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on 6/22/2015 6:49:00 PM
More reviews by nellyleyva92
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm so excited to write my first review on MakeupAlley!! :D This my trust-worthy website when I'm planning to buy a new product, but I was too lazy to write a review of my own, and I thought the Beauty Blender deserves my first review.I had been holding myself back from buying it for so long because of the price of this sponge, but I finally decided to buy it in Canada since makeup is slightly cheaper than it is here in Mexico.I was afraid I was making the wrong decision, and that this would be another disappointing super hyped product.Well, I'm super glad I finally bought it! :) Here's why:I had been applying my foundation with stippling brushes. The finish wasn't bad, however it still looked a little cakey. The first day I tried the beauty blender, I was impressed because the amount of foundation I used was minimal! One pump of foundation was enough. I would normally use 4 to 5 pumps. It distributes makeup very well without sacrificing excellent coverage. (And I need to cover a lot! you now, acne scars, etc.) Also, must admit that the finish it leaves is not ANY natural, but it made my foundation look airbrushed, so very professional looking! and yes, a little more natural than stippling brushes. The coverage was even and flawless. It covered my flaws a lot better without caking them up. Also, my foundation stayed flawless from the beggining of the party to the very end, in a high temperature. I couldn't believe it! Do I have complains? Yes... after some uses, it doesn't seem like it works as nicely as it did the first time :( Also, the first times I used it, I felt that my skin, especially around the nose, would got greasier than normal. However, when I looked at the mirror, the foundation didn't look greasy. It was looking as perfect, even though my skin in fact had gotten greasier.Something I've noticed since I've been using the beauty blender is that I'm not breaking out in tiny clogged pores anymore! Even with the foundations that would break me out before. Probably it is the way it applies foundation that it stays on top of my skin rather than penetrating it, and therefore, clogging my pores.My skin has never looked this great without makeuo ;)Sorry this was a long review, but I think this is one of the products worth the price.Hope it was helpful!(1 lippie off just because it's expensive, and I want to believe there's a cheaper sponge out there that works as good as this one... it's just that I haven't found it)
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 6/13/2015 9:03:00 AM
More reviews by Ctremb3
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I love my beauty blender, and have turned many of my friends into BB believers! I use it dampened with my Dior Flawless Forever foundation, coverage is beautiful, and I get tons of compliments!HOWEVER customer service is very disappointing.I purchased my first beauty blender from Sephora early in 2014, loved it right away, but noticed that even with using the solid cleanser, there was always a big round splotch of foundation right in the middle of the larger "bottom" of my BB, that no matter how many times I scrubbed and cleaned and re-cleaned, would never go away! (Note- I was always gentle with my precious baby! Haha)One day I looked very closely and noticed a small hole forming in the middle of this mystery foundation dot, so I took a pair of scissors and snipped the top to even it back out and discovered a hole in the middle of the sponge that I could poke my finger in. WTF?Anyways- I contacted customer service and sent them pictures to ask if t was normal, or if I got a defective product. The response I got was that This clearly Was my fault, and that the woman who was "in charge" was on vacation and would get back to me later.Well it's been 6 months, I haven't heard back.I repurchased the product anyway, but now I know not to bother wasting my time talking to them if I ever have any future problems. For this, couldn't give it 5 lippies
on 6/4/2015 1:01:00 AM
More reviews by hebrides
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
This is HG. I had another blender sponge from Shoppers Drug Mart and I thought it was good enough but I decided to try this. The difference is night and day. My face looks like porcelain, at least in pictures. I don't know why - they appear to be almost the same material, and the cheaper one does blend makeup but not as exquisitely. There are zero streaks from foundation and the eyeshadows blend perfectly. I didn't like the plastic case it came in which was hard to pry open, but I guess it works for propping the sponge on after use. For anyone who wonders if the $5 imitations are just as good, they are not. They do work, but this one works better. It makes me want to put on foundation every day because I know it will look perfect now.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/25/2015 7:53:00 PM
More reviews by triciacoco
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
This is a fabulous little sponge. I had tried avoiding the steep cost for a little sponge by trying several dupes at first, but ultimately gave in and bought a 2 pack for 23.00 which is crazy since one is 19.99. So if you're going to buy one, search online for the two pack. You won't regret it..This little beauty of a sponge works wonders at bending and applying any type of product, cream, powder, liquid and basically any cosmetic item, including moisturizers etc. Just wet it totally and squeeze out excess water and quickly dab on a clean towel and you're ready to roll. I was a skeptic at first for a while and am glad I finally bought the two pack. I dont use it every day but I've been using just one for about a year. I haven't touched the other one. It's easy to clean and the plastic container it comes in serves as the perfect platform to allow it to dry on thoroughly. I haven't noticed any wear/tear as of yet but I can see how daily use would cause it to last a year or less. If you don't have one you're missing out on one of the best ways to seamlessly blend foundation and other products perfectly.
