This review might be a bit too late, but I’d like to give my two cents about our favorite and the most popular makeup sponge ever, the Beautyblender. We all love this sorta memory foam-ish for the face. This Allure best of beauty winner is truly a makeup tool wonder. It comes with different colors and purposes, and it blends our makeup very well. From foundations to CC creams, to concealers to tanners, name it, there’s a Beautyblender for it. All you need is water, squeeze out excess H20, keep it damp and bounce it on your favorite creams or makeup foundations, primer, concealer, etc, and keep blending. Not only do this Beautyblender look cute, like a cross between Humpty Dumpty and a large marshmallow, but it’s reusable, versatile, easy to use and saves you the time and effort of reaching for your makeup brushes. It’s like an all-in-one blending tool, and the result is impressive.
But why is there such different colors? Does that mean that no two, three, or even five Beautyblenders are created the same? What are all these different colors for?
To summarize all the colors and its functions, check this out:
- Original Beautyblender (Pink) – For primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, etc.
- Beautyblender Pro (Black) – Self-tanners and long-wearing makeup. Use with dark toned makeup products since lighter blenders gets easily stained with these.
- Beautyblender Nude (Flesh) – For lighter foundations or makeup products that defines a natural look.
- Beautyblender Bubble (New, Light Pale Pink) – Designed to be just the same as the Original Pink Beautyblender.
- Beautyblender Pure (White) – For sensitive skin and skin care application.
- Beautyblender Blusher (Gray) – Blush application
- Beautyblender Red Carpet (Red) – same as Bubble and Hot Pink.
Frankly, I’ve never tried all Beautyblenders. I don’t think I’ll need all of them in order to nail my makeup look. Perhaps a few is enough, after all, aren’t they all made of the same material? Non-latex foam. Perhaps there might be a slight variation of their respective density and texture, but for now, I’m kind of fine with my two Beautyblenders.
The original pink or hot pink Beautyblender is my first one, and I’ve had it for a very very long time. It kinda loses its shape a bit, specially near the tip or the triangular part from time to time. I dunno if it’s because I tend to press it a lot, there might be too much pressure from my fingers, or that I bounce it on my face like crazy. It also gets stained easily as well, but it does somewhat return to normal after cleaning it. Speaking of cleaning, I clean it with my Beautycleanser Solid and it does a great job of cleaning it. The problem is, whenever I clean it, the pink dye seems to bleed. I don’t know if it’s because I also use lukewarm water during cleaning. But it really doesn’t bother me that much, as long as my Beautyblender does not break, crack or split.
My newest addition is the newly-released Beautyblender Bubble. It’s a very very light pale pink shade that is almost white, and it’s supposed to work just like the Original Pink Beautyblender. A lot of people didn’t seem to like this one though. They’re saying that this is not exactly the same at the original, and that it breaks easily and soaks up more product. In my experience, I honestly couldn’t tell much of a difference between the two. This bubble one might be slightly firmer, but it has been quite similar to my hot pink one.
Bottomline, I love the Beautyblenders, my makeup application is such a breeze with them. I also love them for traveling or when I’m simply in a hurry. Though I’m not quite sure about buying each and every colors just because they work differently as advertised, I feel like they’re all kinda similar really, but I do recommend that you should have at least one, and perhaps get one of those micro.minis too.
FYI: the pink Beautyblender stand used in this review is available HERE.
What Beautyblender color d’y have? Have you noticed any difference from each color?
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