Thursday, March 10, 2011

a Review: Beauty Blender



I had the chance to try this little cutie without having to pay for the regular price. All I can say is, Im glad I didn’t have to pay that much for it. Why? Well, simply because I’m quite disappointed.. I was so excited to get this because of all the hype. I mean $20 for a sponge?!! Well if the claims are true, why not? If it could cut my makeup application time and would make me look flawless and airbrushed then I would gladly shell out money for that. But then, to my disappointment, it did not. I tried a lot of ways to use this (like wet and dry) but the result is always the same. I tried using this in applying cream, and liquid foundations. Both produced average results. True that using this will leave no streaks and blending is quite easy but I find that it applies the foundation so sheer and it eats so much of my foundation (liquid) I had to use like 2 or 3 pumps for my whole face to give me enough coverage. But what Im most disappointed about is that my 35 pesos sponge works and applies wayyy better.. no Im not exaggerating, it’s just the way it is. I look more airbrushed and my application is more even when I use my cheap sponge. I know I should be happy because I wont need to buy this again but looking at how cute it is, makes me want to buy it still :p

The only time I use this is when I'm applying my concealer (I use the narrow-end tip). It does a great job in that department. I think I'm keeping this for that sole purpose only. I also tried applying my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural using my BB and it works just fine.I really want to like this, coz it's so cute! But I guess what may work wonders for others may not work that way for me. It didnt come with a cleanser, so I just washed it with a regular soap (hehe, I know it can harm the sponge) but I have no choice, I had to clean it up using good old safeguard :D

May I add that this is a favorite of Rihanna and Taylor Swift.. I wonder if they do their own makeup? Oh well, I guess my search goes on for the perfect applicator. I would love to try the famous MAC 187 but Im not ready yet to splurge that much for a brush :p

(Im loving my Graftobian creme foundation :D, took this picture using Skype)




Peace & Love

13 comments:

  1. I just knew that the beauty blender was being overhyped. Thanks for making me feel better about not being able to afford it! :))

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  2. It is cute!

    I've heard a lot of good things about these.

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  3. Ah! Your very pretty!

    And yes I've been seeing people raving about that beauty sponge but thought $20!?!?! I'd just rather invest in a good brush, atleast you didn't pay full price but sorry to hear your disappointed :(

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  4. @Michelle- good for you! I still wonder about those raves though :D

    @Vintagemakeup- I know!! the raves made me buy this pronto!! :D

    @che- aw, that's very sweet of you.♥
    thank u! Ive been thinking about losing my mind and cave in to buy MAC's 187 :D lol

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  5. I totally feel the same about this sponge. I only liked it for applying my concealer and nothing else. In fact, I already sold mine. Haha! :P

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  6. @pammy- I wouldnt mind selling mine but the color is a bit washed out already I decided to just keep it :p

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  7. I love the beauty blender sponges! They make makeup application for liquid foundations and concealers a dream!

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  8. Yah, totally wouldn't spend $20 on a beauty blender! it is what it is...a sponge! lol thanks for the honest review!

    Btw, I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award! Come by my page for the details. =D

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  9. i love your blog! the format is adorable and the template is so beautiful! please check out my makeup blog too when you have a moment <3

    ke
    blissfullyke.blogspot.com

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  10. @ke- that's so sweet! I checked out your blog it is so cute as well :) Im your new follower!

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  11. @vanessa- Im glad it works for you!! I was hoping it would work for me too but it didnt :p well I guess Ill just take it as a luck then, coz I would never have to repurchase again!! :D (coz this costs as much as my graftobian foundie)

    @jez-aww, that's so sweet of you jez!! thanks for the award :D

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  12. ohh, dear. you are so sweet :)
    if you want, check out my blog ;)

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