When practically everyone online is raving about the same makeup sponge, you know you have to try it for yourself. And when that beauty sponge costs under $10, it’s pretty much a no brainer.
That’s exactly how I came to buy the Flower Beauty Ultimate 3-in-1 Blending Sponge ($8.98). And let me tell you, it was very hard to get my grubby hands on one in my local Walmart stores.
It seems like I wasn’t the only one hearing the chatter online. I scoured and stalked all of my local Walmarts for over a month trying to find one measly blending sponge in stock.
It took me driving about 40 minutes away to finally track one down. It was the ONLY one in stock or I would have bought a few in case I decided I loved it and couldn’t live without it.
The Flower makeup sponge is a light lavender purple color. It has an hourglass shape with a rounded bottom and a pointed top. About a third of the top is cut away to make a nice level edge.
If I’m forced to make one negative comment about this beauty sponge, it would be in regards to the color. Some people may not like the light color because it doesn’t hide makeup at all and will look dirty quickly.
It doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, it actually prompts me to wash it more often to keep it from looking caked with makeup.
When dry, this Flower sponge feels very similar to the original BeautyBlender sponge. It’s just as soft and has a very similar “density”.
However, when you wet the Flower beauty sponge, it feels a bit softer and “fluffier” than the BeautyBlender. It also grows in size as does the BeautyBlender.
I like how flat the bottom of this sponge is. It actually has a good amount of surface to help you blend out foundation. And the flat portion on the top works really well for blending out your undereye concealer.
The finish that this sponge gives me is just as comparable to any other good quality makeup sponge. It offers a flawless, even application without sucking up and wasting a lot of excess product.
Call me crazy but I actually do think this Flower sponge is a smidge better than the more expensive BeautyBlender ($20). I prefer its super lightweight feel and softness when wet and the flatter, larger bottom surface.
Plus you can’t beat the price. I’d much rather spend $9 than $20 any day! Now, if only I can find a backup one before I need it.
Have you tried the Flower Ultimate 3-in-1 Blending sponge? What are your thoughts?
Available online at Walmart.