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A few years ago, Beauty Blenders came crashing onto the beauty scene and revolutionised the way we apply we apply makeup.

Where had those little egg-shaped sponges been all our lives?

Makeup lovers the world over swear by the simple  tool, but one issues has arisen time and time again – why are they so damn hard to clean?

Well ladies, the struggle is finally over.

One Twitter user has come up with the ultimate solution to this common problem, and we are amazed at how simple it actually is.

The answer has been sitting on our kitchen sinks the entire time.

Simply soak the sponge in a mixture of Fairy Liquid and water, pop it in the microwave for one minute and voila – good as new.

Since Tuesday, the tweet has has been liked over 30,000 times, proving how revolutionary this hack really is.

But don't just take our word for it. The results have been amazing. 

Honestly, we're just mad we didn't think of this before.

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There are always some weird beauty hacks doing the rounds online, but the latest one is completely bonkers. 

Beauty blenders have become the makeup application tool of choice for MUAs and mere mortals alike, but some beauty bloggers are mixing it up with a very unexpected tool. 

Eggs are a pretty versatile food, but now they are being incorporated into our beauty routines. 

 

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According to a few in the online makeup community, hard-boiled eggs are the newest way to apply your foundation, contour and even eye shadow.

The experiment (or should we say, eggs-periment) was first undertaken by MUA Nadi, of Pop Luxe.

In a YouTube video, the makeup fan applied a full face of makeup using the protein-filled snack, and it went surprisingly well.

"Oh my gosh, this is actually working really, really well," he said.

"This kind of feels like a really cold SiliSponge but it smells like sewage, like eggs, so that's a turnoff — but it's actually doing a pretty good job."

Another beauty blogger, Esther Gbudje, also attempted the look and had a similar experience.

"The egg did give me the flawless look I was going for, and it doesn't absorb any product at all," she told Allure

We're not convinced that boiled eggs are about to take over from beauty blenders, but this experiment was pretty unique.

We just hope that their faces didn't have that distinctive eggy scent after application… 

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We're really freaked out. Like, really, really.

Condoms are meant for one thing and one thing only, but now beauty vloggers are using them in their make-up routines and… WTF?

Apparently, using a condom on a beauty blender will make it easy to reach those tough spots, without wasting any foundation on the sponge.

All you need to do is wash the condom – make SURE you do this part – and then put in on your beauty blender.

Tie the end and then apply your make-up as usual.

Beauty vlogger Laila Tahri has it down to a T:

 

APPLYING MAKEUP WITH A CONDOM?! The video is now on my youtube channel. Link in my bio. _ If you watch my youtube video. You know that i washed the condom first. And i know i applied a wrong foundation shade. I fixed it later with the concealer. I was to lazy to take it off. _ I came up with this idea because of that i love using a sponge. But it absorbs so much product. With using the condom around it HAHA it doesnt absorb any product and it applies super smooth! ________ @anastasiabeverlyhills brow pro palette (used Ebony) & modern renaissance @labelle_uk @amadea_dashurie matte liquid lipsticks Vamp Addict & Pink Latte & Nude Souffle (used on lips and eyes) @yourlashesofficial lashes Nasira @girlactik matte bronzer cabo @gorgeouscosmeticsofficial conceal it light natural @motivescosmetics shimmer powder Bombshell @zwitsalofficial baby powder @contourcosmetics all day spray @lorealmakeup infallible 24h foundation ___ Brushes @anastasiabeverlyhills 7B, A25, A3, A28, A23 @sigmabeauty F25, F66 @motivescosmetics powder @realtechniques sponge ____ @wakeupandmakeup @hudabeauty @eyelive4beauty @shimycatsmua @maryhadalittleglam @allmodernmakeup @slaysolutely @makeupforbarbies @thebeautybombb @nikkietutorials

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We won't be trying this at home.

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There are few beauty products out there that truly confuse us, but when we stumbled across this nifty invention, we were a tad baffled

Is it an air freshener? Is it an alien egg?

Or even a fancy AF cheese grater?

 

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If you are a fan of the beloved beauty blender, then this nifty, if odd looking, little case could be the answer to all your beauty blender problems.

We have often fished our blender out of our less-than-pristine makeup bags, only to find it smeared with eye shadow or with flecks of lip liner staining it's porous surface.

And then there's the whole dampening and drying protocol, like do we leave these things on the radiator all day or what?

