Every makeup sponge or Beauty Blender “dupe” that I’ve tried sucks (and I’ve tried a TON). I’ve found that they either soak up so much product that it defeats the purpose, they are too hard (even when damp) and difficult to blend/work with, or just plain awful (and would work better to sponge paint your bathroom). That said, I decided a long time ago to give up on any makeup sponge other than the real deal $20 Beauty Blender.
HERE’S THE PROBLEM:
I go through Beauty Blenders like crazy because they skeeve me out. No matter how much I scrub them (I’ve tried every cleaning method out there) I feel like they are never truly clean. Product and bacteria sits in there and therefore, ends up back on your face (BLEUGH) and even in the rare times that I’ve been able to get them pretty clean, they end up ripping or losing their original texture fairly quickly. If the product is that difficult to get out, you can imagine how much of it you are wasting —and makeup certainly isn’t inexpensive!
HERE’S THE SOLUTION:
The Lemon Drop is almost half the price, doesn’t soak up nearly as much product and is SO soft it blends everything beautifully (especially concealer). The shape of it is perfect for the entire face, including the under eye area, which is always the most challenging spot. Best part? This pic was taken after it had been used a few times (for a fair assessment) and cleaned. ALL the product came out so easily and it went right back to its original color… looking good as new! My Beauty Blenders NEVER get completely clean (see pics above) so I was pretty excited, and relieved, to see everything wash out with very little effort. I absolutely love how this Lemon Drop feels on my face and love how a little product goes a long way when using it.