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beautyblender beautyblender®

What it is:A makeup sponge applicator.What it does:Beautyblender® is the first ergonomically designed non-disposable sponge applicator that allows you to flawlessly apply your makeup. It's designed to be cleaned with its partner blendercleanser®—making it super eco-friendly. It comes with an instructional pamphlet so you can quickly master your application technique.When wet, beautyblender doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size when it air dries. Its package can serve as a pedestal for drying it on your vanity. Not only is the smaller end the best applicator for concealer under the eyes and around the nose, but it's also ideal for achieving dramatic results with your eye shadow. Feel free to use the beautyblender with all types of makeup, including loose powder and mineral cosmetics.What else you need to know:This non-latex product is hypoallergenic and can last up to three to four months if cared for properly. Beautyblender is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.
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Questions & Answers for beautyblender beautyblender®

Question
How long will it last before it needs to be replaced?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
aurora329
(san antonio, TX)
on beautyblender®
8 answers
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answer 1
It says three months but it really depends on the use. I hardly used mine (becuase i had no reason to wear makeup for the longest time) but now i use my beauty blender daily and it has lasted more than 3 months, while it is still going strong i will need to replace it soon. It also depends on how you take care of it.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Denver,CO)
answer 2
My first blender only lasted me a month, only because I didn't care for it properly and I pretty much ripped it in half. Oops! But, my second blender, last me about 10 months. I wear makeup almost daily and used it every time. I recommend that when you clean it, be very careful! Don't try to man handle it or you'll end up ripping it apart like I did. If you're gentle it'll definitely last more than 3 months.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
Three months if you use it daily. You can probably use it for a longer period of time. But for $20 averaged over three months.... this product ends up costing you about 2 cents a day.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
xtinax
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
The instructions say it should last for about 3 months, but I have a feeling that with proper care it will last much longer.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
hendrixa
(Eure, NC)
answer 5
I went ahead and ordered the 2 in a set instead of one. They are very well-made, I was actually very surprised by them. They are the easiest things ever to clean. You can just run them through water and lay them out. They dry super fast! I've been using mine for almost 2 months and they look as good as new.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kristaspeck
(Texas)
answer 6
BASED UPON USAGE
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 7
3 months if cleaned properly!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
leobeauty28
(Norfolk, MA)
answer 8
I wish I knew! I plan to use mine until I start breaking out or it falls apart!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
rapunzelesque
(Cordova, TN)
Question
What is a similar product to the beautyblender?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
alyyk123
on beautyblender®
7 answers
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answer 1
I've tried just about every makeup sponge including some suggested and they can't come close to the same results! I have large pores that show under makeup & primer using any other sponge even using the same technique as instructed for the Beauty Blender. This is the only product that hides my large pores using only my vegan friendly minerals. I don't even need to use primer because this sponge works it's magic with very little help from my minerals. It is well worth buying & I can honestly say I'd pay quadruple the current price for the results I get using it!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
answer 2
I havn't found anything of similar quality. If the question is of price, this is definately worth it!
answered 3 years ago
makeupmeghann
(Waterloo, Ontario)
answer 3
Have not found a similar product - this is worth the cost!
answered 3 years ago
bellabella5
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 4
I honestly don't see any other product out there that is similar to the blender-triangle wedge sponges just don't have the same kind of density of this sponge
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
maria51va
(alexandria, VA)
answer 5
Sephora has created a dupe to this which is found in both stores and online. You can also find a dupe at Target by Sonia Kashuk.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I regular sponge that you wet.. it might take a little longer "bouncing" the product around since it wont be as big as the bottom of the blender but i think you will get the same results. You could also buy the cheaper versions... Sephora (yellow blender) has one and they sell one at Target (purple/blue)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
KatiFitz
(Bunker Hill, WV)
answer 7
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
sunscreen
I'm using DDF tinted sunscreen. can i apply sunscreen with this sponge ?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Amherst, MA)
on beautyblender®
7 answers
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answer 1
I personally don't recommend you using this with a sunscreen of any kind because the water that is applied on the sponge might not make your sunscreen work properly. For many sunscreens you have to wait at least 15 minutes before water or sun exposure. Apply the sunscreen or tinted sunscreen using your hand or maybe a dry brush.:)
answered 9 months ago
yvonne44
(pasadena,ca)
answer 2
I have used for tinted sunscreen, works great!
answered 3 years ago
bellabella5
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 3
I guess you could, but it would seem to me that applying the SPF with your fingers would work better.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jdykes33
(Dothan, Alabama)
answer 4
Yep! I do.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
aheb
answer 5
absolutely!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
KayBee
(Philadelphia, Pa)
answer 6
I don't know why you couldn't apply sunscreen with it - you can use it for liquid or mineral foundations. Keep in mind that the sponge is WET for most applications so you might be diluting and wasting some of your sunscreen.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dmsr
answer 7
I believe you can use this sponge for any type of application. Personally I like to thin my foundation or whatever down with a little water so it's not so thick on my face and wrinkles. This sponge would work great for anything you can thin with a tad bit of water. Sunscreen would work too. Just make sure you rinse it out with water before storing away for the next application.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
SuzieBee
(Ponsford, MN)
Question
does it have container coming along?
