Friday, April 24, 2015

The Best Sponge I've Ever Used (no it's not the BeautyBlender...)


I love the Beautyblender, I really do, especially the black one. I have also tried many dupes, but the original is still the best . However, this new sponge from Sephora, surpasses even that and is now my new HG sponge. 


This is a double-sided flat sponge meant for BB/CC creams, as it advertises that it has a "velvety" side that will not absorb the thinner textures of BB/CC cream or tinted moisturizers. Well it does that and more...


This "velvety" side is seriously the softest thing I've ever brushed on my face, and it actually feels like a brush, not a sponge. Actually when I used it the first time I imagined it was like rubbing a baby bunny on my face (not that I've ever done that...).

 If you look closely it contains multiple synthetic brush-like fibers. It applies any cream-based base product like a dream, barely any blending needed. It's literally swipe and go. Yes, you can swipe, no "stippling" or "buffing" or repeatedly going back and forth on your face with this.


The back side is a regular black sponge. Nothing special here. I use it taco-style to apply powder to my T-zone. Sephora advertises to use this side to blend, but no need, the brushey side is that good on it's own. 

I have bought a couple of backups already. So far I have been using this almost daily for the past two weeks with daily washings and its holding up so far.  The only thing to be careful of is not to load too much product on, since the brush-sponge side won't absorb much product, you may end up putting too much on. I suggest dabbing the cream product on your face first, THEN use the sponge to swipe and spread it out.

Have you tried this? If not you should... it's only $10 CDN!

14 comments:

  1. Ok. I am sold!
    Beauty Blender is definitely not for BB cream (I almost rurined mine trying it with BB cream once!). This round sponge sounds and looks promising! :)

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    1. Go buy it! I forgot to add it's only $10 CDN. I actually can't believe it's so cheap. Seems like it should cost more, but hey no complaints here about that :)

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  2. What an awesome find! I usually use my Sigma flat kabuki brush for CC cream but find so much product is soaked up in the beauty blender. Will definitely give this a try.

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    1. I've tried that too and find that brushes require more effort, whereas this is super fast. I just dot the bb/cc cream on various parts of my face and then swipe away. Hope you like it as much as I do!

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  3. I would probably walk past this sponge. Thanks for sharing such a great find. I will pick one up next time I am at Sephora!

    http://herandmakeup.com

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    1. I would have too, it was a random online purchase (I added it on to make a minimum to get a gift, and am so glad I did!)

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  4. Ohhh I am curious about this! I have never even heard of it. Do u use it for liquid foundation as well? Other than BB/CC creams?

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    1. You could, I've tried it also with liquid concealer. It works like how a dense synthetic brush would. Overall the biggest difference for me is with BB/CC cream or tinted moisturizers though.

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    2. Cant wait to check this out! Thank u!

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    3. You're welcome hope you will like it! Hard to go wrong at this price point with $10 for 2 sponges. That's why I bought it online blindly without hearing any other reviews, thought the worst thing that could happen was that I end up with two regular sponges, but turns out it's HG now :)

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    1. Lol Sephora should sponsor me to talk about this eh ;)

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  6. Oh, interesting! I've never seen this before, but the idea behind the texture not absorbing so much product makes perfect sense. Definitely going to look into this sponge!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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    1. Yea a brush combo with sponge...who knew?!

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