The Original Beauty Blender | Review

Hello again,

I have used makeup sponges before but they’ve always left me feeling a little disappointed. In the past, I found that they absorbed more foundation than they were actually putting onto my face. After a while I decided that they weren’t worth buying anyone and stuck to stippling and buffing brushes – mainly the Real Techniques ones.

I don’t live under a rock so I’m quite aware that the Original Beauty Blender has a reputation for being the best. Most people actually claim that no brush or sponge can be compared to this one. I’m a sucker for anything a) pink or b) that will make my life easier, so I decided to give it a go.


I ran the sponge under the tap a little and then rinsed it out so it was damp enough to blend my makeup but not so wet that the product would drip down my face.

Although I’d say I had to use more product than I would with a brush, it wasn’t enough to put me off. I started off by using really small amounts of foundation and built it up slightly just in case it started to look cakey.

I found that because the sponge was damp, it spread the makeup across my face a lot easier than a makeup brush usually does. My skin is naturally really dry and I’ve found over the past couple of months it’s been a lot harder to use foundation brushes on to blend in my foundation and concealer. I feel like the brush has just been drying out my skin even more.


Although I wouldn’t say that the Beauty Blender made my makeup last any longer, it definitely made it look a lot better throughout the day. My skin feels a lot more hydrated and my makeup looks a lot dewier. Because it covers my face so easily and blends so well, I end up using less makeup than I did with a makeup brush that took a long time to blend properly. I feel like my makeup doesn’t dry out my skin as much as it usually would when I use a brush. Believe me, my skin needs all the moisture it can get.

Overall, I’m really impressed with this. It’s true: the Original Beauty Blender is a lot better than other makeup sponges.

As always, thanks for reading!

Let me know which sponges and brushes you use to apply your makeup, and how well they work…

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Bye for now,

Courteney x

46 thoughts on “The Original Beauty Blender | Review

  1. I got the beauty blender for Christmas and it’s so strange how much squishier it is than others! I have a $5 sponge that has a better shape for me but the original beauty blender is definitely better than a lot of dupes!

  2. I got a blender dupe at Walgreens that I loved but can’t find anymore, so I might have to break down and get the original. It really does make blending makeup so much easier (but always wet!)

  3. I’ve been using a beauty blender dupe for much longer than I really should have (it’s still in perfect condition minus a small foundation stain so I don’t want to get rid of it) but I’m always tempted into buying the original. If I’m being honest, I just want it because it’s pink.

  4. I so want to buy one now. I’ve been debating for months. I have crazy dry skin and have always thought that with wetting the blender it would make my skin worse. So it’s good to know it has the opposite affect.

  5. I used to use my hands to put on my foundation and just recently switched to a brush. I’ve been curious about the blender sponges…I work long days so I really liked your feedback that it seems to help your make-up last longer. I think I may have to give it a try!

  6. I always use sponges because I find brushes too timeconsuming (I’m lazy), but you’re right they don’t usually work that well. I might give this a try as it might be just what I need.

  7. I’ve had my beauty blender for a while now and I love it. I have the real techniques dupe as well, and while it is good it just isn’t the same as the real thing!

  8. I’m forever tempted by this – I have had the RT one and it was good I thought. Then I got a HD one which was way better because it was more dense and it looked more like the original beauty blender. But why you so expensive haha! x

  9. I have been considering a blending tool and here you are! I usually dampen a brush and have a go but it doesn’t always look great when I am done. So this is something I would give a try!

  10. Before I bought a beauty blender, I purchased the Real Techniques sponge. It is still my favorite. I think it does as good a job as the BB and doesn’t cost as much. I do like the Beauty Blender, but I’m probably one of the few people who doesn’t think it’s the best thing ever.

  11. I use the beauty blender as well!! It is amazing and I have two now haha. I felt skeptical at first about shelling that much money out for a sponge, but it really is great and I feel much more like a pro now with my makeup application.

  12. Thanks for sharing your review! I’ve never used a beauty blender–I just stick with my brushes. I think if I wore more makeup that needed better blending, this would be a good choice.

  13. I’ve never used a beauty blender before. I’m glad that it works great for make-up lovers though. It’s always nice to have the right tools to help perfect your look!

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