 

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After some pretty gory beauty blender horror stories circling the internet about mould and fungus growing inside the blending sponges due to damp, poorly ventilated conditions, indie brand Blenderelle came up with a solution to our very first world problem.

"Black spots or odour are almost a positive sign bacteria has grown inside your favorite little friend," says the Blenderelle Instagram page.

"Proper ventilation when stored or travelling can help to avoid that unwanted bacteria."

 

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The little cages protect the sponges from gathering dirt and debris in your makeup bag, and they claim to properly ventilate the blenders to prevent bacteria growing within. *shudder*

That's a pretty nifty little beauty hack if you ask us.

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Cleaning our beauty blenders definitely isn't the most enjoyable task, so leaving the little sponges to soak in some hot water while we clean the rest of our brushes seems like a pretty good idea.

Niamh McManus decided to complete this very task, and left her beauty blender in a mug to draw out the foundation within.

Unfortunately, she didn't mention this to her brother, who spotted the mug sitting on the countertop and started to drink the substance, assuming it was tea.

Niamh shared her GAS anecdote on Twitter, and it quickly went viral.

The mistake was pretty understandable when looking at the photographic evidence provided; after all, the foundation shade is freakishly close to the hue of a milky cuppa.

While the thought of drinking old foundation water makes us sick, we can't help thinking he may have deserved the fright for trying to rob Niamh's perceived cup of tea. 

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Not to generalise, but most boyfriends are pretty clueless when it comes to the contents of our makeup bags.  

From baking to spoolie tools, even we struggle with cosmetic terminology sometimes.

Vlogger Selena Faye tried to find out how much the men in our lives know about makeup by sending them a photo of a plain pink blender and seeing what they thought it was.

And thus, a Twitter challenge was born.

The challenge quickly went viral in the last 48 hours, with hilarious responses pouring in from amused women whose clueless boyfriends (or friends, or even dads) had the best replies to the question.

From tampons to butt plugs to dinosaur eggs, most of the lads had some pretty gas ideas about the beloved beauty blender.

 A few unsuspecting fellows even thought it was the hair of a troll doll or a pink raindrop.

However, some guys clearly pay more attention than others to their girlfriends makeup routines, as "make up sponge" and "that thing you hit your face with to smear foundation" were also among the replies.

Either way, a scroll through the beauty blender challenge hashtag is pretty damn hilarious.

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It seems that everywhere we look, there is a new and magnificent makeup applicator being launched. 

Enter: the Evie Blender! 

This wonderful new contraption is a wonderful combination of your classic beauty blender, and the silicone makeup sponge we showed you last week. 

 

#EvieBlender in action #coolasheckhaha #glitter #beauty #makeup

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 According to the website, the Evie Blender is made from "medical-grade hypoallergenic silicone" and offers the texture and the blending power of a sponge.

However, the difference is that this baby will last you a year (if you treat ut right) and you won't waste any of your precious foundation using it.

 

Thanks so much @trendmood1  #trendmood #beauty #kickstarter #evieblender

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This groundbreaking new product is currently in production, and is set to be ready for preorder in March. 

The sponge will cost $28, plus a $5 shipping fee… which seems pricey, but remember: this product will LAST!

We cannot WAIT for this! 

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When one beauty blogger found black dots on a blender sponge, she decided to investigate further.

Little did Stevie Miller know then what she was about to unearth: a half a dozen beetle-like creatures that had seemingly buried their way into the item.

With her mother looking on via Sky, she documented the examination on camera. The resulting clip was then posted to her Facebook page and has now been viewed 1.5million times.

The 20-year-old, who hails from Suffolk, uses a tweezers and scissors to dissect the beauty blender – a pink sponge applicator which she had recently ordered from the US.

"I realised there was a slight hole in it, which confused me endlessly as I'd only just got it," she explains to the camera.

"I did a little digging, and found two, very obscure strange bugs living inside my beauty blender.

"They'd been there the entire time, and they were strange-looking."

Holding one of the larger creatures to the camera, Stevie declares that she will be "sending the video to the maker of beauty blenders and say you need to make them bug-proof".

Ms Miller concludes with: "I'm probably going to get some skin disease now and will never be able to leave my flat again.

"I need a shower, I need bleach, I need Jesus."

Never buy a beauty blender from another country.

Posted by Stevie Miller on Tuesday, 25 August 2015

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