Born Pretty Beauty Blender Dupe Review

Thursday, 12 November 2015

I have always wanted to try the famous beauty blender so I figured I would try a dupe from BornPretty instead! I realise that this review won't be as useful because I don't have the real beauty blender to compare it with so I have vowed to update this post with a comparison when I get one.

For $2.24, you won't be crying even if the quality is not as good! Also remember to use code KIMH10 for 10% off any full priced item from BornPretty! 


When I first received this sponge, what struck me was how hard it was. I expected it to be porous and well... 'spongey', but it is actually very firm. The surface is perfectly smooth and rubbery, unlike the beauty blender which looks fuzzy and porous. 

 Dry
Wet

I simply run the blender under the tap and squeeze it 3 times until it absorbs some water. It expands to around one quarter of its size and remains relatively firm. Thick BB creams and foundations work the best with a sponge as they give you a higher coverage as opposed to using a brush which moves the product around a lot more. I thought that the sponge would fit the contours of my face better and allow me to get my base into every nook and cranny, but I found it quite awkward to reach into the corners of my nose. A brush with longer, softer bristles works much better for this. What I do like using this sponge for is blending concealer under my eyes for that heavier coverage. Another plus is that it doesn't leave any streaks!

When I use it with a thinner foundation such as my L'oreal Tru Match, it takes forever to blend out and I find that during the day my chin area becomes extremely cakey due to the combination of thicker coverage and my dry skin. 

Overall, I prefer using my BornPretty brushes (my favourite brushes yet!) over this sponge as it is much less time consuming to blend with a brush, rather than pat with a sponge. Maybe I am simply using it with the wrong products though. I am still experimenting with it!

Get the beauty blender dupe here!

See the sponge in action in my recent Youtube video:


Do you prefer brushes or a beauty blender for your BB creams and foundations?

*I was gifted this product for review. All my opinions are 100% honest.

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