Thursday, January 28, 2016


As you see on the left hand side, the powder is only applied in the "T" zone.

The term or technique "Baking", which has been used in the drag community for years, refers to letting translucent powder sit on your face for five to 10 minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face, leaving you with a creaseless, flawless finish. (Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses it on in order to get the Kim k. look.) The purpose of doing this is, your conceal doesn't crease, makeup last longer once set, and your face looks so flawless. Basically what you do is once you finish applying your foundation and concealer, you get any lose translucent power. My favorite at the moment  is the Laura Mercier powder, this power has a brightening affect so it really brightens the under eye area making you look more awake. You grab a damp beauty blender, saturate it into the power and put an excess amount of power under your eyes, bridge of your nose, forehead, and chin (the 'T' zone). You let the powder "bake" or sit their for five minutes and after wards you grad a powder brush and wipe away the excess powder off. Finally, you begin contouring.

Friday, January 22, 2016

How To Clean Your Beauty Blender

How To Clean Your Beauty Blender 

1. Grab a cup or bowl of hot water.

2. Mix in the recommended liquid Beauty Blender Cleanser. (If you use other cleansers, make sure there is no Glycolic or Salicylic acid because that can break down the foam of the beauty blender)

3. Soak your Beauty Blender and lather the soap into the foam, or you can leave it to soak overnight.

4. Once your done with the cleaning process make sure to squeeze out all excess water. It is recommended to use a towel, to make sure there is no water left behind.
5. Leave in an open area to air dry. Do not put it back in any makeup bag or case until it is completely dry to prevent any bacteria growth.

You should clean it after every use and replace it every 3 months, if used daily. Just for hygiene reasons, if you can't afford a beauty blender their are always other brands that sell imitations of it and half the price. The Real Techniques beauty blender is just as good if not better and half the price! For one sponge it is $6.99 but for two it is $10.99, what a deal!