Beauty expression by Luchessa

A Thirty-something metropolis girl with a big passion for makeup, traveling & city hot spots & urge to share reviews, tips & tricks

Favorite beauty tool – FMSphotoaday Day 30

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Hello my Beauties,

how is everyone doing??
Can you believe, that this challenge is about to end already? We almost made it through the whole month.
Those of you, who kept on going and blogged every day (raise your hands) – you can be very proud of yourself.
Hope it helped your motivation as much as it helped mine. 🙂

I think a challenge like this, where many different people participate, is an enormous motivation booster, since you can exchange your experience and get inspired by other people work at the same time.
I think i might be doing another challenge sometime later this years again. And then, i hope to see you all participating! 😉

So today is Day 30 of the May Photo a Day Challenge and the topic is: “Tool“.
30. Tool: A tool in the garage or something useful that helps you get through life. Perhaps in a cooking tool.
Find one and share it.

I’m going to talk about a tool, that i’m sure by now everyone out there, who loved makeup and all the innovations knows about.
This is my new beauty blender knock off, by Germany’s own drugstore brand Ebelin – “Professional Make Up Ei”.
Ebelin Professional Präzisions Make up EiLet’s admit it, it looks a lot like to original blender, doesn’t it?
I want to take a small step back and tell you who i actually learned the trick with the beauty blender from.
About 2 years ago i was still struggling with my foundation. Even that i was quite happy with the actual product, i couldn’t get the flawless result on my face. No matter what i did.

Applying foundation with a brush somehow always left stripes on my face – well it might have been me and not the brush, but anyways.
But when i saw a youtube video by my friend Michell, who showed how she used a blender and a simple sponge to get an even application on her face, that changed the whole makeup world for me.

In case you are not familiar with the wet sponge application, you might want to check out Michell’s video HERE.
By that time – remember it was over 2 years ago – we didn’t have any “beauty blender” here in Germany, so Michell was so nice to send me the one that is being sold in Ulta and oh heaven – it worked so fine!
I have to say though – a good big and dense drugstore sponge, usually triangle shape, work well too. The technic is still the same.

Now back to the “Professional Make Up Ei”. About 2 months ago Ebelin brought this “makeup egg” on the german market and the beauty community went wild over it. You could literally see all the german blog’s & youtube channels blow up.
I think the “makeup egg’s” were even sold out in the very first week. 

The hopes and expectations were high for this product and i have to admit, i was not disappointed. 
It’s a little bit bigger and pointier than the original Beauty blender and it’s also a little more dense, which is alright.  
The “makeup egg” has a bigger surface to work with, especially the “bottom part”. It’s pretty elastic and literally jumps back after you squeeze it.

It also gains on volume when you wash it. I would say, it get’s almost at twice as big, but doesn’t lose it’s form after becoming dry again.
The actual application goes smoothly, it’s really easy to get an even coat of foundation using this “egg”.
I’m not sure if this one is going to last as long as the original Beauty blender, but i after 3 months or so it would definitely be justified to get a new one, since it only costs 2,45€.

I’m glad our drugstores are becoming more and more aware of the “quality trend” of tools, since a few years ago the brushes & other tools had a horrible quality and i had to get everything from a high-end store or the internet. 

Have you used any kind of beauty blender before? What’s your experience with it?
And what’s your favorite beauty tool? Tell me your secrets.

Until next time – stay beautiful!

Author: Luchessa

I’m a thirty-something metropolis girl, with experience of living on different continents, speaking several languages, a big passion for skin care, especially Korean beauty, traveling and an urge to share my knowledge and tricks that I've learned over the past years. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

12 thoughts on “Favorite beauty tool – FMSphotoaday Day 30

  1. I use a Korean dupe for it, but honestly it doesn’t seem as soft or as “high-tech” lol. It does the job, though 🙂

    • Oh haha i didn’t know it had to be “high-tech” ;P
      well i understand what you mean. Have you compared your korean dupe to a usual big sponge? Which one works better? I noticed only really big triangles work fine for me, the small ones are too soft & kind of annoying…

  2. Wow, this looks like a great dupe for the Beauty Blender! I’ve used dupes but they were not nearly as good as the real deal.

  3. I love my makeup sponge. I use something similar by Cynthia Rowley. Brushes usually left me with stripes or a patchy look. Looks so much better with a sponge!

    • Right?! I made the same experience with brushes. Never understood why people get so excited about their foundation brushes…but then again, maybe i haven’t used “the right one”…that’s all.

  4. I’ve never used a beauty blender, I always mean to pick one up but never think of it! I’ve been doing #BEDM also and am so sad to see it ending that I have organised a beauty blog daily challenge for June. I’m calling it #JuneBBC! I’m hoping two months of daily blogging will get me into a good routine. It’s amazing what we can do with the support of others isn’t it!

    • So great you stopped by! Now i have one more interesting blog to follow 😉 You’re right, it’s so important to get all that support from your community!!
      About the beauty blender i can only repeat myself, saying that it was a whole life changing experience. applying my foundation with a wet blender makes my face look like i’m not wearing any!! 🙂

  5. I’ve heard a lot of good things about these, but I’ve never tried it myself 🙂

    • Oh you should. It’s a real easy application, and you can wash the blender without any problems afterwards, like you would normally do with a brush.

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