Even though I’m not the world’s biggest foundation wearer, I get super picky about sponges. Lately I’ve been relying on my Estee Lauder Enlighten EE cream (see here) for a natural day look, and the best way of applying it, I’ve found, is with my new Dior Backstage Beauty Blender.
I picked it up when I was grabbing a bottle of Dior’s Star Foundation (it’s great and a review is in the works), and since I’m already a fan of the Original Beauty Blender (this one) I figured I would give Dior’s a whirl.
First off, I love the fact it’s black. I absolutely hate it when you stain sponges the moment they hit foundation, so the black stays looking identically chic no matter how much base you smear on it. The sponge also feels great to use – it’s a little larger than the Beauty Blender, and it feels heavier and more substantial too. Unlike it’s pink predecessor, it doesn’t need to be dampened prior to use, so it’s perfect to use on the go too! With my EE cream, I apply the formula direct from the tube in a couple of lines onto my face (one on my forehead, and one either side of my nose – and yes, for a few seconds I look like a crazy person) then buff it outwards using the pointed end. The shape means that blending difficult to reach areas a breeze, and it doesn’t seem to suck up foundation either.
The sponge costs £12.00 and is available from Selfridges