Hey guys! How’s it going?
I’m going to try to get back to posting a couple times a week as I have a LOT of things to talk about. It’s pretty much a win-win for everyone as you’ll get more content from me a a result! Yay!
So… the Beauty Blender. This little sponge has been a MAJOR game changer in the makeup world. It creates a flawless airbrushed finish. It can be used wet or dry and with liquid, cream or powder products. For a long time, there was nothing that came close. NOTHING.
Over the last few years, companies have been making beauty sponges that are just as good as the Beauty Blender. And sometimes even better. And also less expensive. Because let’s face it, paying $20 for a SPONGE is a bit much. I get it that it’s a REALLY GOOD sponge, but now there are lots of more affordable options out there, why would you WANT to spend $20 for a sponge anymore?
So today, I’m going to share with you my favorite alternatives to the Beauty Blender. And they’re all under $10. You ready? Let’s get going!
L’Oreal Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender
…or as I like to call it, the pink L’Oreal sponge. Of the 3 sponges L’Oreal has released, this one is the best. I’ve gone through 2 of these sponges now and my feelings about it have not changed. It works amazingly well. it’s just as soft and bouncy as a Beauty Blender and applies product identically. I also like the shape of it as it makes it easier to hold while you use it.
EcoTools Total Perfecting Blender
This one looks more similar in shape to the Beauty Blender as it has the rounded bottom, but that’s where the similarities end. At the top on either side, it’s cut into a flat wedge, which makes it great for getting in tight under the eyes. I recently purchased a 2nd one of these as I like it so much. I have a full review I did last year that you can read here if you missed it.
Danielle Creations Blending Sponge
I picked one of these up on a whim at Nordstrom Rack last year. I figured for $2.98, if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t be out much. The shape is pretty similar to the L’Oreal sponge. I ended up liking it so much, I went back to Nordstrom Rack and got another. It’s soft and it applies & blends product extremely well. I have a review here if you missed it.
Equate Blending Sponge
I picked this up on clearance at Walmart for $1. I was not expecting it to be anything special. Boy was I wrong. It has the familiar teardrop shape of the Beauty Blender, but the bottom is more on the flat side. The first time I used this sponge, I used the flat bottom side and I hated the way it applied/blended my foundation. It was just not good. But then I tried using the side of the sponge and… HUGE IMPROVEMENT. It applied/blended my foundation out so effortlessly and beautifully. I honestly couldn’t believe it. The first few times I washed it, a lot of the pink dye came out of it, but that has no effect on when you use it on your face to apply foundation or whatever (it doesn’t leave pink marks on your face). I’m so pleasantly surprised by this sponge I think I want to get another as a backup… if they still make them.
And that’s it! What are your favorite Beauty Blender alternatives/dupes? Tell me about them below in the comments so I can check them out!
As always, thank you all so much for reading! I’ll see you again soon in my next post!