Finally! My beauty blender review! I kept putting off posting this review because I wanted to continue using the beauty blender a few more times in hopes that I’d fall in love with it. But, that just didn’t happen. *sad trombone*
Here we go…
So, a month ago, I decided to splurge and purchase my first original beauty blender. I’d used the Real Techniques beauty sponges prior, and wasn’t a big fan. I mean, they were just OK. I decided it was time to try the REAL, the Original Beauty Blender.
I used the beauty blender the next morning and I liked it. I thought the application of my foundation looked nice and streak-free. I do feel as if it only provided medium coverage regardless of if I used a full coverage foundation. The beauty blender is a bit more bouncier, softer, and easier to squeeze out excess water than the Real Techniques sponge. I was impressed with the difference, BUT…
I used it again the next day, and for the next several days. I cannot lie, after each use, I found myself goin’ back with my Morphe brush to apply more foundation. I just wasn’t feelin’ it. It seemed like a lot more work to apply foundation. With my Morphe brush (or any of the other brushes I have for foundation application), application is effortless and my foundation looks flawless. I never have to add more foundation. I still continued to use the beauty blender, and even used it one day to apply cream blush and contour. I used it to apply powder, and used it dry to remove any product from under my eyes.
Overall, I do like the beauty blender, but I will not repurchase when this one falls apart. I prefer to apply my foundation with a brush. I also do not bake my face or use concealer under my eyes, so the beauty blender really doesn’t provide much of a purpose for me. I really wanted to like it enough to use every day. Now, I will say that I do find myself reaching for it should I accidentally get some product under my eyes, or accidentally go ham with the foundation.
The beauty blender is good product, it does as it promises, but it’s quite a lot of work for me, and just too pricey for my needs.