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Beauty Blender vs Brush: My Thoughts After Switching

Recently I shared with you all beauty products I discovered in 2017. I think the beauty blender really grew to popularity last year as well, but I wasn’t on board with the trend quite yet. From the first moment I had my makeup done at a Clinique counter in the mall, I trusted a foundation brush. I remember being in high school and my mom taking me to Dillard’s to test different shades. It’s funny to think back because my mom doesn’t wear an ounce of makeup, but she knew what she was doing in taking me there!

I’ve been a loyal customer to Sigma brushes since one of my favorite beauty bloggers shared them in 2015. In college, I used brushes from Target and Sephora and thought I was doing just fine. Post-grad, I decided to spend the money on this brush that’s been faithful to me for the last two years. Until…

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A month ago, I received an Amazon gift card. I had about $10 left to spend on it and I thought about purchasing a beauty blender. I had seen a friend use one on our trip to D.C., and it made me want to fall behind the obsession. So, I went ahead and purchased this beauty blender online. The results?

I’m a fan! I understand what all the hype is about. I feel like I use less foundation when I put it on the blender versus when I put it on the brush. I also think the blender stays a bit cleaner. It could be because it soaks everything in nicely, but it also just appears more sanitary.

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I think my favorite use of the beauty blender is applying foundation or concealer under my eyes. The brush tends to make this area look cake-y, and the blender applies more evenly. I also like that the blender can get the creases of my eyes and eyelid areas evenly.

My one con of the beauty blender is the ability to blend into your neck. While driving to work last week, I checked my face out in my car mirror and noticed I had a few darker spots where my chin meets my neck. The brush was easier to spread evenly in this area.

Final thoughts? The blender was worth the $10 and I will incorporate both it AND my foundation brush into my daily routine. It also stores nicely on my makeup storage containers!

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Have you tried a beauty blender? Am I the only one behind? Or, am I using it wrong? Haha!

 

 

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