Do I have to wet my Beautyblender every time I use it? “A Beautyblender should always be used damp to ensure it blends seamlessly,” Lottie notes. That’s why the golden rule of Beautyblenders is wet, squeeze, bounce. The Beautyblender is hydrophilic, meaning it’s actually designed to absorb water. When it’s wet, it’s too full to absorb your foundation, too.
Should you wet your makeup sponge before using them? Wetting your sponge thoroughly and letting it fully expand has to be your first step. Then, when you apply foundation or other product to it, it’ll already be full of water and won’t soak up so much product, saving you tons of product and money. When your makeup sponge is damp, it makes product application way easier.
Does wetting your Beautyblender help? You’re using it dry.
Pro makeup artists love using the sponge damp so that foundation application goes on seamlessly. Better yet, if you’ve spent a ton of moola on that foundation, saturating your sponge with water will keep your precious product from being absorbed resulting in less product waste.
Do you wash a Beautyblender after every use? “Your Beautyblender should ideally be washed after every use—it needs a little more love than your regular brushes. For a quick rinse, run it under warm water until the water becomes clear,” says Hughes.