Thursday, 19 July 2012

A Cosmetic Sponge you will LOVE LOVE LOVE

Today my review is on the Avon Precision Grip Teardrop Blender. Personally, I find that name too long so I call it the Avon Blender for short. Now this sponge is Avon’s affordable response to the famous but pricy Beauty Blender. When I first heard about the Beauty Blender I was quite impressed. Even Makeup Artist colleagues encouraged me to try it. When I saw the price I said, “That will stay right there!” It’s what I usually say when something seems too expensive. The Beauty Blender sells for around USD 25. I decided to continue using what has been working for me all along. The Victoria Vogue sponge wedges. As a MUA I know how to work it in such a way to give me a flawless application.

However, about a month and a half ago I was going through an Avon catalogue and saw the Avon Blender on sale for the amazing price of USD 4.99 (TTD45 through my Avon Representative). I realized it resembled the Beauty Blender but the design seemed more ergonomic. At that giveaway price I decided right away to give it a try.

Avon Blender left next to BeautyBlender on right

Avon orders take forever to arrive through my rep. I finally got my sponge on Monday gone. Been using it to apply my makeup for the past two days. Let me tell you, I absolutely love it. I’ve already put in an order for four more.

This sponge is soft and smooth and seamlessly applies foundation. It’s so fast and easy. Perfect for those who have problems using the regular sponge wedges. I have done workshops teaching makeup application so I know how difficult it is for a lot of women to apply foundation.

Avon Precision Grip Teardrop Blender

There are two methods I use to foundation with this sponge. For both methods you need to wet sponge and squeeze out excess water or just spray it with water.
  1. Apply product to face with foundation brush then smooth out by bouncing the damp sponge all over. The pointy side can be used for hard to reach corners like the inner corners of eyes.
  2. Apply product directly to damp sponge. Smooth over face one area at a time and bounce sponge to blend and remove streaks. Remember you have the pointy side for small areas.

The Avon Blender gets my stamp of approval. The only thing I can’t comment on yet is its durability. I hope it lasts at least three to four months. You should wash every day to avoid getting bacteria into it. Could go every two days if you like and extend the life a bit.

Hope you give it a try. Have a good one.

Kalifa P

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