Talk to any beauty junkie you know and chances are they’ll tell you that the Beautyblender ($20) is one of their favorite tools. The egg-shaped sponge is a staple in both amateur and professional makeup kits across the globe, and for good reason. It creates an absolutely seamless finish, like you were just airbrushed, Facetuned, then sprinkled with fairy dust. All jokes aside, it’s the dreamiest makeup applicator ever.
Another reason the Beautyblender is such a home run is because it’s so versatile. It may seem like just a sponge, but truly, its one-of-a-kind consistency allows it to be used with a wide variety of products and in different situations, too. (Spoiler: We’re talking clothes and hair. Really.) Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best Beautyblender hacks that make it even worthier of the $20 price tag, so keep scrolling to find out how to get the most out of your trusty tool.
It’s a known fact that you need to dampen your Beautyblender for optimal performance. The reasoning behind this is that it allows for less absorption so your foundation doesn’t soak right through. However, an even better way to ensure minimal product absorption is to place primer directly onto the sponge. This also helps your makeup look even better by adding a bit of a priming base to whatever formula you choose.
You know that moment when you put on a black shirt and immediately notice little stripes of deodorant all along the bottom? Remove them in a flash with a damp Beautyblender, and forget they even happened.
Beautyblender reps told Byrdie that they love using the dye-free sponge to remove makeup as well as apply skincare like moisturizer and serums.
Do you have a patch of flaky skin that’s been accentuated by your foundation? Dip the tip of your sponge into facial oil and press onto the patch, and the flakes will adhere to the rest of the skin, rendering them invisible. Problem solved!