After watching several videos about the Beauty Blender, I finally broke down and purchased one of these crazy pink eggs. Drugstore.com was having a sale and I picked it up for $15. LOVE IT! Naturally, I have my complaints, but for the money I would definitely recommend this.
I have sensitive skin, so the less poking I do at my face the better. I have tried foundation brushes, stippling brushes and a wide variety of makeup sponges over the years. My default is fingers. The Beauty Blender gives me a more even look and to borrow a phrase, 'air brushed'.
It is interesting watching other people use their blenders. Everyone does it a bit differently. Some people soak their entire egg, others just an end. Enkore even uses it with mineral makeup. I am still experimenting with mine.
TIP: Wet frequently during application. It absorbs quickly and if you don't keep it wet, kiss your makeup goodbye.
- A snap to use, more complicated to use it well. I'm mostly a wide-end user.
- Fantastic finish.
- Speed. I can do my foundation in half the time it used to take with my fingers.
- That frigging pink. It looks pretty, but that dye just never stops giving. I washed mine 10 times before I first used it and my sink was still full of hot pink dye. Be careful where you lay this and of the water splashing. I have spots on a shelf that are never going to come out.
- Difficult to clean. I didn't purchase the cleaning solution with my sponge. I normally use liquid castile soap to clean everything but it doesn't make a dent with the liquid foundation on this sponge. I have been using cheap bar soap to get the makeup off and then washing with my castile.