This week I am changing the name of the series from Brush Thursday to Tool Thursday because I wanted to expand the review to cover other makeup tools, too, and not just the brushes. I'll start off with the new product from Beautyblender called Sur.face Pro today.
- Diameter: 15.5 cm (6.1 in)
- Depth: 1.7 cm (0.7 in)
Review & Usage
The idea of the Sur.face Pro is that it serves as a workspace for you to mix and match your makeup colors with the option to save the unused mixes for next use. You can practically mix anything, be it foundation, BB cream, CC cream, concealer, cream blush/bronzer, lipstick, or lipgloss as long as the texture is cream or thick liquid.
- a plastic protection case
- a transparent mixing palette (pink-rimmed flat piece with thumb hole)
- a transparent numbered plastic film that you can write on with a marker pen
- a storage tray with 5 round indentations (wells) and a long slot for the spatula
- a dual-ended spatula (soft and flexible on both ends)
- Hold the mixing palette securely in your hand by putting your thumb through the thumb hole.
- Put the products that you want to mix together on the mixing palette, then use a spatula to mix them together.
- If you are mixing foundations, you can place the transparent palette next to your face and look in the mirror to determine whether your customized mix matches your skin.
- Once you have the desired match, use your makeup tool (brush/sponge/Beautyblender) to apply it to your face.
- Use the spatula to scoop out the unused customized blends from the mixing palette and transfer them to the wells for next use.
- Cover the wells with the transparent film and label. The film keeps the blends safe and protected.
- Place the mixing palette on top of the film to close the unit. The mixing palette snaps shut tightly and does not come off even when the unit is held upside down.
- Place the closed unit in the plastic case for extra protection during travel.
- The thumb hole can double as a resting place for the Beautyblender, too.
- To prevent the blends from drying out, make sure you always cover the wells with the transparent film before closing with the mixing palette.
- Always use the thumb hold for grip.
In a nutshell, this is simply an overpriced custom mixing palette. It's not a necessary tool by any means and you can probably buy something similar for much cheaper price at a local art store. However, if you are feeling fancy or wanting something better constructed than a plain artist mixing palette — something more durable and portable — then here is something you can look into.
I purchased it because I seem to spend way too much time each morning trying to mix my foundations to match my summer skin tone. I used to blend on the back of my hand but a lot of time it just got messy and I ended up wasting so much products trying to get the right color. I find the Sur.face Pro superior than individual sample jars because my blends are always fresh and never dried out. Additionally, I can keep up to 5 different blends in the palette making it convenient to put all my makeup colors in one place.