February 10, 2016

Yes, You Can Use Your BeautyBlender To Apply Skincare!

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BeautyBlender To Apply Skincare

Everyone always raves the Beautyblender Sponge for its ability to apply foundation to an airbrushed finish. But personally I use a Beautyblender to apply skincare, yes, skincare. It’s actually a great way to target drier areas on your face and also a fab way to sheer out richer or creamier formulas on oily skin.

So grab your trusty Beautyblender (preferably a new one! I keep one around for skincare and one around for foundation) and now grab your favorite skin products to use it with. This is a trick I use in the AM only since I prefer applying my moisturizers, serums, etc..using my fingers in the PM.

Now grab some of your favorite beauty products and get to work.

Here’s some skincare products I like using my Beautyblender with!

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
Winter is here and it is not a gentle season on dry skin! This lightweight cream absorbs easily into skin and hydrates it with an oil-free finish. I like dipping my Beautyblender into it and gently patting it on my face using the sponge. After patting you can swipe the sponge across your face to get a better finish. This creates a smooth, well hydrated surface for your foundation.

Dr Jart Ceramidin Gel-Cream (Review)
When the cold weather hits I end up having a runny nose without a doubt. Typically this results in a dry, flaky nose and also down the sides of my face by my cheeks becomes rather dry too. I like dipping my Beautyblender sponge into Dr Jart’s Ceramidin Gel-Cream and smoothing it on these drier areas so my foundation and makeup has a nice smooth area to adhere to and this is also a great way to have it not adhere to drier areas.

Josie Maran Argan Oil
I’ve repeatedly said I dislike applying facial oil in the day! But placing a tiny amount in the palm of your hand and dipping a Beautyblender into it and applying using this method allows for a sheer, moist layer that aids foundation in applying way smoother and easier without leaving your skin too dewy, shiny, or greasy. This is also a great way for oily skin users to enjoy oils as it sheers the formula out considerably and allows for a thinner layer to applied to skin!

Do you ever apply skincare with your Beautyblender or even any other makeup sponge?

Or do you have any other nifty multitasking ways you use it?

Do share them!

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  • Renu

    I am addicted to my Beautyblender for foundation and NEVER use foundation brushes for that – not even for powder foundation (only for setting powder). I have wondered about skincare, but worry that some ingredients may damage the sponge. I once cleaned my Beautyblender with Bi-Facil and it disintegrated overnight, so I read things that dissolve oil can damage latex and similar materials. Is that true? Blender-for-skincare would make the job a lot more hygienic, especially for jar-products.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve never used bi-facil on a blender to be honest but I have used oils, creams, etc and never had a problem with the latex breaking down.

  • Jen R

    What a great idea! I have a Beauty Blender that I got in a Pop Sugar box literally two years ago and have never used, because I prefer applying my BB cream with my fingers and don’t use foundation. But this sounds like a fantastic way to try applying facial oils – I have oily skin and always end up applying way too much and then get disappointed with the results.

    • Isabella Muse

      perfect Jen! 😀 Good way to get a sheer layer of oil without making you shiny 🙂

  • Nicole

    Great Idea! I used to actually like oils in the day ( I just turned 40 and I need the moisture in the winter!). But, the last oil I bough is just too thick I think so it pills under makeup. I’m going to try this! Thank so much!

  • carolyn2

    Yes! I’ve used the cream colored one for serums, etc. I use it especially for sunscreen. You’re supposed to use 1/4 tsp for your face and the BB helps tremendously! Love love love it.

    I just ordered two cream colored ones from Costco.com.

    I see Sephora has a brown one now! Must get after I use up my current pink ones ( I went crazy during VIB sale so am set for the year!)

    To clean them I’m currently using the Sephora make up soap remover and have been pleased. I’m using the lavender scented one fr my fresh, colored ones ( to use it up, not a fan of it rally but have sooo much of it left )

  • Sarah

    The only thing i would be worried about is wasting my expensive products–does the sponge soak up the oil or cream and mean you go through a bottle more quickly? (Also, I do kind of like to feel greasy after applying my products, so maybe I’m not the target audience for this :))

  • Silvia

    I been using the simple square wedges and apply Cera VĂŠ as moisturizer before my foundation is been working out great! I feel the moisturizer acts as dirt if primer and makes the foundation apply smooth. I’ll wear primer on my lids there I see a major difference eyeshadow really stays on but on the face I don’t notice any good so goodbye primers.

  • Andri Constantinou

    I wonder would you recommend dampening the beauty blender before using it to apply oil to the face to avoid the blender soaking it all up?

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried it with water! Water and oil don’t typically mix well. I do a few drops of facial oil in an empty powder lid and I dab my sponge in it and dab on my face. I don’t have too many issues with it completely soaking up the oil if I use a gently dabbing motion!

  • Michelle Luna

    I like using the silicone blenders, esp for my eyelid lift cream 🙂