Dupe or Dud: Beauty Blender VS Blending Sponge

Monday, April 15, 2013

Left: No Name Blending Sponge   Right: Beauty Blender

Everybody has been raving about the whole blending sponge. I've seen many varieties of a blending sponge. I own both a beauty blender and a no name cheap regular sponge. Is there really a difference? Yes

The Beauty Blender sponge is quite expensive for it to be a sponge. It is very soft and lightweight and can be used dry and wet for liquid, cream, or loose powders(dry sponge). I like to use this sponge both ways. When it is wet it blending the products much better. When it is dry it works just as good. 

The No Name sponge is cheaper. It's a bit for firmer and shaped a little different. It can also be used wet and dry. When it's dry it feels much hard than the BB but when it's wet it's easier to work with. For the price of what the Beauty Blender cost you can own about 10-15 of these little sponges.

Which sponge would you reach for?

I would reach for the Beauty Blender for personal preference. 

I use both sponges on myself and for my clients.

Beauty Blender $15-$20

No Name Blending Sponge $2-$5

Do you own a beauty blender? Have you tried a no name beauty sponge? What are your thoughts on them?



Products Used:


❥ Rimmel Brow Pencil Hazel

❥ MAC Soft Brown E/S

❥Wet N Wild Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer
❥Wet N Wild Vanity Palette (Left Side Matte Shadows)

❥Wet N Wild Sparkle Til Morning (Teal)
❥NYC Liquid Liner
❥Maybelline MegaPlush Volume Mascara

❥Urban Decay Pervausion 24/7 Eyeliner

❥Salon Perfect Demi Wispies

❥MAC Nightmoth L/L
❥MAC Heroine LE Lipstick

❥Makeup Forever HD Primer
❥MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC42/NC44
❥Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer
❥Black Opal Oil Free Loose Powder
❥NYC Bronzer Sunny
❥La Femme Blush Pink Flamingo

Closer Look On The Lips

Making A Face Why Don't You!
Have you tried MAC Heroine lipstick? Do you love it like I do?


Swatchview: AJ Crimson BB Cream

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

[Not My Photo]

I'm addicting to face products, BBcream, foundation. and tinted moisturizer. Whenever I see a new product that's being released I feel as though I have to try it out just because it's something new. I was check out AJ Crimson's website and noticed he released a line of BB cream for women of all shades. I believe the price of the BB Cream is now $15 but I'm not to certain on that.

I got the shade #3. Which is a tad to dark and it's appears too red, but with color correcting the problem is solved. It's great product that offers great coverage. 

How you tried any of AJ Crimson products?


Alert, Alert, It's Always Red

I can admit that back in the day you wouldn't even spot me even picking up a red lipstick to see how it looks in the tube let alone put it on. I've fallen in love with red lipstick. I remember the first one I tried which was by Revlon which was called Really Red. I ventured out to MAC's most wanted Ruby Woo, and now I've found a new love her name is Always Red by Sephora. Sephora has a line of cream lip-stains that are great. Once I put the lip-stain on it dries matte and doesn't budge who doesn't love not having to reapply a lipcolor. I DO! Let's See how it looks :)

Here's the link to the product Always Red


Lorac Espresso.

Products Used:

❥Wet N Wild Take On The Day Eye Primer
❥E.L.F Cream Liner Coffee
❥Lorac Pro Palette E/S Espresso, Sable, Taupe, Cream
❥NYC Liquid Liner
❥Rimmel ScandalEyes Nude E/L
❥Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara
❥Salon Perfect Demi Wispies Stacked (2 pair)

❥Black Lip Pencil
❥MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 L/S

❥Black Radiance Oil Control Primer
❥Maybelline Fit Me Foundation #315
❥Black Opal Oil Free Translucent Setting Powder
❥NYC Sunny Bronzer
❥Wet N Wild Princess Bronzer

P.S Nicki Viva Glam Nicki 2 has to grow on me. I'm actually not a big fan of it. I like MAC Lavender Whip better which is a limited edition but is being re promoted for MAC's Baking Beauties Collection

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