It has been sooo long since I did one of these posts! If you’re new to my blog, I periodically check out products that are cult classics. “Cult Classic” products, in my eyes, are products that are reached this higher level of hype either online or in real life. Everyone knows those products that everyone and their sister seems to rave about. I bet you can think of a few of those products right now, that have been around for a while and girls have repeatedly purchased or have labeled them as “holy grail” products.
In this series, I’m testing out these products that everyone seems to rave about and see if they really live up to the hype! I want to find out for myself, and for you guys, if they really deserve the “Cult Classic” title. Up next …The Beauty Blender!
I picked up a Beauty Blender sponge at the Toronto IMATS this past November. I’ve never heard a negative thing about the Beauty Blender, which has a reputation for applying foundation effortlessly and practically invisibly. I heard that it basically made any foundation look like it was airbrushed. I had to find out for myself so I picked one up when I was in a buying frenzy and have used it almost every day since.
What I like: this sponge really does apply foundation like a dream! I can’t get over just how perfect my foundation looks every time I apply it, almost like I’m not even wearing foundation. I’ve used this with 4 or 5 different foundations, BB creams and tinted moisturizers and I haven’t been able to find a face product that doesn’t work with the beauty blender. I’ve ever applied concealer with it with the pointed tip and it applies perfectly.
What I don’t like:Cleaning this thing is a B*tch! I’ll be the first to admit, I’m awful at cleaning my brushes, but this gets crusty (really quickly) if you don’t clean it regularly. Also, whenever I clean it I get more pink dye coming out of the sponge than I do foundation. It seems like this is constantly bleeding dye, but never completely clean.
Overall, I love this! I want to buy 10 more just so I never have to worry about cleaning it! Well, only worry about cleaning it like once a year.
Final Verdict: YES, totally worth the Cult Classic hype. If you don’t have this, you NEED it. I’ve tried the knock offs and they don’t compare to the original. While $20 is a hefty price tag for a sponge, it will change your make-up life (that is not dramatics either!).
What do you guys think? What are your makeup applicator go-to’s?