For months and months I’ve wanted to try the Beauty Blender. Having tried the Real Techniques complexion sponge and not really feeling much love for it, I thought that the price tag for the Beauty Blender was just too much to take the risk. Not only that but it seems everyone has serious love for the Beauty Blender and when that happens, I tend to shy away from a product until the hype dies down. I’m certainly not one to follow the crowds and I am far too sceptical to believe that everyone can adore one product.
Last month I posted a picture of the Beauty blender on Facebook asking how The Beautiful Truth readers felt about it. When so many of you came back professing you love for it, I knew I had to have it. It isn’t the easiest item to get your hands on, but I bought mine in Space Nk on Grafton street. It thankfully came with the solid soap for cleaning, as sometimes sponges can be a nightmare to get clean.
On first impression, you can feel that there is a big difference in the quality of the sponge to that of the Real Techniques. The Beauty blender is far firmer, while at the same time providing more bounce. I also feel it doesn’t absorb as much product as the Real Techniques sponge and disperses the product onto the face much better too.
I have tried the Beauty Blender with a number of different cream products in a number of different ways. As I prefer a more full coverage foundation, I tend to apply most of my foundation with my brush and then using the damp Beauty Blender, I bounce the remaining foundation into the skin. I find that by doing this it gives a much more flawless finish, while at the same time the coverage looks quite natural. I personally didn’t like the finish of my foundation when I used the Beauty Blender on its own, as the coverage was too sheer, but this is something that I know others would love.
I really love using the Beauty Blender for applying my concealer. It really bounces the concealer into the skin, and leaves my concealer feeling light under my eyes, while at the same time giving good coverage. It is far better applying concealer this way than with a brush.
Is this the Holy Grail product that people say it is? I am not sure, I like it but I am not at the stage where I can’t live without it yet.
Is it worth the hype? Again I am not sure. As I have mentioned above, it is really good and I do really like it, but there are people out there that literally can’t live without this. I think this must be a personal preference as I prefer my foundation more full on. However, for concealer and giving a more flawless finish to the skin, it is really great.
Finally is it better than the Real Techniques complexion sponge? Without a shadow of a doubt yes. While they both do the same job in theory, the Beauty Blender does it a whole heap better.
If you have a spare €24 I would say give it a go, especially if you like a real flawless finish. However, I don’t think it is the run out and grab it quickly item that people hail it to be.
I will include a demo of how I use it in my next video so that you can see exactly what I mean.