The beautyblender

I do not have a beautyblender makeup sponge.  I just can’t see myself spending $20 on a sponge.

BUT I WANT ONE.

Because as a lover of all things makeup and makeup related, shouldn’t I splurge on this kind of crap? *sigh*

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Sometimes it seems things like the beautyblender are just a fad.  Just another way for the beauty industry to make money.  Take for example, the Silisponge, or whatever the hell that silicone makeup application thing is called that all the YouTube beauty influencers were talking about.

I have gone through several of the Real Techniques complexion sponges that are supposed to be a dupe for the beautyblender. I just don’t like it. I dampen mine, as per the instructions, and it just feels gross on my skin.  It also doesn’t look as if it’s providing the best foundation coverage, meaning, I feel like because it’s damp, I need to use more product.  I make sure it’s not too damp, and I use a clean towel to soak up any excess water, but I swear I have to use more product, and my face ends up looking patchy.  I use my Real Techniques sponge more for applying powder when I bake my face and for correcting any over application of contour/bronzer.

For foundation application I switch between a few different brushes:

  • Deluxe Buffer (M439) by Morphe ($13.99)
  • Ultimate Blending Brush by e.l.f. ($6)
  • Stipple brush by e.l.f. ($4)

I LOVE the above brushes.  The Morphe brush is a new addition and I absolutely love how it applies my foundation.  The e.l.f. brushes are also amazing.  If something works for me I should just stick with it, right?  I am so torn!

Do you use a beautyblender makeup sponge?  What are your thoughts on this expensive little sponge? Would you recommend a beautyblender?  Do you have a dupe that you prefer?  What is your go to tool for applying foundation, concealer, blending?

Should I just go out tomorrow and buy a darned beautyblender?

 

5 thoughts on “The beautyblender

  1. I tried the real techniques one and it is stiffer then the beauty blender. I like the beauty blender better because it buffs everything in so smoothly. You do have to replace it every couple months which the only downside but other than that it’s great.

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    • I used the beautyblender for the first time yesterday, and OMG. I LOVE it! I can’t believe the difference. The beautyblender is so much more softer and bouncier, and it worked so well! The Real Techniques one is supposed to be a pretty good dupe (according to some pretty good references), but now that I’ve experienced both, it is not a dupe at all! I think I’m hooked. I have to use it a few more times before I do a review, but, yeah… I think it’s got me hooked. 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

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