Day 1 Blenders and Sponges

image.jpegI have been using the Beauty Blender for a very long time now.  Today’s trial was to introduce a few other sponges and see if I can be swayed from the tried and true.  I used the Ulta sponge (small size orange sponge) and the real techniques blender (large size orange sponge) in addition to my tried and true beauty blender.

First things first, I didn’t love the Ulta sponge.  It felt a little stiff and did not blend product enough for me even when used damp.  For someone with a relative petite hand this would likely have a good feel.  The pointy side and the flatter side were attractive for the multi-use possibilities.  I will continue to try this sponge to see if the material relaxes with use.  If it has a softer feel I might be swayed in its usefulness in my makeup bag.

As a first timer with the Real Techniques sponge if was amazingly effective.  The larger size was intimidating but the product design is spot on.  I was able to move easily in the corner of my eyes and around my face surface.  It also came in handy when cleaning up my eyebrows.  I will continue to use this.  When I have a beauty giveaway this will be one of the gifts.  Everyone that is serious about a flawless look should snatch this up.  The finish is flawless and smooth.  It is a great compliment to the original beauty blender but I suspect it will carve out its own niche in my makeup routine.

 

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Sponges and Blenders

image.pngI am looking forward to a week of sponge and blender testing.  I routinely use my Beauty Blender (the original).  It gets the job done however getting into tight spaces like the corners of the eye and around the mouth were a bit of a challenge.  The new micro.mini blender was a great way to fix this.   It is also great to hit the spots that need color correction or extra coverage.  The list of blenders could go on forever but my list is compiled of these

  • Beauty Blender the Original
  • Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
  • Ulta Super blender
  • Stylewurks Blending makeup sponge