Sunday, 6 December 2015

Beauty Blender- Worth the hype?


I was very kindly sent a beauty blender* by the lovely people at Beauty Flash and was thrilled to finally get to put the infamous sponge to the test.

I started by soaking it in cold water then squeezing the excess out 3-5 times, once it was damp I first used it to apply my concealer, I usually find with sponges it leaves a textured look in your make-up but because you apply this with a wet sponge the problem is avoided all together. To set the concealer I then went in with a setting powder and decided to try this with a wet sponge also, which I was nervous about. I dipped it in the powder then applied it to my face and found it looked amazing and a lot less cakey than when applied with a dry sponge. It gave the effect of using a setting spray without actually using a setting spray.

On the beauty front I was really pleased but as with all sponges, I was worried about the hygiene. With most of my sponges I throw them away after a week of use, but with this sponge coming at £16 a pop, you can't really afford to do it with this product. So, after religiously washing it with the solid cleanser after every use I kept an eye out for any problem areas on my face for a month- and there were none!

This product leaves an airbrushed finished and is surprisingly hygienic. Buy for £16 here and the solid cleanser for £14 here.

(Also, how cute is the colour?)
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115 comments

  1. I am getting this for Christmas and can not wait to use it

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  2. definitely need to try this. i've seen so many people swear by it! i like how you talked about the hygiene factor though. good to know!

    love, rach.
    So, hi.

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  3. I have been ignoring buying The Original Beauty Blender for a long time. I just can't come around the fact that I would have to spend too much on this little dude. It maybe wonderful but no! I won't purchase it. I'm going to invest in a good afford-ably priced kabuki brush.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    1. I agree, it's super expensive and it's hard to invest in a tool until you've seen the results for yourself!

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  4. I have one Ihave loved (literally) to pieces and now have some chapter dupes waiting to be put to the test. Let´s see...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  5. TOTALLY worth the hype. I've used a bunch of different sponges from random drugstore ones to Real Techniques and none of them quite compare to the original beauty blender!

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  6. I bought one but never really used it... I prefer brushes I guess. Thanks for this review Talisa!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  7. I want to try this so bad! I heard these are so much better to apply makeup. Great post hun + thanks for sharing. Xx
    Lots of love,
    Kayla <3 Xx
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  8. I LOOOOVE my beauty blender! It's the best! Great post :)


    XO
    Molly
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  9. Yep I'm 100% on the beauty blender train as well, I love mine! I actually just bought another 3 more for stock, haha

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  10. Wow this looks amazing! I've never tried one out, but it sounds like it has great results! Awesome post :)
    xo Kiki
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  11. very nice post dear, have a nice day.
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  12. I've been dying for one of these but could never get down with how pricey it is. I am going to try the Real Techniques version first but your post makes me want the original!

    Chelsey | www.chelseythornton.com

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  13. I've heard great things about this. Thanks for sharing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  14. I've heard great things about this. Thanks for sharing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  15. I've never tried these before, but they sound amazing! It is too bad that they're a bit expensive, as I'd also be worried about keeping them clean.

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  16. I always wanted to try out beauty blender, this seems like the perfect one! (: x

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  17. I keep hearing that it is worth the hype, but at the same time spending so much money for one little sponge is a little iffy to me. I'm definitely asking it for Christmas though, I really want to see the results for myself!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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  18. I've never heard of this product but it sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Kathy
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  19. Great review! I have heard great things about this product, but I normally use powder instead of liquid concealer on my face so I'm not sure if I would use this product very much.
    Black & White

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  20. I haven't gotten a chance to try the beauty blender yet but have heard so many great things about it. Thanks for sharing this post~

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  21. Need to try. Have heard too much great things about it! Thank you for sharing and Happy Monday too :)

    Real Life Nerd // www.vivienekok.com

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  22. I love using it wet for setting powder. For foundation I find it a bit cumbersome to dab a sponge all over face & neck, I'm lazy that way :P
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  23. absolutely! this is a mainstay in my kit!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  24. Absolutely need to try it! Looks like a beauty case essential!
    Fashion Soup

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  25. I LOOOOVE Beauty Blender!

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  26. I love my beauty blender and definitely think it's worth it! There is just nothing else that compares in giving a flawless, airbrushed look to the skin.

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  27. Love the beauty blender. :)
    Xx Blue Ducklings http://www.blueducklings.wordpress.com

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  28. Oh I also heard about this! Actually I never tried it but maybe I have to! :)

    Have a lovely day!
    xxx
    Bianca

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  29. Sounds really great! Gemma xx
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  30. Hi there hun, you getting ready for Xmas yet?
    Great post as usual, love it.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
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  31. yes, the colour is very cute..it seems like this product is worth the hype.

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  32. I haven't tried this one but have used some Non Latex sponges and to be honest they are really great to ordinary sponges. Nice review.
    GlamupGirls

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  33. I've never tried a beauty sponge but I'm so intrigued by them! Love how they make make up look when I see them used in tutorials x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  34. I love my beauty blender! I have two since I like to have them dry completely before using it the next time (the germaphobe in me is scared of having bacteria breed in there). I only use these for my concealer and to even out foundation - I'm not too big of a fan using them for powders!

    becky ♡ star violet

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  35. I've seen a lot of people raving about it. It's such a cute product, I'd love to own it someday when I teach myself some cool ways of make up!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  36. Nice blog! Lovely post, and I followed your blog.

