Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Beauty Blender

So during my editorial for Modern Weekly I got the chance to use a new product that is taking the makeup world by storm - The Beauty Blender! I had heard a lot of hype about this product from several other professions so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I can tell you I was NOT disappointed!

Basically it's an egg shaped sponge that you can use moist or dry and it comes w/ its own cleaner so it's reusable (yeah for the environment). It was designed by makeup artists and it really does help create a flawless finish. The patented rounded edge helps you say goodbye to visible lines and streaks - very good when talking about HD makeup and the pointed side is great for getting into those hard to reach areas i.e corners of eyes, around the nose. I should also mention this little gem is latex free, hypo-allergenic and odor free.

Unlike a lot of makeup artists I really do love sponges for finishing my foundation look...I don't know why and I feel like I'm in the minority since it seems EVERY makeup artist has their personal fav. foundation brush. But now I feel like I can come out of the closet and be proud to be a sponge girl w/ my new hi-tech Beauty Blender!

I should mention I do use foundation brushes when applying moisturizer, primer and foundation but I've never gotten in the habit of blending in my foundation w/ a standard foundation brush. I personally always found it a bit time consuming and annoying and much prefered to either take my MAC skunk brush (duo fibre brush) and blend the foundation in or a sponge right at the end to finish it off. I do still love the MAC skunk brush btw for buffing foundation into the skin for me it has always worked so much better than a typical foundation brush.

So now you ask where do I get myself one of these amazing little wonders! As some of you know I'm from Canada and I got mine before I left for Shanghai. I actually got mine from Holt Renfrew (Fancy Canadian Dept. Store). If you're in the US I would suggest heading over to Camera Ready Cosmetics . It's an online makeup store that carries only the best professional quality makeup brands. I have NEVER been disappointed w/ the service and it has always been very fast and professional...even when ordering from Canada. You can also go to The Beauty Blender website to see if there is a retailer near you that sells it.

FYI a single sponge and cleaner retails for about $35...I found it was the same in the US and Canada hence why I just bought mine in Canada. Enjoy!


what the pros do... said...

I do the same....apply foundation with a standard f/brush and then buff into the skin with the MAC skunk! Skin really is my thing when it comes to makeup (give me natural over jewels any day!)
so I have to get my hands on the beauty blender! Thanks for such a good review...I'v just added it to my blogs wish list ;)

Amy V. said...

i've been wanting to try this out for sometime now i'm so glad you're giving it the thumbs up. i also read that sonya kushuk has a product similar to the beauty blender that has gotten rave reviews. i think you can pick it up at target for like half the price.

Jessica Jean Myers - Makeup Artist said...

Yeah I heard about the Sonya one before...unfortunately we don't have Target in Canada boo!

Amy Allen said...

I got the pro pack from camerareadycosmetics with 12 blenders and a big bottle of cleanser and I love it!! I don't need my foundation brushes now. And, the cleanser is brilliant, I use it to clean all my brushes, it beats baby shampoo.

Anonymous said...

my very FAVORITE makeup tool!

I actually use the Sonya one now though because I blow through them.

loves it!
melissa jones