Friday, March 12, 2010

The Beauty Blender

Hey Dolls,


When I first began the journey to my makeup addiction I never knew how many different inventions there were out there to apply foundation, blush, eye shadow, etc. While searching around the net I came across this little egg shaped object that you see below, its a sponge that can be used to apply makeup (foundation, blush, concealer) and is indeed a clever invention. I've heard and read a lot of reviews on YouTube and on blogs, some good, some bad, however, I needed to come up with my own hypothesis (I hypothesized that this sponge was too expensive and had to do great things for the price it cost) and opinion about it and let you guys know what I think... I decided to go ahead and split the cost with my friend and buy the pack of 2 sponges and cleanser. My friend receive 1 sponge and half the bottle of cleaner and i kept 1 sponge the remaining cleanser that was left.

When I saw my friend apply foundation with the beauty blender i was in SHOCK... "WOW what a flawless finish," I thought. I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE how much coverage it gave her without looking a bit cakey. (while writing this post i allowed myself 5 minutes to re apply my Chanel Pro Lumiere with the beauty blender and i'm in LOVE). No brush that I've ever used gives me the finish this sponge gives my face... it is UNBELIEVABLE! I wouldn't recommend using the beauty blender with non-liquid foundations, such as the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, or any compacted dry foundations for that matter... I've tried it and it does not give your face a flawless finish like when used with liquid foundations.


I love the fact that it comes with its own cleanser and I do advice anyone that does get this creation to wash it after every use. The box says that it can last up to 3 months but I'm positive it can last more than that if the proper cleansing techniques are used.

What's even cooler is that the package explains in details how to use the sponge. You can use the pointy tip to apply makeup in hard to reach areas or simply to apply concealer. You can use the sides of the sponge to apply your foundation and the wide bottom to apply cream blush. It's basically a 3 in 1 tool.

IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT BUYING THIS TOOL PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RUN THE SPONGE UNDER WATER AND SQUEEZE OUT THE EXCESS WATER WITH A PAPER TOWEL BEFORE USING IT. Why? BECAUSE DAMPENING THE SPONGE MAKES APPLYING THE MAKEUP EASIER and it's gentle uber gentle on your face. If you apply any foundation with a dry sponge you're going to experience that scratchy sensation and you're make up is going to look cakey on your skin.


Where can you order this product: sephora.com or beautyblender.net
How much does it cost: $39.95 for 2 sponges and the cleanser
*for only one sponge and the cleanser it's $34.95 (why not invest in two sponges for the $5.00 extra dollars
will i be re-purchasing this item: HECK YEAH!

TOOTLES,
Linny

PS. Have you tried the beauty blender? if so, what do you think of this magnificent invention?

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