For the longest time, I avoided using tools to do my makeup. In all honestly, there was not much makeup that I used to begin with. My routine consisted only of a bit of sheer foundation and some eyeliner. That is it! I know how shocking you might find this, but for me it worked.
I was lucky enough not to have acne nor dark circles for the longest time. I still don’t have dark circles even if I have been maintaining a 5-6 hour max sleeping habit for over a decade now, but I do have acne so no need to be jealous. I have cystic acne now so yeah…it is like I am paying for before. Anyway, this post is about the Beauty Blender and not necessarily my history with makeup.
As I was saying before I went on a tangent, I did not need nor have any beauty tools. I started growing my collection once I started watching more makeup tutorials and getting invested in beauty. Having subscribed to beauty boxes did not hurt matters either. So as my collection grew, I started using more and more tools and testing which ones worked best for me. Then the sponges became a huge thing and they started popping up everywhere.
Fast forward a few years, I started using sponges more and more to do my makeup and have tried various brands along the way. Some brands were more well known than others, but aside from a weird no name sponge that I got from the sale in TKMaxx, yes the sale! The sale area, for those of you who don’t know, looks like some sort of rubbish bin. The items there are most likely the last ones left, many have crushed or shredded packaging and so on. I gave the sponge a try because I wanted the brush cleanser that came with it more. So aside from that one sponge, the best other beauty sponge I tried is actually the original Beauty Blender.
I tried to avoid the Beauty Blender as much as I could. Spending so much money on a single sponge seemed outrageous at the time. Luckily for me, they created a collaboration with Too Faced. So when there was a goodie bag at Cult Beauty, I decided to get the Too Faced collaboration as I wanted to try the makeup fixing mist as well as the primer from the Hangover collection. It was a bundle with the two products and two Beauty Blenders. The Too Faced collaboration included a nearly full sized Beauty Blender and a tinier one. That is how my love for the product began.
To be honest, I really wanted to hate the sponge as it was and still is a bit too pricey to get addicted to it. That did not happen. The Beauty Blender allows me to achieve my desired foundation coverage. Even my matte foundations did not look 100% matte or at least it settled better onto my skin than if I would use any other tool. I liked that! However, that is not all.
The Beauty Blender is also great for applying my Bobbi Brown primer, my newly discovered Laura Mercier translucent powder and even my highlighter. They look simply amazing and way more natural than when applied using a brush. That is my experience at least.
Also, the tiny sponge that was included in the Too Faced collaboration is great at applying eyeshadow for those that do not look for a perfectly defined look. It saves me so much time! This is probably a weird use for the sponge, but for me it works perfectly.
So yes, the Beauty Blender is worth every penny in my opinion. Yes, it is still pricey, but the quality of the sponge makes it so that you can use it for a long while. I currently have two sponges and I have been using them for over a year now. They still look almost as the day I got them. If you take good care of your sponge, then it will last you a while as well.
I wish I could recommend another sponge more, but I cannot do that. I will try to see whether there is another sponge that works just as great, as I would like to provide a more affordable alternative, but I cannot do that at this time. The Beauty Blender is simply the best tool I own.