Rectangle, square, triangle, diamond--makeup sponges come in different shapes and sizes. However, the teardrop-shaped beauty sponge is gold! It's squishy, it's plushy and effortlessly blends makeup on your skin. It's a beauty staple and deserves a place in every woman's makeup pouch! Even though its design is simple, many women don't know how to use a beauty sponge correctly yet. To learn from your mistakes, you need to know of them first.
5 Beauty Sponge Mistakes You Need To Stop Making
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You're Using A Dry Beauty Sponge
Never do this while blending liquid foundation! Using a dry beauty sponge will make your makeup look cakey and patchy. Always wet your beauty sponge before you use it. Not only will water cause the beauty sponge to expand in size, but it will also soften it, and that helps to give your makeup look a natural finish.
You Apply Foundation On The Beauty Sponge
This is a common beauty sponge mistake most of us make. To tell you the truth, applying foundation on the beauty sponge is a waste of expensive product. Apply the foundation first on the back of your hand and then, pick the product up with a damp beauty sponge. This technique will give your skin an even layer of foundation coverage.
Swiping the beauty sponge back and forth your face is not the best way to use this product or blend your foundation. Dabbing motion works the best! This technique helps you to build coverage and creates a more fresh and natural makeup finish.
Depending on how well you take care of your beauty sponge, it can last you anywhere from 3 to 6 months. You'll know when your beauty sponge has gone bad when you start to spot moulds on it, and the colour runs out. If you continue using an old beauty sponge to do your makeup, it could damage the skin and cause breakouts in the long run.
You Don't Give It A Chance To Dry
After washing your beauty sponge, you have to let it air-dry for a while. Tossing it into your bag or makeup pouch immediately after washing it is like sending invitations out to dirt, bacteria and dust particles. Leave it to dry for a couple of hours and store it in a dark and dry place. Beauty sponges are fragile, and if you don't look after them, they could get spoiled.
You need to take proper care of your sponge, and in return, it will offer you its best service!