Game Changer Product #3 Original Beautyblender

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So this weeks game changer product is one that I actually was reluctant to try, crazy me I know. Let me explain my reasoning. Firstly for a make-up sponge the price tag is pretty steep. Without the recommended cleanser we are talking around £16. Secondly, I had tried cheaper dupes from ebay, that do not actually perform as well as the original. I didn’t think my make-up looked or lasted any better than with a brush and they did not stand up to a proper clean. I was not going to stump up the price for the real deal on the chance that it performed any better. 

Thanks to receiving an Original Beautyblender with cleanser solid, priced at £26 rrp,  in June’s edition of Birchbox  my mind has been changed.

The genuine product is much smoother and is able to be cleaned without breaking up. Like the big kid that I am it also amuses me how much the sponge grows when used wet. It has taken me a bit of experimentation with application to get the flawless look that Beautyblender have promised but after a months use I’m impressed. I just squeeze my chosen foundation or BB cream onto the back of my hand then use the large end to pick up product and stipple my face with it. I start from the centre of my face and then work outwards finishing by blending down towards my neck. Application is quicker than with a brush and the finish is better than if you where in a hurry and just using your fingers. As a busy mum I’m all for products that are going to speed things up in the morning. 

I still think the price is a bit steep but I am going to repurchase this when my current one gets tired looking. My make-up just looks better and I’m able to easily achieve luminous looking make up with minimal effort. See the picture below.

photo 2This is where subscription beauty boxes are great as you are nudged into trying products that you wouldn’t have done otherwise. 

What products have you discovered through subscription boxes? Have you ever avoided trying out a product, only to wish you had tried it sooner? Comment below I would love to hear your thoughts.