The Beauty Blender: anyone tried it?

11783873310141838786116 Confession: I don’t really use many sponges or brushes to apply my makeup. With the exception of eye shadow (which I don’t use a lot of anyway), I tend to just use my fingers. Yes, I know, I know…

When I first read about The Beauty Blender, then, I was skeptical about how good it could possibly be. I mean, it’s just an egg-shaped makeup sponge which, OK, is a hot pink colour, and I love me some hot pink, but all the same, just a sponge, right?

Well, apparently wrong, if the reviews are to believed. This little makeup sponge has a celebrity following that includes the likes of Beyonce and Oprah, and apparently the shape of it helps give you a flawless finish on things like foundation, concealer, bronzer etc, while the consistency makes sure that the makeup ends up on your skin, not soaked into the sponge.

So far it’s all sounding pretty good, but here’s the rub: it costs $20. Which is way more than this "doesn’t ever use sponges anyway" Dollface feels like paying at the moment.

What’s the verdict, folks? Anyone used this? What did you think?

Buy: The Beauty Blender

4 Comments

  • Reply July 7, 2008

    Mel

    I’ve got that sponge and don’t regret paying that much for it as I’m very satisfied with the result more than with all the other sponges I’ve used before.

  • Reply July 8, 2008

    Are You a Beauty?

    If $20 is a bit much, I know that Sonia Kashuk has a similar sponge in her line at Target. I think it’s $9 or $10.

  • Reply July 16, 2008

    Toya

    I have the BeautyBlender sponge and really enjoy it. I love that you basically “bounce” the sponge on your face to apply foundation, rather than stippling it on or rubbing it on. I love that it is washable and reusable. And the hot pink color is a bonus! I don’t regret the $20 tab.

  • Reply July 22, 2008

    another dollface

    I love the beauty blender. I’m not one to spend $20 on an applicator… but I want to buy this for all the women in my life. It will definlitey be a hot christmas item this year.

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