If you read my post on beauty tools that deserve a second chance (read it here), I mentioned my love for the beauty blender (or beautyblender, as it is really spelled). And I found that many that didn't love the bb was because they either didn't know how to use it (video here for that) or they were using a knockoff, or a "dupe."
YBB is very hard, and difficult to squeeze. In the picture above, you'll see where I attempted to saturate both sponges, and the Your Best Blend didn't increase in size or softness. The sponges work best when damp so that they don't absorb your makeup, which would be a waste.
The knockoff was hard to work with and didn't feel comfortable on the face. It was hard to blend out foundation, leaving it a cakey mess. Need proof? Check out the pic below.
here). On your right, the beautyblender. I hope you can tell the difference--the airbrushed finish and the less visible pores on your right. By the way I am wearing the latest Covergirl mascara--review on this post. These just don't compare to me. I didn't like this sponge.
While this was not a dupe, I do love the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge for $6.99. This one is the closest I have found to the bb. See also: Real Techniques VS. beautyblender
SoHo Beauty makes one that is pointy on both ends for $5.93 at Walgreens (they have a Disney version too for $9.99 that is the same) that is pretty decent as well. Unless I hear otherwise, I think after testing nearly 20 of these sponges, they just aren't as good.
Can you tell a difference in the knockoff vs. the real thing?
- Did you miss this post? Precisso Vs. Beauty Blender
- I didn't win the Powerball, so back to work I go! ;)