Ah, the Beauty Blender. Ever since the bouncy pink makeup sponge entered our lives well over a decade ago, it’s been a steady constant in our beauty routines. The signature teardrop-shaped sponge reaches every corner and curve of your face, and true to its name, it blends your makeup to the smoothest finish.
Given its widespread popularity, there is still a surprising amount of confusion around how to use and care for the sponge. For starters, you always want to wet your Beauty Blender before every use; this will cause it to double in size and soften in texture so that you get the best results.
Next, there’s caring for your Beauty Blender. A sponge, by design, is made to soak up and hold onto moisture. Without proper hygiene practices, your Beauty Blender can quickly become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria (which is then transferred to your face whenever you use it). If you’re prone to breaking out or have easily irritated skin, this can cause breakouts.
Luckily, keeping your makeup sponge clean isn’t as complicated as you might think. We’ll walk you through the quickest and easiest ways to keep your Beauty Blender fresher, longer.