Friday, 12 June 2015

Is the Beauty Blender worth the hype?




If you have been living under the same rock as my friend Adaku then you probably have not heard all the noise the beauty industry has been making about the Beauty Blender in the last year or so. However, if your place of residence is not under a rock :-) you will have seen all the hype and a) fallen for it and purchased OR b) fought back and kept asking if it was really worth the hype.

I was of the latter school of thought until I started getting streaks when applying my foundation with my beloved Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I don't know if this is because my brush set is quite old- about 2 years now *face palm* but yeah a streaky face is not cute so I decided to switch to the Real Techniques Complexion Miracle Sponge. Dirt cheap(got it in London for a fiver) but it works like a dream. Beautifully buffed in foundation in minutes. However, the beauty addict in ,me wanted more and I decided to purchase the Beauty Blender last week Sunday.



The company describes the theory behind the Beauty Blender as "The world’s first edgeless makeup sponge ensures flawless application of any complexion product, powder, cream blush and more...exclusive beautyblender® material ensures impeccable application, no streaking, less product waste and an airbrushed finish."

So to answer the question "Is the Beauty Blender worth the hype?" I would say Yes and No. Let me explain... *Kevin Hart's voice*

Yes it is worth the hype because it does revolutionize foundation application techniques. It applies product so much better than brushes with less waste and a more flawless finish. There are absolutely no streak lines with this one! I may never use a brush again...

I also say No it isn't worth the hype because my RT Miracle Complexion Sponge does exactly what it does. Granted the Beauty Blender material is much less absorbent and a little gentler to touch but in terms of that flawless finish they BOTH do the job. The Beauty Blender currently retails in the UK for 16 pounds- more than double the price of the RT sponge for 5.99 pounds.

In summary, YES the Beauty Blender is an amazing invention that floors all foundation brushes of ages past BUT you can get the same amazing results for a fraction of the price.

Buy the Beauty Blender in Nigeria, here for N4000,..a pretty good deal if you think about current Fx rates....

What do you guys think? Is the Beauty Blender worth the hype?


Enjoy the weekend! ,


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  1. Beautiful review
    My mom still can't wrap her mind around the fact that a small tool like that coats 4K. She's asking if it's better than using her fingers to smudge the thing on her face as she's always done, and if the beauty blender lasts for 4 years (1k for 1 year)? Lol coz she can't afford buying that every year.
    Erm...she's got a point I think so please help me answer

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    1. Hahaha! Trust me I couldn't come to terms with the price myself but I just had to try it out to see if it was truly worth it. It is but you can get similar results with a cheaper alternative! :) Oh and by the way research shows that fingers are actually a great tool for applying foundation, so yay for your mummy :-)

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  2. It does the job no doubt but like you said other brushes do it and due to habit i quickly abandoned it and stayed with my brushes

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  3. My dear I raved about my Real Techniques expert face brush for a while because it gave me a flawless finish. About a year later I started getting streaks and boy it wasn't easy on the eye. I got my paws on Mymakeup beauty sponge for 1k and quickly dumped my face brush...I haven't looked back since. It's the best thing since enchanteur powder. lol. Haven't used the beauty blender and I don't intend to...considering the cheaper and effective versions that abound. Btw, just reaslised RT's miracle complexion sponge has been enjoying glowing reviews. I just added it to my wish list. :)

    Have a lovely weekend Darl.

    xxx
    ChiChi

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    1. Thank God it's not just me that has the problem 0_o the streaky lines were driving me nuts! A sponge that works a dream for 1k though?? Need to get me paws on that! Thanks for the recommendation! xx

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  4. I got an Hegai & Esther sponge at a give away price and i love it, clients love it when i use it on their faces. I'm definitely getting more.

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    1. Ohh i've heard great things about the brand but I'm yet to try anything from them. Will be on the lookout for their own sponge. Thanks! :)

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  5. Thank you! You just saved my bank balance the disappointment of finding out

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  6. Lol , I laugh in mandarin , the same exact thing happened to me till I discovered the beauty blender , I got mine for a whopping , blood draining 6k , I used the life out of it till I started noticing it was falling apart and I said no force on earth would make me waste 6k on this sponge till I discovered it at a shop in ikota shopping complex , it was going for 400 naira a pop! I packed 15 (I'm igbo pls forgive the greed). It does the exact same job as the beauty blender and I have a life's supply till another rave hits the market

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    1. LOL! This made me laugh really hard!

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