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18 Beauty Blender Dupes That Are Actually Worth Buying

Why spend 20 dollars when you can spend 10 and dab all the way to the bank?

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1. The Shany Cosmetics blender set has tons of different sponges so foundation can get into every crevice of your beautiful face.

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Promising Review: "Ten sponges for UNDER the price of one Beauty Blender! These are the real deal, but better in a way because you get more shapes. I've only used one so far – it worked both wet and dry with my liquid foundation and with setting powder!" –Sandra Higgins

Get them from Amazon for $12.

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2. If you're looking for a truly versatile sponge to blend powder, cream and liquid makeup, look no further! Aesthetica's beauty sponge effortlessly contours, highlights, and applies blush all in one go.

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Promising Review: "I use this almost daily. It works very well for patting in concealer to give a nice, soft, airbrushed look to the skin. I clean mine with a makeup brush cleanser and it works well. You just need to keep squeezing and rinsing to get all of the foundation or concealer out. I love that it's black and doesn't get stained like the white or pink ones seem to." –Tanya

Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

3. E.l.f.'s blending sponge has a curved form for a super controlled application of your liquid foundation.

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Promising Review: "I have had previous experience with a handful of beauty blenders, and this one has to be one of my favorites. It has a nice texture, blends liquid makeup well, and is affordable." –Abby speaks

Get it from Amazon for $5 or e.l.f. Cosmetics for $5.

4. Using Real Techniques complexion sponge dry gives you the most amazing beat face you've ever seen, which is exactly what you wanted anyway, right?

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Promising Review: "Not trying to be corny, but this sponge was life changing. I've always used brushes to apply my foundation or concealer, but it came out looking cakey, left lines, or was streaky. The sponge changed all of that! It helps control the amount of product used, and lets you dab it into your skin – blending it completely, while with a brush you're just applying it to the surface. It's also way more worth it than spending $20 on one Beauty Blender sponge." –Laura W.

Get it from Amazon for $9.24.

5. Zenda Naturals beauty sponge won't absorb any extra product, so your foundation can last you forever!

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Promising Review: "I bought two of these the same day I ordered an original Beauty Blender from Sephora, just to forever put to rest whether or not spending $20 on a sponge is ever worth it. I can definitively say that it isn't, and I will never be wasting my money on the profoundly overpriced original again. I actually prefer this sponge to the authentic Beauty Blender – it's firmer when dry but softens to a cloud when dampened. The texture is finer and seems less likely to tear, degrade, or leave little particles of itself on my face or in my makeup. I'm very pleased with this purchase – this will definitely be my new go-to brand." –JLWNYC

Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

6. For all of the babes with sensitive skin, Beakey's blender sponge set is made from allergy-free materials to prevent breakouts.

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Promising Review: "I'm very happy I made the decision to order these beauty sponges. It comes with five small sponges in a nice sealed package. The sponges expands wet, and when using the sponge it feels full and soft in your hand. I swear I will not be applying my foundation another way ever again. I could not believe how it made my foundation look flawless." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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7. Silicone sponges literally glide liquid foundation onto your skin, cutting application time in half, because who has time to spend ALL DAY on makeup when there's places to be and people to see?

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Promising Review: "I love this little tool. I use SO much less foundation now because the silicone does not soak it up. I was surprised at how smooth it feels on my face – absolutely velvety. I have officially retired my beauty blender and brushes from foundation application. Today I even used it to apply dry powder bronzer over my still damp foundation and it blended easily." –TampaPro

Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

8. This mini beauty sponge gets into the tiny bits on your face... like underneath your eyes!

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Promising Review: "Great blending sponge. It makes the application of foundation much easier. I usually wet it for easier blending. It pretty easy to clean as well – I wash it under running water with organic and natural soap." –Ansevi

Get it from Amazon for $.99.

9. The Studio Pro Beauty Sponge is odor and cruelty-free because being beautiful doesn't have to mean hurting animals!

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Promising Review: "My foundation has never been as blended or perfect as it is after using this sponge. It isn't difficult at all; you literally just apply your foundation with it, and it makes your makeup look better than ever." –Kaylee

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $3.49.

10. Prefer mineral foundation instead of liquid? The Jane Iredale flocked sponge easily blends powder and will honestly last you YEARS, not months, YEARS. Sounds like a sweet deal.

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Promising Review: "This sponge is the best I've found. It isn't like an ordinary drugstore sponge. If you pat or press over your face, it sets your makeup leaving a great finish so that nothing is there to settle into a crease. I use it for my eyelids, face, and neck. It's easy to wash and dry so you always have a clean one to use. Love it!" –Verified Purchaser

Get it from Dermstore for $5.50.

11. The Studio Pro Precision sponge has a cool pointed end to fit into hard-to-reach areas, like around your eyes, the sides of your nose, and dark spots.

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Promising Review: "Love this sponge so much! Other sponges have pointed tips, but they are still too fat to blend out my under eye concealer. This one is perfect for getting close to the lash line, and it's also great for baking my under eye with powder! The base is perfect for blending in my foundation and is the perfect density – not too soft or too hard. My foundation is looking on fleek all day thanks to this little guy!" –Kaela

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $3.49.

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12. E.l.f.'s Precision Sponge Trio comes with three different blenders with a specific function. The large egg is for foundation, the middle is for blush and bronzer and the small is for blending in concealer!

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Promising Review: "I've had these for a few months now and have been very happy with them. The smallest one is especially soft once dampened, and it's perfect for blending under the eye. I find this one the star of this trio. The other two also work nicely to apply and blend foundation!" –tara123

Get them from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $12.

13. EcoTools Perfecting Blender has a cut edge to make it easy for precise contour lines for an amazing Maleficent look.

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Promising Review: "It is soft, but not too soft where it will crumble. The nice round side is to blend large portions of the face and the small tip is to get under the eyes and around the nose." –lovebeauty

Get it from Target for $5.99.

14. This highlighting and blending sponge specializes in the dry application of powdered highlighter and bronzer.

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Promising Review: "Get ready to blind everyone! With this sponge you're able to pack so much highlighter. I have a very sheer highlighter that doesn't apply well with a brush, but using the sponge makes it POP! I love it!" –Monchiwaa

Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $6.

15. NYX Professional Cosmetic Sponge spreads your liquid foundation evenly onto your skin and is super easy to clean!

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Promising Review: "This is my first beauty sponge ever and it works wonders, plus because it's black you can wash it and know if all the product and gunk are out of it!" –YEAHHH

Get it from Target for $7.99.

16. L'Oréal's Blend Artist sponge has flat edges to target large areas like cheeks for a chiseled and sleek contoured face.

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Promising Review: "I have been using this makeup sponge for a few weeks now. I like the shape, size and texture, and my makeup applies flawlessly." –tiataytay

Get it from Target for $6.99.

17. Glominerals Finishing Sponge is ideal for applying concealer, plus on-the-go oil blotting and touch-ups!

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Promising Review: "These are great makeup sponges. It works well at putting on foundation, powder, and even for oil touch ups. Cleaning it is easy. These are the best finishing sponges ever." –Verified Purchaser

Get it from Dermstore for $3.50.

18. Sigma's 3DHD Blender has six different sides that each have different strengths. The base of the sponge can help you bake the fuck out of your face, while the curve can apply blush and powder.

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Promising Review: "Way better than any other blender on the market, and it blends everything flawlessly, easily, and quickly! Game changer for sure!" –gabbi

Get it from Sigma Beauty for $15. Also available in black.

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