Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Beauty Blender Review

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?



11 comments:

  1. You've made me want to go and try this!

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    1. I hope if you do you love it as much as me Sarah ;-)

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  2. I love the real techniques one, don't think my student budget would cover the 22 euro at this stage, maybe after christmas though!

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    1. Yes, it's an expensive one to have especially when you think that it's only a sponge. I'm well and truly converted though haha x

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  3. I totally agree, I use mine every single time I apply foundation & nothing beats it! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I do always reach for mine over my brushes now, it just gives an overall better finish and it really works for my dry skin xx

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  4. Wow I really wasn't expecting to say it was worth it. I've never tried a sponge like this before. Make Up Sponges kind of freak me out :/ #clairesrandomfears

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    1. It was a tough one I really didn't want to admit that I love such an expensive sponge haha It has made a difference to my makeup application and the finish that I can get now. It did take me awhile to get used to the sponge but once I did it was great! x

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  5. I've been tempted to get a sponge and from reading this, I think I'm convinced!

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    1. Put it on the Christmas wishlist Eimear ;-) x

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  6. I have the Real Techniques one as well but I think my holy grail tool would be a FCUK brush that my sister in law bought me, there was a set, I have no idea where the rest went over the years but the blush brush is amazing, I use it every day & am loathe to replace it though I probably should!

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