If there's one beauty tool you need for a flawless complexion, it's the Beautyblender — and we have an exclusive deal you won't want to miss.
The iconic egg-shaped sponge was created by celebrity makeup artist Rea Ann Silva when she became the lead artist on the first HD TV show in 2002. She developed it to achieve a natural, radiant complexion with minimal effort — airbrush machines weren't practical on set — and a year later, Beautyblender was born.
"Beautyblender was the solution for that challenge. And it was taking some foam material and redesigning it and making it function as a hydrophilic material," Silva tells Yahoo Lifestyle. "Making it was definitely not easy," she says, noting that most sponges back then were made actually to absorb makeup rather than seamlessly accentuate skin.
Beautyblender has sold more than 50 million sponges since 2009, and continues to sell 17 every minute. And the reviews speak for themselves.
“No sponge compares,” raved a customer. “Absolutely no sponge creates such a flawless makeup look. I love how simple it is to wash a sponge compared to a brush; there’s no drying time! This sponge is certainly worth the price point. I’ve tried to find cheaper alternatives but ultimately, my makeup looks suffer when I stray from my Beauty Blender!”
“Where has this been all my life?” mused a new fan.
Another added, “Am 57 years old and have just discovered this amazing product! Creams and makeup are flawlessly applied with this beautiful blender! Am so happy!”
Silva’s daughter Erica Dickerson, who started off packing orders for her mom as a kid, is now the brand’s global beauty director — and, according to Silva, CEO in training. Dickerson is sharing how to get a flawless complexion using two exclusive bundles, on sale for Yahoo readers for 24 hours.
The first bundle, Cover Your Bases, is a three-piece set that includes everything you need for a gorgeous, airbrushed finish that compliments the skin: Selfie Shield Primer, the Original Beautyblender, and Bounce Foundation. The set is down to just $62 (was $92), a savings of 32 percent, with promo code YAHOO30 (offer expires on Aug 15 at 11:00 am ET).
"My mom always says, 'Pre-touch, so you don't have to re-touch,'" Dickerson tells Yahoo Lifestyle, adding that prepping skin before putting on makeup is essential for a no-makeup makeup effect. "Selfie Shield is such a cool product because it's a dry oil primer, has SPF 38, and it works on all skin types."
Dickerson adds that the key to using the Beautyblender is to make sure it's damp to get the best finish and using Bounce Foundation, which is available in 40 shades. "When you use them together, you get a beautiful, airbrushed finish," she says.
The second exclusive bundle, The Dream Team, is a three-piece set that includes everything you need to take care of your Beautyblender, including Liquid BlenderCleanser and the Defender Case. Originally $62, you can score this kit for $32 when you use promo code YAHOO30 (offer expires on Aug 15 at 11 a.m. ET). That's 48 percent off!
The liquid cleanser is excellent for the Beautyblender, but you can also use it on makeup brushes, explains Dickerson, noting that the formula kills 99.9 percent of bacteria for up to 24 hours after washing. "And after you clean your blender, it's so important to store it in a clean place," she adds. "The silicone case has little holes for the blender to breathe — you can store up to two inside."
Don't wait — take advantage of these limited edition Beautyblender bundles now!
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