While I love Beauty Blenders, the price for one little hot pink sponge ($20) is ridiculous. Yes, they're as cute as an Easter Peep, and they work very well, but really - $20 for one sponge?
As usual (in my life anyway), Amazon.com to the rescue. I scored this little set for $22.98 (on Prime so I got in 2 days with free shipping!)
Party Queen Latex Free Makeup Sponge Blender Set 7 Pieces - with 1 Mini Sponge.
While I think the shape choice for the brown color is a tad unfortunate, I am very pleased with the quality and the shapes of the sponges. They do every bit as great a job as the Beauty Blender sponges I have. It's just that frankly, I think Beauty Blender's made enough off of me by now.
|The beige sponge at the top is a Beauty Blender Sponge, the white one is from Sephora's line, the pink and multicolored sponge are both from TJ Maxx.|
If you have TJ Maxx or Marshalls stores near you, check out their beauty section for more Beauty Blender alternatives. I've had great luck there with sponges ranging from about $3 to $8 a piece. Some are more firm than Beauty Blender, some are about the same, and some are softer - so it's a matter of a little trial and error. You won't be out much dough, so it might worth picking up a couple of different brands/shapes.