Hey friends! Today’s post will be my views on the infamous Beauty Blender! I know the internet is saturated with reviews of this product so I’ll (try to) keep my post short and sweet. As always, all opinions are my own and please let me know your views on this applicator in the comments below! Also, I did a review of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge a while ago so don’t forget to check that out too.
I’ve been getting quite into using sponges recently since it has been Summer so I don’t want a lot of heavy product sitting on my skin and the fact my skin has been rather blemish free. Like many sponges on the market, you can use this product both dry and damp but the instructions suggest you use it damp to apply your products. As you can see from the picture, the beauty blender grows nearly 3 times its original size. When damp, it feels extremely springy and it has lost its dense texture.
With the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge you’re still applying the product in a swiping motion which many are familiar doing with brushes. However, with the Beauty Blender, the instructions recommend you bounce the application and this something I had to get used to.
I agree with 1000s of other reviewers that this applicator provides a flawless finish. It does well to aid my foundation to even out my complexion and hide any dark areas especially under the eyes. I also have a few blemishes and although the beauty blender cannot hide them completely (particularly if they’re raised like on my forehead and chin), but it did well in applying concealer to a concentrated area with its pointed tip.
Overall, compared to a brush, the beauty blender absorbs a lot more product than I would prefer but that is also the same for the Miracle Complexion Sponge. I think this applicator will be incorporating itself within my makeup routine alongside the Real Techniques sponge since at this moment in time I am liking a softer, lighter finish on my face. But when the time comes and I want a fuller coverage using less product I will probably return back to the Real Techniques Expert Face brush.
I hope you enjoyed that review, til’ next time bye! Una x