Beauty Battle: Makeup Sponges

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I’ve been using Quo’s version of the Beauty Blender for almost two years now but my curiosity got the best of me after I continuously heard people raving about the name brand version.  After receiving a gift card to Sephora over a month ago, I decided to find out if this tiny pink sponge was worth all the hype.

Whether you have the Beauty Blender or another alternative, you use them all the same.  Run it under the tap, making sure to squeeze the sponge to fill it with water.  After it’s full, it will have expanded almost twice in size.  Then, you’re going to want to squeeze all the excess water out and if needed use a towel to further dry it however, using the sponge while damp is ideal.  Another great tip I’ve learned is to spritz the damp sponge with any type of setting spray.  I typically use Urban Decay’s All Nighter and the difference in the lasting power of my foundation is ridiculous.  Usually by the end of the day, I would have some redness around my nose and cheeks peeking through, but when I apply the setting spray on the sponge before applying my foundation, I have flawless coverage all day that doesn’t budge.
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Stats//
Quo Blending Sponge, can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart

Retails for $5-6

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Beauty Blender, can be found online or Sephora
Retails for $26

 

Verdict//

SAVE!!  After purchasing the Beauty Blender, I used it for over a month to get a fair opinion about it and to be quite honest, I couldn’t wait to switch back to my cheaper alternative.  Don’t get me wrong, the Beauty Blender works great but for the steep price point I don’t feel that it’s any better than the one I was already using but at close to 4x the price.  Also,  I don’t really like the texture of the Beauty Blender.  It’s not as soft as my Quo sponge and doesn’t feel as nice on the skin.  In my opinion, go for the lower price point and use the money you saved and pick up a setting spray to use in combo with the damp sponge to give your foundation that extra staying power.

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