- 6.4 cm H x 3.81 cm D (2.5 in H x 1.5 in D)
Review & Usage
Dior Backstage Blender Fluid Foundation Sponge has been well received since its launch a little more than a month ago and I can see why! It is indeed such a great little tool! :)
First of all, it has an uncannily similar tear-drop shape to the famous Beautyblender except for the flat circular bottom where it can stand up on its own. Based on online reviews, including Sunny’s, it is meant to be used dry but I did try dampen it to see if it would make a difference, and it did, but only slightly. The finish was a bit more dewy when the sponge was dampened.
The tapered tip is great for applying foundation in the hard-to-reach areas such as around the eyes, nose, and mouth; the side is for blending on the wider areas of the face such as on the cheeks and forehead; and the flat bottom is for going into the areas where higher coverage is needed.
It is very dense compared to my other makeup sponges so it doesn’t absorb the foundation too much. Compared to traditional foundation brushes, it provides much better coverage and flawless, streak-free finish. It blends my foundation so smoothly and seamlessly that I’ve been neglecting my foundation brushes altogether! :)
Now you may want to know how it compares to the Beautyblender.
- It is slightly bigger. It has a flat bottom (instead of round). It doesn’t expand in size when dampened.
- It is much denser so it is less bouncy. It also absorbs much less foundation.
- It doesn’t bleed during washing (my pink Beautyblender does).
- It provides higher coverage and covers problem areas more effectively. The Beautyblender offers a more skin-like finish.
- It is generally a soft sponge but it is nowhere near as soft as the Beautyblender. The Beautyblender has a much lighter and bouncier feel. However, according to my reader Wendy Misener, it will soften up over time.
I personally like them both. I suppose it depends on the coverage I need. If I want a light, natural, or dewy finish, I will use the Beautyblender. If I want higher coverage, I’ll use the Dior Backstage Blender. :)
What about you? Have you tried both? Which one do you like better?