This Or That? Another blog series that I’m excited to be writing. This or That will be featuring two, rarely three products that I have tried and really like to use. These posts will be a mini-review of the products, at the end of each post, I’ll tell you my favorite and explain my choice. The This or That series launches with the Beauty Blender Blender Cleanser: Solid or Liquid.
How often do you wash your makeup tools? After every use, once a week, somewhere in between? I used to wash my makeup products around six weeks or so, I know, it’s horrible for your skin. I waited so long because it was always hard for me to get them clean, I felt like I was cleaning surface dirt, not my makeup sponge or brush so I gave up and bought new sponges every couple of weeks. I realized eventually that I had to find a product that would make it easy to wash my makeup tools. After doing some research I came across the Beauty Blender Cleanser Solid and Liquid so I decided to try them out. Here’s what happened:
Beauty Blender Cleanser Solid
The Beauty Blender BlenderCleanser Solid is a single ounce soap bar that comes in an easy carrying case. The carrying case is a small circular mental tin that you need to gently twist to open. A small pink silicone pad is also included so you can rub your makeup sponge or brush against for a more thorough cleaning.
I bought my first cleanser solid at Sephora for $16. Ulta sells the product for the same price, however, Sephora offers several options including a pro version that is infused with Charcoal as well as several mini size options. The minis are the original, unscented, lavender-scented, charcoal-infused, and a limited edition wave design version at $9 each.
I had doubts when I couldn’t get the soap out of the carrying case, so I just washed my products by wetting the bar and sponge and swirling the sponge/ brush to create a lather on the makeup product. The first time I used this product I was impressed, particularly because the sponge was so dirty, its original color was hidden. Nevertheless, after it’s the first rinse, you could see the color coming through a bit.
You may not get some of the stains out depending on how long you go between washes, but if you take care of your sponges, they will be in great condition for you to use again and again. That being said, it’s recommended that you replace your makeup sponges after a few months regardless.
Beauty Blender Blender Cleanser Liquid
The Beauty Blender BlenderCleanser Liquid is a 5 oz cylindrical bottle that has a top that you press down on one side to open. This 5 oz bottle formula has the same scent as the solid form and retails for $18. Sephora again offers multiple sizes including a 3 oz bottle for $13 and 10 oz for $30.
When I read the bottle for the first time, it said that you should leave the sponge to soak for a few hours for stubborn stains. I wanted to give that a try for a stain that was fading, but still visible. I set it up and left the sponge to soak for a couple of hours. Although the stain was slightly more faded and it was clear some makeup had been removed from the sponge, it didn’t come out as I expected it to.
I was disappointed, but willing to give it another try so screwed the cap back on and closed the bottle or I thought I did, only to find almost ⅔ or the product had spilled in the bottom draw of my makeup organizer. I realized then that even though I thought the cap was on the bottle tightly after removing the inner seal, it wasn’t, (facepalm). After getting help to clean it all up, I started laughing because I had figured out that I still never actually took the time to wash my makeup products.
I’m happy to say I loved how the liquid cleanser performed as well. I felt like I used a bit more product to create a later than I would have liked, but it actually wasn’t that much. I see myself getting 1 to 2 more uses out of the remaining amount of product. I’m not happy about the spill obviously, but I’m happy that the liquid version works just as well.
This or That Beauty Blender BlenderCleanser Solid Or Liquid
These products are both amazing and perform well so the performance of the product didn’t factor in my pick of a product I based my choice on price and ease of use/accessibility.
- Product Standard Price Solid: $16 Vs. The Cleanser Liquid $18
- Ease Of Use: The solid is Great for travel Vs. The Liquid can spill
- Must Swirl sponge /brush on solid to apply Vs. Apply Liquid directly to it
I prefer the liquid version. Although this product’s standard size is more expensive and caused a big mess when it spilled, I still think it’s the better option. . I love that I can just pour the product right onto the brush or sponge, lather it in my hands then rinse it off. In the case of the solid, I have to work harder to lather the makeup sponge/ brush. Although I prefer the liquid formula, during types of travel, I’d take the solid version, better safe than sorry where the spill is concerned, but these products both perform well and are worth the money to me so I picked the one that was easier to use.
I had fun testing out these products despite the mishaps and I’m happy that I have go-to options for cleaning my makeup products now. What do you use to clean your makeup products? Have you tried either of these products, if so, what did you think?