Best Beauty Blender Dupe That Won’t Break The Bank

Are you looking for the best Beauty Blender dupe that won’t break the bank? The Beauty Blender is by far one of my most beloved and often used tools.

I absolutely use it ever single day for applying foundation, tinted moisturizer, concealer, highlighter, setting powder under my eye area and blending in cream contour. Prior to using the beauty blender I used brushes but I really find that I can apply makeup a lot faster without worrying about streaks with this sponge.

I can honestly say that it makes a huge difference in how my makeup looks when applied with the Beauty Blender. There are absolutely no harsh lines and everything is blended seamlessly. One trick that I learned from Wayne Goss is to press the product hard into your skin with the Beauty Blender instead of just bouncing it on the surface.

Even though I absolutely LOVE this sponge and have the original I have to admit that it IS pricey for a sponge. You also have to keep in mind that a sponge is not going to last forever no matter how well you take care of it. Eventually it is going to break down (meaning it will actually physically break down or develop a smell). Of course you can extend the life of your Beauty Blender by cleansing it and letting it air dry but eventually you are going to have to replace it. If you’re not ready yet to invest the money for a Beauty Blender you can get similar results with our roundup list of the best Beauty Blender dupes for your money.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

This is one of the best Beauty Blender dupes you can get and you actually get 2 sponges for less than half the price of one Beauty Blender. The sponge is soft and excellent for layering on foundation without a cakey look. 

I’ve owned this sponge before and have to say that it does break down faster than a Beauty Blender. I had a well-used one sitting around for over a year and eventually it started flaking. However, if you plan to use it for six months max (as you probably should) then it will hold up just fine. ​

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender

L’Oreal makes an excellent sponge that also happens to be pink. I really like the pointed tip which makes it easier to reach areas like corners of your nose and under the eye. It can also be used to blend out cream contour and apply highlighter.

Ecotools Perfecting Blend Duo

Ecotools is well-known for their quality brushes at affordable prices (I own one of their brush sets which is excellent) and they’ve created a sponge that is an excellent Beauty Blender dupe. The package contains 2 sponges but I think the bigger one is the one that is most similar to the BB. The smaller sponge in the package is more ideal for under eye concealer and precision work like nose contouring while the large one is best suited for blending out foundation. 

Have you tried any of these Beauty Blender dupes? Let us know which one is your fave. 

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