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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Beauty Blender Blotterazzi Review


As a huge fan of the original Beauty Blender, it is more than fair to say that I am forever intrigued by any sponge like launches the brand unveil - I actively stalk Sephora's What's New page. Think of all the beauty tools that have sprouted up over the last few years and tell me other than the humble Beauty Blender, how many have seriously revolutionised how we apply make-up? Exactly. With that in mind, I was curious to see if the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi (foam like blotting sheets), could change how I control excess oil and perhaps work out to be an economical option for all fellow oily skinned readers - that and I'm a sucker for anything new and novel.

Beauty Blender Blotterazzi Review
Beauty Blender Blotterazzi Review
Beauty Blender Blotterazzi Review

The Beauty Blender Blotterazzi, as you can see composes of two, thin, tear drop shaped, neon pink, foam blotting sheets - both of which are presented in a compact, plastic case that comes complete with a mirror. At the bottom of the case (which I stupidly forgot to photograph) there are vents to prevent bacteria build up and to keep the sponges from becoming stuck together - I've read that you are meant to keep the used sponge at the bottom of the case. Unlike the Beauty Blender these have been created for on the go use and to be stashed inside your everyday make-up bag to reduce shine as and when needed. Perhaps the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi can be best described as reusable blotting sheets. Each sponge should last 60 days, it is recommended that you wash as you would a beauty blender, every few days - y'know for the sake of your skin.

Beauty Blender Blotterazzi Review

Unlike the Beauty Blender family, you do not use the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi sheets damp, rather you simply pat onto the skin to absorb any excess oil. As someone who struggles with oily skin I really wanted to fall in love with the concept of the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi - I hate the feeling of several layers of powder on my face and find that traditional blotting sheets do tend to remove a lot of my make up. Sadly I don't think the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi sheets are for me; to reduce the excess oil I have found you really have to push hard down on the foam, even then it doesn't remove all traces of excess sebum. Perhaps my skin is just a little too oily? What I will say is that the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi sheets do not remove nor soak up make up which I can not commend enough, it is just a shame that they don't leave me nearly as shine free as I'd like.

Beauty Blender Blotterazzi £16 via Beauty Bay - link

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18 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see such an honest review. I also saw these and thought about getting them but opted for a brush instead :P Glad I did.
    www.MarinaSays.com

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    1. Haha to be fair it is the only miss I have encountered from the brand! I live for the original beauty blender, ah well you can't win them all :)

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  2. That's too bad this didn't work out well for you! I really like the convenience of blotting papers and don't think I could give them up!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com


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    1. I've yet to find any blotting paper I enjoy, could you recommend any?

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  3. Great unbiased review! As soon as I saw your pic of the product, being a fellow makeup sheep I thought "welp, off to the mall"! Thanks a bunch

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    1. Haha thank you :) and I'm glad I could help!

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  4. Its shame this didnt work for you because it sounded amazing and the fact it came from beauty blender makes me want one haha

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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    1. Tell me about it, that's what lured me in too!

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  5. Damn, how annoying that they didnt really work out for you. I have oily skin too but I think i'll be giving them a miss.

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    1. I think they'd be great for less oily skin but for me they didn't really help, such a shame as I do love the original beauty blender :)

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  6. I heard a lot about this product and I love the beauty blenders but I feel like this product also wouldn't work for me, my skin is probably too oily.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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  7. I love the idea, but the cost, ouch.., I would need it to be life changing for £16! :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  8. I saw these and honestly didn't feel like they were worth it... the beauty blender brand is so over priced in general but from what i've heard these don't even work as well as $2 blotting sheets

    lana-sultana.blogspot.com

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  9. Nice to see a honest review :) I was interested and I still may give it a shot as a fellow beauty blogger but I honestly think that I may not work with me either since I can be pretty oily as well.

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  10. Great honest review, I was really interested in it, but to be honest I don't really need it. x

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  11. I have to admit I don't like the sound of these. Although I guess it's a waste and not great for the environment I like that you use a blotting sheet and then throw it away. I'm really not keen on the sound of using one several times that has already absorbed however many days worth of oil previously. I guess you could wash them after each use, but that's just a big faff! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  12. I also heard that this product isn't that fab! I saw that people thought it would be better to actually cut up a beauty blender and use that instead haha! x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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