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Has anyone used the Beauty Blender or a Beauty Blender Dupe?


I've been considering trying out the Beauty Blender but I'm hesitant to shell out $20 dollars for a single sponge. I've read reviews on it: http://www.chickadvisor.com/item/beauty-blender-makeup-sponge/ but I am not convinced that it will do a better job than what I'm using now, which is a stippling brush. Has anyone used the beauty blender before, is it worth the extra cash for it, comparing it to normal sponges, stippling brush or nature's tools (i.e. your hands)? Also, how long do they last typically?

I have also seen beauty blender dupes that are half the price- are these comparable? Is it worth it to test out a dupe first or go for the big ticket item?

Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

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I like it!


I absolutely love the beautyblender. I have recommended this to other girlfriends and they love it as well! I find that when used and cared for correctly, the beautyblender creates a super smooth, airbrushed look. I bought a pack of two from Sephora and alternate between the two. I wash my blender after each application and set it out to dry. I have had these blenders for almost a year. They've picked up some of the color of my foundation, but that doesn't really bother me. I have a little chunk missing (could be due to my roughness??) but haven't found that it's hindered the application in any way. If you've found an application that works for you, then that's awesome! But if you're curious and have a little extra money to try out the beautyblender, I'd say go for it!
Apr 01, 2013 @ 05:39 pm

buy it

I have a dupe (Winners, $6) and I love it. After three years of using just a flat powder sponge with my liquid foundation (Mac Mineralize), I made the jump to stippling brushes, because I wanted to try and use less foundation (sponge soaked up so much). I went through 3 different brushes before giving up, I hate the size of them and they all just shed fibres.
I was a little skeptical of the blender, especially before realising I had to wet it and 'grow' it first, but it was crazy soft to the touch, like suede. The finish is fantastic and it doesn't seem to absorb any makeup at all (I can run my finger over the blender and it will take off whatever is left on the surface of the blender).
Honestly, I'll never go back to brushes, it's incomparable unless you're already buffing after doing your foundation. I just don't want the extra steps; this gets the job done. :)
May 23, 2013 @ 06:59 pm

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