Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge Review

Have you seen this year’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show? I spotted this little pink cutie on their backstage scene. It’s the Beauty Blender!

I actually heard of it about 2 years ago but never tried it until recently. I thought it was  kind of pricy. A little sponge costs $20 and I don’t even know if it really works. So I waited and waited. Finally I saw that Sephora carries it online. So I got the set which includes 2 sponges and a bottle of cleanser for $40 using my VIB discount.

I normally use typical makeup sponges that either shaped square or triangle. I always feel like I’m putting on a mask because it tends to cake or appearing too heavy. Then I tried makeup brush but still the brush can leave streaks if I don’t pay attention. I don’t use my fingers to do makeup simply because I don’t want to dirty my hands.

So for the Beauty Blender, I followed the instruction by wetting it first. I was surprised by seeing how big it turned out to be. It almost doubled the size. What I do is that I dab a little foundation with the big round end and press it on my face, then blend and blend. It was pretty fast and easy. It looks even and natural without wasting too much of my foundation. I also use the pointed end to do my concealer. The result is very acceptable.

This picture shows how big it turns out when wet. Note that, the color faded a little for the one on the right. I used it for about 2 months under moderate usage.

Now let’s look at the cleanser. It feels like a heavy like shampoo with light yellow color. On the bottle, it says that you can use it to clean your makeup brushes too by adding some water. I’ll need to test it on that. To clean the sponge, you’re going to wet it first then press the pump once or two. Then do the rest however you want. I just squeeze it like a stress ball.

After you wash the sponge, you can set it on top of the stand like so. I normally just put it on top of the lid.

If you think the price is too expensive, the best alternative would be the Sephora brand. It’s sold for $12 in store and online. I personally tried it before. I don’t think there’s a huge difference between them. But you get what you pay for.

Sephora calls its yellow, smaller sized look alike the “Precision Sponge”. It does look similar to the pink one, doesn’t it? Basically, it functions pretty much the same except that it doesn’t expand much when wet. Another difference is that it’s a lot denser so not as bouncy.

After all I think it’s a good investment if you use a lot of liquid foundation. Of course the drawback would be the price. But if you think about the result/price ratio, I would pick the Beauty Blender. You waste a lot on the drugstore disposable sponges because it’s not worth of cleaning. You also save yourself trips of driving to the drugstore. Gas is not cheap now. So for the long run, the Beaty Blender isn’t a bad idea.

3 Responses to Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge Review

  1. coffretgorge December 29, 2009 at 1:37 AM

    how cute! a pink sponge! hahah 🙂

  2. coffretgorge December 29, 2009 at 1:37 AM

    how cute! a pink sponge! hahah 🙂

  3. Jian May 8, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Thanks for the review! I considered getting this, although the price seemed to steep! I love how it expands so much though~ cute!!! I usually don't use makeup sponges at all though since I apply my liquid foundation with my MAC 187 stippling brush. Now I just use disposable soft cosmetic wedges for concealer..they're not too bad since concealer is so thick it doesn't really absorb into the wedges!


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