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! ,