Rachna Lakhanpal

4 Beauty Blender Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Did you know that the way you're using your Beauty Blender is hurting your skin!? 😨


The Beauty Blender made its debut about 15 years ago (a long time, isn't it!?) and now it is an essential part of our beauty regime. It is so easy to use and so...versatile.


But the thing is that we aren't using our Beauty Blenders right! Your beauty blender could be hiding mould and fungus....eww!😱😫

And, you could also be using it totally wrong!😰

Keep reading to know more about the mistakes + The Beauty Blender Challenge (And what my boyfriend thinks!)


4 Major Mistakes You're Making With Your Beauty Blender!



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Mistake # 1: Cleaning it Wrong
...And the right way to clean
The beauty blender that you’ve been using religiously on your face could be nasty af!  In fact a YouTuber found some bug remains in her Beauty Blender! *Holds puke* 😷

See for yourself!



Beauty blenders also have a problem with mold!


Look at these tweets for example:





What I mean to say is that your beauty blender could be carrying a lot of filth! 😳

Now that know that your Beauty Blender is nasty, but the question is:


How often should you be cleaning your Beauty Blender?


According to Katie Jane Hughes (Global Color Ambassador, Butter London) 

“Your Beautyblender should ideally be washed after every use—it needs a little more love than your regular brushes.”


Grr.. I know for a lazy girl like myself it can be a tiny problem, but I’d recommend that you at least rinse it under warm water until the water becomes clear.😁

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After all you wash your face everyday, but why don’t you wash a beauty blender everyday...?

But wait, there’s more…

How to Clean a Beauty Blender the Right Way!?

Beauty Blender’s website has a cleaning guide but for that’s for you if you have Liquid Blendercleanser or Solid Blendercleanser.

However, if you don’t have any of these, then don’t worry! 🙌


You can actually wash your beauty blender using baby wash! Follow this YouTube Tutorial:






But that’s not all!

Microwaving a Beauty Blender!?

Whatever you do, never microwave a beauty blender.😯

But why!?

Rea Ann Silva (Product Creator, Beauty Blender)  says:


"The worst possible thing you can do is put [a beauty blender] in the microwave"

Because it doesn’t kill the germs, like the Internet says, it just melts the blender and dramatically reduces its lifespan.

Mistake # 2 : Not Replacing it When You’re Supposed To!


To the left, to the left...your Beauty Blender isn’t irreplaceable! 😏

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Did you know that you are supposed to replace your Beauty Blender every 3 months?

The older it gets, the chances of it ripping, tearing increase and it will also start breaking you out!
There are also a few signs that tell you it’s time to replace your beauty blender.

And you get to rip apart your old beauty blender, just for fun!


Mistake # 3: Keeping it Wherever


Remember those mouldy sponges I showed you in the beginning? Well, that’s actually your fault.

Why? Because you’re storing it wrong! 😬

Do you usually store your beauty blender in your make-up bag? Or a zip-lock bag? Well, there’s your problem!

According to Rea Ann:

"When you remove oxygen and light from anything that is moist [like your beauty blender], you have the opportunity for mold and bacteria to start forming,"

Eek...so what should you do?

Here’s an example as to how you can store it the right way:


Mistake # 4 : You’re using it wrong!

I get it, now you’re just annoyed with me..I’m sorry..

Did you know how versatile your Beauty Blender actually is? Here are a few things I’m sure you didn’t know!

Your biggest mistake is that you haven’t been using your Beauty Blender to the fullest!🙌🙋


1. You shouldn’t use it dry


Did you know that the Beauty Blender is supposed to be used wet for streak-free blending?
Wait, what!? 

Don’t believe me? Well, then here’s what Kylie Jenner says: 

“Mario taught me to get your blender a little extra wet to set your powder, So it doesn't look cakey.”


In fact, Kylie Jenner posted the following in Snapchat as well:








So, be sure you use it wet!

That’s just one part of the story...


2. It gets de-hydrated, too!

No, I’m not crazy. 

Some pro makeup artists actually keep a cup of water nearby to keep the sponge hydrated when they’re on set. 

Rea Ann Silvia, herself says: 


"The best way to use the Beautyblender is when it is activated and damp and completely wet."


3. Beauty Blender for Skincare!?


Have you just been using your Beauty Blender for skincare?
Well, then you’ve been wasting the $19 you’ve been spending! You can use it to apply moisturizers, sunscreens, serums, etc. etc.

Make sure you use that blender to its full potential!


4. Wait, it’s not just for cream make-up?


Scroll up to Kylie’s quote. Is there something odd you see? 

“Mario taught me to get your blender a little extra wet to set your powder, So it doesn't look cakey.”


Wut….? 🙀


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Yep, you read it right!

Quoting Rea again: 

The great thing about using a damp sponge with powder is that you can really control where you're applying it,"






More about that here.


5. Wiping motion is wrong!?

Didn’t you know!? 

A dabbing motion is actually better.

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No, Not that kind of a dab! 😂😂


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Much better..🙌👍

Buy, Why?

Allen Avendano (makeup artist)  says: 

“The dabbing motion imitates the texture of your natural skin, and it makes it easier to build your coverage,”


Watch this video for more information:



6. Old Beauty Blender and Ombre Nails? An old Beauty Blender isn’t useless, and who said it can only be used on the face? 😜

Here are some unique ways you can use your old beauty blender!





Winding up!
Okay so here are a few things you should take away to avoid Beauty Blender mistakes:

  • Your Beauty Blender could be carrying a lot of filth. Keep it clean, I’d recommend you clean it once everyday. 👌

  • A Beauty Blender’s lifespan is short, so you should ideally be replacing it every 3 months. 😋

  • Never store a wet/ damp beauty blender in a dark and air-tight container. 😖


  • Use it right! You can use your beauty blender for powders, sunscreens, and what not! And always use it damp.  😏





What's The Beauty Blender Challenge?


    You may know what a Beauty Blender is, but what does your boyfriend think? Tweet me at @ThePrettyLady9 with the hashtag Beauty Blender Challenge!😁👍

    Here’s what mine thinks:



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    Here are some from the Beauty Blender Challenge that made me LOL:






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