the youtube test
Putting online advice to the test. This week: Blenders and Brushes
HOW TO USE A BEAUTYBLENDER SPONGE
Username: Popsugar Beauty
Keywords: Beauty blender, how to, correctly, use
The best way to use the beautyblender is to dip it in a small bowl of water, letting it absorb as much water as it can.
Then you squeeze the sponge, but leave it damp. According to this YouTube user, this will allow your foundation to stay on the surface of the sponge without it seeping into its core.
Next, squirt your foundation on your hand, dab with the sponge and rub onto your face.
The beautyblender is said to be better than an average brush as it leaves your face looking smooth.
It is the best way to go if you want an airbrushed and dewy look.
HOW TO DEEP CLEAN MAKE-UP BRUSHES
Keywords: Cleaning, makeup brushes, do it yourself, around, house
Dishwashing soap and extra virgin olive oil are used to wash off all the remnants from this YouTube user's make-up brushes.
She dips the bristles of each brush into the solution and, in a circular motion, rubs it on her palm, forcing the dirt out.
To rinse off, she holds her brushes downwards, preventing the water from driving loose particles deeper into the bristles.
It's a quick and good way to clean all your brushes at one go.