How to Use Beauty Blenders for Flawless Makeup (Guest Post) Guest Author: Jordan Klee

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Beauty Blenders

Beauty BlendersAll the beauty vloggers you know and love are using it. Your friends can’t stop raving about it. What is this magical beauty tool that promises to help you apply your makeup in an easy and effective way? Well, it’s a beauty blender, of course. Even if you’re not familiar with the term, you might have seen the egg-shaped sponge around. If you’ve just purchased a beauty blender or you’re thinking about purchasing one, you’re going to love what we’ve prepared for you today. We’re going to teach you how to use beauty blenders and tell you why you should always choose a real one over any DIY product.

How to Use Beauty Blenders

Step 1: Moisten It

The golden rule of using beauty blenders is that you should never use a dry one. They’re made to work only when they’re moist (but not too wet). So just make it a little damp and watch it expand. The reason why it expands is because this will stop it from absorbing a lot of product. Before using it, make sure you’ve squeezed any excess water from it. While you’re using it, if you feel it has gone dry, you can spray it with some more water.

Step 2: Put Product on It

One of the greatest things about the beauty blender is that you can use it with a lot of products, such as foundation, concealer, cream blush, setting powder, highlighter, and more. However, the way you put the product on it differs according to the product’s texture. For instance, for products that you squeeze out of a tube, we recommend putting the product on your hand first, and not straight on the beauty blender. For compact products, you can dab it straight into the pan, while for loose ones, it’s best to put some product in the lid first. Also, if you have to cover a large area of your face, you should use the rounded side of the sponge, while for smaller areas, the pointed end is more suitable.

Step 3: Use It

The trick to using a beauty blender is not to use wiping motions but dabbing ones. Continuously tap the sponge against your face and you will apply your makeup fairly easy. You might need to tap more than once in a certain are to make sure the makeup is fully blended. Also, pressing too hard is not necessary. Light dabs are enough for the beauty blender to work its magic.

Step 4: Clean It

The last step in today’s guide involves cleaning the beauty blender. Remember that you must clean it after every use. You can either use a special beauty blender cleaning solution or antibacterial dish-washing soap. First, use warm water to make the sponge moist again. Then, work the soap into it, lather, and then pour water over it until it runs clear. Place the sponge in a place where it can air dry.

Extra Tip: Stick to the Original

There’s this trend going around online of coming up with all sorts of DIYs as an alternative for a beauty blender. Most recently, someone even tried using a hardboiled egg to apply their makeup. Even if you feel like these DIY solutions are satisfactory, they’ll never be as good as the real thing. Not to mention that some of them are really unsanitary. Beauty blenders are cheap and replaceable, but if you take care of them, you can make them last. 

We hope today’s guide has helped you understand how to use a beauty blender in order to get the best results.

Author Bio:

Jordan is a writer for Beautifully Alive. She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes.The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!

 

10 Most Popular Fall Fashion Trends Cozy Up to These Fall Trends!

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Plaid Dress

Now that fall is squarely upon us, it’s time to enjoy one of my favorite things – the fall trends!  Who can’t resist dusting off their boots and unpacking cozy sweaters?  I suppose that I can because I live in Florida, but the sentiment is still the same – I love fall fashion!  I’ve put together the ten collages below to highlight this season’s biggest trends.  I hope that you will find inspiration for your wardrobe in at least one of my collages.  I love inspiring my readers so, if you’re so inclined, leave a comment and let me know how this post inspired your fall wardrobe.

Mustard

Mustard is a color that has exploded in popularity.  I really like the color – I think that it makes a statement.  I just wouldn’t want to wear too much of it all at once.  Carrying a handbag or accenting an outfit with a pair of mustard shoes would be perfect!  Of course, wearing one of the clothing pieces would be beautiful as well.

Plaid

Plaid is a great pattern to mix and match this fall.  It’s a sophisticated pattern that blends well with other prints and patterns alike.  Have fun with this one!

Top-Handle Mini Bags

I love these bags. They make a statement wherever you go. They’re fun, flirtatious, and whimsical. I think this trend should always be in style because these bags are so darn cute!

Camel Coats

Camel coats are classic and they look very sophisticated. They also can be very warm which is great for those of you in chilly climates. I love sophisticated pieces because they’re not really trends; they never go out of style.

Ruffle Dresses

Ruffle dresses are very soft and feminine. They are quite beautiful, too. Ruffles were seen all over the Fall/Winter 2017 runways and the trends has trickled down to retail items. I’m quite glad because I really like this trend, but I’m a girly-girl who has always liked to “play” dress up.

Floral Skirts

Floral skirts are truly beautiful and almost always flattering if made like the shape above. A floral skirt is very feminine and dainty. I’m happy to wear more of mine this season (and even purchase more of them). Don’t miss out of the fabulous and flattering trend.

Velvet Boots

There is something so elegant about velvet boots.  They are beautiful to the touch and sight.  You can also find them in an assortment of colors so you can wear them boldly with any outfit.

Turtlenecks

Turtlenecks are a staple in any wardrobe during most fall seasons.  It is a trend the screams cooler weather!

Blazers

Blazers pull an outfit together.  If you take a few pieces and put them together with a blazer, you more than likely going to look fabulous!  It’s no wonder that blazers are on trend this season.

Embroidered Dresses

Embroidered dresses are very pretty!  They show detail in an otherwise boring dress.  The embroidery demonstrates beauty and deliberate care to a dress.