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!