The faux Beauty Blender


Recently while on a shopping trip in Dischem, I came across this nifty little beauty blender which looks exactly the same as the original one without the hefty price tag. I have always been quite intrigued by the actual beauty blender sponge but definitely am not (nor will I ever be) willing to pay around R300 for a sponge.

This one was around R29.00 and comes in two different variants although I am not too sure what makes them different to each other. After I got home, I immediately put mine to the test and gave it a quick rinse in hot water and let it dry before using it to apply some foundation and concealer.

I’m not much of a fan of using anything besides my fingers to apply foundation and concealer so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it done the exact same job as applying the makeup as my hands did. The result was however much more sheer as I found that some of the makeup was absorbed by the sponge (not a lot though). It did however work quite well and helped to give me a flawless and even base.

I used the sharper end to put concealer under my eyes and around my mouth and it blended it quite excellently so this was a definite win. I cannot compare it to the real blender as I have never tried one, but I would suggest you pick this one up if you are interested to see how it works and how easy it makes applying foundation (or if like me, you think paying R300 for a sponge is absurd).


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  1. Lovely post. I do own the BB and it really is a great tool, but the sponges work just as well, though they don’t last as long and the beauty blender somehow absorbs excess products and doesn’t drink it up! Beautiful and very informative piece. Love it! xxx

  2. Thank you so much!! As a student money is always tight so finding an inexpensive beauty blender dupe makes me so happy 🙂 I am definitely going to buy this as soon as possible 🙂 love your posts!

    1. Dear Chantall

      To be quite honest, I am not completely sure. However, Dischem has been out of stock of the product for ages now and I am yet to find a replacement.

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