The Battle of the Blenders

I am celebrating the day that I started to use blending sponges to apply my plasterwork! They work much better than my fingers ever did at blending my foundation/BB cream into a smooth and even finish.

I am currently alternating between the “Beauty Blender” and the “Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection” sponges.

It’s not that I am intentionally being diplomatic, BUT these are both really bloomin’ good!

How do I use them?

I tend to wet my sponges and the squeeeeeeeeeze out the water before gently squeezing again in a dry towel (don’t use a white one!).

I then splodge a bit of foundation or BB cream on the back of my hand, dab, then bounce bounce bounce the sponge all over my mug.

How do they compare?

The Cosmo sponge (close up above) is definitely denser than the Beauty Blender which gives me a more even finish in less time.


The Beauty Blender (close up above) has a lighter touch than the Cosmo sponge which is great for applying cream blusher.

I am certain that this difference is to do with the make up of the blenders. The Cosmo blender certainly feels more foam-ish than sponge-ish than the Beauty Blender.

Then there is the cost. The Beauty blender is about £14.00 depending on where you get it from (I got mine from Zuneta). While the Cosmo dupe (for that is what it is), comes in at £4.99 from Superdrug.

I will absolutely buy the Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection sponge again as it is so affordable and does the job with such ease. As for the Beauty Blender, as good as it is, I will probably pass now that I can have something just as good but at a fraction of the cost.

I do love a bargain and hurrah for dupes that work.