Review, L’Oreal Blend Artist Infallible Foundation Blender Sponge

For the most part, I don’t stray away from using my Beauty Blender to apply foundation. I do at times use a foundation brush, which I will share soon but I gravitate more towards my sponge. What I like to do is pump foundation on to the back of my hand, then dot it over my face with my fingers. I then use a sponge to blend out the foundation.

I have tried a few other makeup sponges in the past that I have enjoyed including the Real Techniques Makeup Sponges and Sephora’s Makeup Sponges but I always go back to the Beauty Blender. I am always interested in trying new sponges because I don’t like spending close to $30 every time I need a new Beauty Blender.

L'Oreal Blender Sponge (1)

I was shopping in Walmart when I saw the L’Oreal Blend Artist Infallible Foundation Blender Sponge and I figured I would try it out. I put my Beauty Blender to the side and tested out the L’Oreal sponge exclusively for the last three weeks

What it is

A non- disposable, makeup sponge applicator with an exclusive plush material. Designed to be used for liquid and cream foundations it has an easy to grip shape and rounded edges for guaranteed effortless blending (amazon.ca)

Price

This is on Amazon.ca for $13.99 but I’m sure when I got it from Walmart it was about $10.00-11.00 CAD. This is about half of the cost of a Beauty Blender and I’m all about that!

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Application

If I compare the texture of this sponge to ones I’ve tried, I’d say it’s very close to the Beauty Blender. It’s very plush-like and porous which makes application of foundation very even. But unlike the Beauty Blender, it doesn’t appear to absorb too much of my liquid foundation and I get more mileage from one pump.

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As far as size goes, it’s about the same as my Beauty Blender Pro when dry. It expands a lot more than the Beauty Blender does when wet. Granted the pro blender that I’m comparing this to is a bit different from the original pink blender, but for side-by-side comparisons, I figured it was worth sharing. I think this makes it quicker for applying foundation because the surface area is greater.

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Now comparing the bounciness of the sponge, the L’Oreal sponge is not as squishy as the Beauty Blender but it’s soft enough that it bounces on my skin. I’ve tried sponges in the past that are just so hard you feel like your punching yourself with it. Not the case with this one, there is just enough give that it feels really comfortable when applying foundation.

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One thing I really like about the L’Oreal sponge is that the sides are indented. This makes it easy to grip and control. The tip of this is small enough that when I squeeze the top of the sponge I can get it to blend out foundation or concealer under my eyes.

It’s a bit too fat to get a sharp contour or highlight, but if you’re like me and prefer a more subtle or blurred-out look it’s great for that. I use my Beauty Blender in the same way so it’s not so different here.

My Thoughts

I’m pretty surprised at how much I like this sponge. I didn’t do any research before buying it so I didn’t know if this was going to be good or not. For the cost, I would feel comfortable buying this again. This is probably the best alternative to the Beauty Blender that I’ve tried so far and I might start to use this more than my Beauty Blender (at least switching the sponges back and forth so that I’m cleaning one sponge daily).

What beauty sponges are you enjoying lately? What recommendations for sponges do you have?

Lots of love,
Dal

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16 thoughts on “Review, L’Oreal Blend Artist Infallible Foundation Blender Sponge

  1. I’ve been really curious about the beauty blender. I always just buy cheap blending buds from Walgreens. Is there really THAT much of a difference between those and the beauty blender? If so I might have to splurge on one!

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    • Honestly, after using the L’Oreal one I thought it was just as good. Although I like the beauty blender I know so many sponges work just as well. I’d say, save your money and stick with the ones at Walgreens if it’s been working well for you 😁

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  2. I have the L’Oréal beauty blender and I absolutely love it. I think I’ve had it for about a year and I think it the best. The only other sponge I have is one I bought for a $1.00 at Shop Miss A which I use for setting powder and believe it or not that too works really well for me. It’s more of a beveled edge with a tip at the top.

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  3. I’ve been so curious about this but I’ve only seen it at Shoppers or Rexall and the last time I saw it, the regular retail price is around $18 which seems steep? Maybe they’ve dropped their price a bit now.
    The shape of this reminds me of the Quo sponge that I love! I think if I remember the next time I’m at Walmart, I’ll pick this up.
    I’ve been on a makeup sponge binge lately – I bought some off Miss A. I’d been hearing a lot about their Super Soft Wonder Blender which is a very airy sponge and only $1.55 USD. I had bought a few of their $1 sponges last year and liked them well enough. So I hauled a bunch of them and I really like the Super Soft version! It’s a pain to have to order online though.

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  4. Personally I prefer using brushes to apply foundation over sponges as I don’t see that flawless finish others seem to rave about. This sponge sounds good though, if I see it in NZ for a fair price maybe I’ll pick it up! I love the pink colour!

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