Celebrity makeup artists, beauty bloggers and devoted makeup junkies all have one thing in common: they’ve used a Beautyblender at least once.
Since its 2003 incorporation, the spherical staple has become a cult favorite with multi-use appeal and recognition across the beauty landscape. Although the brand has expanded to include sister products (Blotterazi, blendercleanser), the original blender, which retails at $20, remains a top seller.
As much as we love this tiny makeup enhancer, we also realize that a $20 sponge can be a tough buy for frugal shoppers. Unsurprisingly, there are a slew of cheaper options that swipe and slather just as well. Shop our top five favorites here!
This three-in-one set is shaped to blend both small and large areas of the face. Keep a lookout for the brand’s new “Miracle” collection being released later this month!
Like the Beautyblender, Sephora’s namesake airbrush sponge is also reusable, washable and suitable for any makeup formulation.
This sponge and brush duo is perfect for seasoned beauty girls who want to contour and highlight for a pro-level glow.
This online-only exclusive is built with a comfort curve that fits perfectly in your hand. Stash this in your travel bag for all future vacations!
Those who use a kabuki brush to finish off their makeup look will appreciate this kabuki-style makeup sponge that will cover any hard-to-reach spots.