I know what you’re thinking: What is that? An unda?! (For my non-Urdu-speaking readers, that means “egg”). Well, if it were an egg, it’d be the prettiest one I’VE ever seen.
But seriously, I’ve been hearing about this pink makeup sponge from Beautyblender since like FOR.EVER. Practically every interview I’ve ever read of the pros giving us the routine “check out what’s in my makeup bag” would not fail to mention it. Just recently in fact, when I was at The Makeup Show, I randomly overheard so many people raving about it too. At this point, I was so intrigued about what makes it so special, I finally decided to try it.
Beautyblender and cleanser
I got the sponge with its cleanser…and had no idea how to use it. I never actually use a sponge when I apply makeup — they usually eat up most of my product than anything. So this was gonna be fairly new for me. I went to their website, and literally sat there and watched the whole five-minute video tutorial.
It was expectedly simple: just wet the sponge first, dip in your favorite foundation, and apply. When you’re finished, just pump the top of the cleanser, dip your unda-sponge in it (the top of the jar is super conducive for easy dipping), rub the soap in the sponge, and wash out any remaining foundation under water.
Application: Unlike other makeup sponges, this one doesn’t “eat” up all your foundation. Instead, I can dab it on my face and it blends it like a second skin. The application is fool-proof and the end result is flawless (no stripey mess to speak of). It has this uncanny “bounce” to it so you can easily spot-on your makeup. The shape also makes it easy to get into hard-to-reach areas like around your eyes and nose. Also, SO CLUTCH that it works just as well on liquid foundation as it did for my creamy-solid ones (like my Mehron foundation, or TheBalm TimeBalm and CoverGirl concealers).
Cleansing: The other thing I lu-huv about this is that you can get it with the cleanser and it will keep it free of bacteria (another problem with regular sponges). And it’s super fast.
Storage: The plastic packaging it comes it doubles as a sponge stand, so it’s easy to just put it back after you’re done to dry. Genius.
Price: For a single sponge, it’s $20 ($35 total with the cleanser which goes a long way). But the life of the sponge lasts WAY longer than a regular sponge with the cleanser (and the quality far exceeds one too), which makes it worth it to me. Plus, it has a very airbrush-ey effect, and those can cost upwards of $200.
Since I started using it, it has come with me on all my travels, and a mandatory companion when I’m applying makeup for all these weddings I’ve been going to (speaking of which, am I the only one who had 10,000 weddings to go to this summer?).
Anyway, the point is — not all undas makeup sponges are created equal and this one is decidedly the best.
Have any of you tried Beautyblender’s makeup sponge? What do you think? Worth it?