Do not rub or drag the sponge across your skin. Instead, gently dab or blot the area until your foundation is completely blended. Use the same dabbing technique when applying concealer underneath your eyes and cream blush to your cheeks.
Should I wet the sponge before applying foundation?
The first step is wetting your sponge. You should never use a makeup sponge dry to apply foundation, especially if it’s a beautyblender, says Bartlett. She recommends squishing it under water about eight times until it’s fully saturated. Then, wring out the excess water.
Should I apply liquid foundation with a brush or sponge?
Sprinkle recommends working with synthetic brushes if you’re applying liquid foundations, as they’re easier to sanitize, and create a smooth, even finish. “A sponge is great for sheering out creams and liquids,” he adds. “However, keep in mind that it can absorb a lot of product.”
What does wetting the beauty blender do?
When wet, the sponge absorbs only a small amount of product. “One of the reasons we always say you need to wet your blender is because water causes the sponge to swell and it ensures your makeup won’t be absorbed which results in less makeup waste,” the brand said in a photo caption on Instagram.