You may remember the PR drama earlier this year surrounding the Evie Blender. That’s exactly why I postponed my first impressions and demo post from IMATS London. So finally… here it is!
So, remind me again, what is it?
The Evie Blender is a silicone makeup blender with a texture modelled on the ridges on your fingers. The point being that sometimes you just need to press a product into the skin with your fingers… but don’t want to do so on a client for hygiene reasons.
How to use
The dip in the side fits your forefinger quite nicely, and you basically treat the blender as an extension of your own finger. Lightly press and roll or lightly push product into skin, rather than bouncing or swiping as you would with a blending sponge.
Do not bounce of the skin like you would a blending sponge. That would be like poking yourself in the face repeatedly, and then expecting your makeup to be perfectly blended. Get it right and you’ll fall in love with the finish.
This really is like an extension of your finger, in terms of precision and texture.
Easy to clean and sanitise for use on multiple clients. You cannot sanitise sponge blenders. I have seen makeup artists use them on clients in videos and photos. Unless they’re throwing them away after each client, it’s completely unsanitary.
The silicone doesn’t absorb product like blending sponges do. This is a big plus.
It’s not your finger. You get the texture of the finger but not the warmth that you sometimes need to help cream products melt into the skin, particularly when applying undereye concealer, colour correcting or spot concealing.
While there is no product absorption, it does take longer to apply and blend all over the face, compared to a blending sponge. You also can’t use little hacks like spraying sponge with setting spray to get an all-day dewy finish.
Apply a drop of foundation. Smudge a little with blender. Press in softly in circular patting motions to blend.
This works beautifully on smaller areas but I can see that it would take ages to blend out a full face of foundation. It’s bets used for smaller areas like concealer or colour correcting.
It does take a little mind shift front the usual bounce motion but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s second nature. I loved the way the Evie Blender performed with liquid and cream foundations, and would happily have purchased a few right there and then if it weren’t for the price.
£20. Yup, twenty Great British Pounds. Sorry but it’s a no from me.