Beauty Blender Dupe from Ebay

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beauty Blender dupe from eBay: Available here (UK) and here (U.S)

Do you ever have those days when your makeup just wont go right? It happens to me occasionally and it's seriously a bad start to the day (and I can tell you, I'm far from a little ray of sunshine in the mornings as it is). You know those days where there's streaky brush marks across your face, and it all just looks uneven no matter how much you sit blending away? Luckily I have the perfect tool stashed away in my collection that always manages to sort things out when my foundation application takes a turn for the worst- a beauty blender dupe from eBay! I was having a 'bad face day' the other morning, I'm not sure if it was the fault of my moisturiser or the horrible hot and sticky weather but my base makeup wasn't having it. I whipped this out of the drawer and it fixed me up in no time, and it made me think of just how many times it's saved me from foundation mishaps. It's evened out my skin when I've slapped way too much foundation on my face, it's helped me to seamlessly blend concealer into the skin over blemishes. When I had dry skin over the winter it applied product flawlessly without highlighting any patchy bits. I go on about how much I love my Real Techniques brushes, but there have been occasions when they've let me down and this little pink sponge has stepped up to the plate.

I was never into the idea of applying my foundation with a sponge, but when the whole beauty blender hype was going around last year I was quite curious to see how they'd work. Not curious enough to spend close to £20 on the real thing mind you (personally I think that's a complete rip off for a bit of sponge no matter how magical it's supposed to be) but I spotted this copycat on eBay for 99p and snapped it up straight away. You all know how they work- you soak them in water then squeeze out the excess which makes them poof up to almost twice the size. If like me you prefer full coverage from your foundation you'll probably be a bit iffy about the idea of applying makeup with a damp sponge. But surprisingly you can build up the foundation really well, and achieve anything from sheer to high coverage. I apply spots of foundation over my face and then blend them in using this, you use a 'bouncing' technique and bounce the sponge across the face to blend in the product; the pointed edge is good for getting right around the eyes and nose. It washes well too, I thought it would be in pieces the week I bought it but I've had this for probably close to a year now and it's still going strong (albeit a bit manky looking from foundation stains but I think that's to be expected!) It's not something I use everyday, but it's had it's fair share of use! 

Overall this is a great tool to own, even if you're a brush fanatic like me there's place in your collection for this. It works with all skin types, and if you're having one of those days where your makeup just isn't applying well with brushes this is the perfect thing to use. 

Do you own a beauty blender/ makeup sponge like this? What do you think of it?
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23 comments

  1. I have the Skin79 sponge and have tried it out a couple of times with my BB creams. I like the idea of sponge blenders but I'm still trying to get used to the patting application.

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    1. The application is a bit different than any other technique, but once you get the hang of it they work so well :) x

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  2. never tried this sponge before but yes it was a big hit back then.
    anyway, i found your blog through blog hop :D u hve a nice blog, im following your bloglovin :)


    www.beautylicious08.blogspot.com

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    1. Everyone seemed to be reviewing them! :) Thank you Yun, following you back on Bloglovin x

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  3. I brought mine for 99p! and I love it, I know what you mean by saying it evens out your foundation ect. they are such brilliant little beauty essentials!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. Oh wow you found it even cheaper, they're brilliant aren't they :) I wouldn't be without mine now, it's saved me from so many foundation disasters lol x

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  4. The cosmo one is my favourite! This one sounds like a right bargain though!

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. From what I can tell this is just like the cosmo one, but even cheaper! :) x

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  5. I bought a similar dupe of this in H&M, so handy and does the same thing for fractions of the price! Lovely post!
    Rachael x
    Rachaeleeno | Beauty, Fashion & Thoughts

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    1. I've heard of a few people finding a similar thing in H&M, much better than paying full price for the Beauty Blender lol :) x

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  6. Iv'e seen these before, but i hadn't purchased them as i didn't like the idea of applying with a sponge, but this looks quite good..

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    Brittany, xx

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    1. I was never keen on the idea either, but I'm glad I did as I love it now x

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  7. Ooohh I definitely need to invest in this! I used to love using sponges but I'd throw them away after a week of using (and washing) every day.
    I've been curious about the beauty blender but the price is off-putting. Love this cheap dupe. Thanks for sharing! Your newest follower :) x

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    1. I thought this would be like a standard makeup sponge but it's so much better, it doesn't fall apart like normal sponges and using it damp makes so much difference :) x

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  8. Great post! I too was hesitant to pay the money for the real one but at this price my curiousity with be satisfied!

    Nicki x
    www.nickisnicknackery.com

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  9. I also bought one similar from H&M and i love it! Glad to know it's on eBay too, thank you! Great post :)

    Rosie xo

    rosiemickhaiel.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Such a handy little tool isn't it? Thank you! x

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  10. I have this, but it not real beauty blender :-D But i think the one i have is already do great job, so i didnt think i need to pasy more money to buy the real one! hehehe
    Btw, I found your blog from paint the UK pink blog hop & now i follow you via bloglovin <3

    misseharascloset.blogspot.com

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    1. I know this is just a dupe of the Beauty Blender, the real one is a slightly different shape and a lot more expensive! :) I think they both work the same way though. Thank you, following you back xx

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  11. I used to have one and use it now and then. I found your blog through a blog hop and absolutely love yours! You got yourself another follower :)

    If you get the chance check mine out!

    style♥vancity

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    1. Thanks Kayla! I'll come and check your yours :) x

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  12. I'm glad there are so many alternatives to the beautyblender now. While I love mine, I hate the price. I picked up Crown Brush's a couple weeks ago and love it. Only $5 USD. Great ebay find on your part!

    P.S. Found you through the Friday blog hop on Nykki Talks Beauty.

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  13. I got Avons version of the beauty blender like 2 months ago and I am just now starting to love it. Like you I did not want to spend $20 on a sponge so I decided to try the cheaper version. I think the one from Avon was $4 (not sure) and at first I did not like it at all. I did not like that it was wet when applying and my makeup went on so sheer so I stopped using it for a week and then tried again. I really like it now because like you said, it is build-able. It is not an everyday tool for me since I am really liking applying my foundation with a flat top kabuki brush and I think it gives me that airbrush look that I am going for.

    justina @ justinawho.blogspot.com

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