You ready for another instalment of my super short (yet always honest) reviews? Loves and Loathes were extremely popular last year, Thank you! I am so glad that you enjoyed them and hope they continue to be useful. So what are we talking about this week? In short a pink (although they come in different colours now, but they started out as pink) egg shaped latex beauty sponge that claims to modernise the way you makeup! Read on to find out if I LOVE or LOATHE …
The Original Beauty Blender
Cheat Sheet! The beauty sponge of most Make-up Artists. The apparent Holy Grail of beauty sponges that seem to have left the old white wedge sponge looking for a way to get a little love and attention. If the opening credit of the brand’s website is to be believed, this product will have you looking like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Not saying I am major (yet 😄) but that’s a major claim! Yes, it was created by a Make-up Artist. This sponge- yes, let’s call it what it is, is all about giving a seamless application. A no edge sponge created specifically to give you every advantage at creating a streak free makeup look. It has become so popular that it now comes in different sizes and colours as mentioned above. You know what they say about imitation and flattery so know there are dupes and copies of this products practically everywhere you look.
Verdict! LOVE… But not in love!
Collective gasps heard around the world! It is an amazing product, I will not deny that but I don’t always reach for it on myself or in my kit. I love that the shape makes it easy to reach hard to reach areas such as under the eyes. I love that when used damp (best way to use it) and bounced into the skin it can give you a softer finish. I very much appreciate that it is latex free and if you want you can send if off Stateside to be recycled. In the UK it costs around £14/15 approx. You can clean it with warm soapy water but after a while some of those stains set in if not washed soon after use, especially with liquid foundation. You can, however, purchase the same brand cleanser. It can be a little tricky to work with powders but again when damp and once you get the hang of it, it’s great. It is soft, durable, comes with a little leaflet on how to use and you gotta admit the colour is appealing. Unless you hate pink. There is black, purple, green and so on.
It hasn’t fully convinced me to stop using brushes or my hands. In fact I still make sure those old triangular sponges get some love too but all in all, I reach for my beauty blender on a regular basis! It is a good investment and seems to last longer than most of the competitors.
Beauty Holder Beauty Tips!
- Always use it damp. Wring out most of the water in the sponge before using.
- Apply a little product to the sponge at a time.
- Bounce and roll or stipple with the blender- just be gentle! It’s your friend!
- Wash thoroughly after use to avoid staining, germs, infection and all that great stuff!
Do you have the beauty blender? If so, what do you think? Would you buy it or a dupe? Let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you!
Hope you enjoyed this mini review. If there is something you would like me to review then get in touch!
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