💗 BEAUTY BUZZ 💗 Foundation Sponges

Sponge Row 3

Hi Everyone

I have been wanting to do this post like this for ages now but wanted enough time to test all 3 of these sponges. I don’t have a beauty blender as i find its way overpriced, but i have tested numerous different dupes like the Ubu Blender Baby and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

Today I have opted to test and review the Egg Shape Dis-Chem brand, the Claire’s Scupltor one and my favourite the Cala Pear Shaped Sponge. I have a shown a picture of before its wet and one after. Its hard to see or judge the size difference below, but hope you can get some idea.



This was a hit and a miss for me. I was most excited about testing this makeup sponge as it’s the same shape as the original beauty blender. Its a very heavy dense sponge which i don’t like. It took a while for it to swell when wet and when squeezing the excess water out it tended to retain a lot of water which i wasn’t happy about. So after a while of using my towel to absorb all the excess water i put it to the test.

Result  I was so surprised by how amazing the sponge blended my makeup, as i was not impressed by the heaviness and water retention  ♥♥♥♥♥

Available only to Dis-Chem – R29.99


This makeup sponge is from Claire’s which can be found at their main store (Cavendish CPT and Pavilion DUR) and in selected Clicks stores. I didn’t like this sponge at all. The one end is rounded and the other end is flat. This was another one that had a water issue. It was very dense and retained water even worse than the Dis-Chem brand.

Result  I  didn’t like the this sponge. It didn’t blend properly at all and awkward to work with. I honestly wouldn’t recommend this sponge at all.  ♥♥♥♥♥

Available from Claire’s / Clicks – R 79.99

♥ CALA ♥

This sponge is from Dis-Chem and from the brand Cala (love their makeup brushes). It has the same Pear Shape as the Ubu blender baby. I love this makeup sponge, it’s my favourite out of all of them.

Result  I was expecting a lot from this sponge as their makeup brushes are top class and it didn’t disappoint. Its so light and airy once wet and blends beautifully. I would recommend this to anyone not wanting to spend a lot on a makeup sponge. ♥♥♥♥♥

Available from Dis-Chem for R59.99



Before sponges are wet




After sponges are wet


What is your favourite dupe or replacement for the original Beauty Blender?


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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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