The Original Beauty Blender | Review

Monday, 22 September 2014

Hello Lovelies! A while ago I received the Original Beauty Blender in a Birchbox (I think it was in June or something) and although I was excited to own it as I've heard so many beauty bloggers rave about it, it somehow ended up just sitting in my drawer of things to try and I kind of forgot about it. However, I recently bought a thicker foundation which just didn't sit right on my skin when buffed in with my usual go to brush, the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, so I decided to give this little one a go and I'm so glad it did. 

After reading a few reviews of the Beauty Blender I decided it was best to wet it first and use it damp.  This means that the sponge can't soak up as much of the foundation and waste it like a traditional blending sponge would. It took a bit of getting used to at first, but I found that applying a few dots of foundation to my skin, then dabbing away and spreading the foundation across my skin worked best. Rather than applying the foundation directly to the sponge. 

The Beauty Blender is an egg shape which makes blending in foundation effortless. The larger end can be used for areas such as the cheeks and forehead where you don't need as much precision, and the smaller pointy end can be used around the eyes and nose to really get into all of the corners and angles of your face. The finished effect is a light airbrushed finish which I love. It makes my thicker feeling foundations sit lightly on my skin, making them much more comfortable to wear on a daily basis. 

It does have a tendency to sheer out foundations though, so I like to use it will fuller coverage foundations to make them more of a medium coverage product, however it's so easy to build up foundation using the beauty blender, without it looking cakey - everything just blends in seamlessly. 

Overall, I love the Beauty Blender and I can see what all of the fuss is about. I find myself reaching for this on a daily basis now to use with a variety of different foundations, and I would really recommend picking it up to anyone who wants a flawless airbrushed base. It is a little expensive, however it's so worth it. I've tried cheaper alternatives, and they just don't compare. 

Lots of Love, 

Becky x x 


  1. This sounds so good and so versatile, I quite like the idea of using it damp it sounds very refreshing to your skin xx


  2. I put foundation on the back on my hand, and then just dab the blender in, before stippling on to my face x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

  3. I have tried many sponges but the original one is the best.

  4. This is something I go back and forth with wanting. I will see a review saying that the Real Techniques one is just as good and I'm like "Hah, I don't need to pay $30 for a sponge!" but then I'll see another saying it's unbeatable and nearly cave again. I think I need to just bite the bullet and pick it up.

  5. I received a Beauty Blender in this months BirchBox, but I was a little confused on how to actually use it - you have made it a lot clearer!
    Thanks! x
    Messing With A Dreamer

  6. This looks so good, will definitely be trying it if I ever go back to liquid foundations again xo

  7. I've heard so many great things about this, must give it a try x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

  8. Great post! I really want to try the Beauty Blender, or a cheaper dupe but I'm always put off by the thought of the product just soaking into the sponge.. xoxo

  9. This is definitely tempting. I have tried the real techniques complexion sponge, but the flat edge is a little awkward where I could just go to town on my face with the beauty blender x

  10. I recently picked up a beauty blender because I prefer my foundation sheer, and I had also heard how great it was. I was not disappointed at all! Such a handy little tool. Love your blog by the way! xo

  11. I have been so intrigued by this but will definitely use a full coverage foundation with it thanks for the tips xxx

    Blonde of Carbs

  12. I have a dupe for this that i picked up the £1 off amazon and i love it!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  13. I definitely agree that this makes the makeup look more sheer but it's great for a minimal makeup look x



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