Jun 27, 2013

Weighing In: The Beautyblender

After the whole cancerous-makeup-sponge-from-TJ-Maxx debacle, I vowed to one day purchase a real Beautyblender, despite it's hefty $20 price tag (you're a freaking sponge, Beautyblender, not a night cream).  I am happy to say (my wallet, not so much) that the purchase has been made and it is so worth every penny of my hard earned cash.

To be honest, I can't tell you for sure what is responsible for this beauty tool's magic, but once dampened, the Beautyblender doubles in size and turns into an incredible makeup applying machine.  I suppose you could use the Beautyblender dry, but I like how a wet sponge thins out my Colorstay foundation and creates a sheer, but still long-lasting, base.

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Many people could argue that any old makeup sponge is just as good as the Beautyblender, but I disagree.  Something about the shape, material and texture of the Beautyblender differs from that of any dupes I have found.  The only negative thing about this sponge in particular is that it's not cheap enough to toss when it gets dirty.  Beautyblender sells a special, expensive soap for cleaning the sponge, but baby soap or antibacterial hand soap will work just as well.  I'd recommend cleaning your Beautyblender at least once a week.

So, sure, the Beautyblender may seem like an extravagant purchase.  I agree that $20 is a lot to shell out for a makeup sponge, but if you only need to repurchase every few months, then I think it's well worth it.  I purchased mine at Sephora, but you can find the Beautyblender at a slew of other beauty retailers.  Go out and get one.  You won't be disappointed!

Have you tried the Beautyblender yet?  What's your favorite makeup application tool? 

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