Thursday, March 03, 2011

Buzzworthy: Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge

I had been eyeing this Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge for quite sometime and at my recent trip to Target, I finally convinced myself to buy it. It looks like the younger, smaller and blue little sister of it's original counterpart, the Beauty Blender... and for HALF the price! The SK Blending Sponge is good competition for the Beauty Blender. Its shape is a little friendlier to hold and the application goes on beautifully. If you own the Beauty Blender, you'll know that it's tiny pink shape swells about 2 times in size after being wet. Since the SK blending sponge is more dense, it does not swell in size. It is more firm in the hand than the Beauty Blender but it does give the skin a beautiful natural finish. The SK beauty sponge's biggest drawback is it's difficulty to get clean. After one or two uses, the sponge is stained with foundation that is almost impossible to get off. The pictures of my blending sponge are after cleaning with baby shampoo and water, and you'll notice- still stained! It makes me wonder about the overall longevity of this product. While the shape and application are above average, can this blender stand the test of time, wear and tear? If it only lasts a few weeks then $9.95 is certainly not worth it. My best advice to save time and to keep you from buying this product over and over again is to apply your foundation with a regular foundation brush and then go over and blend it with the blending sponge. Bottom line? This is a good tool to have in your arsenal, if you have the time to apply with it and the money to burn on it.


  1. I Love my beauty blender! I tried the sk version and thought is was ok but I think the beauty blender is better and it last a Good 3 months

  2. I might have to check this out. Every time I see it I think about getting it. Thanks for the review.

  3. Thanks for the review! I've been meaning to try a belnding sponge like this for some time!

  4. I really want to try this! Can you tell me: how do you wash it between uses? Thanks!

  5. Good review! I've thought about getting this... but then I think "It's just a knock off of the Beauty Blender..." so I should probably just get the original! I don't like to buy crap! Haha! :)

    Thanks to your review, I'll definitely hold off. :)

  6. I have this too, i am about to do my review also. I agree, it's a great tool except the stains

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