Monday, January 31, 2011
Have Streak-Free Makeup at Your Destination WeddingWords by Courtney Kellar Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Beauty Blender and Sephora
Looking for flawless makeup coverage on your destination wedding day? The experts who created Beauty Blender say they’ve got just the product for you. This makeup sponge allows for streak-free, easy application of foundation. If you’re a bride getting married in a tropical time zone, you might want to consider this product. The last thing you want on your big day is to have streaky, sweaty makeup.
Its unique shape, feminine color and included cleanser make the Beauty Blender top of the class in makeup sponges. It was created by professional makeup artists in an effort to allow women to get professional looking makeup application at home. While the blender may look weird and mysterious, it comes with detailed instructions for proper application. It’s also easy to pack and travel-size for the honeymooner or destination bride.
Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, who helped create the Beauty Blender, coined the phrase “modernize the way you makeup.” With the Beauty Blender’s egg-like shape it certainly looks modern. It is an elliptical-shaped sponge which prevents makeup lines or streaks on the skin. The narrower edge is phenomenal for applying product in those hard to reach places like around the nose and under the eyes.
Like all sponges, seeing the left over foundation or primer on the Beauty Blender after application can make you feel like some of the product is being wasted.
However, when you use the cleanser you can see how little foundation is actually left on the sponge. One pump of cleanser and a little water wash away the makeup.
Having a clean applicator sponge not only insures even application, but aids in keeping your skin healthy. Not properly cleaning your makeup sponge allows for nasty bacteria to grow. This, in turn, winds up on your skin. A key to healthy and clear skin is clean skin. Therefore, the Beauty Blender has the added benefit of clean skin because of the included cleanser.
The cleanser can also be used for other make-up sponges. So, whatever look you’re trying to achieve, you can be sure that you will have a clean and easy way to apply your foundation.
The blender and cleanser duo starter pack sells for 35 dollars. This includes one sponge and a five oz bottle of cleanser. For us it seems a little pricey, but we’ll wait and see how long the cleanser lasts. The sponge is said to last three months if it’s cleaned properly. You can also buy both the blender sponge and cleanser individually.
A cool thing about Beauty Blender is that if you send the sponge back to the manufacturers they will recycle it for you. This can give you eco-conscious brides some peace of mind.
The makeup artists at Beauty Blender claim many celebrities as clients. To learn more about this product, who uses it and what awards it has won visit the official Web site.
*Note: Beauty Blender was kind enough to send us a sample of the product free of chrage in order to review it for this blog.
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