The first time I came across a Beauty blender I said ” A piece of sponge” Bwa ha ha ha.
And then it took over the world in no time.
One thing about the beauty world is the more you ignore something, the more popular it gets, chances are the more you want it Unknowingly.
Still not able to spend so much on piece of sponge I went to its Dupes aka Forever 21 Makeup Sponge.

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Forever 21 Makeup Sponge

Price : Rs.269INR ( $4 )

How the original beauty blender works: You are supposed to keep it under running water. It changes the size after coming in contact with water and then squeeze out the excess water. It will be extremely squishy and soft to touch. And it is soft when you are blending the product on the face. It will blend the products like pro, giving the natural finish.

My experience with Forever 21 Makeup Sponge :

This is my third Forever 21 sponge and the most reliable one. The first one, I swear it bounced off my face. It was hard and smelly. The next one looked and felt better but that met a tragic end. It got caught onto something and died. Then came this, it’s a latest one from the Forever 21 sponge collection and looks almost like the original beauty blender.
How this Works : The one I have currently is in the tear duct shape, half Pink half Black. Looks almost like the original beauty blender. And it came in a sealed plastic zip lock bag. It does not double up or change the size when it comes in the contact of the water. It is not the squishiest one, but it’s not hard either. It’s gets damp enough once you squeeze out the excess water. I dot the foundation on the face and dab/tap this on the face. If you have seen enough YouTube videos you will do the blending naturally. Very surprising but true. This will be able to reach every corner of your face due to the shape it has. The sponge absorbs extra product, blends the product well, does not allow caking up and gives a natural look. Also I feel the product be it foundation, BB cream, blush or the powder it adheres to skin much better and making the makeup stay longer. Which is a huge pro incase if you have a oily skin.

Cons: Girl this piece of sponge is high maintenance. Needs to be washed after every time you use, and dried..phew. It dries fast though.

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Forever 21 Makeup Sponge

Now I am not the best person out to their explain this much, I don’t have much knowledge on the makeup tools either. But I can say that “This Piece of sponge gives a natural finish which every one of us wants”. Get it if you like it, as a practice material or if you are not willing to shell out that much on a piece of sponge or just because it is cute. Get it.

Do you have this? Do you have the original beauty blender?

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46 Response Comments

    • SwathiJune 1, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Yeah I have the same concern. Plus this works, so why not and its all in the blending 🙂

  • Natasha BhattJune 1, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I think beauty blender is overhyped.. it is just a fancy shaped sponge.. u can use any other sponge available in local market honestly..having said the above i wud love to try a BB.. may consider a dupe like this one from F21.. Thanks fr sharing 😀
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    • SwathiJune 1, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Ha ha yeah Natasha. I know people rave about that but I have met ton of people who thinks just like us. Glad this helped 🙂

    • SwathiJune 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Aww thanks so much Preethy. I feel one can try this I mean the rate is not that much 🙂

  • Kiss & Make-upJune 1, 2016 at 9:27 am

    So far no Beauty Blender dupes have truly been able to convince me, but this does sound nice. It’s true that it’s annoying to have to clean it every day though.
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    • SwathiJune 1, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Once you use Beauty blender I think there is no going back. The price holds me back he he 😀

    • SwathiJune 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks for the love Anamika. I think it’s worth getting one 🙂

    • SwathiJune 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Yeah its good. PAC seems to be good too, now there is a Dual one too 🙂

  • Valentina ChiricoJune 2, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Hi Swathi!
    Thanks god, there the net and the shops are full with make-up sponges becaus ethe original Beauty Blender is too pricey, in my opinion!
    My sister got one (right dimension) egg-shaped sponge from Avon for 4 euros, but there are cheaper 😉
    P.s: I have a giveaway in my blog, you can check it… you’re super welcome there!
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    • SwathiJune 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      You are right Valentina. Plus now a days works pretty much same as the original one.
      Thanks so much 🙂

    • SwathiJune 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Do get it Astha, it wont disappoint 🙂

  • Soumya MidhunJune 2, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Swathi would you suggest this to the real techniques sponge?

    • SwathiJune 2, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      I have never used a real techniques sponge so I really cant compare. I have read a compare post 2 years ago and they said RT is way to go. But the quality of this has increased a lot compared to what it was 2 years ago. It works fantastic still I would say RT tops this as RT is soft.

    • SwathiJune 2, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Do try it out 🙂

    • SwathiJune 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      😉 Hope you like this as much as I do

    • SwathiJune 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Ha ha IKR. I mean who thought that piece of sponge will do the magic 😀

  • LouiseJune 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    It took me such a long time to start using my Beauty Blender and now I am obsessed! Applying my foundation with a brush never gives the same natural look the blender gives. I definitely couldn’t live without mine now x
    Louise |

    • SwathiJune 3, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      I agree. I have been using this continuously since the day I tried this. Love that natural finish it gives XOXO

    • SwathiJune 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      It’s lovely to see you here Swati 🙂
      Do try this 🙂

  • KarishmaJune 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Original beauty blenders are so expensive and there are so many dupes which are equally good. I swear by Real techniques miracle sponge . Thanks for sharing. Need to add F21 sponge to my collection 🙂

    • SwathiJune 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Yeah. I need to try RT, welcome 🙂

  • DiptiJune 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    beauty sponges make foundation blending so much easier!! 😀 I have been using RT’s sponge from last few months. Wanna try these f21 ones too!! Nice review. 🙂
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    • SwathiJune 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      This is much cheaper than RT. I want to try RT now 😀

    • SwathiJune 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      True. The first two were in different shapes, I find this one the best 🙂

    • SwathiJune 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

      He he I know that feeling 😀

  • SalomiJune 5, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I really like the shape. Try the Almon one available in Snapdeal. Works great 😀

    • SwathiJune 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks for the Reco 😀

  • HarmanJune 6, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Such a cool shape. I just got PAC cosmetics blender and I am totally loving it. You should give it a try too 🙂
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    • SwathiJune 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Oh good to hear that. I want PAC one, cant decide which one to go for 🙂

  • veena kumariJune 7, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I currently bought this .i really liked it.the quality is good .other products of forever 21 are also good
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    • SwathiJune 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Ahh good to hear that. Which other products? Makeup brushes? 🙂


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