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YouTube Taught Me This Amazingly Simple, $2 Beauty Hack

YouTube Taught Me This Amazingly Simple, $2 Beauty Hack

I like using sponges to apply makeup, because it’s easier on my arthritic joints. Typically, sponges are meant to be damp when you use them to apply makeup. You can totally use a dry sponge, there are really no rules in makeup, but you’re supposed to wet the sponge first.

I do my makeup at a vanity table (it’s actually a roll top desk I got when I was a child), and even though my bathroom is at most 30 feet from my desk, it is just too difficult to go run my sponge under the tap before I apply makeup. I figured I just was just going to live a rebellious life of using dry makeup sponges, when I saw a beauty YouTuber use an ingenious hack for wetting her makeup sponges.

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It’s a SPRAY BOTTLE. I mean, when I saw that I think I screamed, “OH OF COURSE” because, let’s face it, this isn’t something revolutionary. I keep a spray bottle full of water in my laundry room to perform what I call “The Spritz and Dry” method of re-shaping stretched out jeans, so having one to lightly dampen makeup sponges is a technique I could have come up with. But I didn’t.

There’s not much to say about this. I bought a small spray bottle in the travel size aisle at Target, filled it with water, and BOOM! It works perfectly, and I will forever be grateful to YouTube and it’s myriad beauty gurus for showing me the way.

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Wear, Watch, Want #108: The Loose Outdoor Lesbian Edition

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