You'll Never Guess Why Beauty Vloggers Are Putting Condoms on Their Beauty Blenders

Colorful and funny condoms hanging with clothspins on a rope.  (Photo: LemonTreeImages/Getty Images)

You'll Never Guess Why Beauty Vloggers Are Putting Condoms on Their Beauty Blenders

Safety first!

Published February 8, 2017

If you haven't gotten your hands on a viral SiliSponge makeup applicator, no need to cry! Because guess what, your regular 'ol beauty blender can do the trick! That's right, this unconventional hack transforms your tried-and-true makeup sponge into a silicone-style blending wonder. 

Beauty vlogger Laila Tahri gave the condom trick a shot, but before applying, there are a few steps that you must NOT miss. First, definitely be sure to wash off any lubrication. Seriously ladies, if you miss that step, you're in trouble! Then insert the blender, tie the condom opening and apply foundation as usual. Word on the street is, you get the best of both worlds: a squishy texture that blends makeup in hard-to-reach places, without the sponge absorption. 

Another unexpected hack is filling a condom with lotion. Vlogger Izayana Lizbeth, aka Beauty Vixxen, claims the combo worked better than the SiliSponge itself. In fact, she has a YouTube review pronouncing it "by far the best technique" used as a beauty sponge. Interesting!

Watch her tutorial below.

This quick and cheap hack is an effortless upgrade to your usual blender. Just grab your condoms, use one for your blender, and then stash the rest!

Written by Yakira Young

(Photo: LemonTreeImages/Getty Images)

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