If you're reading this, there's little to no chance that you haven't heard of the Beautyblender. You can't log onto Reddit, watch a beauty tutorial on YouTube, or stumble into a Sephora without seeing this iconic pink sponge. It seamlessly blends your cream-based products onto your skin without streaking, and can also be used to pack on powder if you want serious coverage. But at $20, it's not affordable for everyone — especially considering it has such a limited shelf life. So it's no surprise that there's a vast market for the best Beautyblender dupes.
Although, we can't promise that any of these dupes will be identical to the Beautyblender or produce the same results — after all, Beautyblenders site does claim that their sponges are made with "exclusive aqua-activated™ material." And it's that material that both provides a poreless finish as well as ensures that the sponge absorbs minimal liquid so that you can get the most of your beauty products. But these Beautyblender dupes do work in a similar way as the original, so for the best results, make sure you're following a similar process.
Just like when you use a Beautyblender, you'll first, you want to run your sponge under water, squeezing out the excess moisture until it grows about double its size. Then, when it's nice and puffy, blot out the excess moisture with a towel and roll it into your cream products. The pointed side is great for the nooks and crannies of your face, like around your nose and under your eyes, while the rounded bottom is better for covering large areas of skin, like your cheeks and forehead.