November 14, 2014

Review: Beauty Blender Sponge

I don't think Beauty Blender need any more introduction yeah? Practically every makeup lover knew what beauty blender is, as well as its pricey price tag, haha! This egg shaped makeup sponge is being hyped featured almost everywhere, and I know I just have to try it.


I bought two beauty blenders, that time it was around 20-25 bucks or something, a nice deal for two! And these are original for that matter~
It came in a transparent plastic tube with a pedestal to hold the sponge, nah... you can take the pedestal out of the tube and use it to air-dry your sponge.

makeup sponge

makeup sponge

What Beauty Blender Says:

Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva knows that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.
Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free. 
makeup sponge


Beauty Blender comparison
Left: dry, right: damp (used/washed)
makeup sponge

makeup sponge

makeup sponge

Damp it!

Dampening your beauty blender is one of the most important thing to do before you use it to apply foundation. Why's it important? because if you're not doing so, this little sponge will drink and absorb your precious foundation, thus wasting it. I read lots of negative review about BB on makeupalley and I wonder if they're using it in the right way, by dampening the sponge, water will fill the pores, keeping it from soaking up your foundation. Your BB will also expand almost twice as large and become bouncier and softer.

I personally love my BB, especially when I'm working on other people's makeup. With this, applying base makeup would be waaaay much faster and smoother. But when I'm doing my own makeup, since I wear only a teeny teeny bits amount of foundie, I still prefer using my fingers (I only wear foundie to sculpt my face a bit, a bit on my chin, nose, forehead, and laughlines ).
Result of application vary depending on how much product you use, and how you use it. if you want a full coverage, work in a small stippling direction, focusing on certain area. When you want a tinty, sheer coverage, you could work on a large area in a sweeping & bouncing movements, resulting a nice airbrushed-like finish. Working with sponge, in my opinion, gives a more natural result. If you have problematic skin or acne breakouts, Korean MUA Jung Saem Mool would  recommend you to use brush instead of sponge. 

foundation

On the right, Illamasqua rich liquid foundation, IMO... one of the most 'quite hard to blend foundation', but hey~! this is my favorite foundation♥! Working with hands when applying Illamasqua RLF could be quite tricky, I'll need one of my BB to blend it out uniformly.  

I also love to use my BB to 'sculpt the face'. Contour, highlight, and stuff. When I'm using cream or liquid bronzer. I usually use the sharper edge to contour and blend it out using the other side. 


makeup sponge
Micro mini Beauty blender
I haven't tried this mini sized beauty blender yet, but I have tooo! Haha... it looksreally cute with its green lemony color. Guess it would work better to cover up small areas~

Dupes?

Anyhoot, I also have, and tried, a dupe version of BB, which cost me freaking five bucks, lol. My dupe isn't as soft and bouncy, but with a little more effort, it gives a flawless result nearly as good as my original Beauty Blender.
 
Being a sponge with $ 20.00 price tag, would you like to invest on a Beauty Blender or just find yourself a worth-trying dupes?

Last note, for those who're still skeptical, if you are serious about makeup and you have some bucks to spend, go for it! Buy your Beauty Blender because it last for years and really worth the price :)

28 comments:

  1. wonderful review!

    I've tried a few dupe beauty blenders myself but was skeptical to buy the beauty blender because of the high price :/

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  3. I prefer trying Cushion or My regular Brushes, Or just go forthe dupes, $20 is a bit expensive just for a sponge!
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  4. this looks like a nice product, it looks like it absorbs the foundation well!

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  5. This sponge is quite expensive, I've always seen good reviews of it but I would not spend much money on a sponge.

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  7. I never tried this beauty blender linnn
    Nice review :)
    Congrats for your comeback!

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  8. Nice review~
    I love the sponge.. Really cute!!

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  9. I never tried the beauty blender before because i dont use many face makeup but i think its a good investment for one who uses foundation and bb cream :D

    Jessie @ bijou-heart.blogspot.com

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  10. it's so cute to have it, especially the green one! And nice review ^^

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  11. I'm not a sponge person and it may make me look unprofessional but I simply prefer using my fingers... it's a lot more handy for me - personally - and not expensive. They come for free, hehe
    It's a really nice review though and I think for people who search for high quality and like sponges it's definitely worth the try.

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  12. I always wanted to try one of these, but it's quite expensive for a sponge. Anyways maybe I wanna buy one for myself :)
    Great review!

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  13. Ohh I have been thinking of getting one of these for a little while now! ^ w ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  14. Great review! I just purchased one of these and I LOVE it :)

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  15. I've bought one a while back but still haven't had the chance to try them out yet, but thanks for the review :D

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  16. Great review :)
    thanks for sharing

    Love,
    Marlia
    marliafransiska.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely, I would love to go back to be using sponges, they work like magic.

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  18. wow, $20 for sponge, they actually seem to work, though. Not sure if I'll know how to use it properly, though. Hahahaha... but I've fallen for its color alone already. Ughhhh... so pretty <3 XD and now I am tempted to get it, just because you say so.. ahh... I'm too easily persuaded.. *pouts*

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  19. wahhhh ... so interesting to try >,<
    i always read great review bout this sponge..

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  20. I need to try this beauty blender! thanks for reviewing! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  21. wonderful review and it looks so cute! :) thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net

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  24. Great review sweetheart...Thx for sharing..:-)

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  25. I've tried a couple of dupes and I agree, with a little more effort they do give nice results. Still, so far no dupe can compete with the original for me :-)

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  27. I should've invested for this BB, but I do wonder if the micro sized one would work as great :D Thanks for the review!

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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