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on 6/27/2015 1:02:00 PM
More reviews by vix5586
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
Ok the BeautyBlender is fantastic for blending foundation. I absolutely loved mine. HOWEVER the price is ridiculous. $20 for a sponge that needs to be replaced relatively often is a joke. Real Techniques has their own dupe version where you get 2 sponges for a little under $20 and I find it to be basically the same thing. Sure, I probably liked the feel of the BB a little better (it's bouncier...which sounds silly but it's the only way I can think to describe it), but the end result on my face turned out the same. So unless it magically comes down in price, I will save my money and stick with the dupe.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 6/21/2015 1:02:00 PM
More reviews by Amieet
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I had been debating buying one of these for a long time, wondering whether £20 was too much to spend on a brush, and then had one in my Birchbox!I used it once, and that was all it took to realise I should have purchased one when I first heard about them. I've used amakeup sponge once before, and threw them away which is why I didn't think I'd like this.I pretty much use this for all of my makeup now. I use a primer spray, and pat it in with my beauty blender. I then use it with my foundation, concealer, bronzer/contour and blush.I even sometimes use it with powder!!Genuinely a HG product. I didn't purchase mine, but i would again in a flash.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/19/2015 11:22:00 PM
More reviews by blancopanda920
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
GIRLLLLLL it's such an expensive sponge but it works sooooo well. Went through so many of these tiny things bc I am clumsy and always lose it. BUT soooo worth it!I don't know how I lived these years without have a BB. Get one if you haven't yet, no dupes can compare to this
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/13/2015 11:12:00 AM
More reviews by justamakeupnewbie
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I decided to splurge on it because of all the reviews I read and watched on youtube. I bought it at sephora for 26$ (I live in Canada). Before buying this, I had the quo makeup blender. Compared to that one, the original beauty blender is really good. I usually only use it for concealer and foundation and the application is flawless and makes my makeup look natural. However, washing it was a pain. I am a neat freak so I had to make it 100% clean. Foundation was always still stuck in it a lot of times so once, I used my nail to get the dirt out. I HIGHLY ADVICE YOU ALL TO NOT DO IT, because it made a small hole in my beauty blender and the next times I washed it, it got very heavy and felt really weird (because the water was easily absorbed through the hole). Later on, I discovered that the original beauty blender makes a cleanser as well. I thought it was a waste of money so I tried washing my sponge with Sunlight's dish soap. IT WORKS WONDERS, I swear it cleans it perfectly. Overall, pros: applies makeup flawlessly, very softcons: the price, the material is very fragile (referring to the hole I accidentally made) I don't think of buying another one after this one dies, because I have heard good reviews about the Real techniques makeup sponge, and that one is way cheaper and performs as well as this one (apparentely). Anyway, I hope my review helped! :)
on 6/4/2015 12:03:00 PM
More reviews by JohanneKristensen
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Oh my... How have I done my makeup so long without this?I never really thought about what this sponge could do - because clearly, it's a sponge.But it applies my makeup flawless. The foundation looks so natural and it really smoothes out pores and imperfections. Its great to use for concealer too because it blends it all so well.Today I also tried it with powder - it left my skin so flawless. I really can get enough of this product and I need to get a backup! :-)
on 6/3/2015 3:49:00 PM
More reviews by Dgast4484
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
ah beauty blender, i love you! Makes foundation application so smooth and even. This is for sheer-er coverage, makes "dewy foundations" more dewy(especially when used damp). If you want a little more coverage let this set for a few minutes than apply another layer. the bad part is its ridiculous expensive for such a unhygienic product. Yes any sponge is nasty and unhygienic, there is no way around that. That being said, i splurge on a new beauty blender a couple times a year, and use it on special occasions. I buy dupes for my day to day, which i haven't found one that is an exact dupe, but they get the job done.
on 6/3/2015 3:34:00 PM
More reviews by solomonic
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I don't see why everyone loves this, I prefer my brushes to this, I only use this sponge for my concealer and I don't think it's worth spending 20€ on a sponge to blend your concealer. Very disappointed
on 5/26/2015 4:27:00 PM
More reviews by kaaayxoxo
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
After a couple of years of using the BeautyBlender dupes, I finally got my hands on a real BeautyBlender in my Birchbox, lol. I absolutely love it, it is a lot softer than I thought. The dupes are pretty dense. I don't usually wet it before I use it, and I find that I have no issue. It leaves such a flawless finish in comparison to brushes. I never understood how girls could use those stippling brushes to apply liquid foundation, they always leave major streak marks on me!I have also realized a trend w/ people who have noticed mold on their BB's, they are not storing them correctly. They need to be aired out.
on 5/1/2015 10:00:00 PM
More reviews by blingblingb8by
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I was initially intrigued by the great reviews on this product and I'll admit, it worked great the first couple of times I used it. The major problem I have with this product is that after a couple of washes, black dots started to appear on the sponge and those spots, according to google, are MOLD. Yes, that's right. MOLD. I couldn't believe it when I read about it and now I'm upset that I have to throw this sponge away, after only using it a couple of times. I most likely won't purchase another beauty blender in the future and I'll probably invest in a good foundation brush, as those last longer and are easier to clean and dry. All in all, I would not recommend this product, since you don't really get your money's worth. It's just like any other sponge, in that it accumulates mold after a period of time, which is not good for your health....
on 4/27/2015 1:54:00 AM
More reviews by organicmakeupjunkie
At first, I was like so many who thought this was such a huge, gimmicky, product. I thought it was no different than my wedge sponges I used from the drugstore. But, I gave in to the hype. I admit it. I was so curious. I finally got my beauty blender in the mail, and literally could not wait to use it. I went directly to my bathroom, washed the beauty blender with soap and water to remove any germs, rung it out, leaving the sponge slightly damp. Then I got my Juice Beauty foundation, and got to work. Using dabbing motions to my face, my foundation was applying smoothly and even. If I wan't getting enough coverage, I would wait for the first layer to dry, and then reapply. After years of applying foundation, I had never managed to make it look this good, despite using foundation brushes, other sponges, and even my hands, despite using my best efforts. This made my skin look so natural, and the finish was seamless.Safe to say, I'm hooked. Do I find it expensive? Yes. But, it makes my foundation look better than ever, and it's easy to use, so I'm willing to pay that price for a product that works so well for me. Plus, I've had mine for almost a year, and it still does the job perfectly, so I figure it's paid for itself. So, I'm extremely satisfied with this product, and I highly recommend trying it out!
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