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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review: Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge

I definitely came late to the beauty blender party; I have seen youtube beauty gurus reviewing these things for months and seen them on the shelves for longer. Not being an everyday sponge user, I wrote it off as a beauty gimmick that lured buyers in with its seductive shape. Mama always said not to judge a book by it's cover.

Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge

Alright, let's get the details. This cute little bugger retails for $10 at Target. The high end dupe: The Beauty Blender Sponge is $20. Although I haven't tried it, the lovely makeupgeek Marlena compared the two not too long ago. She recommended the Beauty Blender over the Sonia Kashuk version, but I didn't think any of the qualms she had with the SK version were that big, so I went cheap.

This sponge is GREAT for the under-eye area. Mom, you will be happy to know that I am no longer tugging at the delicate skin under my eye. Instead, I am rolling this beauty over it, and everywhere else. Not only does the narrow tip make it ideal for patting/rolling on the under-eye area (even the inner corner), The finish it gives is that of an airbrush.

I have used it to apply concealer, foundation, and even powder highlighter! Usually I pat a damp finger in my highlighter and pat on my cheeks. I typically end up with an uneven application that I am frantically trying to smudge and smear away in the bathroom at work. Not any more. This sponge can be used dry or wet, so I dampened it, squeezed it out, dabbed it in my highlighter, and rolled in my cheek bones. B-E-A-Utiful.That means it can also be used damp to apply powder foundation as well. Although I don't use powder foundation, I might have to start just to see the kind of flawless finish it will give.

Do I recommend it? You had better change your tune Mercedes, because I'm saying hell to the yes.

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