Review: The Beautyblender

I finally jumped on the Beautyblender bandwagon.

I didn’t want to do a full review of this product right away because I wanted to give myself time to properly test out the tool and complete some trial and error.

The end result?

It’s pretty good. But it’s not a holy-grail product.

The Beautyblender sponge cost me $20.00.  That’s expensive for a sponge.  Granted, a nice brush will cost you the same price or significantly more.  However, a nice brush, when well taken care of, can last you a lifetime.  This sponge is only meant to last 3-4 months.

I discovered through the Beautyblender that I prefer applying my foundation with a sponge rather than a brush.

With that being said, it does not need to be this particular sponge.

I’ve found that triangle sponges from the drugstore work just as well.  Yes, it’s convenient to have a large rounded end and a small tapered end.  However, I find that I end up using the sponge to apply the foundation and blending it in with my fingers.

Overall, I think the Beautyblender a great concept and a great product.  However, I would not spend $20.00 on it a second time.

Consumer Expert Meg Thomson

Hi! I'm Meg Thomson. I'm a 21-year-old undergraduate. I have a passion for film and television as well as beauty and makeup, and I'm excited to be able to share news and stories with you!