After years (literally years) of hearing about this little pink sponge, I finally gave into my curiosity when I watched Kandee Johnson rave about it in this video.
Can it be as amazing as it’s purported to be? I am wary of gimmicks which is why I tend to wait before jumping on the bandwagon. Below are my honest thoughts.
What it promises from the Sephora website:
~ impeccable, streak-free application
~ minimum product waste
~ use it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product
What it delivers:
I love using this little thing. It’s a whole experience from start to finish.
I first experimented using this with my sunscreen and it really helped because the sunscreen I use has a thick consistency. The Beauty Blender helped distribute my sunscreen evenly throughout my face.
Since I apply my sunscreen, face cream and tinted moisturizer with my fingers now, I use the Beauty Blender with my bronzer or blush. I’m waiting for my concealer to come in the mail – I’ll update you on how this little beaut works with concealer.
With bronzer/blush, I am still trying to get the hang of applying it with a Beauty Blender. I will say that using a brush is much more foolproof. With the Beauty Blender, it takes a little bit more work but I do appreciate the tactile experience of bouncing and patting this sponge on my face. I can see a difference between using the Beauty Blender (products look more blended) versus a regular makeup brush (products tend to ‘sit’ on top of my skin).
As for washing this lil’ pink thing, I wash it every week with a mini size of the Beauty Blender solid cleanser (a 100 point perk from Sephora). The pink color does bleed when I wash it.
Price point: CAD$19.95 each. You are also encouraged to wash this with Beauty Blender specific soaps (either CAD$15.95 for the solid or CAD$17.95 for the liquid) to preserve the structural integrity of the sponge. The sponge also has to be replaced every 3 months for hygienic purposes.
Final thoughts: I really like the Beauty Blender but there are a couple of critical points worth bringing up. First, it takes some patience and practice to learn how to use it properly. Second, the cost of the Beauty Blender may not be worth it to someone who uses makeup once or twice a week or someone on a tight budget. However, if you are someone who loves to wear makeup, appreciates tactile experience of makeup play and covets the flawless face, this little gem is the way to go.
What do you think of the Beauty Blender? Have you tried it? Do you prefer this lil’ pink sponge over traditional makeup brushes?
you’ve been stylesyah-ed! xo