Forever 21 Makeup Sponge Set Review

Hi y'all!

*First, I apologize for the dirty appearance of the product I'm about to show you

I bought this almost a year ago. Being a student, I can't afford to purchase the cult favorite Beauty Blender, so I settled for less. Fake it till you make it! :) This was around RM40 and sold at most Forever 21 outlets. I bought mine at Midvalley.

The main reason I bought this because I have a variation of sponges hence I am able to experiment and see which shape has the best performance. The packaging doesn't say where it was made of but I'm pretty sure this is imported from China and distributed under Forever 21 label.

Generic beauty blender shape.

Gourd shaped sponge which I believe popular in the Asian countries.

This one is just plain weird. I think they take inspiration from the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

All of them are dense and hard while dry. In wet condition, it expand 1-2x of its original size and it turn bouncy and airy. Sometimes when I wring out the excess water, it take a few seconds for it to return to its original shape. The latex hasn't shed or break to pieces (aka decompose) even after continuous usage. I've thrown away my Etude House baby doll puff that I reviewed HERE because it became stiff and crumble to small pieces after some time D: 

Of all three, I love the tear drop and gourd shaped sponges. They can easily blend my undereyes area seamlessly while reaching other area such as my nose. For me it absorbs the right amount of product and works perfectly with the baking method. Mind you, I bake on a daily basis because gurrrrrrl ain't no concealer stays put under my eyes except I bake it.

I've been using this non-stop ever since I purchased it. Obviously, my least favorite is the one with a flat side. I don't understand the shape. The flat side is excellent to blend a large surface area only if it has a pointy side. Without it, it just become awkward because it cannot fit the underyes or nose. Maybe this is only for foundation.

Using the tear shaped sponge (foundation,concealer and baking)

Overall, I highly recommend this item. Its affordable and you get different variation of sponges in one box. Good for beginners or broke people like me LOL.

Take care! XOXO

1 comment :

CJ said...

Ooooh! I didn't know they were decent. I just assumed they remained hard even if they were damp. Thanks for this!

CJ | From Manila with Love : Beauty, Life & Feminism

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