Introducing The Beauty Blender

Undoubtedly, this is a peculiar looking beauty tool. But it's worth the odd stares and the $19 price tag. Professional makeup artists have been using the Beauty Blender for a while, and more recently, the general public has caught on. With a recent Sephora gift card in hand, I decided to plunk down some money for this expensive makeup sponge. It's just about the size of an egg (and is shaped like one).

Here's how to use it: dunk it in some water, squeeze it out, then dot some makeup (I use liquid foundation) on your hand. Dip the Beauty Blender in it, then dab on your face (don't swipe it around). Use a spackling kind of motion. Seconds later, and your entire face is done. In the few short weeks since I purchased my Beauty Blender, I've been blown away by the results: smooth skin, even coverage, no flakes, and a silky texture. Now, if only I had a makeup artist to tend to the rest of my features! 

Birthday Wish List

 

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It's that time of year—birthday season. In the month of May, I have a birthday and so do a lot of people I know. The above items are some of my favorite things that I'm eyeing right now—perfect, fashionable items to give ... or receive. I've long been looking for a seersucker blazer to replace the one I had years ago. I wore it so much that it completely fell apart. This version would be a great replacement. You can pair seersucker with almost any color—it serves as a steady neutral piece. The yellow leather belt would add a pop to any outfit, and the cognac oversized clutch will jazz up your look and transition easily from day to night. Likewise, so will a perfect red lipstick, and finding the best hue for your skin tone can be tricky. But Femme Noir by Julie Hewett is a favorite of beauty editors. I can't wait to try it out. And finally, no, that is not a pink Easter egg. But it is a makeup sponge by Beauty Blender and this wild looking makeup tool is earning huge raves from makeup artists in the industry. If you're going to a birthday party during the month of May, pick up any of these items at affordable prices and your birthday girl will be thoroughly impressed.