Beauty Blender | The Dupe

Thursday, January 22, 2015

So I'm late to jump on the band wagon to about well. . .everything. The best fashion trends, new raved about makeup products, popular box office movies. You name it I'm late to it. This does not exclude the very raved about and famous beauty blender sponge. I suppose you could call me a turtle (a very cute turtle mind you!) as this little beauty product seems light years old by now, but hear me out. Give this little lady a little slack, alright?

I couldn't justify forking over 20 bucks for a little ol' sponge so the hunt began. Um sorry I can't do that if you didn't realize money doesn't grow on trees. When I spotted this little dupe over here for only measly $3 I almost keeled over and greedily put it in my shopping basket. But, after the happiness and shock of finding such a steal slowly faded away it quickly dawned on me. . .there has to be a catch. Did this due really stand a chance at competing against the one and only beauty blender? 

Today I tested that little theory out. I ran the little pink fluff ball under some warm water and started the 'grueling' task of applying my foundation to find the answer. I found the point of the sponge made it easy to blend my liquid foundation and made the task a little bit easier. But, there were times I felt like I had to go over the foundation and reapply as I wasn't getting the full matte coverage I desired. It applied my foundation, but it was no different than using any old makeup brush. Was this the catch? A cute sponge that applied makeup? Was that really what the big hooplah was about? I was definitely not impressed. The promises of having flawless skin and dreams of having the perfect foundation applicator went down the drain. So it made me wonder could the beauty blender really be any different. A sponge is a sponge, right? What kind of exclusive material could the all raved about beauty blender possess that this doesn't? Is it made out of angel wings? 
So now you tell me. Does the beauty blender really live up to all the big talk? Is it really worth the money? Will it make my foundation look luxe and make me look like a greek goddess? Okay, so maybe greek goddess is going too far, but I kind of really need that in my life. Just saying. . .


  1. It's too bad that this didn't work that good! I haven't tried the Beauty Blender either as I didn't think that it would be worth the cost ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

  2. I would rather stick to my makeup brushes than try a sponge! I used to use a sponge when i first started wearing makeup and for my the brushes have a much better affect xx

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  3. I've not tried either of these products, I was never too bothered and after this review I'm so glad I haven't!

  4. I much prefer applying my makeup with brushes than sponges! I've never used the Beauty Blender so I can't comment but I definitely know where you're coming from x

    Bridie | Upon My Sleeve

  5. I tried the real techniques sponge and in my opinion it is just as good as the beauty blender.
    Katherine | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  6. I much prefer brushes to sponges, shame this wasn't good though! x

  7. The only time I bought this it was hanging around unpacked,and eventually I pass it to my friend. Kind of an useless product for me, but I believe there're tons of girls who would enjoy it! I also prefer brushes.

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog

  8. I'm yet to try out the real beauty blender but I have been pretty happy with the Real Techniques version until recently when I think the product has been changed slightly and it just isn't as good anymore. Will be investing in the real beauty blender soon x

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  9. I absolutely love my beauty blender! It is extremely easy to clean (I clean it every day before I apply my make up so it is damp and ready to use). I also love the way it leaves a flawless finish without streaks, its super easy to apply with. I also find that I am able to get a full coverage with my beauty blender. If you prefer brushes to a sponge I don't recommend spending your money on the beauty blender, but if you are curious and are open to try it, I say go ahead.

  10. I'm on my third (fourth?) beauty blender. I've definitely strayed at times, but it's the thing that that I come back to. It's replaced most of my brushes in fact. The stippling and the ease of use has definitely shaved minutes off my routine which wasn't all that long to be honest. It's worth the money if I can sleep in just a little bit more to be honest.

    Tiff | AMtoPM

  11. The beauty blender looks perfect in shape and colour.
    Great find.. thanks for sharing..


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  12. Ooh I love the setup for the photograph! Well played! I need this blender in my life, I've long since discovered that brushes do not work for me haha!

    xo, Emily | Lynde Avenue


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