Surely you've noticed this little pink sponge that has become the star of makeup tools. We saw it everywhere: on youtube, on blogs, in magazines, in the hands of the best known professional makeup artists,... Curious as I am, I had to try it !
The egg shape is rather original but very convenient ! The round base allows to make up the most important areas of the face: forehead, cheeks, chin, nose, ... While its tapered side allows to be very precise and to reach every small parts: corner of the eye, of the nose, small imperfections, ...
To form my opinion, I maked up one half of my face using MAC duo fiber brushes (n°187SE et n°286SE) and the other half with the beautyblender. I used my usual products : Miracle Air de teint de Lancôme in shade n°2, MAC prep + prime highlighter in bright forecast, and NARS radiant creamy concealer in vanilla.
Concerning brushes, the result is very good. The complexion is homogeneous, there is no trace. However the texture of the product is visible on the skin. Even if it's very discreet, by looking closely, we can see that I am wearing make up. To conceal my dark circles, I had to work MAC prep + prime and Nars concealer to blend them correctly. Then I had to do the same to blend nicely the concealed area with my fundation in order to avoid any color difference. It takes a little bit of time because I had to go back several times with the brush to blend well the different products and even out my skin tone.
Concerning the beautyblender, the result is impressive ! There is no trace, and even looking at it closely, you can't distinguish the product which blends completely with my skin. The beautyblender has completely blend products together in a single pass on the dark circles areas. The result is natural, my skin looks flawless. However, in order to have the same coverage, I had to use a little more foundation with the beautybleander than with the brush. I think it comes from the sponge material which absorb more product than brush fibers.
You will surely understand, I am a fan of the beautyblender ! I now use it on a daily basis ! My skin looks so flawless, smooth and natural when I use it. This little egg gives me a perect complexion in no time ! Make up products blend perfectly togetehet, and even when I don't use foundation, the beautyblender is perfect to counceal little imperfections or dark circles.
For the moment, I only bought the original beautyblender, but last time I went to Sephora I realized that a micro mini version is now sold in France. This smaller size is perfect for concealer or corrector. If you don't use foundation and only hide your dark circles or imperfections, I think the mini version is the one for you ! It seems that you can also use it for contouring and highlighting but I have not tried it yet.
What about you ? Did you try the beautyblender? What did you think?