Blend It Like... | Affordable Blending Sponges Under £10

A good beauty and makeup tool is every girls secret weapon and within my 'inventory' is the game-changer that is a makeup blending sponge. I have yet to come across anything else that gives amazing coverage like these do and I'll admit that initially, I would use it dry (out of laziness if I am being honest) with my cream foundation or BB cream and I did wonder what all the fuss was about. After seeing the correct and recommended way to use it (damp) I eventually gave in and decided to dampen the blender - the results were incredible!

I think it's useful to have a variety of different makeup applicator tools in one's beauty cabinet as they all have their different qualities. Makeup bushes for me, when used with foundation, always leave a streaky finish which I have to buff in with another brush. However, a makeup blender is in a league of its own in terms of coverage as once it's on - that's it! Beautiful coverage and away you go. When I feel really passionate about something I just have to blog about it, so here I am with my top makeup blending sponges of the moment:

4-In-1 Marvel Blender
RRP: £6.95

I am a huge fan of Nanshy and I absolutely adore their range, especially this blender. You're aware of the 'my dog ate my...' excuse? This actually happened, and my little dog somehow got hold of my previous bending sponge and I was devastated, naturally. He wasn't, of course. Until I received one in July's Cruelty Free Beauty Box and all was fine in the world again! It's unbelievably soft and doubles in size when damp for extra precise coverage. A little gem!

  • Beautiful soft texture
  • Cruelty Free and Vegan
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Washable and re-usable*

Vigo Beauty
Luxury Blending Sponge
RRP: £9.99

Vigo Beauty deserve a lot of love for developing this little beauty. I would say the texture is very similar to that of an actual sponge as it's made from smaller micro-pores compared to other blending sponges and it's quite resilient against lots of use and cleaning. It's latex free, cruelty free and suitable for all skin types with a precision tip for extra detailed applications. A little treasure!

  • Latex free
  • Resillient texture for high usage
  • Precision tip for extra coverage
  • Washable and re-usable*

Real Techniques
Miracle Face & Body Sponge
RRP: £6.50

As we all know, the Real Techniques team are masters in their field at producing some fab beauty tools that we all know and love. Their Miracle Complexion Sponge is foam based and leaves a really plump and dewy finish with ease and a flat edge for going over any sparse areas. A little diamond, as you can use it on other areas (like the decolletage) too not just the face! A little diamond!

  • Great for highlighting and bronzing
  • Flat edge ideal for neck and chest
  • Designed to fit body contours
  • Washable and re-usable*

*A makeup blending sponge should ideally be replaced every few months.
*Prices and external links are accurate at time of post