Thursday, July 01, 2010

OH... MY... GOSH... The Beauty Blender has arrived in Makati!!

I had been lusting over the Beauty Blender for quite sometime but it was an inconvenience for me to get. It was either you get it online, or go all the way to Greenhills in SprintAsia to get it. I know that it's not really that far to go, but with a busy schedule, I had no time to travel that far to get one.

I first saw these adorable, useful little things from another makeup artist and I was able to try it out. All I can say is that it's AMAZING. You can use it with liquid foundation or powder but I prefer to use it with powder. The MAC or Suesh stippling brush is still best for applying foundation. When using with powder, dip the rounded part and dot your forehead, cheeks, tip of nose, and chin, avoiding the under eye area. Use a rounded brush and blend the powder to set your makeup. With the pointed tip of the sponge, dip the sides on powder and dot your under eye area starting from the inner corner of your eye working your way out. The pointed part of the sponge makes it easier to reach these places. Then, use a brush to blend.

Anyhoo, going back... I was in Powerplant today and went through my usual route: BeautyBar, MAC, and then upstairs to PCX. I was there to shop for Epilin Wax and browsing the shelves for more stuff to buy when I saw it... The Beauty Blender sponge!!

It took me a while to open the package because I was savoring everything that was on the box! It's cute packaging indicates everything you need to know about the sponge and how to take care of it. The sponge, when you buy it alone, costs PhP 1,495. The Blender Cleanser costs PhP 1,494 also so if you buy it separately costs almost 3k. But if you buy the duo pack like what I photographed, costs PhP 2,595. It' a little pricey for a sponge but it's worth it. Beauty enthusiasts out there like me will really benefit from this product!

I don't know if you are like me who like smelling stuff that I buy. I just love how new makeup smells! This particular sponge smells really good. Not like perfume-y or something, but it smells like sponge and something sweet. I can't really describe it.

The sponge itself is soft and when you squeeze it, it bounces right back. It's not too soft and not too firm. It's soft enough to grip firmly for awhile without tiring your fingers from too much pressure, and not too soft that it's hard to control.

The Blender Cleanser smells like baby shampoo! It washes your sponge thoroughly and doesn't leave icky old smell of makeup on your sponge. What's best too is that it's dual purpose! You can use it for washing your makeup brushes too!

I already tried it with my professional makeup brushes and it works great! Unfortunately, it's not a wipe off formula so you really need to use it with water.

I absolutely love this product, even if it comes with a pricey price tag. If you take good care of it, it can last you a long time. But if and when it does wear out, I will get myself another one!

To know more about it, visit their site:

Product shots by Sabs Hernandez

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