Thursday, 22 November 2012

Beauty Blender or Blunder?

My son was jumping up and down screaming "New Toys New Toys" when he saw those pink "eggs" in my parcel the other day. Its new toys all right but its toy for ME ME ME!! I bought these cute babies from for USD 20.76 at a 20% discount (RRP 25.95).

"Beautyblender's patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free."
I know, you must be thinking i am mad to spend so much on a sponge (i thought so myself initially) but as always i did my research for quite a while and watched a few youtubes before i committed this act. I was thinking i dont have S$80 to spend on a luxury foundation brush but at least i can own these babies at a fraction of the price and they are PINK and odourless! I have a bag of those angled sponge from Daiso and the latex smell stayed on my face until the moment the makeup comes off. Its that baaaad!
To use the sponge, you first WASH them. Run it under water and u will feel it ballooning, then wash it with your regular cleanser and squeeze out excess water. Ta da, its ready to be used. You have to use this sponge damp.

Then gently pick up some foundation (cream or liquid) and start bouncing it on your face. You can use the pointed side to appply your concealer or for the sides of your nose.  Quite convenient as i dont have to switch tools for concealer. And this is quite a fool proof way of getting a flawless face because it doesnt leave your foundation streaky (if u use brush, it will sometimes).  
I have read reviews about how their skin looked like airbrush and natural etc but i must say personally the effect is the same as using a foundation brush. The only difference is i have to spend a little bit more time on blending when using a foundation brush.  I preferred this to the foundation brush.... yes yes yes, i have a foundation brush, alright but its not a SGD80 kind!!
Cleaning is simple, just wash it with the cleanser, squeeze out water and air dry.
3.5 out of 5 for these pinkies. It is not so convenient for travelling. I saw this at SaSa retail shop for SGD39.90 for a pair. So if u already own a SGD$80 foundation brush, then this may not be for you.

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