Tuesday, May 1, 2012

HD GlamourGrip by Graftobian

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review.  If you're wondering what these bad boys are, they're sponges that will change your foundation application.  And they're super cute to boot!  Check out Graftobian's latest product addition...

I am a huge fan of blender sponges.  They apply and blend product like a dream and they're reusable to boot.  I've tried a couple of different versions and I was happy that Graftobian is now adding them to their product line.

I got to test out the GlamourGrip and it came in a really cool 4 pack that comes in a clear pouch - an organizing essential for kits.
This is the first time I've seen these sponges in so many colors.  They look like Easter Eggs!  Better yet, you can have one color per client or actor.  That makes separating your actors bags much easier - genius!
Here's the size of one sponge dry.  I recommend using it damp, because the sponge softens and doesn't absorb as much product.  It's crazy how big the sponge gets when it has water in it.  I like to run it under a faucet, and then wring out the excess water.  From there, you can use it to apply product - I dip the sponge into a bit of foundation and then pounce it allover the face.  I use the round bottom for larger areas like the cheeks and forehead and the pointed tip for harder to reach areas like underneath the eyes and around the nose.
I'm happy that you can buy these in a multi-pack without having to visit a trade show.  For those of you that use these sponges, you know that it's good to have extra on hand.  That way, you don't have to wash between each use, you can switch out!  If you do wash them, just use a bit of warm water and liquid soap.  I use Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Soap - it's safe for the environment and the Tea Tree liquid helps disinfect it.  Better yet, you can easily find it at Target.
Here's another tip, if you find that your makeup looks too cakey after you've finished application, just pounce the wet sponge around your face and it instantly tones it down.

You can find these products at www.Graftobian.com - Each sponge is $14.99, 4 pack $39.99.  They were created by Hollywood makeup artist Suzanne Diaz and are paired beautifully with the Graftobian HD Glamour Creams.

FTC Disclosure:  Product sponsored for review.  I am not affiliated with this company and not paid to write this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer


SheerBeauty (Kayla) said...

me and my friends saw something like this at sephora, im not sure if it was the same brand but it looks the same. I think I might get it now since you tried it with good results :)

O_oLiz said...

How would you compare this sponge to the Beauty Blender? Not sure if you've tried Beauty Blender that everyone is talking about as well as it being the first sponge applicator on the market that started the craze. I'd love to know!

And I can't wait to try Graftobian GlamourGrip, I'm obsessed with these sponges!

MakeupByRenRen said...

hi there, i have some beauty blenders...i think they're overpriced and i think these work a bit better because of the grip in the middle.

Ashley Rae said...

Hey Ren! How do these compare with the sponges you use from Qosmedix? The Graftobian ones seem a little pricey.

MakeupByRenRen said...

mmmm they're very very similar, except I notice these expand a little bigger when wet. other than that, pretty much similar. the reason why qosmedix is so cheap is b/c it's a wholesale company where typically you buy in bulk but I don't think there's a limit restriction on the sponges

Gabzz said...

I been wanting to try these! I ordered some from Ebay for 2.99 to start with see how I like them and if I do then I will buy the actual ones cause the brush leaves to much foundation on my face and I dont need that much coverage