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THE BEAUTYBLENDER - YOUR NEW BESTIE

They say that your eyes are the window to your soul, and that your smile is the key that fits the locks on everyone’s hearts. Both of those statements are two affirmations that are not just true, but profound. But what about makeup? Think about it. While a great pair of heels will make you feel like you can take on the world, the simple art that is makeup can brighten up and enhance the natural beauty of every woman’s features giving her the confidence she needs to run the world. 

I am a makeup junkie. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating that all women should wear makeup as a confidence booster; and on the weekends all I wear is a CC or BB cream. But the true art that is makeup, when used correctly, can change the way a woman sees herself. Coco Chanel said it best when she said ‘“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

 

 

Now to have flawless makeup, you need the right applicators. Lots of people love to use their fingers, I sometimes do, as it warms the product up on your hands and applies evenly. Others like flat top or kabuki brushes. But my absolute favourite is a perfect pretty-in- pink egg shaped sponge called the beautyblender. The beautyblender took the world by storm a few years ago and I’ve been buying them for a while now every time I go overseas - but girls, have no fear - the beloved beautyblender is finally available in South Africa and we can swear we hear angels singing. 

 

 

 

How does the beautyblender work? Its easy.  It may look like a little sponge, but magic happens when it’s immersed in water. It inflates. Once its big and fluffy, squeeze the excess water out till its damp and you’re good to go. Some people like to put some foundation onto the back of their hand, dip the beauty blender into it and start applying it to their face. I prefer another method. Because the beautyblender is damp, it means that it won’t soak up unnecessary product, meaning you won’t use more foundation that you need to and you can control how much you want to use and where. 

The sponge is designed so that you can use the bottom and sides all over your face and the tip in more hard to reach places, like around your nose and under your eyes. I take my foundation and dot it all over my face, and then all you have to do is stipple the beauty blender all over. Think of it like a bouncing motion, just bounce - bounce - bounce until everything is blended. You’ll find it easy, effortless and the result, flawless. 

 

 

 

The fabulous beautifying beautyblender comes in different colours and sizes, like white, red and black, and also boasts its own set of soaps and cleansers to help keep your blender clean and sparkly. 

beautyblender South Africa has come out with a gorgeous Limited Edition set called the Pretty Posse Set.

 

 

Retailing for R1 100, this set gives the ultimate beauty junkie the royal treatment! This kit comes with the original pink beautyblender perfect for foundations, bb creams, powders, mineral makeup, cream blush and more; it also comes with the adorable beautyblender micro.mini for concealing, contouring and highlighting products; you also get a mini rea.activate which will rehydrate and “re-swell” your beautyblender when on the road; also included is a mini size blendercleanser solid soap to clean your beautyblender, just wet it and swirl your blender around in it and rinse. Last but not least you get a bling.ring, a fancy throne to show off and dry your beloved beautyblender on.  

I also use my beautyblender to set my under eye powder and to blend in my contour. I have posted two pictures below where my foundation (CHANEL Healthy Glow review up tomorrow) and contour was applied with the beautyblender.

 

The beautyblender is a staple in my makeup holder. It’s a beautiful product that will allow your makeup to flawlessly apply, last throughout the day or night and you’ll guaranteed notice the difference immediately. It’s like our gal Carrie Bradshaw always used to say “Makeup is not a tool meant to make something beautiful. It’s meant to magnify and enhance the beauty that already exists”. The beautyblender is officially every girls new best friend. Love her, she’ll never let you down. 

The beautyblender retails for R398.00 and can be purchased directly here

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