Bye beauty blender! Reviews on it ~

On April 17, 2010 by Michelle Ng

Looks like an egg, doesn’t it?

See all those little black dots. I am not quite sure what those are but I am pretty sure that’s unhygenic. That’s because I dried the sponge after washing in a damp place – my toilet. As such, I had to dispose the sponge.

Product: 4 out of 5

Packaging: 5 out of 5

Quality: 5 out of 5

Overall: 4 out of 5

Price: USD$19.95 for 1 sponge

Where to purchase it: beauty.com, sephora.com, cherryculture.com etc

Lasts for: around 6 months with constant cleaning

What it claims to do (quoted from beautyblender.net): Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks. Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.

How to use it (quoted from beautyblender.net): Blend your way to a flawless face! Seeing make up is the first sign of an amateur application. Beautyblender was created without edges in order to eliminate visible lines and streaks. So go ahead, experiment fearlessly with your Beautyblender and discover the many ways its unique shape will set you free!

Bounce Beautyblender against your face when applying make up. Bouncing, called stippling in the make up world, blends make up without creating changes in the texture or tone of your skin. Use Beutyblender’s pointed side for hard-to-reach spots like around the nose and mouth, and under the eyes. Use the round base for foundation and blush on the larger areas of your face such as your forehead, cheeks and chin.

If you apply make up with your fingers you’ll find that Beautyblender will smooth and refine your make up to provide a clean finish. Use Beautyblender damp when applying wet/dry make up. When Beautyblender is wet it is normal for it to expand to nearly twice its original size. Wash after use and place in the Beautyblender insert pedestal to dry. Beautyblender should not come in contact with extreme heat of any kind.

If you have problem skin Beautyblender works to cover blemishes. Use the pointed end and the stipple and twist technique to work make up into depressed areas of the face. The stippling and twisting action feathers out the make up’s edges, leaving a perfect finish.

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My thoughts on my beauty blender:

This nasty little pinksponge does amazing blending! I used it mainly for powder foundation and occasionally liquid foundation. The beauty blender is dense, thus explaining why it does a great job at blending. Another pro is that you can wash it and re-use the sponge again unlike normal sponges. If you cleanse it properly, and keep good care of it (unlike me ><), it would definitely last for a long time.

However, this egg is super costly, and a dupe for this is perhaps the Sonia Kashuk sponge. I am definitly trying that the next time I spot a target spree. I would have to say that for the beautyblender’s price, its really quite heart-breaking to dispose it. My heart is aching :( I would really love to re-purchase it if I had cash. Well, if you have money to spare, you can definitely try this :) Who knows, it may replaces your HG brushes :)

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