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Top 5

Best Makeup Blenders

That Won’t Break

The Bank


Beauty Blenders Alternatives under $15

  • No.1 Real Technique©  Miracle Complexion Sponge

It looks like someone took a slice out of the side of this latex-free sponge and that’s precisely what makes it such a multi-use tool. A 3-in-1 multi-functional makeup sponge for anyone who spends extra time polishing your complexion, this is a great all-in-one tool that helps you do just that. A worthy competitor to the beauty blender throne at half the price.

USD$10 – Sephora


This amazing almond shaped sponge helps give you a flawless finish, while providing the balance to rub you the right way. Created by Seattle Inspired Makeup house; Mad For Makeup, who support women independence via affordable makeup accessories & donations; the flawless finish the sponge provides is thanks to the semi-firm sponge texture that creates a stippling effect when you apply makeup that leaves an incredible airbrushed look. Really, you’d swear you came straight from a professional makeup artist & only paid a fraction for it. A great alternative to the beauty blender. For public sale early September, 2016.

USD$ 5 -


  • No. 3 Make Up For Ever Ellipse Sponge

The bamboo sliced shaped sponge made by the Makeup Forever Team sits well on the contours of the face. You can blend your concealer, foundation and totally get to the sides of the nose. With one end you can do your foundation and other end you can use it for concealer or cream blush. Although, the sides has no role to play in the sponge, since only the ends can be used. Nonetheless, still awesome & a good deal for the price paid.

USD$12 – Sephora


  • No. 4 MAC All Blending Sponge

A latex-free coral sponge for applying creams and liquids with flawless control. It gives you a flawless natural finish on your face while being easy to grip. The all blending sponge was one of the first beauty sponges to come to the market and have its own fan base. The softness and sponge texture has its concerns, but it effectiveness and capabilities of the sponge are without question. A good alternative from the beauty blender while spending half the price.

USD$10 – MAC


  • No.5 Sephora - The Perfectionist: Airbrush Sponge

The durable sponge features dual tips for precise concealing, blending in hard to reach areas, and removing makeup mistakes. The fine tip offers extra precision for getting into small corners, while the wide tip expertly smooths foundation over forehead, cheeks, and chin. Alhtough the pores on this sponge are slightly big & have received some notes on the smoothness of the application. Nonetheless, a sponge with its ability and price provides good value.

USD$12 - Sephora



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