The Original Beauty Blender – Worth The Hype?

Hey there beauties! How’s it going? Happy Friday!

Today’s post is going to be on the one and original Beauty Blender. You know all of the beauty world has been going ape over this little sponge for ages now. I finally caved and decided to get one to try myself and see if it’s really worth all the hype. So what do I think? Keep reading to find out!


Ok so the Beauty Blender costs like $20, which is pretty pricey for a sponge. I had previously usedย the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (which many have said is as close to an affordable dupe for the Beauty Blender as you can get) and I like it, but I’ve always had the real deal in the back of my mind for months and months. Finally I had to shut up that little voice in the back of my mind nagging at me and picked one up at Sephora. I got the black one… because that’s how I roll (they also have pink, white and red, which is a Sephora exclusive). There’s even a micro version that’s especially for blending concealer and reaching those tricky little nooks & crannies on your face. They even recently came out with a larger version that’s for the body.

So using the Beauty Blender is pretty simple. You run it under water to get it wet, which also makes it expand. You then squeeze out the excess water and then also squeeze it out a couple times with a dry towel so it’s just damp. You then can either dip it in your foundation or you can dot the foundation on your face with your fingers and then use the Beauty Blender to blend it out by bouncing/stippling it all over your face.

Ok so I’ve been using the Beauty Blender for about a week now. What do I think?

Ummmm… HOLY CRAP. This thing is a game changer. I’ve used it with thicker foundations like my Revlon Colorstay and more liquidy foundations like the Nars All Day Luminous (I got another sample at Sephora recently) and it worked great with every foundation I’ve used it with. With thicker foundations, it helps sheer them out a little to give a more natural finish (but still the coverage you want).

Now like I said, I’ve used the Real Techniques sponge and like it, but I’ve mainly liked using it for blending out concealer for the most part. I’ve used it with foundation and it’s done a good job, butย the finish you get with the Beauty Blender is just a little bit nicer. I will say though that the Real Techniques sponge is definitely a very close dupe to the Beauty Blender. They have the same firmness both dry and wet. They both feel soft against the skin. But the material the Beauty Blender is made from feels a little more durable and does make the overall finish you get a bit more flawless.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge on the left; Beauty Blender on the right - Both are wet here.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge on the left; Beauty Blender on the right – Both are wet here.

So yeah, I like this little $20 sponge. A lot. It was so hard to justify the price for so long but now that I’ve tried it… worth every penny. I do wish it wasn’t so expensive. Even just $5 cheaper would be nice, you know? But to me, it’s definitely worth all the hype it gets.ย I am seriously impressed.

Ok that should do it for today! Have you tried the original Beauty Blender? Do you think it’s worth the hype? Sound off below in the comments!

As always, thank you all so much for reading! You guys are awesomesauce. I hope you all have a fabulous, fun-filled weekend (my boyfriend has 2 gigs this weekend – one with his band and one solo, so I’ll be out supporting him… and having a brewski or two) and I’ll see you again Monday with a new post! ๐Ÿ™‚


22 thoughts on “The Original Beauty Blender – Worth The Hype?

  1. Happy Friday! Great post! The beauty blender sounds amazing! I really love the RT blending sponge so I can only imagine how great the original beauty blender is. I recently ordered Elf’s version and will be testing that one out to see how well it works. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I agree. I like them both, though the BB brand is a little more refined as far as finished. I don’t own it but a good friend of mine does. It’s a hard choice! Great post ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Great post Amy! I love my Beauty Blender a lot too! I feel bad for my brushes so I use them and my BB to finish off my look lololol. Both RT and BB are great to have in a makeup collection. Happy Friday โค xoxoxo Janet

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  4. Ugh… you crushed me! I have been avoiding spending that $20 forever cause I thought it was all hype. Now that you say it is good, it must be. Now I will have to save up & invest in it. Great review! Thanks for writing this.

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  5. Thanks for the review! Do you feel you use more or less product with the BB than with brush or fingers when applying foundation? I would like to try the BB but am afraid it would soak up more product.

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  6. Ok, now I know what I am ordering on my next Sephora purchase which is very soon. I use latex sponges to apply foundation and most recently brushes so I really want to try this out. Great review Amy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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