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the original beautyblender® nude

BY BEAUTYBLENDER #7 in Makeup Sponges

4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.66 / 5 based on 1,451 Reviews

Product Description

Beautyblender® nude is the ultimate makeup application tool created to celebrate flawless, natural-looking skin. This edgeless sponge is the perfect choice for applying foundation and any other complexion makeup product that helps to define your natural beauty and get that “no-makeup” makeup look. Insider tip: use to apply shimmery bronzers for an all-over glow.

What else you need to know: Beautyblender features an open cell structure that fills with small amounts of water when wet. This allows the sponge to be “full” so that the makeup product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time. When wet, beautyblender nearly doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size when it air dries. Handcrafted in the USA.

Beautyblender has choosen to use safe, water-soluble dyes that do not harm the environment and will maintain the integrity of their proprietary foam. For this reason, you may notice some color run off or wash away the first time you wet beautyblender. This is normal and will disappear after you have cleansed the product several times. Please note: the color will not transfer onto the face or clothing.

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the original beautyblender® nude
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  • "Just like the signature pink blender only this one is nude... you will never know if you've cleaned your sponge off fully! lol" in 451 reviews
Shawna-Liberty C.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is definitely a purchase influenced by the youtube beauty community; not the PR junkies who love everything so they get free products but the reviews of the ones who actually used their own money to purchase it.

 It's expensive at $20 USD/sponge. They recommend you replace it every three months  (I heard others claim six) for "sanitary reasons." Replacing it every three months would cost you about $80 USD yearly in your makeup budget for JUST a foundation sponge. I really had to ignore my wallet screaming at me while in line at Sephora to settle the transaction. Yes, you can always return it but I hate returning and feel as though I get judged and characterized by the employees of some beauty stores as being a "cheapskate." I don't return product that often because I get samples and do my homework before committing to the purchase.

I have used other sponges from Real Techniques, Walmart, Sonia Kashuk, and some other off-brands. The Beauty Blender has been my favorite.

I saturate it in warm water and it more than doubles in size. How much water I squeeze out of the sponge is dependent on the coverage I want to achieve and the formula of the foundation I use: if I desire a lighter coverage with a thicker foundation, I leave it more wet; if I desire a heavier coverage, I squeeze out more with a towel. I use this with a dabbing motion which allows me to build up more coverage where I feel I need it without disturbing other products I may have applied under it. I have used this with many formulas of foundation except tinted moisturizers because I think that would be a waste. I had to do some playing and experimenting but overall, I found this sponge to be versatile if utilized with thought and care.

The shape of the sponge enables freedom to access areas of your face often times missed or botched up with other tools: under the jaw line, hair line, around the mouth, nasal folds and areas around the eyes. The finish is always more even and smooth.

I store mine on top of the container it came in on my vanity so it dries out completely.  I do not wash it everyday; I wash it once a week because after washing, you need to "season" the sponge with product and if you are using a higher-end product like NARS, this can be very pricey as the sponge does "eat" your product.

I wash mine with tepid water and unscented castile soap like Dr.Bonner's. I rinse with water and then rinse with diluted distilled vinegar to remove any soap film and then rinse again in water.

I have had my sponge for over a year and it still performs and looks like it did after my first couple uses (stained with foundation pigment).

In the last six months, I have been using the Real Techniques sponge half the time and this the other half. I am now on my fourth RT sponge (ready to toss it) because it falls apart after the third washing. In 6 months, I have spent more money on RT sponges, even pushing them past their prime, than I have spent on my one Beauty Blender.

I knocked off a star because I still think it is a ridiculous price tag for what it is: a sponge.  I think $12 USD is a fairer price tag for such an item. It's not a groundbreaking product but it will "up" your makeup game a few levels. I plan on repurchasing again because economically, it works for me and it is a great product. I would not recommend this to someone who buys into the germ-ophobic hyperbole surrounding cleanliness. The BB performs slightly better than the RT sponge but not enough to warrant its price tag if you plan to replace it monthly or quarterly.

This product is a value given my perspective.  I will continue to purchase this at the time of this writing.
Addy H.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I like the beauty blender, it’s definitely the softest and bounciest of the damp sponge blenders, and that shape... great for blending the small creases around the nose and eyes. I still reach for my brushes when it comes to coverage though. The beauty blender just tends to sheer out product a little too much. For foundation, CC creams, concealers, brushes are still my go to for blending. But once everything is set, I do keep a beauty blender in my purse, in its little packaging, for touch ups throughout the day. This is the biggest secret to keeping makeup looking good all day: don’t touch up with more product, just use a B.B. to keep everything looking fresh and flawless.

