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P228913_hero.jpgBeauty blender is an egg shaped cosmetic sponge. It's non-latex and has a very long life span unlike normal cosmetic sponges. Best used if damp. The rounder bottom part can be used to stipple on foundation or blend out foundation if applied with a brush or fingers while the pointed side can be used under the eyes and around the nose. It usually retails for around $20 just for the Blender while the travel set (sponge and 3 oz cleaner) sells on Birchbox for under $24. A blender with a 5 oz cleanser typically retails for around $35 on Sephora.

 

I own it and love. I recently (in December/January) replaced my old one (cats got to it along with several of my favorite kabuki brushes).

 

There ARE less expensive versions including Sonia Kashuk for under $10 that includes the sponge and cleanser. Sephora also has one for $12 just for the sponge.

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Beauty Blender Travel

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Sonia Kashuk

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Sephora

 

Cosmopolitan-blend-perfection-sponge.jpgForgot to mention, those in the UK there is another dupe called the Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection. It's apparently available at Super Drug in the UK.

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There is also a brand called SOHO Beauty that is sold at drugstores that sells a Beauty Blender dupe as well. I don't have a picture, but it is pink and the same shape except for the SOHO one has a bit of a seam going through the sponge. I am neutral on whether or no they include a BB in the box. I already have one, but it would be nice to have a backup fro when I am ready to start using a new one.
 

Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

P228913_hero.jpgBeauty blender is an egg shaped cosmetic sponge. It's non-latex and has a very long life span unlike normal cosmetic sponges. Best used if damp. The rounder bottom part can be used to stipple on foundation or blend out foundation if applied with a brush or fingers while the pointed side can be used under the eyes and around the nose. It usually retails for around $20 just for the Blender while the travel set (sponge and 3 oz cleaner) sells on Birchbox for under $24. A blender with a 5 oz cleanser typically retails for around $35 on Sephora.

 

I own it and love. I recently (in December/January) replaced my old one (cats got to it along with several of my favorite kabuki brushes).

 

There ARE less expensive versions including Sonia Kashuk for under $10 that includes the sponge and cleanser. Sephora also has one for $12 just for the sponge.

beautyblender_giftset_300x300_1.jpg

Beauty Blender Travel

13555356.jpg

Sonia Kashuk

P243309_hero.jpg

Sephora

 

Cosmopolitan-blend-perfection-sponge.jpgForgot to mention, those in the UK there is another dupe called the Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection. It's apparently available at Super Drug in the UK.



 

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I have the Sonia K one.  it sits in my drawer lol.  I use my buffing brush more than anything.  I am with most, dont really need a beauty blender.  If i get it, i will give it away to a friend of something.

 

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Awesome! I'd love to get a Beauty Blender. Even if you already have one, I hear they wear out after awhile so a spare might be nice. The only other thing besides the Dermalogica products and Eye Rock liners that I think I can make out is the large brownish bottle in the middle with the white top. I think it's this Juice Beauty product:

 

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The two things on the far left look like make-up. Since they dropped the hint that they'd be sampling face make up in February, I'd venture a guess that they're foundations. On FB they polled which type of foundation fans preferred: liquid, stick or powder. The tube could be a stick and the flat one could be a compact?

 

Originally Posted by atrid View Post


I think this is the picture in question. 

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Originally Posted by BeautyByAnnie View Post

 

There is also a brand called SOHO Beauty that is sold at drugstores that sells a Beauty Blender dupe as well. I don't have a picture, but it is pink and the same shape except for the SOHO one has a bit of a seam going through the sponge. I am neutral on whether or no they include a BB in the box. I already have one, but it would be nice to have a backup fro when I am ready to start using a new one.

 

I know exactly the one you're talking about. It's the SOHO Beauty Sponge and it's sold at Walmart, Target and Walgreens. I haven't seen it at RiteAid or Fred Meyer yet and we don't have a CVS in my state so no idea if it's sold there.

 

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Taken at my local Walgreens in early January.

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I got my January 2012 box after I signed up for a monthly subscription. I still haven't been billed for the February box.
Doesn't the monthly subscription bill you automatically for the next month's box on the 1st of every month?

Or am I supposed to manually re-order everytime?

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You should automatically be billed on the first of every month.
 

Originally Posted by Lady SilverX View Post

I got my January 2012 box after I signed up for a monthly subscription. I still haven't been billed for the February box.
Doesn't the monthly subscription bill you automatically for the next month's box on the 1st of every month?

Or am I supposed to manually re-order everytime?



 

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Oh man, if you ladies have been wanting to try the beauty blender but have been hesitating... I can not speak more highly of another product. It really gives me the best results, it is amazing. I will never go back.

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The beauty blender looks interesting, but I don't use liquid foundation :(  
I use powder foundation. If I get this product, what could I do with it? 

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I love my Sonia Kashuk BLUE beauty blender. I hate my pink one. When you wet the blue one, it gets all puffed up and it's very soft and squishy. I use it with liquid and cream foundation. It really makes a huge difference then using my finger or a brush. Now I think SK changed their beauty blender because I got a pink one and it does not expand when you wet it, nor is it squishy. I find it much harder to use and it tugs on my skin too much when I try and apply my foundation.

 

If they are sending beauty blenders I hope they are similar to my blue SK one.

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I have the pink one.  I cant stand it.  When i use it my makeup is streaky and Im like why :'( now i know.  I thought it just sucked, now i know it does but that is because it doesnt do what everyone has said it should do.  Thank you

Originally Posted by aftereight View Post

I love my Sonia Kashuk BLUE beauty blender. I hate my pink one. When you wet the blue one, it gets all puffed up and it's very soft and squishy. I use it with liquid and cream foundation. It really makes a huge difference then using my finger or a brush. Now I think SK changed their beauty blender because I got a pink one and it does not expand when you wet it, nor is it squishy. I find it much harder to use and it tugs on my skin too much when I try and apply my foundation.

 

If they are sending beauty blenders I hope they are similar to my blue SK one.



 

 

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Sell it :)

Originally Posted by Tulipp View Post

The beauty blender looks interesting, but I don't use liquid foundation :(  
I use powder foundation. If I get this product, what could I do with it? 



 

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I am so excited for this month. I hope I get the eyeliner thing and I wouldnt mind trying the egg shaped thiny. Also, hopefully i get a cleanser.

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lol well last month (my first month) I wasnt able to view what was in my box until the day after I received it...
 

Originally Posted by WarPaint1739 View Post

I'm going to try hard and not peak this month!



 

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Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum but I've been subscribed to Birchbox since March of last year!

I have actually been eyeing the BB lately and was planning on getting it from the Birchbox shop (10 points away from getting it for free!) so I would be thrilled to see it in this month's box!

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Originally Posted by iamlaurelanne View Post

 

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum but I've been subscribed to Birchbox since March of last year!

I have actually been eyeing the BB lately and was planning on getting it from the Birchbox shop (10 points away from getting it for free!) so I would be thrilled to see it in this month's box!

 

Welcome aboard! Glad you are here. :)

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I just seen on BB faecbook page they have a link it said that some boxes this month will contain WEI Pomegranate buffing beads and Dermalogica daily microfcliant...I have the Dermalogica hoping for the WEI!

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I wouldnt mind getting either! both are new to me :)
 

Originally Posted by lady41 View Post

I just seen on BB faecbook page they have a link it said that some boxes this month will contain WEI Pomegranate buffing beads and Dermalogica daily microfcliant...I have the Dermalogica hoping for the WEI!


 

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