I wonder how to keep this sponge in a box? it's not convenience to carry around in purse,right? Please tell me any your idea if you already got it. Thanks any way.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
luxury
(texas)
on beautyblender®
7 answers
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answer 1
If you ABSOLUTELY have to put in your purse, or you're traveling with it...I'd suggest going to your local pharmacy, and asking for a round pill bottle- I have one that's about 2" in diameter and 3.5" high. Or, look around at home and see if you have an old one that you can wash out & sanitize :)
answered 2 years ago
blysse
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend buying this product if you intend on carrying it around in your purse just because the sponge is easily ripped if bent the wrong way. If you absolutely need to carry it around, you can place it in a paper towel and then into a plastic bag.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I saw little pill boxes at the drugstore that would work. They're just about the right size for this; you might have to squeeze the sides of the Beautyblender just a little. Or if you own the MUFE kabuki to go, the little zip bag is just about right, too.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
delamaine
(Sammamish, WA)
answer 4
You can keep this sponge in a small plastic container and put it inside your purse- be sure it's hygienic. But as for myself, I put this sponge in a plastic box along with its cleanser and my other sponges. Rarely bring beautyblender sponge anywhere with me because I use it only for applying my makeup base at home.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
dechadance
(Upland, CA)
answer 5
you could keep it in a purse or you could buy a makeup kit to put the sponge in.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 6
I don't carry mine with me. The foundation I use is great and lasts 15 hrs, so I never need to reapply while I'm out. If I had to take it with me though, I would put it in a ziploc baggie and stick it in my makeup bag in my purse. This is because it stays damp for a while after using it.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jsc81581
(Rockford, IL)
answer 7
Well, there is this platform thingamajig that it comes with, where you can set it down in the little hole of the platform so it dries. That way it's not sitting on the desk getting dirty or anything. But as for carrying it around in your purse, I wouldn't suggest it.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
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how do i store a beauty blender and it's dupes after using it?
how am i supposed to store the beauty blender when it's damp? do i just leave it out on my desk? i just feel like if i leave it out it'll catch dust and bacteria
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
andyhtrieu
on beautyblender®
7 answers
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answer 1
For travel, I've heard of people using plastic easter eggs to store it. But for day to fay use, use the plastic container it came in. When it dries, it will fall into the container, and when it's wet, it will rest on top.
answered 1 month ago
lushieforlife
(Illinois)
answer 2
I just store it on the little container it came in on top of my vanity.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
LauriLizbeth
answer 3
You use the container it came in to store it. Since the sponge is still damp, it sits on top of the opening. When it dries, it just slips right down in to the container.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
jdavis9761
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 4
I just store it in the little container it comes in. It has a hole in the top that lets in air.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
Maggie1106
(Swampscott, MA)
answer 5
I rest it on top of the container it was in when I purchased it. But yes, I leave it out on my desk/on top of my beauty organizers.
answered 2 months ago
forgivemehera
(Hyde Park, NY)
answer 6
I use a small shot glass to keep mines inside of on a counter, it air dries and if it has dust on it, I rinse it off before using anyway to dampen it. Also it comes with a nice plastic container with holes so it is safe and able to dry.
answered 2 months ago
popcornlover722
(Orlando, FL)
answer 7
The casing it came in doubles as a stand for when it's wet but if you've thrown it out use a small dish or even a shot glass to set it on so it's not just rolling around on your desk
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Kyndra
(Boston, MA)
Question
Do you have to clean it with their special beautycleanser?
Can you just clean it with soap and water or makeup remover, etc? I don't want to purchase the "beautycleanser". Thanks!
asked 2 months ago
JustAGirlyGirl
on beautyblender®
7 answers
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answer 1
I use the Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser. I use rinse the beauty blender, and then I pounce a dime sized amount of cleanser {in a bowl} all over the beauty blender. I find that this removes a large majority of the makeup :D
answered 1 month ago
lushieforlife
(Illinois)
answer 2
You can use whatever soap you use to remove your makeup. I bought their special cleaner, and I don't notice that it cleans any better than my face soap. However, regular 'hand' soap doesn't work very well at removing all the makeup.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
jdavis9761
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 3
No I clean it with soap and water and it's fine, although it's still stained but it's really clean.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
Maggie1106
(Swampscott, MA)
answer 4
In between uses, or whenever I notice that it's more brown (because of my foundation) than pink, I wet it, squirt some creamy hand soap onto it, quickly rub it in, and then squeeze it under warm water until the water runs clear. My beauty blender goes back to the bright pink color it was when I bought it (:
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
makeupyourm1nd
(Calgary, AB)
answer 5
No You could use oil, soap and water, shampoo,
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
juliebeauty
answer 6
Honestly I was right there with you. I didn't want to buy the special beauty blender cleaner but I really really love the solid sponge cleaner. I use it for ALL my brushes and it's super easy to use. It doesn't damage any of my brushes and I see how clean it gets everything. Now you can use soap and water BUT it's going to dry out your beauty blender faster. I know your not going to like this answer but I really think you should give the solid cleaner a chance. Hope this helps.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
bookluvr23
(Upstate South Carolina)
answer 7
Hi JustAGirlyGirl,

We highly recommend using the Solid Sponge Cleanser with your Beauty Blender. This cleanser seems to clean the Beauty Blender more efficiently than any other method.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How often do you need to throw one of these away?