I will add that some foundations and concealers do work better with the beauty blender. Heavy, full coverage, fast drying foundations do tend to look better and cover better with a beauty blender. I don’t use that style of product, but if you do, the B.B. will be a lot more useful than it is for me.
Monique R.
Atlanta, GA
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I could literally write nothing in this blog and the general consensus of the beauty blender would be the same... IT IS THE BEST BEAUTY SPONGE EVER CREATED! Period. Sorry Real Techniques and every other brand that has created products to rival beauty blender. They do not come close. The nude color I’m not a huge fan of just because it gets dirty and is not attractive at that point but otherwise the product itself regardless of the color is unmatched.
luli f.
14 reviews
I LOVE ❤️ this beauty blender. I recently switched to the real techniques beauty blenders but only because they are more affordable. This beauty blender is soft as a pillow. Blends my makeup perfectly! I've actually noticed this beauty blender lasts WAY longer than cheaper brands. If you are willing to spend extra money on this I absolutely recommend it. I'm actually thinking of buying a new one. It's more expensive but it definitely lasts longer.
Natalie A.
207 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
A beauty blender is a MUST to have in your makeup collection! Yes it's a bit pricy for a sponge but it works amazing! It's super soft, and I have NEVER used any other beauty sponge that's felt like the beauty blender. I have tried other brands to save money and they're nothing like the beauty blender! It blends foundations and concealer out so smooth! I also use my powders with the sponge. Best investment you could make lol its worth it
Bryanna S.
Doniphan, MO
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This beauty blender was the first makeup sponge that I had ever tried. I instantly fell in love with it! I mostly use it for my under eye area or blending out contour because of it’s small size. This sponge is so soft against my skin. It blends out my makeup so smoothly! I feel like the texture of the Beauty blender brand is what makes it stand out compared to other makeup sponges. It seems to have less of a creasing effect on my makeup. I love to use mine dampened with some water to blend out my concealer. If I really want some extra staying power, I will spray it with a makeup setting spray to blend out my concealer. When you wet the sponge, it does grow considerably and becomes even more soft. You will not be disappointed with this little beauty blender. I don’t even remember the last time that I wanted to apply my makeup with a brush!
Megan N.
Cincinnati, OH
180 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This sponge does what it claims to do. I was influenced to buy this from the youtube beauty community. I have dry/combination skin and this applies my foundation beautifully. I purchased this sponge from Sephora and I am satisfied with the product, however I think there are cheaper alternatives that are just as good as the original unfortunately. I love these sponges, however I also love the Real Techniques sponges as well, and the Real Techniques sponges are 1/4th the cost of this sponge. If you have the extra $ to spend, then go for this one, its a great sponge, but if you're on a budget like I am, go for the cheaper, just as good alternative, the Real Techniques sponge! Overall, this product is an amazing product, I just do not like the price at all. I would definitely purchase this one more if the price was lower. 
Chelsea N.
arvada
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I didn’t love the Nude color, to be honest. I felt it was a little firmer than the traditional pink. I also thought I would love the Nude because it would not look dirty with my pale girl foundation color smeared on it, but the opposite was true - I felt like it ALWAYS looked dirty. I have not bought a Nude BeautyBlender since this one got old and I threw it away, but I do continue to buy BeautyBlenders in other variations.
K A.
lemoore
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Beauty blenders are pricey but they’re totally worth it, I always find myself saying I’m gonna stop buying beauty blenders because there’s so many cheaper alternatives but I always end up buying them again! I can’t find any sponge that really tops this sponge. This sponge is great for blending foundation because it never looks dirty because my foundation is the same shade as the sponge. This sponge rips easily but that’s the only downside besides the price!
Jennifer🌻
lawrence
16 reviews
this beauty blender sucks!! i bought this one because i thought hey it will be so much better because the foundation spots won’t show through since it is nude but it is too soft and squishy which i never thought would be a problem but it is because it soaks up wayyy more product than what a sponge already does so you have to end up using more product than necessary. do not recommend
Denisse C.
27 reviews
Can someone tell me how long should we keep a BeautyBlender?
M J.
Magnetawan, ON
118 reviews
When are you supposed to get rid of your beauty blender and get a new one? Mine is still in good shape but is it bad to keep one for a long time? Could their be a lot of bacteria build up? the original beautyblender® nude
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Jani R.
21 reviews
What is difference between the nude and pink BeautyBlender? I know Black is supposed to be for professionals and White is for your face/skin care products.
Isabel C.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2 reviews
Is Beauty Blender a good one for apply the foundantion? I wanna buy it.

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