Yes, I gave into the hype that is known as the Beauty Blender sponge. I was dying to know if it was really the best sponge out there.
Two for $25 ?!
I usually buy a pack of 32 Non-latex spade sponges from Quo for around $4-$7 so I consider these two pink egg shaped sponges to be a high risk investment if they don’t work out. I opted to not purchase the Beauty Blender specific cleanser. I read numerous reviews and looked up the ingredients and determined it would be easy enough to clean them with my regular cleaner.
The bright pink hue doesn’t last long as it does stain easily but I’ve cleaned it properly so I know
It’s just colour left behind from product, not bacteria.
This product is meant to be used to dab foundation or concealer on the skin, don’t rub or you won’t get the desired results.
The shape is convenient for getting into smaller area or using the round end to get faster coverage.
It does seem to suck up a lot of product, which a sponge is expected to use more product than a foundation brush, but the result is very similar to an airbrush.
Overall I have ended up using the Beauty Blender just for my personal makeup, while I think it’s a great product it’s not practical to have one or two in my kit when I could be working on multiple clients per day. That’s where my disposable sponges come in handy. I have had my current beauty blender for 3 months and plan to use it for 6 months before retiring it and opening up the 2nd one. So for $50 a year I get a higher end foundation sponge it’s worth it to me!