I've been wanting to try the Beauty Blender for ages now but I bought some cheap-o makeup sponges in bulk a while back and vowed to finish every last one. But when the time came for a new foundation sponge, I didn't want to shell out $25 and possibly shipping, surprise, surpise. I am not lucky enough to have an Ulta nor a Sephora with in 100 miles of my house! :( Believe me, it is quite frustrating at times. So while perusing the cosmetic aisle at Target, as luck would have it, I find Sonia Kashuk's blending sponge for $9.99!
Upon opening, it does have an unpleasant scent. I was not ready to use mine straight away so I let it sit out, well air out for a few hours. Weird there are no instructions for usage but I found it works pretty efficiently at blending and buffing in my foundation. I went back to the packaging for guidance just to make sure and there was nothing! Like all my other sponges of the past, I pre-moistened the sponge. I find that it eases the application and disallows foundation absorbtion deep within the sponge. Easy clean up! Foundation will stick after multiple applications, despite washing after every use however.
I used my Revlon Colorstay foundation and now I am back in love with it! The blending sponge really buffs the foundation into the skin and it truly looks flawless. I'm so glad I found this on the shelf! I had no idea it existed! It's a great way to finally use up every drop of my only liquid foundation.
I use the bottom to dab on foundation on my forehead, cheeks and chin and then start blending and buffing away. I use the pointy top part for my nose and undereyes. Not sure how long it will last. I figure a few months if you wash it a few days. I've been washing it after every use. So far no breakdown...