Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beauty Blender - Review

I hope everyone's week is going well!

Today I'm going to discuss the very popular Beauty Blender.

 
I have heard/read about this little pink sponge a thousand times and 99.99% of the reviews are positive.   Almost everyone out there loves this thing!

To say I was skeptical would be an understatement.  What could POSSIBLY be so special about a sponge that would justify at $20 price tag?!?!

Well, I finally broke down and purchased one when I had a 20% discount at Sephora.  Even with the discount I didn't feel great about buying it.  That is, until I used it for the first time a few days ago before work, and...I love it!

A little backstory:  My HG foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear.  I've been using it for at least 5 years now.  I have tried the Makeup Forever HD foundation and although it was good, I didn't love it as much as my Double Wear.  I use my fingers to apply my Double Wear and smooth it all over my face and then use a brush to smooth it out further (not sure if that even does anything).  I then add Double Wear Powder with a brush to set the liquid.  I've been trying to go a bit less heavy for a setting powder though so if anyone has any recomendations for a good light setting powder, please let me know!:)



Ok, back to the Beauty Blender!  As instructed, I wet the sponge and squeezed out the excess water.  I poured some of my Double Wear on the back of my hand and tapped the sponge on it and then dabbed it all over my face.  Admittedly, this takes a lot longer than applying it with my fingers and definitely uses up quite a bit more product.  It looked amazing though!  I agree with everyone else who says that it gives a flawless airbrushed look.  I even got a couple of compliments that day at work that my face looked airbrushed!  That convinced me for sure!

When you are done using it, you rinse it out and place it on the container it came in to dry and when it dries, it gets small again and falls right back into the container on it's own (I thought this was really cute!).


During the recent Beauty.com 20% sale I even stocked up and bought another Beauty Blender 2 pack because I love it so much.  I'm not sure how long these are supposed to last but it definitely stays dirty after just one use.  I just wonder if it will start breaking down sooner or later.

Have you guys tried this pretty little sponge?  I hear there are dupes out there, anyone know if those are any good?

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day! 

9 comments:

  1. I bought a cheaper one ($10) from Target from the Sonia Kashuk line and I love it! It really does do a great job applying foundation flawlessly. I've had mine for about 4 months now and it's still in great shape...granted though I don't use it everyday. I've been going back and forth about whether or not to buy this one. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Neya | www.neyavbeautytalk.com

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    1. Oh man, I kind of wish I didn't get two more replacements when I JUST started this one and maybe looked more into "dupes". boooo!
      Btw, I def. don't use mine everyday either. I'm usually too tired/running late/lazy to use it in the morning for work b/c it takes so much longer than just using my fingers haha!

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    2. Great Review.. I have been dithering over this now I'm def buying. Thank u πŸ‘ΈπŸŽ€πŸ’«

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  2. OMGGGG I am so so happy to read your review. As popular as it is, I seriously feel just like how you felt and I love the fact you pointed out how the sponge dries and then falls back into it's container. Cute and clever!!!

    Thank you so so much love for sharing this with us! You've sold it to me! Out of all the raves I've heard, YOU sold this to me and now I'm going to buy it and hold you accountable for it! =D

    I do have a recommendation for a light and fine setting powder!!! It's the Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder! Have you heard about it before? A little goes a long way, there's nothing banana about it except for it's color but when you apply it, it is translucent! It's great for people who have a yellow undertone!

    Here's a link to my post with my little tid bits about it and the link to go buy it is in the post as well (no affiliations with the vendor links I promise! lol!)

    http://myprettyobsessions.blogspot.com/2013/11/shop-my-stash-november-series-week-1.html

    I'm so sorry that I'm just now being able to pay you a visit! I appreciate your support so much to my blog! It's been hectic with home and school. I'm just now able to sit still and catch up with everyone! xoxo

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    1. Oh man, that's a lot of pressure that I "sold" it to you! I hope you like it, eeeks! :) You def. will though, I haven't read or heard of anyone that didn't like it.

      Ok, right after I read your comment and your blog post I did some research on Ben Nye Banana Powder and it's realllly loved out there! I'll def. be putting in for an order for that soon!

      Oh, and no problem about commenting on your blog. I love your posts! It takes me a few days to catch up on comments too b/c I feel like I want to give some thought into my response and I usually do it on a night where I know I have a lot of free time and won't get interrupted. Idk, if that's weird but it's how I feel.

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  3. I absolutely LOVE my Beauty Blender, I can not go a day without using....how was I managing before this!?! LOL! Dramatic much?

    Seriously though, it's amazing! I've had mine for maybe 4 months now, and I'm still on my first sponge. I do have a backup but haven't even messed with it. I just make sure to wash it every day before using it. It looks great still, it does have some staining that won't go away, but still works amazing!!

    xo, Lily

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    1. 4 months? Ugh, now I really regret buying TWO backups when I just started this one lol! Oh well, I guess I'll get to them sometime haha.

      I actually don't use mine everyday b/c I find that is does take a little longer than just applying my foundation with my fingers. And in the mornings when I'm usually running late for work, I just want to get everything done super quick haha.

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  4. I love my beauty blender! I use it literally everyday. I'm in desperate need of a new one though. I'm on my fourth one!

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    1. Fourth one?? WOW you must have been one of the first ones using it, that's awesome!

      I have two backups so I should be good for quite some time. Thanks for stopping by!!

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