It has taken me months, and months of toying with the idea of writing a review about a tiny itty bitty sponge that blends your makeup. Meet the Beauty Blender the ultimate beauty tool at a cost of €22.40 available from Beauty Bay. Yes, you heard €22.40 and I was so sceptical about how this was going to be any different to the more affordable Real Techniques Sponge.
The small pink egg shaped sponge comes in a plastic cylinder and feels so tiny, but it feels super velvety and soft. So I washed my sponge thoroughly before first use, and you will notice some of the pink being drained down the plughole, but it does however hold it's colour for a few months, even if not as vibrantly.
To get started you just dampen your sponge and it expands. In the picture above you can see it's expanded and I usually use the cylinder it came with as a holder for drying. With a patting motion you blend your makeup in with the sponge, using the rounded side for the bigger surfaces of your face, and the pointy side is brilliant for getting around the eye area, nose and concealing spots. After use wash your Beauty Blender with warm water and soap.
Okay so big question is it worth the money? I have to say a big resounding YES! It has lasted months, it's my most used beauty tool and gives me the most flawless of finishes. The Real Techniques sponge is definitely a cheaper alternative but the Beauty Blender wins hands down by giving the better finish, and lasts much longer. Over time the Beauty Blender loses it's pinkness but I've gotten a good 6-7 months out of mine so far, and I won't hesitate to buy another one very soon.
The Beauty Blender is a great multi tasker for applying any type of liquid or cream product to the face and I've used it on my powders too. Another bonus from using this magic sponge is that it's great for my dry and sensitive skin, so it doesn't flair up the dry patches so that's another thumbs up from me.
What's your holy grail makeup tool?