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Here's the Right Way to Use a Beautyblender

Chances are, you've been doing it wrong.

Ask me to name the most revered and worshiped makeup tool? Easy: the Beautyblender. It's the one necessity all makeup artists, bloggers and beauty editors seem to agree on. The especially soft, pliable texture sets it apart from other makeup sponges, and its tapered shape allows you to get all up in every little corner of your face. But in order to fully realize its magic, you have to know the correct way to use it.

Beauty blogger Marianna Hewitt's video tutorial breaks down the process of Beautyblending your way to a face full of flawless makeup:

The most important key here, Hewitt says, is to dampen the sponge first. Run it under water, then squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel. This prevents the sponge from soaking up too much product, causing you to waste makeup, and is crucial for getting a seamless, slightly sheered-out effect. Watch the video above for all of Hewitt's helpful Beautyblender tips.

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