Makeup Blender Tips & Tricks with Sir John

January 07, 2017
Diana Crisan
By: Diana Crisan | by L'Oréal

Recently we showed you how to use the new L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Blenders—three uniquely designed makeup sponges crafted for perfect foundation, concealer and contour application. But we didn’t stop there. In fact, we got celebrity makeup artist Sir John himself to spill his secrets on how to master the art of these bad boy blenders in ways that are not so ordinary.


Foundation Blender 

Pro Tip #1.  If you’re going for that no-makeup makeup look, start with a small amount of foundation and slowly add product, building up to your desired level of coverage.

Pro Tip #2. The Foundation Blender is also ideal for applying cream blushes and highlighters. For a bright pop of color, use Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss on cheekbones.

Concealer Blender

Pro Tip #1.  After blending in your concealer, use the pointed tip of the sponge to pick up loose powder and set underneath the eyes. This will prevent the concealer from creasing.

Pro Tip #2. Always on the go? The Concealer Blender is the perfect size to throw in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.

Contour Blender 

Pro Tip #1. The shape of this blender makes it ideal for contouring—the rounded surface perfectly hugs the curves of your face. Be sure to reserve one side for contour products and the other for highlight products to prevent mixing.

Pro Tip #2. Makeup mistakes happen! Turn to the Contour Blender to help sculpt out winged shadow looks and clean up eyeshadow fallout. The blender’s texture is perfect for picking up rogue flecks of eye shadow dust.

We have more tricks up our sleeve! Follow these hacks to the get the most out of your blender: 

  • To get a natural, airbrushed finish, tap (don’t swipe) the Foundation Blender along your skin in quick patting motions. This technique is called ‘stippling,’ and doing so helps deposit makeup onto skin while simultaneously blending.

  • Due to the various shapes and sizes, you can now use blenders for more than just foundation! Use your makeup sponge to apply primer for makeup that lasts all day.

  • If you’re looking for a soft flush of color on your lips, use a blender instead of a lip brush to achieve a popsicle-stained pout.


Continue reading for additional hacks on how to use L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Blenders.

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