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  37. I'm thinking about getting one! :)

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  38. Personally, I can't justify spending £16 on a sponge so I opt for the Real Technique's Complexion Sponge which does a great job. Nonetheless, I'd still like to try the Beauty Blender as I've heard such great things about it :) Xx

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  39. Cant you believe I have never tried a beauty blender! In many occasion I have been tempted to get one but the cleaning aspect always hold me back from getting one but reading your review has inspired me to finally get one. Thanks a bunch! XOXO, Jeannette

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  41. Love your post, great content!

    Only 2 MORE MONDAYS till CHRISTMAS!!

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  42. Wow, I had no idea it left s an air brush look! That is awesome! I never used this but I've seen so many do and didn't understand the hype!

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  43. I haven't used this before, but sure sounds like a good product. Thanks for the review on it. :)

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  44. It's so interesting to know you didn't have a problem on the hygiene front as that was my main concern with this beauty sponge - blemishes! Great review Talisa :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  45. I never heard of this product before... sounds nice!
    Thank you so much for your sweet words on my last post : )
    Xx
    Larissa
    cenestquedelachance.blogspot.de

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  46. I've tried some similar ones but I'd love to try the original one day :)

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  47. This is such a great review Talisa, I agree with everything you've said about it! The beauty blender gives an amazing finish to the skin. But also when I'm using multiple cream products, it really eliminates any streaks. Making all of the products seamless.

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  48. The pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing:)

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  49. Sounds fantastic and very promising! Love the color

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  50. Nice review
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  51. Fantastic review!
    xo
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  52. I want to try it!!!
    A kiss.
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  53. I should try it! Seems to be a great product!
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  54. I'm still thinking to buy and try it, but every time I'm ready I find other products that I want too)) Guess I'll buy it next time! Great review!

    Tanya
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  55. I have a knok off of the Beauty Blender that I love! It gives a great finish.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  56. I've always wanted to try one of these! Thanks for sharing!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  57. I'm obsessed with my beauty blender!
    Nice review.

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

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  58. I love my beauty blender, it's my favorite way to apply a foundation and always makes my skin look flawless.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  59. I keep trying to decide whether to give one of these a try or not. They do sound pretty good though :) xx

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  60. I love it!
    xoxo Gi.

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  61. Great review! I've debated purchasing one myself as I always hear them highly recommended :)

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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  64. Great post! I really want to try this out but I keep putting it off. x

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  65. I need to get this, I just use brushes but would love an airbrushed look finish!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  66. I bought a similar sponge at Sephora, but I definitely have to try the original Beauty Blender! ^-^
    xoxo
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  67. Oh, it seems to be really great! Thanks for the review :)
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    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  68. I love the beauty blender! Definitely my favourite make-up tool x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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  69. The color definitely got my attention very cute, I will be adding this to my christmas wishlist.
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  71. I love my beauty blender and now I don't think I could go back to regular cheap sponges. The flawless finish gives is my favourite way of applying foundation now x

    Beauty with charm

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  72. I still haven't tried the original beauty blender! Everyone is raving about it and I really want to give it a try!

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  73. Aw I want to try it! Nice review! Have a nice weekend!
    xx
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  74. You know, some people say you should put the blender in the microwave. Apparently that's how you disinfect it.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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  75. I received a beauty blender as a gift so I was happy to see this post. Good to know that keeping it clean was not an issue, because that was my biggest concern!

    xo,
    Josephina

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  76. Love the sound of this beauty blender, but I've been a bit worried to purchase it because of the price! I might just try this sponge out thanks to this review :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  77. Love the sound of this beauty blender, but I've been a bit worried to purchase it because of the price! I might just try this sponge out thanks to this review :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  78. It's a perfect gift for a makeup lover! So practical :)

    xoxo Talisa,
    Melania - Mode in Technicolor

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  79. I heard great things about beauty blender.
    Will look for it soon.

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  81. I never got the original one, but now I'm thinking about it, too :)
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  82. cleansing beauty blender is a pain in the ass.. :(
    have to get the cleanser along with it...

    xoxo,

    Beauty Appetite

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  83. Great post!

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  84. I tried it, didn't get it and put it away! Now I keep hearing all these great reviews and have to give it another try!

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  85. I have it, and I use it so much it's getting dirty and kinda breaking into small pieces lol. Need to buy a new one :)

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  86. I also recently got a beauty blender and I'm loving it too! But what's even better than the actual beauty blender is the cleanser! It's a miracle cleaner!

    Mili

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  87. I really want a beauty blender like that! =D

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  88. I do enjoy a good ole beauty blender sponge. I've recently been testing out the IT cosmetics sponge and I'm loving it! I used it in my last makeup tutorial video and it gives such an airbrushed look xx, adaatude.com

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  89. Thanks for sharing this, dear. I've never tried to use this before, and now I'm eager to find one for me. Happy holidays
    xoxo
    Liza
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  90. I am using a beauty blender all the time and think it's simply amazing!

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  91. I had such a busy Nov and Dec, well, like everybody else, so I went a bit MIA (like bloggers say :), but would like to wish you a great Christmas time! In January things will be more peaceful, hope we stay connected :) I wore blenders some time, but now was using fingers to spread foundation. But as you said it leaves a perfect finish, I will try it again! Merry Christmas!
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  92. I must try now!
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  93. Thanks for sharing this, I've debated getting one but they sound really good :)

    VioletDaffodils
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