I can't see how I'd buy a rather pricey sponge if I'll throw it away in a few months, whereas I can keep my brushes for a lifetime.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Saku
(New York)
on beautyblender®
6 answers
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answer 1
They say every 6 months... But if yours is cleansed regularly and is taken car of every 8 months or if it rips.....
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Ashlynn12234
(Kansas City)
answer 2
Its meant to be replaced every 3 months but with proper care can last a year or so from what i have heard. Just take really good care of it. And when it starts to stretch and just not work like it used to its time to toss it.
answered 1 year ago
Anonymous
(Denver,CO)
answer 3
The Beauty Blender is intended to be thrown out every 3-4 months. However, with my personal beauty blender I have been using it for 7 almost 8 months (with regular washings, although I do not use the BB cleanser). With my professional Beauty Blender that I use on clients, I do toss them after 2-3 months.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
makeupmeghann
(Waterloo, Ontario)
answer 4
I use mine daily and I flip it around so I use a clean side every day. I end up washing it every 3 days or so. With regular use, it really does last about 3-4 months. It eventually breaks down a bit (gets less compact), and I replaced mine after it tore from storing it in a zippered case. I've tried other disposable, and one similar non-disposable one from target (about ten bucks), but have found that nothing really compares to the beauty blender.
answered 4 years ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
answer 5
Beautyblender posted an instruction video on You Tube that recommends replacing the sponge after three months, but I'm sure you can stretch that out longer if you take good care of it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
ageandwisdom
(New Jersey)
answer 6
Just as is true for your brushes, as long as you regularly clean the sponge it can last you forever or at least until you decide it's time for a new one. They sell a specific cleaner for this product that you can also use to clean your brushes.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
annie23
(Santa Clara)
Question
If you purchase the two pack, are they packaged individually?
Thinking of replacing mine and getting one for a friend, but only if they come in separate packaging. Thanks!
asked 4 years ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on beautyblender®
6 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 2
They both come in the same package.
answered 3 years ago
megz196
(Ontario)
answer 3
Well i purchased the one with the cleanser and two sponges and the two sponges came in one container so if I had to guess, id say that if you bought only the two sponges, they would also come together in one package.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 4
If you want it separate buy it separate because some come together and the other comes separate.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 5
They're not separately packaged, they come in a plastic bubble-like container. They are separated by a plastic disc.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
moonstruck1958
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 6
The 2-pack that I got was packaged in 1 container, so no - they are not individually packed within that little canister. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years ago
cinamonwinters
Question
is it better than a brush or regular sponge/ fingers?
i was wondering if this is better for application and would it be good for a liquid/gel like foundation such as MUFE face and body?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on beautyblender®
6 answers
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answer 1
I have never found a brush to be a good tool to apply foundation, so for me, this is the best product on the market. It is much better than using your fingers alone.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jdykes33
(Dothan, Alabama)
answer 2
YES! It gives an airbrush finish. But you have to make sure that every time you use it, you dampen it with water or else it won't work to its full potential.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 3
yes you could apply MUFE with the sponge .
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 4
I use EL double wear liquid foundation and I prefer to use a stippling brush. Tried using only the BB and it didn't quite work as well for me. Plenty of other uses for the BB so I'll stick with my brush for now.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dmsr
answer 5
I think it's better than a brush since sometimes a brush leaves streaks. You have to 'blot' your makeup not swipe it with this sponge. It works for any kind of makeup.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
moonstruck1958
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 6
So ive had mine for a month and i absolutely love it! i use it with my MAC face and body liquid foundation and the results are Flawless!! I dont think i will use the foundation brushes again. This is a really great buy and should be on every girls must have list.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
tropicalbabe
(LoS aNgeLeS, CA)
Question
Should it be cleaned with water, makeup remover or something else?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
vanityprincess
(NY)
on beautyblender®
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I clean mine with mild antibac soap & warm water. Squeeze excess water out and lay on kleenex to air dry.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
rockmom66
(Minot, ND)
answer 2
I use baby shampoo that was 2/$1 and it works fine. I have never tried the expensive cleanser and never will. There is still some makeup stain that stays on the sponge but I don't mind.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
aheb
answer 3
Its come with the blender cleanser thats clean the sponge.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 4
I typically rinse my sponge out with water. I have seen the price for the cleanser and it's a little expensive so I don't use mine on an everyday basis. However, cleaning with water will not damage your sponge in the least! I cannot even notice a difference between the cleanser and water.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
joey101
(Denver, Co)
answer 5
I use the cleanser it comes with. It smells beautiful and it really does lather up very nicely. Sudsy and great. Smells pretty and stays soft!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 6
Beautyblender makes the blendercleanser to clean the beautyblender sponge. http://bit.ly/bawXSU
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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