Quo Blending Sponge vs beauty blender

by - March 11, 2015

Quo Beauty Sponge vs beauty blender
Quo Blending Sponge vs beauty blender
 
I have used the beauty blender for about the past two years. But not exclusively. You see I love my brushes too much to ever give them up. They will have to pry them out of my cold dead hands at the end. #brushwhore  Serious.

So I use my beauty blender for small periods of time until the need to repeatedly wash the sponge every 2 to 3 days get to be too much for me and then I go back to my foundation brushes.

Recently I have discovered that applying my foundation/coverage du jour with my trusty brushes and then using the dampened beauty blender to smooth over the final finish creates awesome results. I use the same process for concealer as well. But my greatest find has been using the dampened beauty blender to do a finishing smooth over my face powder to ensure flawless finish. Everything is blurred to perfection.



Alas the continuous need to wash the beauty blender is still there. So I just applied a proven solution to that problem. I got more sponges. Hehe.

But the beauty blender is $26 a pop. Lots of moolah to just have an extra one kicking around right? So I looked around for cheaper options. 


Quo Beauty Sponge vs beauty blender
Quo Blending Sponge
My first try was a cheapy beauty sponge ($3) from eBay. It fell apart with a few washes. Fail.

Then I came across the Quo Blending Sponge. It’s available at your local Shoppers Drug Mart for $5 but it can usually be found on sale. I was pretty happy to find can achieve the same results with the Quo Blending Sponge as the beauty blender.


Comparison of the beauty blender and the Quo Blending Sponge:

Beauty blender
  • Softer
  • Latex free
  • Expands to 2x it size when wet
  • Has a true eggy shape which allows you to roll the sponge over your face
  • Has a pointier tip – easier to blend in tight spots
  • Stands up to the test of time
  • Way more expensive at $26

Quo Blending Sponge
  • Denser and slightly larger
  • Latex free
  • Expands to 2x it size when wet
  • Has a pointed tip but a little hard to get into tight spots
  • Has that weird waist to it shape – what is that for anyhow?
  • Inexpensive at $5 
Quo Beauty Sponge vs beauty blender
Quo Blending Sponge vs beauty blender wet

For my need of beauty sponges, I find the Quo Blending Sponge meets my requirements. I mainly use the flat bottom of both sponges to smooth over my face and for $5 you can’t go wrong.
Little tidbit: Quo also offers micro blending sponges just like beauty blender does.

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2 comments

  1. i would not know there is different :)

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    1. There is a slight difference. The beauty blender doesn't absorb as much foundation when applying full on. But for my purpose of smoothing out the already applied foundation, there was no difference.

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