Beauty Blenders and make up sponges are everywhere at the moment. The innovative make up applicator has international renowned make up artists raving.. But is it worth the hype?

I got a bit sucked in from all the marketing and hype around this product. I swore I would never touch one after I unfollowed the Beauty Blender instagram for unashamedly and incessantly spruiking their own product, but alas, Wayne Goss and his infinite wisdom convinced me that it was something I needed, so of course I obeyed.

I purchased two of these in a pack for $36, from Beauty Bay, and halvied it with a friend. “$18 for a sponge?!” I hear you say?! Yes, I hear you. But just listen.

This is the softest, most luxurious thing you could possibly use on your face. It makes even the most stubborn and un-blendable foundations look flawless (I’m looking at you Laura Mercier Oil-Free Supreme!). It has a suede-like texture which again, feels magnificent.

Before use, you fully saturate the sponge with water, and squeeze out the excess. You’ll notice that it doubles in size, which means that it’s ready to use! I love that using it wet means that it does not soak up too much product, which a lot of other sponges tend to do.

After priming you can dispense the product directly onto the sponge (better for thicker formulas, like the Hourglass Tinted Moisturiser) and then ‘bounce’ your blender onto your face using the rounded end. I’ve found that for thinner formulas, roughly smearing a little foundation onto your face, and blending it out by bouncing the blender works really well also. The pointed end is fantastic for blending out concealers.

Overall, this takes a little practice to master, and it certainly does not suit all formulas, especially thinner ones, but oh boy does it work with creamier ones! I can’t even explain how lovely my foundation looks after blending with this bad boy, I’ve even ditched my favourite Real Techniques Blending Brush!

Have you tried the Beauty Blender? Do you think it lived up to the hype?

Krystelle Dumesny About Krystelle Dumesny
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    Oh hello Krystelle! :)
    I’ve still yet to convert to the beauty blender but $18 doesn’t seem thaaat bad. I mean people pay for makeup brushes around the same price. I’ll need to practise using a sponge first!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    I have the Real Techniques sponge and I love it! The way it applies foundation and leaves an amazing skinlike finish is just unbeatable! I haven’t tried the beauty blender and I don’t really feel the need to, don’t know if I could justify the splurge! But it does seem worth the money haha :P

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    I love my Beauty Blender! Worth every single cent! Ladies, YES you do need one of these!

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    After trying to hold off for years, I decided to buy it for Christmas and it was the best ‘investment’ ever! It gives such an amazing finish to my of my foundations.

    xx Kat @ Katness

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