While makeup shopping at Nordstrom the other day I happened upon a beautyblender training class for the makeup artists on the floor and, um…of course you know I had to sneak my way into the group. 🙂 I even asked a whole bunch of obnoxious questions (yes, I was *that* student back in the day).
Like, did you know that you can apply eyeshadow with a beautyblender?
Yeah! Who knew, right?
Using a wet beautyblender Micro Mini (the smallest-sized sponge; a pack of two sells for $18), swirl the larger rounded bottom end of the beautyblender into your powder eyeshadow pan to mix the powder up into something of a temporary cream shadow and to load the sponge. (Applying shadows wet like this will also intensify the colors.) Then, tap that directly on your lids to apply.
Now do the same thing with the smaller pointed end of the beautyblender to apply color in your outer V.
It’s a great way to do simple, single-eyeshadow looks without any fallout so you can get out the door quickly.
Kind of cool, right?
This works with face powder, too! But instead of the mini beautyblender, take a damp regular-sized one, swirl the rounded base into your favorite pressed powder pan, and then tap that on your face wherever you want powder. It’ll apply evenly, without any fallout, and give you full coverage.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,