As a fully fledged member of the make-up obsessed club I absolutely love perving on other women (and drag queens) to see how they apply their make-up. Everyone has their own styles and techniques and I’m always on the look out for ways to improve my skills.
So as I was perving on Karen’s technique during our Vegas vacay I noticed she was using the Beauty Blender – the current holy grail item to all beauty bloggers. She raved about how great it is and told me I just HAD to buy one at our next Sephora run. Before trying out the Beauty Blender I had flashbacks to using one of those triangular rubbery make-up sponges back in the day when I had to have full stage make-up in Japan and I shuddered. Those things are hideous and do nothing but leave behind a streaky mess of foundation.
Ever since then I’ve gone with using my fingers to apply my foundation until my MUA at Sephora told me it was a horrible waste of make-up as you end up using more than needed and he convinced me that using a brush was the way to go. So for the past year I’ve been happily using my make-up brushes thinking I was being all profesh – but now I have seen the light! I grabbed the “original” Beauty Blender which is for foundation, BB/CC creams and cream blush. Once out of the tube you need to soak it in some water and towel dry it and you’re good to go. I left it to dry overnight, but I’ve seen recommendations to use it while it’s still damp so your make-up will go on smoother and look dewy.
I can safely say that I’m a convert and absolutely love this awesome pink sponge! It’s so simple to use and I find that the miracle material used (essence of unicorn mane? shavings of mermaid tails?) helps create better blending than using my foundation brush which sometimes leaves noticeable brush strokes. The recommended shelf life for the Beauty Blender is three months, but I will have to extend the life of this one a little longer til Sephora opens its doors in Melbourne in December! They go for $19.95USD so I’ll be curious to see the mark-up here in Oz will be.
Are you a fan of the little pink egg??
Categories: Beauty Products
Have you tried the Kit one? It looks the same, but I don’t know if it contains unicorn! I like a brush application myself, but it does depend on whether it’s foundation, BB and/or illuminiser as to the streakiness or otherwise.
Haven’t tried the Kit one and I’ll definitely try it when I need an update. Thanks for the tip! 🙂 x
Yes I do! My foundation look so… Natural now!
YAAAAAAAAAS! Exactly! I didn’t think it’d make such a difference but it does 🙂 xo
I know, I was a brush applicator lady… Wrinkles all over the darn place 😦 or I’d use my finger and cake it on 😦 this is so much better!
I thought I was really stepping up my make-up game with a brush but this is some next level shiz! LOL!
For reals. Didn’t wear make up for years and now- think makes it look so much better and now… I’m a make up youtube stalker! (I’ve even signed up for ipsy to get help in my Podunk town!(
Awesome!! I love that 🙂 xo
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! And please whore away in the comments LOL! I love it xxxxx
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LOVE LOVE LOVE my beauty blender!!! I saw it on some youtube clips earlier this year and bought one online. They are just brilliant and easy to use, especially for a dumbass makeup applier like me!
So true! I don’t know why I was so against them at first, now I won’t be able to go back!! x
I love the beauty blender too. I can’t do my makeup without it anymore. 🙂
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I’m worried this’ll be the case for me too! I don’t think I can go back LOL! x
I haven’t tried this product but I do love the Real Techniques sponge and it’s a lot more affordable! 🙂 xo
Oh where can I grab the Real Techniques one? I’m still such a noob when it comes to all of this hahaha 🙂 x
You can get them many places here in the U.S. Ulta and many drug stores. I don’t know where they would be available where you are. They’re great though! 🙂 x
OK – that’s my research job for this weekend! Thanks Katie x
No problem! Let me know if you find it! I really hope you do!! x
I love my Beauty Blender! I’ve been using it almost every day since January when I got it!
Isn’t it amazing?! 😍
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Thanks so much Katie!!
You’re very welcome hun! 🙂
I haven’t used a foundation brush in about 2 years since I got my hands on this little beauty! DF xo
I don’t think I can go back – it’s so fab! 🙂
After having read this post the other day I was in good ol’ Kmart on the weekend and saw a knockoff version of this. Now I don’t know about being part unicorn, but it certainly is tonnes better than my foundation bush… no streaks or smears! I am converted. Meanwhile my foundation brush was something like $20 (like 2 years ago) and the Kmart knockoff is $4!!!!! Insane!!!
I have only tried it with the BB Cream Foundation so far which is very light. I haven’t tried it on full on going out level foundation yet hahaha.
Wow, $4!!! I will definitely have to have a look for it this weekend and do a comparison. I’m all for knock-offs and cheap bargains! :0 xo
I would be definitely be interested to hear the comparison! 🙂 They look pretty much identical… colour and shapewise, not sure about size because I couldn’t really tell the size of yours, but I am guessing they are similar. 🙂 x
When you went on your Kmart trip did you find the knockoff blender?
Dammit I forgot to look!! Will pop a reminder in my phone to have a look on the weekend 🙂
Hahaha s’all good. I just wondered what you thought of it. I am still using and enjoying mine 🙂
OMG HALLLP! I bought one of these when we were in the States but I used it dry and ended up looking a hot mess haha! Scarred for life and haven’t tried again but you’ve inspired me. Pray for me innit x
Hahaha I woulda tried it dry *ahem* if Karen didn’t tell me xx
Don’t be that chick who goes in dry