Someone breaks into your makeup case and steals all of your makeup brushes (a more common crime in the professional makeup community than you would think,) and you have nothing but a Blenderful. No biggie! Here is what it looked like when I applied my everyday makeup with nothing but a Blenderful.
This is how I normally apply foundation – so it was nothing new. I damped my sponge in lukewarm water, squeeeezed it all out, and swiped up some Botanical Foundation in Shinto II. I applied in a gentle dabbing motion for a natural finish.
It was a little difficult to use the Blenderful with concealer unless you are covering a large area such as a tattoo, but use the tippy-top of the Blenderful to reach the inner corners of your eyes and to cover dark under eye circles. I used Complete Concealer #2. (P.S.- its waterproof!)
Blush, Contour, & Highlight
Usually my next step is to apply Pressed Powder to my T-Zone with a brush, but instead I used the flat end of the Blenderful. I am not too big on contouring because I have nightmares about the “over-contouring”phenomenon, however, I am all for highlighting and gently sculpting my cheeks. Using the top of the sponge I applied Perfect Bronzer to sculpt, Blush #6 on the top of my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose to highlight, and a little Blush #5 on the apples of my cheeks. Using the same flat end I used to powder, I gently dabbed and swiped upward to blend.
For my everyday shadow I normally use a little Perfect Eyeshadow #2 over the lid with a touch of #8 in the crease. First I swiped the tip of the Blenderful into the #2 and glided it across my lid from the inner corner outward – super easy. The next part was a little tricky, but at this point the sponge was still a damp so there was no problem with fall out. Starting from the outer corner, I dragged the shadow inward in tiny swipes. As you can see I was super nervous about this and didn’t think I could pull it off, but I actually ended up liking the finish better than with a brush in the end.
The Final Product
I put down my Blenderful and added a little Perfect Mascara and Enduring Lip Color in Cherry Pie (my fave) and voilà! I love using my brushes, but it is comforting to know if someone ever breaks in and steals all of my them…I will survive.
Have a Blenderful? Try it and let me know how it goes!
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