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Dupe War #9 Beautyblender vs Perfectionist vs Flawless Beaute Makeup Blenders!

27 Aug

This one is probably more of a battle royale. What we are comparing is the original Beautyblender and The Sephora Perfectionist to the Flawless Beaute Makeup Blender Sponge Sample Pack.

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A few weeks ago, a charming gal from Beauty Junkees emailed us at Fairy God Mother and asked if we would be interested in reviewing the makeup sponges she is selling. We love make up applicators, and I am especially obsessed with the new sponge craze, so of course we said yes.

Full disclaimer – we didn’t purchase this product, but nevertheless we have conducted an unbiased review.

What they are: Makeup Sponges Set Includes 4 Unique Shaped Blender Makeup Sponges:

Pink Teardrop (Egg), Purple Pear, Green Spade, Blue Sculptor

Same Quality as Expensive Beauty Blenders at 1/2 the Price Highest Quality Material: Vitamin E Infused, Latex Free, Non Allergenic, Odor Free, Smooth Suede Texture

What they do:

Creates an amazing even, natural flawless finish that is difficult to achieve with other makeup sponges, brushes or fingers Works with all makeup, including creams, liquids, minerals, and powders; does not soak up excessive amounts of product like other sponges

Our review: I will admit, I was way impressed. I love the original Beautyblender, but I don’t love the price tag. I really like the Sephora Perfectionist, the price was better.

But I love Flawless Beaute even more and my wallet will love it and thank me. And then I will buy more makeup with the money I will save.

Here is why: You are getting 4 really high quality sponges in different shapes. BIG BENEFIT – you can play with the different sponges and figure out which is your favorite. There are subtle differences in each shape, so you will most likely like one or two more than the rest.

There is no difference in the application and result between any of these brands. You are still getting a really beautiful flawless finish regardless of brand name and price. So if the result is virtually the same, why the heck would you spend more $$$? Makes no sense. Unless you are a trust fund baby, in which case you are not reading our blog anyway. 😉

I was intrigued by the flat sponge, and quickly figured out it was a surprise favorite. I really like it for the stipple effect of blending in my CC cream.

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Flawless Beaute Blue Sculptor

I think this sponge would work really well with a cream blush! I normally hate cream blushes because I can never get them to blend correctly, but I’m considering getting one just to use with this sponge.

I love any of the tipped ones for concealer, and I love blending foundation with the two tear drops. I used them all wet with liquid foundations, cream concealers, and cc creams. Pretty face achieved! Boom!

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On the Left: Original Beautyblender On the Right: Flawless Beaute Pink Teardrop

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On the Left: Sephora the Perfectionist On the Right: Flawless Beaute Green Spade

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         Flawless Beaute Purple Pear

The differences: There are No differences in the application result. The Beautyblender is the only one of these sponges I have tried that actually feels different. The sponge is spongier, springier. But this is an aesthetic difference, it doesn’t affect how your make up looks.

The math: Dollar to Dollar, check this out. Beautyblender – $19.95, Sephora – $12.00, Flawless Beaute Makeup Blender Sponge Sample Pack of 4 (FOUR!!!!!) $29.97. This comes out to just under $7.50 per sponge.

So seriously, go get you some of these sponges!

Also, Beauty Junkees are giving away a set of these amazing goodies to one lucky winner.  Click here to enter contest!  The winner will be notified by us, and the prize will be shipped by Beauty Junkees.

Good luck!!!!

~Anna

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Review by Request – BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample

19 Aug

This was in my July Ipsy Glam Bag and I just recently got around to using it.  I’m a little late, but these colors are a bit intense, so they needed a special occasion to be worn.

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The sample came with a purple, bronze, and gold colors.   The bronze San Fran  and gold Malibu are really sparkly, but pretty.

I was really impressed with this shadow.  It has really good staying power.  With my NYX HD eye primer, I needed to work a little to remove it at bedtime.

The colors are just slightly more sheer than how they appear in the pot.

Swatch on my hand:

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BH Cosmetics shadows build and blend well.  I think they blended better than MAC, which I sometimes have a hard time blending perfectly.  But, I do seem to be the only person in the whole wide world with this problem, so pay no attention to me 🙂

The full sized palettes come with 16 eye shadow colors and 4 blushes for $8.95.  This is a steal!

I’m glad I tried this brand because I will buy from them.  I can’t wait to try other products.

Thanks ipsy!

~Anna

July Faves – Mirenesse Glossy Kiss

2 Aug

Two of my lovely friends (one is our own Kassi)  are Birchbox subscribers.  They both received a lip/cheek gloss from Mirenesse and neither of them liked their colors.  I was lucky to have received these wonderful hand me downs 🙂

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I’m also lucky that I love these two colors. Top color is number 2, Flirty Kiss, bottom color is number 14, Prefect Kiss.    Perfect Kiss is not available on their website right now.

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These are highly pigmented for a gloss and have good staying power.  I was particularly impressed with the red.  It’s deep red, and stains similar to a lipstick.  But, it’s super soft and moisturizing.  AND not sticky.

This was my first time trying this line, and based on these two colors I’m likely to purchase more.

~Anna

Review : juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

9 Jul

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What it is~

Juice Beauty The Ultimate Color Correcting CC Cream,

12-in-1 Multitasker. Continue reading

New Purchase!!! Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

12 Jun

I’m excited to jump on the bandwagon of CC and BB creams.  I bought the Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream from Juice Beauty.

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