How and what to clean Beauty Blender - update and some ideas for cleaning the sponge

How and what to clean Beauty Blender
Cleaning the Beauty Blender is not the easiest one. However, if we choose the right products, it becomes faster and more pleasant.
In today's post I would like to introduce you to several ways to clean Beauty Blender, which I managed to test. And also some comments about some of them. I would also like to remind you that I do not use foundation, but the Asian BB cream Dr G, which, unfortunately, is harder to remove from the sponge.

Wheat and oat shampoo Sylveco

Cleaning the Beauty Blender with shampoo is a pretty good way. Provided, however, that we do not use Asian BB cream. In this case, the shampoo has completely failed. The sponge was only slightly clean.

Facella

I tried to clean Beauty Blender with Facelle liquid, but he was too delicate. He did not clean the sponge well (only from the top). There is still a lot of BB cream inside.

Protex soap

Cleans Beauty Blender very well, the foam penetrates deeply into the sponge. Unfortunately, this method has its drawbacks - I have the impression that the sponge deteriorates faster and loses color faster.

Bielenda Cotton or Avocado two-phase liquid

This method worked very well for me. Due to the fact that the liquid has a washing layer and an oily layer - it washes out all dirt from a sponge. The method is also very simple, because it is enough to pour a little shaken product into the hollow of the hand, and then soak it with a sponge. Then just wash with liquid soap without SLS.

Bielenda Argan Cleansing Face Oil

It washes everything well from inside and outside of an egg. The sponge does not get damaged, as in the case of Protex soap. Unfortunately, this method has one drawback - oil is not the cheapest.

Liquid soap with a little Alterra oil

For me this method works best. Into the hollow of my hand I pour a little liquid soap without SLS and a pump of Alterra oil (it can be any oil). The sponge is not damaged, so we can use it longer. For me, this method of washing the sponge works best.

Sponges for applying foundation: Blend it vs Beauty Blender

makeup eggs
(beauty blender, blend it)

I have emphasized many times that I am a huge fan Blender Beauty. Currently, I already have my 5 sponge (I change it every six months, disinfect with an Octenisept spray after each use). When the Blend It sponge appeared in the Mintishop store (deceptively similar to the Beauty Blender), I decided to test it.


First impression

When the Blend It sponge reached me, I noticed that it was bigger than Beauty Blender. It is also made of another material - more rubbery. Beauty Blender is made of a soft, spongy, pleasant to the touch material.
At first glance, both sponges are very similar (in the photo on the left Blend It, on the right Beauty Blender - both are dry). Even in the picture the material seems to be identical. Unfortunately this is not the case. Feel the clear difference when you take both eggs in your hand.
After soaking Blend It and Beauty Blender, the Blend It sponge was still much larger than Beauty Blender. It was no longer as rubbery as it was dry.

We test Blend It and Beauty Blender

I tested both sponges to apply BB Dr G cream and unfortunately I have to say that Beauty Blender won this competition. Blend It did not distribute and melt BB cream with my skin, it only smeared it. When applying the BB cream I used the same technique as when applying the cream with the Beauty Blender sponge - stamping.
Unfortunately, it is not enough that Blend It did not melt the BB cream with the skin, in addition, applying BB cream with this sponge I used a lot more BB cream.
After use, I washed both sponges with Protex Cream soap, which is great not only for washing makeup sponges, but also brushes. Plus for Blend It, because I washed it much faster than Beauty Blender. The sponge also dries faster than Beauty Blender.

Summation

Unfortunately, the Blend It egg did not work well in my tests. It is unacceptable for me that using it I had to use more BB cream than when applying it with Beauty Blender.
Beauty Blender is nicer to the touch, it is not rubbery, which I suspect does not "drink" so much of the applied product. Blend It sponge did not work during the stamping method, BB cream did not blend perfectly into my complexion.
Blend It is easier and faster to wash and dries quickly. The price is also a plus (around PLN 25) compared to Beauty Blender (around PLN 70). Fortunately, Beauty Blender is enough for half a year, so looking at performance, the cost of the sponge is not that big.
I was hoping to find a cheaper substitute for Beauty Blender, but Blend It will not be a substitute, despite the visual similarity.