As you and I are both very aware, I’m really late to the game on this beauty trend. Even though it might seem like beauty blenders and beauty sponges have been around since the dawn of time, they’ve only become super popular within the past couple of years. Although YouTubers and Beauty Gurus alike swear by them and have seriously revived their usage, I was never really sold on them. I mean, these sponges looked so similar to the round ones I had seen in my mother’s foundation compacts from when I was growing up. Why would I use them now?
After my best friend, my sister and literally everyone on the planet have confessed their love for beauty blenders and blending sponges to me over and over again, I thought I would finally give in and test them out. I mean, worse comes to worst I could hate them and just go back to using brushes. However, I was not about to spend almost $30 on one beauty blender, so I popped into Winners to try out the dupes they had there. Little did I know, I would become absolutely obsessed…
At first, I was a little turned off by the fact that you had to run the blending sponges under water before usage. I know, I know, they work better when they’re damp…but like, wasn’t that going to affect the amount of foundation that I was applying to my face? Was I just watering down the product I was using? What about coverage? Truthfully, it did change the effect of my foundation I was using — but in the best way possible.
I currently always prefer using a BB cream over foundation because I find foundations way too heavy. However, when combined with a blending sponge, my makeup has never looked so dewy and flawless! More than once, I’ve noticed unfortunate brush stroke lines when applying my makeup with brushes. However, the blending sponges totally solved my laziness problem when applying my base.
If you’re a poor, unfortunate soul like me that has yet to try out this beauty trend, I suggest doing so as soon as possible! It is literally life-changing when it comes to the way you apply your makeup and you definitely won’t be disappointed.