Tired of Spending Tons of $$$ on Your Beautyblender Sponge?
At $20 a pop, I don't blame you and you are probably not alone! Sure, this thing is awesome...don't get me wrong- it's one of the best innovations in beauty over recent years, but even if you take good care of them you're going to end up shelling out quite a bit of cash in no time :( Luckily, there have been other brands and products that have come out on the market that are more affordable and give the Beautyblender a run for it's money! Check out my top 5 picks, below:
The Beauty Closet's Top 5 Beautyblender Alternatives:
Collection Total Coverage Sponge
This specially-designed sponge has a larger wide base to cover larger skin surfaces and a pointed tip for contouring for areas like the nose, chin, and underneath the eyes! The shape also makes it super easy to hold during application and it's great for all types of makeup: cream, liquid, or powder! Formulated with natural latex, this fab sponge meets all of the beautyblender benefits- without the higher price :) Want to go for sheer coverage? Simply add more water to the sponge/get it wetter! Get the easy application and expert blending with this inexpensive sponge from Sephora!
2. Make Up For Ever
If you haven't heard of Make Up For Ever, you've been missing out! This awesome brand has already made a name for themselves in the makeup industry in recent years and I've never been disappointed with any products I've tried from them. Their quality is top-notch and for less than the beauty-blender, you can snag this awesome blender sponge from Make Up For Ever and you will love it! Spend less cash and still get professional results with this uniquely shaped sponge that's perfect for blending, building, and ideal for difficult-to-reach places too! Get a steak-free finish with this sharp-angled latex sponge, without looking cakey- plus, your foundation goes a long way as it sits directly on top of the sponge, without soaking in :)
Total Perfecting Blender
Created with EcoTools EcoFoam technology, this super affordable sponge doesn't skimp out on quality and comes with a bonus stand that's perfect for drying and storage :) 100% cruelty-free and vegan, this awesome sponge is also latex free & dermatologist tested as well. If you have super sensitive skin or latex allergies, this is the blender sponge for you! This one can be used wet or dry, making it versatile, inexpensive, and great for all skin types.
Made of a soft, silicone, this oil & grease resistant sponge stands out from the rest and won't break the bank either :) Skip the beautyblender and give a silicone sponge a try! Prevents usage of large amounts of makeup and allows for small amounts to be applied, while still providing full coverage- as well as being antibacterial! Gel-like texture makes it a dream for makeup application and is also washable, reusable, and odor-free. Worry about bacteria no more and give silicone a go, it's a great option that's also super affordable :)
5. Real Techniques
Miracle Complexion Sponge + Travel Sponge
Snag an ultra-affordable 3-in-1 sponge that comes with its own travel case, making it great for those on-the-go and travelling! Latex-free and ideal for powders, creams, and liquids too! Get a natural-looking finish in a snap with this portable, inexpensive option :) Has a flat edge for contouring in areas like around the eyes and the nose and rounded sides for blending larger areas of the face; there's even a precision tip for covering blemishes!