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What's the best way to wash a beauty blender?

Asked by
illusivesmile

How I wash my Beauty Blender

  • Run under warm water until it’s completely soaked
  • Squeeze out excess water
  • Apply Johnson’s Baby Shampoo all over the Beauty Blender (affordable brush cleanser, my fav!)
  • Gently squeeze the Beauty Blender so the baby shampoo starts to get foamy and the foam gets inside all the little holes in the beauty blender cleaning it from inside out.
  • After the foam is foundation colored an the beauty blender surface is clean I gently squeeze the beauty blend under water until the beauty blender is no longer foamy/sudsy and the water coming out from it runs clear.
  • Let dry.

My main tip is to be gentle and make sure the BB is completely soaked before squeezing! Beauty Blenders break easily.

I do this after every use and dries overnight :)

I've avoided wearing makeup the majority of my life. I tried wearing it, but it always feels so girly. I'm androgynous and really want something that goes along with the style of girls on my blog. Any tips/tutorials? Consider me a makeup newbie because I have very little experience. I just know makeup doesn't have to be this scary! Hahah.

Asked by
zanybah-deactivated20131117

Makeup has all styles! It can be girly, glam or edgy. Thats the beauty of makeup in my eyes, it can bring girls (and guys) of all personalities and styles together. Hence “makeup lovers unite” ;)

For the style of makeup youre going for i’d suggest

  • Bold brows. This will define your fine and give you a bit of edge without looking overly girly or made up.
  • Contouring. This gives your face a more chiseled, sculpted look.
  • Mascara. This will bring out your eyes and define them, go for a more natural looking mascara look like Maybelline Mega Plush mascara. 
  • Berry/red lips. Even just a tinted lip balm will add color to your lips so you look healthy and alive but won’t look too glammed up. Dark lips are SUPER in right now like deep purples, reds, even blacks. A great way to make a statement with lipstick without looking “girly”.
  • Natural looking blush. Something like a mauve or deeper pink shade will add some color the face without being too flashy.
Check my Makeup Tips link on the top of my page, it’s great for beginners! You can learn how to apply foundation flawlessly, how to contour, how to fill in brows, etc.
You should also try youtubing “edgy” makeup looks.

Not everyone wears makeup to look “pretty”. Makeup is fun and can really express who you are! So just have fun with it! :)

Hi, Your blog is absolutely fantastic! I was wondering if you may please recommend to me the best drugstore primer? Thankyou :)

Asked by
winiwood

Thanks boo! :)

Well there are two main kinds of primers. Some help pro longwear your makeup by controlling oils so your makeup will last longer. Others are more smoothing primers by filling in pores, fine lines, etc making your skin texture more even and smooth so your foundation will look more flawless. The primers to make your makeup last longer are usually liquidy like a lotion while the smoothing primers are thicker. Some do both but not always! Usually those with oily skin go for the long wearing primers and those with dry/normal skin go with smoothing primers.

Long Lasting Drugstore Primers

  • Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
  • No 7 Beautifully Matte Makeup Base (sold at Target)
  • Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
  • Milk of Magnesia (not a makeup “primer” but will help with oily skin, a lot of controversy over this product so i’d suggest do your research and decide if it’s a good fit for you)
  • Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer (sold at Walmart)
Smoothing Drugstore Primers
  • ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer (sold at Target, one of my favs)
  • Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Brightening Primer (sold at Target)
  • Loreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
  • NYX Studio Perfecting Primer (sold at Target, Ulta or online)
  • Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer (sold at Walmart)
  • NYC Smoothing Primer
  • Monistat Anti Chafing Gel (not a “primer” but a great affordable dupe to the Smashbox Photofinish Primer)