Are beauty blenders safe? A grimy Beauty Blender or makeup sponge can be a veritable breeding ground for all kinds of germs and bacteria, which are then transferred onto your skin every time you use it.
Can bacteria grow in Beautyblender? A 2019 study out of the United Kingdom examined used lipsticks, lip glosses, eyeliners, mascaras and popular makeup sponges known as beauty blenders, and found that between about 79 percent and 90 percent of the products tested were contaminated with bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli.
Should you use beauty blenders? “Beautyblenders make the foundation application almost foolproof,” celebrity makeup artist Emily Cheng tells SELF. Not only is it easier to reach the awkward areas with the tool that many brushes can’t—around the nostrils, under the eyes—but it also helps to seamlessly blend makeup.
Do beauty blenders mold bacteria? Without proper care, these items can harbor bacteria and even mold. Thankfully, there are plenty of quick and easy ways to keep your beloved Beauty Blender in clean, working order.