I've got a new video and giveaway for you! I think everyone knows about the famous hot pink Beauty Blender Sponge. Well there are a lot of dupes out there and I decided to put them up against each other on a product battle comparing price and performance. Check it out!
Check out the video!
Original Beauty Blender
This hot pink tear-dropped sponge made rounded sponges famous. It retails for $19.95 and you can pick it up at Sephora and a number of Makeup Retailers. Kim K's Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic also made it famous by giving Kim her famous undereye highlight. The sponge expands when wet and gives a flawless blend without any harsh edges. I do like this product but find it to be a little pricey.
Graftobian HD Glamour Grip
Grafotbian came out with their version of the sponge about a year ago. It's a bit cheaper, retailing for $14.99 at www.graftobian.com. I do like how the shape has a little indent in the middle to make it easier for gripping. It also is a little more durable feeling than the Beauty Blender and expands to a larger surface area. I find that I prefer it to the Beauty Blender - it's cheaper and works better.
Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge
This sponge came out years ago, not long after the Beauty Blender. It retails for $10.49 at www.target.com
Unfortunately I do not like the hard texture of the sponge. It's not bouncy and does not blend well. I don't recommend.
Here is the version I mentioned in my video which is attached to a brush:
Here is the original:
Qosmedix Oblong Blending Sponge
I really love this sponge, it even comes in black which is awesome so it doesn't show stains. It's available for an amazing $1.95 from www.qosmedix.com - however, you can only buy from this site if you have a business license as they sell mainly in bulk to professionals.
Soho Beauty Sponge
I found this sponge at Wal-Mart for just $5. I'm loving the price and the fact that it's pointed on both sides. However, the texture is way off. The sponge is very gummy-ish, meaning it doesn't expand and bounce that much even when it's wet. Because of the inflexibility, the sponge split and cracked just after one wash. I definitely don't recommend. In this case, low price means low quality.
MAC Pro Performance Sponge
I noticed that MAC has a couple of bright pink cool linking sponges on their website. They're also latex-free and close to the Beauty Blender price point at $18. I honestly haven't tried them but they look pretty cool. It's still kinda pricey but for those of you who have a pro discount, it definitely helps.
Like I said, these little sponges are showing up everywhere. Others that I've heard of include: Eve Pearl, EcoTools, and you can even find them at TJ Maxx etc. I also recommend that if you attend a Makeup Trade Show like the Makeup Show or IMATS, pick them up on sale there. A lot of stores like Norcostco, Frends Beauty Supply and Naimies always sell them.
I'm going to give 3 lucky winners the chance to try out these blendy sponges. I have 3 new Graftobian Glamour Grip Sponges that need a new home.
Here's how to win:
- Open Internationally
- 3 winners
- Instagram Winner: Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on the post with the picture for the giveaway
- YouTube Winner: Subscribe to me on YouTube and leave me a comment on the video telling me why you'd like to win.
- Blog Winner: Follow my blog (follow option to the right of this post) and leave me a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to win.
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