Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Beauty Blender Review and Photos

Hey Guys,
Hope your all having a great start to the week!
I'm probably the last one on earth to try the Original Beauty Blender, but I finally snapped it up as I do like a good make-up sponge and I know everyone raves about it, so of course I was dying to try it!

Are you a fan of the Beauty Blender, love it or hate I would love to know, or do you have a makeup sponge you love more than the infamous Beauty Blender, let me know in the comments below or tweet me at www.twitter.com/lauraPPBeauty
Here's my thoughts.
The Original Beauty Blender
This retails for £16 here in the UK
I picked mine up at Sephora where it retails for $19.95
This is a lot for a make-up sponge but for a high end brand where the hype speaks for itself I think it's defiantly worth the money as it lasts and is latex free and I always say having the right tools to apply your makeup makes a world of difference to how it can look on your face.
This comes boxed with a simple instruction leaflet on how to use, I recommend keeping the packaging as it comes in handy when drying your BB Sponge as mentioned in the little leaflet.
When I first saw the Beauty Blender I was surprised at how tiny it looked in real life, it always looked so much bigger in pictures, as does everything. The quality of this sponge is amazing like nothing I had felt before, so soft to the touch.
To use the sponge I rinsed it in water, squeezed out the excess and placed it in a towel to get the remainder of the water out as recommended on the leaflet.
It transformed into double the size just like magic!
 I used the Revlon Photo Ready Foundation with the sponge on the right side of my face and my favourite Real Techniques Buffing brush with the foundation on the left side.
Upon application the sponge is light and bouncy on the skin and helps give the foundation a beautiful flawless airbrushed finish it also helps it apply evenly throughout the face.
Revlon Photoready Foundation
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Overall Thoughts
For me I wasn't sure what to expect from this pretty pink sponge although I had heard people rave about it, I had reviewed the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge earlier this year and had enjoyed this version, so I did wonder what would make the Beauty Blender even better than any other makeup sponge.

Overall I was very impressed on how flawless this made my foundation look and you can defiantly see the difference compared to the brush application side. The sponge felt so light on the skin and actually made my foundation feel even lighter on my face.
This has defiantly converted me to using a the Beauty Blender every time I apply my foundation because it can make any foundation look amazing, although the price is a little expensive if you make one investment to your make-up bag let it be the Beauty Blender!
I award the Original Beauty Blender 4.9 out of 5

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