By Shriya Laxminarayan
Skin type: dry, sensitive, acne prone skin
Skin tone: fair
This is my very first review on IMBB and I’d like to thank everyone for such a warm welcome. Being an amateur in makeup, I’d always find myself applying a ton of foundation on my face. And, let’s not forget the fact that I used to apply foundation with my hands, considering them to be the best tool. I later switched to a stippling brush, but it did not give me enough coverage and left a streaky, cakey finish on my face, especially when I used cream foundations. That’s when my hunt for the sponges started and I ended up buying the Inglot Pro Blending Sponge Pink at a suburban mall in Mumbai. I’d also like to mention the very fact that I’m a person who does not wear foundation or makeup on a daily basis, so I hope this review helps everyone who is a beginner into the world of makeup.
Price: INR 1650
INGLOT Pro Blending Sponge ensures a flawless makeup finish. This multi-purpose sponge is ideal for blending and carefully shaped for precise application. The pointed end of INGLOT Pro Blending Sponge can be used to cover blemishes, spots, or hard-to-reach areas of the face, while the rounded area should be used for larger portions. Use with any of INGLOT’s liquid or creamy products to achieve a perfect complexion with ease.
My Experience with Inglot Pro Blending Sponge Pink:
The first thing I noticed was that it could be the perfect dupe for the famous “Beauty Blender”, which is much more expensive than the Inglot sponge. I have researched on the Beauty Blender a lot before; the Inglot sponge seemed to be bigger, denser and also latex free. You can practically see pores on the Beauty Blender sponge whereas the Inglot sponge seems poreless. Before the makeup application, I made sure to keep this sponge under running water to check if it doubles in size, and yes it does.
Now coming to the application, this sponge didn’t absorb a lot of product unlike for what I have heard of the Beauty Blender. So, the coverage for me seemed to be a lot more opaque when I applied a full coverage cream foundation. It did not bother me since I sheered it out with a lot of blending and the finish seemed quite natural at the end. Do not expect this sponge to work really well with extremely sheer liquid products. It will drink up the entire product and won’t give you any coverage on your face at all. I have also tried using this sponge along with a cream blush and it blended the blush quite well, giving me a really dewy and natural look.
With the pointed end of the sponge, I applied and blended a generous amount of concealer as well which brightened up my entire face. A point to note is that this sponge could help me cover up the zits on my face without looking crusty or cakey. Also, if you want to set your foundation with a powder or bake your under eye area, consider Inglot sponge to be your friend.
Now coming to the downside, every time I wash this makeup sponge it seems to get discoloured even more. So I’m highly questioning its durability, considering the fact that I have used it only a few times. I really don’t know if washing it with a gentle liquid hand wash is a mistake; the least I expect from a product is not to leak color if I have paid 1650 rupees. Also, the sponge gets stained and doesn’t wash off the liquid or cream product completely.
Overall, I’m really enjoying using this product. It provides me with a fuss-free makeup application. I might need to buy this product again a lot faster if it’s not durable enough, though.
Pros of Inglot Pro Blending Sponge Pink:
• Applies liquid and cream products flawlessly.
• Does not drink up much product.
• The pointed end of the sponge blends the concealer and covers up the zits really well.
• Available across the globe.
• A cheaper dupe for the famous Beauty Blender.
Cons of Inglot Pro Blending Sponge Pink:
• Gets discoloured every time you wash your sponge.
• Not durable enough.
• The liquid or cream product gets stained on the sponge even after you wash it.
• Even if it is a dupe, it is still quite expensive.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Would I Recommend Inglot Pro Blending Sponge Pink?
Yes, if you are a makeup beginner and want a fuss-free, natural makeup application. Buy it if you are looking out for a cheaper dupe of the original Beauty Blender.
Would I Repurchase Inglot Pro Blending Sponge Pink?
No. I will be buying the original Beauty Blender the next time.
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