Review: Beauty Blender Sponge

On April 12, 2012 by Michelle Ng

Hello,

 

Today, I would be revewing…
Beauty Blender Sponge

These iconic egg-shaped sponges are one of the best selling sponges in the world – supported by Hollywood celebrities as well as celebrity make up artists.

  • Shape: The original beautyblender®’s revolutionary elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease.
  • Texture: Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face.
  • Material: Both the beautyblender® and beautyblender®Pure™ are latex free, non-allergenic, odor-free and dye-free.

New beautyblender®Pure™

There is really no difference between the pink sponge and the white one. What’s differentiating them is only the colour. If you totally loathe pink, go for the white! Of course, white looks uglier when stained with the foundation.

Pure™ is still the same amazing cosmetic applicator but without color. Pure is simple. Perfect for delicate skin care as well as precision makeup application.

Washing the sponge:

Hygiene is a must when it comes to keeping your skin fresh and healthy. Oil and dirt from your face will stay on your applicators if you don’t take a moment to properly clean them.

If you purchase the pink sponges, they come in this plastic box. I like to rest my damp sponge on the holder inside the box to dry my sponge. Lesson learnt, if you read my previous Beautyblender review HERE that was written two years back, I had black dots on the base of the sponge. I believe those are mould. Reason being was due to the fact that I dried my sponge in my toilet which is humid – perfect condition for the mould to grow. Hence, make sure you store your sponge in an airy area.

This Pure kit is limited edition. This air bag or mesh pouch allows light and air to pass through, allowing your your sponge to dry faster. Unfortunately, these items are not sold separately at the moment in Singapore.

Directions for using Blendercleanser:

Wet Beautyblender. Apply a dime-sized amount of Blendercleanser to soiled areas of Beautyblender. Work into a lather, rinse, repeat if necessary. Squeeze to remove excess water. Set Beautyblender on insert pedestal to dry. You can also put Beautyblender in the dryer. Be sure to use an air-dry setting; Beautyblender should not come in contact with extreme heat of any kind.

When the sponge is wet or damp, its volume will increase from the absorption of water, and thus making it softer for the sponge to stipple onto your face. Here is the comparison! Don’t worry, it will shrink back to the original size when it is dry.

How to use the sponge:

Beautyblender was created without edges in order to eliminate visible lines and streaks. What I like to do is to stipple or bounce this egg-shaped sponge of my face. The swiping motion will instead create more streaks and reduced the coverage that you are aiming for.

These sponges are best used when wet. The damp sponge will reduce the amount of foundation absorbed by the sponge and allow a sheerer application of the foundation on your face. Hence, this makes wearing 2 layers of foundation easier because the layers are so sheer, it will not look cakey.

I use Beautyblender’s pointed side for hard-to-reach spots like around the nose and mouth, and under the eyes. The round base is usually used for foundation.

Wet or dry products can be used for the sponge too! That’s right, even for powder foundation or blush, this sponge can do the job. I really like using the sponge for 2-way powder foundation as well. This blends the foundation beautifully into the skin.

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.

I like to squirt my liquid foundation on the base of the sponge before stippling on all around my face, starting with the areas that needed more coverage. This blends foundation like a dream! I followed on using my compact powder foundation to set my liquid foundation using the Beautyblender, without any washing.

Now imagine if the whole sponge is stained with foundation, it will look more like a regular egg right?

Do you know?

With proper maintenance, your Beautyblender should last 4-6 months.

You can recycle your beautyblender with blendersender. Eliminate waste, help maintain a clean environment and generate good karma by sending your discardedbeautyblender to:

Rea.deeming Beauty, Inc./beautyblender
361 W. Gordon Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Price list and availability:

Single Beautyblender: SGD29.90

Duo Beautyblender kit: SGD39.90

Starer kit (1 sponge + 1 cleanser): SGD49.90

Pure Kit (1 white sponge + solid cleanser + airbag): SGD76.00

 

To celebrate BHG’s 17th anniversary this April, they are giving a special $17 discount off the beautyblender PURE™ kit! While stocks last! They only brought in 100 sets!

Available at BHG with ALT oulets (Bugis, Bishan and Clementi Mall) or at www.beautycarousel.com.

 

 

Thanks for reading ~

Disclaimer:  The Pure sponge was sponsored by Japalang Pte Ltd, whereas the Original pink sponge was purchased with my own money.

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