Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Egghead is turning 2! (My Beauty Blender that is! :D)

It has been almost two years that I've been using this and I think it's about time she makes a debut on this blog. I hitched the Beauty Blender bandwagon years ago while browsing through HD Makeup Studio & Academy's multiply site. I was a firm believer back then that all sponges are created equal. No matter what shape or size, you get the same output each and every time. So when I saw this and how much it costs, I heard myself saying ridiculous! A sponge that costs that much? You have got to be kidding me! But then of course, I started researching about this "wonder sponge" to get acquainted on its wonder powers. 
"Airbrushed effect without an airbrush"
Introducing Beauty Blender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz.

Beauty Blender has been created without edges in order to eliminate visible lines and streaks to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. When you want an airbrushed finish without having to use an airbrush. 

Airbrush makeup was a budding trend back then and for those who want to achieve the same outcome without the price tag  of an airbrush machine, this was their best bet. It is used best with liquid makeup applied with a stippling/bouncing method for the airbrushed effect. But you could also use it with cream and powder makeup, Wet or dry works just fine. 

The more I learned about it, the more I wanted it (darn it!). So after countless sleepless nights of contemplating between my needs and wants, my weakness caved in. I purchased one. Back then it wasn't available locally (now, you can find it at Rustan's with the cleanser) so you have to really order it online. The Beauty Blender was sold abroad with its own cleanser but to be practical, and to cut on ginormous shipping fees, HD Makeup Studio offered it without the cleanser. That is just fine as you could clean it with a gentle shampoo ( I prefer a gentle dishwashing liquid) and water. 

So after almost two years of stippling and bouncing, I present to you my egghead...
The once bright pink color has faded due to numerous washing. The pointed part as well as the bottom has evident foundie stains. That being one of its cons. The Beauty Blender has an expected life span of only 6 months as I've read online. I guess this proves that if you take care of it really well, it would last you a very long time. This one, except for the stains and fade out, still performs as it did the first time I got it. An issue though, with BB, is how would you store it in your makeup pouch without damaging the sponge? Putting it in a box would take up too much space. So, I got the inspiration from the BB itself and used this...

I saw my nieces playing with this during Easter last year and asked them if I could have the pink one that sort of resembles the Beauty Blender. 
I then tried to see if they would fit perfectly together and they did! From then on, I could take egghead with me anywhere with ease and not worry about it being bent out of shape and getting damaged. The picture below shows the Beauty Blender being a bit bigger than that of the Easter eggshell toy but that is because I just washed my BB when I took this photo. The Beauty Blender doubles in size when wet so I had to wait till it dries before I could put it inside its case. ;D
For fellow owners out there having the same dilemma, I just had to share this little discovery of mine in hopes of crossing out a con in your book.

If you're looking into trying out the Beauty Blender, it is available through HD Makeup Studio's multiply site at Php1,200 or you could go check out Rustan's if you want the cleanser too. 

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