The Beauty Blender. A humble sponge that has been raved about many times over by numerous bloggers and vloggers alike. Naturally, I needed to try this out too. Was it really all it was said to be?
I first started off by trying a knock-off as spending close to €20 on sponge seemed a little bit unjustified to me. It was alright and did the job, however I still preferred my buffing brushes to it. I then finally gave in to the hype and got the original beauty blender just to see if it really performed any better.
When I first received it, my initial reaction was, ‘Wow this sponge is seriously small! Did I just spend €20 on this?!’ Anyway, I know the whole point is to submerse it in water so that it grows in size, so I closed an eye on that and got to testing it.
Yes, the beauty blender really does double in size when soaked with water so not to worry! Its shape makes liquid foundation and concealer application feel like a dream as it easily moulds itself to the contours of your face. I immediately found this a lot better than my knock-off sponge which was bumpier in shape and a lot stiffer.
The beauty blender blends liquid make up flawlessly and really leaves a lovely finish that is very buildable. All in all, a great sponge. However, is it worth it?
I can’t say I am 100% convinced!
Firstly, I really dislike how much product it soaks up. It’s such a waste really.
Secondly, when compared to my buffing brush, I can’t say that I really saw much of a difference in the final result. It definitely does perform a lot better that a stippling brush though – this leaves a much lighter finish, whilst the beauty blender really does give a better coverage. However, I do not think that I will be replacing my buffing brushes with this sponge.
Although, I did find it a lot easier to use when blending concealer in my under eye area. Sure it absorbs a lot of product, but it’s a much smaller area and it’s not as messy as using your fingers. It’s also a lot gentler than using a buffing brush in that delicate area.
Overall, I do like the beauty blender but I don’t feel as passionate about it as so many other people do! I think it’s good to use to soften or further blend in make up once applied and good for the under eye area, however my buffing brushes will still remain my preferred choice.
What’s your take on this? Would love to hear what you have to say! Is it worth the hype?