*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster (and beautyblender) for testing purposes. #longlivetheBBQueen*
The box wasn’t too big and it wasn’t too small. I’ve never tried the beautyblender brand before. I was extremely excited to receive the e-mail that I was going to receive this box!
Of course, like most boxes, the first thing you see is a postcard with info on the products in the box:
There was some white tissue paper protecting the products:
But… wait until you see what I freaking got!!
Not only did I get SIX of the original beautyblender® Beauty Queen Limited Editions, I also received the keep.it.clean™ kit and the blendercleanser® solid®.
the original beautyblender® Beauty Queen Limited Edition
My Review: You have to soak this sponge in a bit of water before you use it. It brags about how big it gets after adding water to it but like… don’t all sponges get bigger when you add water to them? It doesn’t steal any of the product from your face which is nice but, it’s really just too soft for my liking. It takes awhile to actually blend your makeup into your skin. Also, when you wash these, the water you squeeze out is tinted pink and you need to wash it out of your sink right away or it will stain. I honestly prefer Ulta’s Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponges.
Retail Value (for one): $20
In the keep.it.clean™ kit, I thought it was just the small sample size soap bar and the bumpy mat but there was also a little sample size of the liquid blendercleanser®.
My Review: The liquid blendercleanser® sample was measly. I used the whole sample on just one blender sponge. It didn’t make as much suds as the blendercleanser® solid® and you need to use a lot of it but, it thoroughly cleaned the blender a little better than the blendercleanser® solid®. It was evenly pink again, no tan stains anywhere. As I was rubbing the sponge in circles on the bumpy mat, I noticed that the sponge will not move properly and starts squeaking when the soap runs out, you have to keep adding more. I thought the mat itself is too small and it claims to be able to clean two blenders at the same time… I didn’t even try because it was hard enough cleaning one. You also have to keep running water over the mat because the makeup that comes off your brushes/sponges will just sit in a puddle and keep soaking back into your bristles. Maybe I’m spoiled because I have the 2X Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Glove.
Retail Value: $20
Inside of this blendercleanser® solid® there was also a smaller round wash mat with a butterfly on it:
My Review: This is the same soap that came with the keep.it.clean™ kit but, this is the full-size. I think the butterfly mat is simply useless… it’s too small and not bumpy enough. I like the soap though, I really do. My brushes were nice, soft, and clean after washing them all. Nearly brand-new looking! It was annoying that I kept getting the soap dirty with makeup though. My soap was stained… so I tried to wash the makeup off the soap and then the soap got stuck inside the jar and it’s still stained tan! 😦 I hope after it dries I can get the soap out and wash it off.
Retail Value: $16
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Also, you know I don’t need 6 of these beautyblenders so *spoiler alert* I’m putting two into my blog’s 1st birthday giveaway box. ;D