminating factors for choosing beauty blenders are size and shape. There are large, small, hourglass or drop shaped: the proposals are endless.

Drop-shaped Beauty Blender

The first drop-shaped sponge is the original beauty blender, which has revolutionized the world of make-up. It does not contain allergens and doubles the size once wet. It does not absorb the foundation, thus allowing you not to waste product and evenly distributing the makeup for a uniform base.

This shape is ideal for daily makeup and for those who approach this type of tool for the first time. The bottom is rounded to distribute the product on large areas of the face. The tip is the tool with which to reach the most difficult areas. The drip make-up sponge is also perfect for applying face powder, especially in the eye area.

Beauty Blender With Flat Bottom

Perfect for applying liquid foundation evenly, avoiding the mask effect. The rounded sides are specially designed to cover the wider areas of the face, while the more precise tip manages to cover defects and inaccuracies. The flat edge is also useful for the eye area and areas around the nose..

Hourglass Beauty Blender

The hourglass shape is useful for spreading the cream blush or for the contouring technique: thanks to the central shrinkage, the sponge is easier to grasp, for a targeted and precise application of light dark.

Wedge Shaped Beauty Blender

The particular shape of this blender is specially designed for an even more precise application of the makeup, even in the most difficult to reach areas of the face.

Mini Beauty Blender

For a precise makeup base, which cannot be more precise. To apply the products to every corner of your face. The reduced size beauty blenders are loved by addicted make-up: the perfect accessory to carry in your bag for a quick touch-up.

How to use the beauty blender

Dry or wet? How do you use the beauty blender? It depends on the product you intend to apply. In the case of foundation, bb cream or cream highlighters, it is better to wet the sponge and squeeze it to use it damp. In this way the accessory will become softer and will not absorb the product, leaving a wonderful shiny effect on the skin. The beauty blender can be bathed with water, thermal water or with a primer or a spray fixative. For extreme coverage, it is preferable to apply the foundation with a dry sponge.

For powder products, as you can easily guess, the beauty blender must be completely dry to prevent the product from penetrating inside the sponge. Furthermore, when dry, the powder will remain localized only in one point of the blender, thus being able to be applied precisely on the selected parts of the face.

How to clean the beauty blender

Thorough cleaning at least once a week for our best makeup ally. But how to thoroughly wash and sanitize the beauty blender? There are several methods:

  • With liquid neutral soap: just apply a small amount on the sponge and squeeze it, wring it out and rinse it several times, to allow the detergent to penetrate deeply, eliminating all impurities;
  • In the microwave oven, placing it in a cup with water and a few drops of dish detergent. 1 minute at maximum power and then let everything cool down. Once wrung out, the beauty blender will be completely clean. But it will be necessary to repeat the operation a couple of times to remove the deeper dirt.
  • Do you know that olive oil can eliminate all the impurities of make-up? Pour a little on the blender, massage it to remove the dirt and then leave it to rest for about 15 minutes in a sheet of foil. Then rinse the sponge with mild soap or dishwashing liquid. Et voila, that's it.
  • The beauty blenders can also be washed in the washing machine, but first you will have to insert them in a perforated sachet, such as those for underwear, and set a washing cycle at 30 degrees.


Washing the beauty blender every week is fine, but it is preferable to clean it every day so as not to let dangerous bacteria proliferate on its surface.

Replace the make-up sponge every 2/3 months or when you begin to notice signs of deterioration such as cracks or cuts, to always have excellent results and maximum hygiene.

How to store the beauty blender? Do not leave it free to contaminate itself with other accessories inside the make-up pouch, but keep it in a small box.


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