battle of the beauty sponges

the whole world has done this review and comparison, but I had to see it for myself.

only recently the Real Techniques beauty sponge has been available in store in Portugal, and I’ve been a fan of the Beauty Blender ever since I first used it: these new generation  beauty sponges gave us new appreciation for this little rubberised tools – they can blend in foundation or any cream product, apply powder gently or for baking, and even blend away any makeup mishaps. must-haves, in my book.

but, for less than half the price, is the Real Techniques version comparable to the original Beauty Blender?

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shiseido synchro skin foundation – up close and poresonal

how much do you want to see a foundation behaving on my skin? you really have to want it a lot, because there are close-close-ups on this video. this gal is rubbing her flaws in your face in the name of subjective-makeup-pseudo-science.

I had briefly heard about this foundation on a video, but it was one of those paid-for advertorial product-placement kind of things, and, ever since, the beauty blogger/youtuber in question never mentioned this product again. that usually makes me weary, but… there was something about the footage that kept me intrigued.

so I went to Sephora and, as a poor never-heard-of-by-PR girl, I asked for a sample of it.

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