Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Beauty Blender

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I'd never bought a 'real' beauty blender yet, so seeing as I had enough +Birchbox UK points saved up I bought the travel set. I chose the travel set as I wanted to try the blender cleanser too, which you don't get in the other packs. It is only £22 for the travel set here, rather than £24 for the duo without the cleanser. 

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On the left is the real beauty blender and on the right is a dupe from eBay. I have always used the eBay dupes since beauty blenders became a craze as I wasn't sure if I would like them or not.. I loved it! I always stuck by the dupes as they're only £2 and they only last so long before the eventually split. 

But now I've tried a real one, the texture is completely different. The dupe has a more smooth surface whereas the real blender has a sponge bubbley texture (great explanation I know). I'm not sure if it is the texture, but the real one soaks in a lot less foundation compared to the dupe.. so a lot less product will be used, but the down side is that they dry up really quickly. Another downside is that they leak out the pink dye.. which has resulted in my dresser having a pink stain now, great!

For £22-24 they aren't exactly the cheapest version on the market, and don't think they're the best either. I'm definitely sticking to my trusty dupes in the future!

What do you use to apply your foundation? Have you tried the beauty blender?



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4 comments

  1. I want one! Such an expense for a sponge though. x

    Lizzie's Corner

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    1. They're good but just on bar with the fake versions I think! They're ridiculously pricey for a sponge! X

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  2. I really want to try the beauty blender, I've heard so many good things! Definitely not the cheapest though. Josie xxx

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    1. They're pricey for sponges, but the dupes are nearly as good to use I think xxx

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