A popular make up tool that everyone has or wants is the Beauty bender. I for one definitely wanted to get my hands on one, and whilst in Selfridges I almost bought one. However my thoughts pretty much went along the lines of ' £13.00 for a make up sponge?! Nee chance' So I held off, and I'm so glad that I did because I found a little dupe on eBay for 99p
I can't compare this to the original beauty blender as I don't have one, but I can tell you that this gives a flawless finish, even coverage and allows me to use less foundation than I would with a brush.
All you have to do is run this little beauty under the tap then squeeze out the water. The beauty blender will then expand and you're ready to start applying your foundation. I like to apply dots of foundation all over my face then start to bounce it into my skin rather than pour a blob on the back of my hand. I just find this allows me to get all of my face without missing any patches.
Because of its shape, the more pointed end makes it easy to apply and blend foundation/concealer under the eyes and around the nose so you don't need a separate concealer brush.
The only downfall with this is that it stains after one use, I've used brush cleaner and baby shampoo and those stains ain't budging. However for 99p who am I to complain?!
If you've been after the Beauty blender I'd say give this a go first, I promise you won't be disappointed