Beauty Blenders – Love ’em or Leave ’em?

Beauty BlenderBeauty Blenders are all the rage these days, or at least that’s what it feels like. Head into Sephora and you can bet that one of the consultants is using one on a client. I was first introduced to a Beauty Blender in one of Jaclyn Hill’s videos. The Beauty Blender is an egg shaped sponge that is designed to give you a flawless finish when applying your foundation and concealer.

The best way to use the beauty blender is to get it wet (it doubles in size) and then wring it out so it is just damp. In videos I have watched people dot the foundation on their face first and then use the beauty blender to blend it into the face. I don’t use my beauty  blender for foundation so I can’t attest to how it works. I do however use the beauty blender for concealer. I just stipple the blender under my eyes and on blemishes and it pushes the concealer into my face.

I will say when I use the beauty blender I notice that my concealer is less cakey. I think that is due to the fact that the blender is damp. I prefer to use the beauty blender for concealer rather than using a concealer brush.

The Beauty Blender isn’t really a miracle product but it is fun to use.

The Beauty Blender gets a whisker twitch! (so-so)

My Favorite Brush – Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki

F80-2I am in love with a makeup brush and I have to tell the whole world about it! My fav makeup guru, Jaclyn Hill, turned me on to this brush–Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki. This brush is the bomb! I can’t say enough awesome things about it.

Prior to using the Sigma brush, I used my fingers to apply my foundation or a sponge. I will NEVER go back to doing that again. Using the F80 brush to apply foundation gives you an airbrushed look to your face and the foundation just goes on flawlessly.

The F80 is made with Sigma Beauty’s Synthetic Sigmax HD filament. The bristles are incredibly soft and dense.  Because of the way the bristles are designed, your foundation goes on seamlessly.  Its a relatively inexpensive brush, but it’s worth every penny.  You will be enjoying this brush for years.

I give this brush 4 paws up!

If you are interested in seeing some video tutorials using the F80 check out Jaclyn Hill.  You can also purchase the Sigma Kabuki F80 at http://www.sigmabeauty.com