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Friday, February 11, 2011

Beauty Blender vs. Sonia Kashuk Blender

Recently after I switched foundations I wasn't liking the way it ended up looking.  I was using the MAC 187 brush with MAC Face & Body foundation I looked FLAWLESS but when I switched to Studio Sculpt, the 187 wasn't giving that look I loved.  LIGHT BULB!  I've had the Beauty Blender & the Sonia Kashuk Blender for a long time but forgot about them after I realized they soaked up too much Face & Body foundation.  Both sponges get me that flawless finish I like but How do they compare & which one is better???

[Both damp -- Pink : BeautyBlender Purple: Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge]


B E A U T Y  B L E N D E R
 A Non-latex, re-useable make-up sponge.
$20 for 1 or  $25 for 2 at Sephora.com 
 

P R O S 
-- Flawless Application
-- Soft
-- Non-latex
-- re-usable
-- Does not soak up an unnecessary amount of product
-- great quality
-- lasts for a long time
-- Best used when damp
C O N S
-- Price
-- Not Easily Accessible




S O N I A  K A S H U K  B L E N D E R
A re-useable make-up sponge.
$9.99 at Target
 
P R O S
-- Price
-- Flawless make-up application
-- re-useable
-- Easy to hold
-- Best application when damp
-- Found at any local Target

C O N S
-- Doesn't expand when damp
-- Quality, sponge crumbles
-- Hard to get completely clean

 
How do they compare & which one is better ???

[Both sponges dry -- BB is smaller than the Sonia Kashuk Blender.]
 
[ Both Sponges damp --  BB doubles in size while the Sonia Kashuk blender stays the same.]

 
>>> I've had the Beauty Blender for way longer (almost 2 years) & used it more and its still the same as when I bought it.  I've had the Sonia Kashuk Blender not even a year & hardly ever used it & its already beginning to crumble in some areas.  So while it is cheaper you'll have to replace it more often.
 
>>> Another thing I don't like about the Sonia Kashuk is that it stays the same size when damp.  At first it didn't bother me but I soon realized that makes it soak up more product & makes it harder to wash.
>>> I purchased my BB at The Make-Up Show NYC several years back for cheaper than $20 but it isn't available at a local store, Target like the Sonia Kashuk blender. 

 >>> Right of the bat many people think cheaper is better, so the Sonia Kashuk is their obvious choice.  Don't get me wrong it gets you that flawless finish, but if I had to choose the Beauty Blender would be my choice.  
 
 >>> But its a consumer's choice.  If you prefer Instant Gratification than the Sonia Kashuk would be your choice tho slightly lesser quality.  If you prefer a better quality product Beauty Blender would be your choice because tho slightly more expensive it lasts longer as a result of quality.

x O x O
BEVERLY

11 loving:

MissBrittanyBoo said...

Great review & comparison. I honestly don't know what I'd do without my BB.

Brittany
missbrittanyboo.blogspot.com

Dhalia Rodriguez said...

Great review...Thanks Bev.

I also like the BB better. Enjoy your weekend!

Dhalia

Candice Olivia said...

Thanks for this review. I don't have either product but was considering getting one. I probably would have gone for price because I didn't know any better but now I want quality.

*peace love & couture*
www.TheCoutureLounge.blogspot.com

Jennifer Leigh said...

Glad to see that I didn't make the wrong choice by going with the BB.

Kristen said...

Great post. I always see these and never knew what they were for. is it just to blend out your foundation?

Beverly said...

@ MissBrittanyBoo I love my BB

@ Dhalia I do like my BB better

@ Candice Quality over anything everday!

@ Jennifer I Love the BB! Best thing invented

@Kristen Its i use the BB damp to apply my foudation in a stippling manner

Mellie said...

This is a really great review. I've been looking for a product like these and I've been wondering which one to go for. Now I have a better idea! Thanks for the post!

Maki said...

great~ ive been looking for a suitable foundation applicator and the shapes are so cute and chibi looking <3 thanks for the review, although my wallet is prolly resenting you slightly lol off to sephora i go!

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

i've wanted the bb for much too long...i suppose i'll have to give it a try soon!! great review!

LaaLaa Monroe said...

For quite a while I've been viewing the BB sponge it's around £20 over here but if your saying you've nearly had it for nearly 2years and it's still in good condition.


Sometimes its better to with something that's not going to cost you more than the competition .

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I don't own any of the 2, so thank you for the comparison :) x

 

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