on 4/5/2015 2:27:00 PM
More reviews by Rnmorris
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I have very dry to dry skin and I cannot uses brushes on my skin. Brushes flake up my dry patches and irritate my skin. Finally I tried the beauty blender and LOVE it! It works wonderfully and leaves the most flawless finish that I can get on my dry skin. I've been using it for about 2 years now and I repurchase one about every 6 months. I squeeze it a few times under warm water to get it bigger and absorb some water and then squeeze out water about two or three times, leaving it pretty damp. I use one of those plastic paint circle things to put my makeup on it and I just dab it into the makeup and apply. Love this thing and I definitely recommend it!
on 3/8/2015 8:40:00 PM
More reviews by eternalxluvv
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I love this sponge - I have two and I'm considering a third. It makes me question the purpose of my foundation brushes sometimes. I have taken off a lippie - not for the price, although it is pretty expensive for a sponge - but whenever I clean it with soap, I feel like the soap residue gets left behind no matter how many times I rub and scrub and run it under water. (The next day when I put water on it to expand the sponge, it still has soap bubbles). Fortunately, it hasn't broken me out despite this little part..but it feels a bit unhygienic for me. However, the output of using the sponge on my face has been so amazing that I still use this. But it does blend beautifully, I love how cute it is. highly recommended~
on 3/1/2015 3:51:00 PM
More reviews by josiecat
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Makeup application is truly flawless with this sponge. I apply by dotting spots of foundation on my face and then tapping/ patting the dampened sponge all over my face until it's all blended. The price of this sponge is obnoxious and I've found knockoffs that are almost as good. It's because of the ridiculous price I give it 4 lippies instead of 5. It really works well though.
on 2/23/2015 1:08:00 PM
More reviews by Dimanta
Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I have tried it couple of times, never worked for me. I wet it under running water, squeeze out water, paper-towel dry it and then dip into my fav Armani Luminous Silk foundation. It is really easy to apply, I love the smooth finish. However it also makes my skin look drier than is, and it flakes up my dry patches too much.I also dislike washing it after each use (I wash my make-up brushes after each use). It can be tricky to wash it, also the pink color is coming out like crazy! What kind of chemicals/dyes are in there!? I suggest using room temp water (not hot or warm) - otherwise you will have pink sink!I WISH they made it NATURAL without any chemical color pigments!!!!Another problem - how to air dry it? I dislike leaving it on the counter where dust will settle on top (I usually wrap clean tissue over my brushes, so they don't get dusty over night. I might do the same thing with this sponge (just place it over, so the air can still get to it).Also, I think that $20 for this little thing is too much.UPDATE: They came out with natural (no dye used to add color) blender. However, I prefer my foundation brush, much easier.
on 2/19/2015 4:45:00 AM
More reviews by aroraaros
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I have my beauty blenders for about a year and I've been inlove with these lil sponges,they are amazing for all types of liquid and cream foundations,blends it seemlessly into the skin with no streaking or cakey look that sometimes brushes leave behind,I went through a phase when I got a collection of dupes because let's get real no sane woman would want to pay that much money for a sponge! But then again the bb isn't just another typical makeup sponge so i plucked up the courage,gave into trend/hype and bought the beauty blender REALLY hoping I wasn't going to regret it and I didn't infact I have all the diff colors .In comparison with all the dupes I've come across I would say that the original sucks up much less foundation,its also a lot less dense which makes it easier to manipulate to get into corners like sides of the nose and the inner corner of the eye area,it sheers down foundations so I would not recomend using this with a bb cream or a light coverage foundation,I use this with foundation like mac prolongwear,Estee lauder double wear also works very well with the kat von D foundation. Now with the cleaning part which is a BIG TURN OF from using the sponge,I did buy my blenders with the blender cleanser as all the beauty blenders I've bought were duo packs 2 sponges and a blender cleaners,which surprise!! The cleaners dos'nt work on the sponge even though it was made for that purpose,which forced me to find an alternative which is the nivea shower oil,yes I know not what anyone would expect,I wanted something to remove the stains on my synthetic brushes and my bb without damaging them so I mix 1tsp of any antibacterial germ killing face wash with 2 tsps of shower oil and it kills all the germs on my blender plus removes stains,I use this everytime I wash my blender or brushes. Overall I love the blender I would repurchase when the time comes to replace them but I would not get the cleasner with it.
on 2/15/2015 11:18:00 PM
More reviews by SonomaBelle
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
This sponge. My Lord- this sponge.My makeup game is on point with this small pink piece of makeup clouds surely there is some makeup god that cries tears of these. My foundation finally has that natural airbrushed look to it. No flakes, no patches, just a seamless even coverage.While $20 seems like a lot to pay for a sponge, I'd rather pay that than waste my money on endless dupes or have to live with terrible makeup. Well done.
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