It’s pink, it’s fluffy and it is expensive. Is it worth it?

by - November 12, 2012

I got a real beautyblender last May by redeeming some Glymm loyalty points in their store. I was curious as to the all the raves I had seen about it, so I knew I had to try it.
For one latex free sponge, it was $26 CDN. Good thing I had points to use!

It comes in a plastic canister. Inside, the pink egg shaped sponge is suspended in the middle of the clear tube. Mine got banged around I guess because it had fallen to the bottom of the tube.
On the bottom of the tube are the instructions on how to use the blender. Dampen with water and then squeeze in a towel to remove excess water. I found I had to hold it under the tap and squeeze for about a minute to get it expand to the full size.

I washed it prior to my first use. I was amazed at how much bigger the sponge gets when it is wet.

So does it make a difference? YES it does! My foundation looks pretty darn good now. I dab my foundation on my face, then I bounce the dampened beautyblender all over my face to distribute the foundation. To get the flawless finish, I gently roll the beautyblender across the flatter sections of my face and tap the top of the blender in the smaller areas like around my eyes and nose. I even use the blender to blend out my concealer.  I think the egg shape makes for an easier application. The instructions say to dab the blender into your favorite concealer or foundation. I prefer to put the product on my face first then blend out as I find the beautyblender tends to suck up the foundation. It is a sponge after all LOL!

I have had my beautyblender for several months now and it is still in pretty good shape. It is a bit stained from liquid foundation. I have been using baby shampoo to clean it. I can’t see myself spending $23 for the beautyblender cleanser.
It does take a bit of effort (and water) to get the beautyblender completely clean. I rinse until there is no more foundation residue coming out of the sponge.

Okay I am going to make a confession and tell you, I usually use it 2-3 times before I wash it.  Heehee I know I am bad. But I am lazy and washing it every night just seems like a big hassle. LOL I will make another confession, if I am in a hurry I skip using my beautyblender and just use one of my flat top kabuki brushes because I can’t be bothered to go wet the sponge, wring it out blah blah. Yah I know, real lazy. But that extra five minutes can be a big deal some mornings.
My only cons with the beautyblender would be that it takes a bit more maintenance than with a regular foundation brush, it stains pretty easily (so if you get one skip the newer white ones LOL) and the price.

Now that I have tried the beautyblender, I am kind of curious to test out one of the cheaper knock off versions to see how they compare.  But all in all, the beautyblender application gives great results and I do recommend it if you can afford it.


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  1. interesting product. I keep hearing about it, but I don't think I'll ever purchase it for myself. I don't know how I feel about having to wet it every time I need to use it. lol I'm pretty lazy.. D;

    1. I do have to say it does make a wonderful difference but yeah I am lazy too LOL

  2. I'm super lazy too and the thought of cleaning it every time just kills me! I want to try the $4 ones from Born Pretty! If they work the same way, then no more brand name sponge for me!


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