The Beautyblender isn’t your grandmother’s makeup sponge. There’s a reason professional and YouTube makeup artists keep more than one in their kits at all times. Since the brand launched over 10 years ago, it has become an insider favorite and created a new category of edgeless sponge applicators (with plenty of knockoffs available).
The main question we get when someone sees us with the pink egg: “Is it worth the money?” Yes. The Beautyblender will cost you $20 (which is about 19 more dollars than the cheap triangle versions at the drugstore). But you’ll get a dewy, airbrushed finish you can’t achieve with brushes alone.
There are a few things you need to know before you run out and buy one. Consider this your Beautyblender owner’s manual straight from the product creator, Rea Ann Silva. Avoid these 12 mistakes to keep you from getting mold, tears, or stains in your prized beauty tool.