Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $19.99+ (depending on which one you get, the one with cleaner, two beauty blenders, etc)
Lasts for about: 4-6 months
Where to buy it: PurelyCosmetics.com, Planet Beauty Stores, Online, etc.
What it is: 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.
USE: Use the wide bottom of the sponge to cover larger areas for stippling and the pointed end to get into hard to reach areas.
PROS: It's pink! LOL. I love that it is small enough to carry with you in your purse, for travel, and the elliptical egg-shaped sponge does make it easy to get into hard to reach areas like the sides of the nose and the inner corners of the eyes. It is easy to clean and comes with its own cleaner, but Robyn from Purely Cosmetics says that it's also easy and safe to clean with Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap (in case you ever run out of cleaner!). The container itself holds the sponge which is great for storage and prevents bacteria from accumulating on the sponge since it has a lid as well rather than having it 'out' in the open. I found it very easy to use, just dab it on your face like you normally would with a regular sponge until you reach your desired effect. You can also use it wet to apply your mineral foundation wet for more coverage. It does give the same coverage as a flat top buffer brush so it's a nice alternative. Also, if it's time to throw away your beauty blender, you can send it back to them for recycling! So its great for the environment too!
CONS: As much as I love how small it is, I wish there was one that was a bit bigger to cover more surface area as it took me a bit longer to apply my foundation in comparison to of course my buffer brush, I am sure that once I start using it more often though I will get better at applying my foundation faster with it.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Product: 4 out of 5