REVIEW: B. Blending Sponge.

Hey loves! I’ve wanted to do a review on these for a while but I didn’t think it was fair to compare them to the Beauty Blender since I don’t actually own the BB nor have I ever felt it so I can’t do a full comparison, and I don’t really want to spend £16 on it when I already love these so much that I don’t feel the need to replace them!

So I can’t say “these are better than the Beauty Blender!” but I can say “If you don’t want to spend £16 on the Beauty Blender then grab this!” because I did and it’s worked for me so far!

“The B. range of beauty tools have been developed and designed by makeup artists to re-create professional looks at home. The B. Blending sponge is a uniquely shaped makeup tool that makes blending your makeup effortless. The tear drop shape easily allows you to reach all the contours of your face with ease. Use with liquid and powdered products for a truly flawless finish. Latex Free, the B. Blending sponge is suitable for all skin types.”
CARE AND SAFETY ADVICE: Regularly wash the sponge with a mild shampoo and warm water, rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. Made in China.”

 

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B. Makeup is a makeup brand exclusive to Superdrug (sorry to anyone outside of the UK!)

 

Although B probably isn’t the most well-known brand, and considering it’s an “own brand” kind of thing, most people don’t pay much attention to it. The main competitor for this is the Real Techniques beauty sponge considering they’re both drugstore prices but these always get overlooked in comparison, and I always recommend these every time. I have tried the RT sponges, and I did used to love them but I don’t know if they changed them or if it’s just me imagining things but I noticed that the most recent one I bought felt a lot different than the others and it didn’t do as good of a job. Anyway, I noticed these and thought I’d give them a go instead, plus they were cheaper (and I get 30% discount!) so it couldn’t hurt! I’ll be completely honest: I wasn’t expecting much. Every other sponge I’ve tried has been too hard or just doesn’t blend properly so I was expecting to be a little disappointed. Oh, I was so wrong! When I first took it out of the pack it was small and solid, which was a little “meh” but when I wet it, it immediately doubled in size and felt so soft! It’s bright pink (just like the BB) but after a couple of washes it does fade quite a bit, slight bummer but it’s no big deal for me personally! The bottom end is fairly big so you can blend the larger areas of the face quickly and the pointed end is narrow enough to blend right under the eyes and around the nose perfectly, but I am really hoping that they come out with a smaller version just because it would be adorable!

 

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dry vs damp

 

The sponge is really squishy when it’s damp so you can smush it down to get right into small areas and it won’t feel like you’re punching yourself in the face with every tap (believe me, I’ve been there). It blends everything out quickly and easily, and I don’t find that it soaks up a lot of the product, plus you can use it for cream, liquid or powders! I use it for foundation, concealer, baking, cream contouring & cream and powder highlighting!

 

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after a lot of washes vs brand new

 

here‘s a tiny video showing how squishy it is!

So, if you want to try a sponge but don’t want to spend a lot on the Beauty Blender, or every other “cheap” sponge you’ve tried has sucked, I recommend giving this one a try! I love it so much that last time they were on offer (buy one get one half price) I picked up 4!

Thanks for stopping by, see ya next time! ♥

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