Monday, July 17, 2017

Best and Worst Beauty Blenders

My favorite way to apply foundation is with a beauty blender, beauty sponge whatever you want to call it and whatever brand you use. I have literally tried every "beauty blender" on the market so I am going to share my favorites and not so favorites with you. 



My all time favorite is the actual beauty blender. Shocker I know, everyone loves the true beauty blender and honestly it is really great. It is the softest sponge and applies foundation so perfect, when I use this sponge my foundation looks so natural and flawless. I use the round bottom to put on foundation and the pointy top to blend out concealers under my eyes. 

I have found something very similar to the original and in my opinion it is just as amazing. If you have not tried the L'oreal Paris Infallible beauty blender you need to run not walk, actually get in your car and race to Target, Wal-Mart etc. and pick up one of these sponges. You and your wallet will thank me. The price point is pretty great $6.99 vs $20 i'll take the $6.99 since the quality of both products is very similar and applies makeup the same way.

Pink and white sponges are from Ulta, black is japonesque and the tan is the beauty blender


orange is ulta and pink is the L'oreal 

So Ulta has two beauty sponges that are Ulta brand and one is surprisingly really good and the other not so much. The one that is shaped like the actual beauty blender is decent. It does the job it is soft just not as soft and squishy as the original. The other Ulta brand sponge is ok but i wouldn't waste the money, granted it is only like $4 but still just spend a couple more and go for the L'oreal pink sponge or you could get the set of ulta brand sponges for $10. $10 for two sponges is  really good deal and if you are on a budget I would definitely get this little set,you won't be disappointed. 

I actually really like the Japonesque sponge it is very similar to the good Ulta sponge. I like that it is black so it doesn't look as dirty as the others and it applies makeup very smooth and flawless. It is soft and has the round bottom to apply foundation and pointed top for blending out under the eye. Really you cannot go wrong with any of these sponges. I think I got the set for $17 and it came with japonesque cleaner, large sponge and a mini which is also great for under the eye. 


I have tried a few sponges that I haven't liked and the ones that I just despised are from Pur cosmetics. I received these in my boxy charm one month and I was so excited because it came in a pack of three. Then I used them, no matter how much you run them under water they do not get squishy like the beauty blender, I do not like the way they apply my makeup honestly out of all of the sponges i've used these are the worst. They have a round bottom and one side is flat but odd shaped so I don't like it for under the eye plus its really hard so I wouldn't want to use it under my eyes anyway. These are a bit pricey for the quality you are getting I would probably choose the $4 ulta sponge over these. 





I hope this has helped if you were on the fence of which blenders to get and if you really wanted to spend the $20 on a beauty blender. If you have the extra I think everyone needs at least one beauty blender just to try out because I really love mine but I always reach for the L'oreal sponge now. 



15 comments:

  1. I've never actually tried the real one--probably because I don't want to spend the cash. But if you're saying it's worth it--I'll have to give it a whirl!
    x
    Missy
    http://popofstyle.com

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    1. If you don't want to spend that much on a sponge definitely go with the L'oreal sponge! It's pretty much the same:)

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  2. I have the PUR Cosmetics sponges and I don't use it for under my eyes because I have a small beauty blender for it. But I use the pur cosmetics sponge to blend out thicker foundation and it actually works amazing with the pur cosmetics bare it all foundation. I have used the Ulta sponge and i didn't like it either.

    I definitely prefer real techniques.

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    1. I love the real techniques sponges but I can't find any of mine! My new fave is the L'oreal sponge

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  3. I've never tried one beauty blender whatever the brand. But I am willing to try it to see what's the rave about. Even though I am a little behind 😂😂

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    1. You will never go back to using a brush for your foundation :)

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  4. I'm going to take your recommendation and get the L'Oreal beauty blender. I'm not happy with my present product so this post came at just the right time for me.

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    1. Good, I think you will be much happier with it:)!

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  5. I've never tried the real beauty blender but I absolutely love the real techniques ones! I usually grab them when they're on promo at Ulta but I've heard they also carry them at Walmart now.

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    1. Yes they do! The real techniques ones are amazing

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  6. I love my beauty blender! I've tried the Real Techniques one and did not like it at all. I'll have to check some of these other ones out! Thank You for the suggestions!

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    1. No problem! I am so picky with my beauty blenders so I figured I would share:)

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  7. I can't remember which "beauty blenders" I have tried, but they are the ones from Ulta! I love them! I've never tried the real one though, because they are too expensive haha

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  8. Can't go wrong with the original BB! It's my favorite <3

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