The beautyblender micro.mini review and photos.

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The beautyblender micro.mini.

By now, everyone has tried the infamous original beautyblender.  The neon pink malleable sponge works to blend out the heaviest foundations to sheer perfection.  It was only a matter of time before the company realized a smaller more compact version needed to be created.  Enter the beautyblender micro.mini ($17.95 USD/2 sponges); this little egg-shaped nugget is a must-have for true concealer junkies–or anyone that wants their under eye area to look flawless.  🙂   I hope you enjoy!

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The beautyblender micro.mini.

The Pros to the beautyblender micro.mini:

  1. Tapered tip design is ideal for under eye concealer application.
  2. Non-latex foam with “open cell structure” is durable and melds pigments to skin seamlessly.
  3. Ideal for travel–compact shape fits in various sized makeup bags.
  4. Enlarges to twice the original size when wet.
  5. Washes easily in seconds and can be stored anywhere to dry.
  6. Due to the micro size, the sponge dries in less than an hour.
  7. Slightly more malleable than the original beautyblender.
  8. Using stippling motions conceals blemishes like no other.
  9. The bottom side can be used to apply highlighter to the tops of the cheeks and the center of the nose.
  10. Also suitable for light powder application under the eye area, using the press and roll method.
  11. I’ve also used the base to apply a light dusting of blush to the apples of my cheeks.
  12. Made in the USA.

The Cons to the beautyblender micro.mini:

  1. The neon chartreuse color is lively, but is prone to staining, especially when used with highly pigmented concealers.  I would have preferred a black version.
  2. Mini’s size maybe a bit too small for someone with larger fingers.
  3. Can seem like an extra step (you have to remember to immerse the sponge in water and squeeze out excess water) in the mornings when time is of the essence.
  4. The company claims the mini can also be used for contour application.  IMHO, the micro size makes contour application a bit awkward–I prefer the original BB for this purpose.
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The beautyblender micro.mini.

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Size Comparison:
Dry beauty blender micro.mini vs. a dry original beautyblender.

  • Admittedly, when I received my beautyblender micro.mini I was taken aback by just how teeny tiny it was compared to the original beautyblender.  However, putting aside all of my preconceived notions, this little guy reaches areas on the face the original could not and really does blend out concealer to perfection–all the while providing fantastic coverage.
  • I prefer to place a small amount of concealer on the back of my hand, dip the tip of the beautyblender micro.mini directly into the concealer and dab the product on the desired areas.
  • As you can tell by the above photos, the size of the micro.mini doubles in size when wet.  The soft dampened sponge possess an airy quality that effortlessly stippled the pigment on the skin, resulting in flawless coverage.
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Under eye concealer, highlighter and powder blush were applied with the beautyblender micro.mini.

  • As stated earlier, the beautyblender micro.mini can also be used to apply a highlighting shade.   For the above photo, I utilized the rounded base of the mini to apply my Estee Lauder Crystal Baby Highlighter (reviewed here) to the top of the cheeks and bridge of my nose.  I also dipped the base of the sponge into my Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige and applied the color to the apples of my cheeks.
  • BTW, I had a slight blemish on the tip of my nose and a few dabs of concealer on the beautyblender micro.mini obliterated any signs of that pesky bugger.  When I removed my makeup at night, my husband looked at me and pointed to the blemish and asked, “Was that there before?”  Nope–but thank you for noticing.  Ahhh…the power of the MINI 🙂
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The beauty blender micro.mini drying in my ring holder.

  • My little BB micro.mini dries nicely in my ring holder, which incidentally holds everything else but my rings.  🙂  Frankly, this little guy can be perched on any surface to dry.

**The beautyblender micro.mini can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom and Beauty.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you the beautyblender micro.mini has managed to really impress me despite my initial doubts.  The signature soft beautyblender texture and amazing blending abilities is very much present in this tiny offering.  If you are someone that considers concealer the most important step in your makeup routine, then this newest little creation is for you.  Taking a few extra moments to wet the sponge in the mornings, will pay off in a beautiful complexion for the rest of the day.  Until next time, be well, stay safe, and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. Hi, Maria!

    Your blogs are so informative, and your pictures are terrific. I just signed up, but have been looking at your site for a couple weeks. I must say, your lovely makeup ideas have induced me to overspend on my beauty budget (!) lol. Just a question, what lip color are you wearing in the above photo? Very flattering.

    I look forward to your future posts!

    -Julie

    • Hello Julie,

      The lipstick in the photo is a hodgepodge of colors. Get ready my dear: I used a thin layer of Girlactick Matte Lip Paint in Scarlet as a base, followed by Lipstick Queen Entourage on top, then I add Sephora Collection 22 Burgundy Spirit to tone down the depth. This was not the most comfortable combination, but it photographed well. In hindsight, all you would need is the Sephora color with a little dab of a darker color on top. I hope this has helped.

      Thank you so much for the compliment and your support.

      -Maria

  2. I was about to buy these when Frends had their sale. They were on sale at a good price but I passed it up. I never tried the beauty blender and to tell you the truth I don’t know why. I wondered about the small size and wondered if my fingers would get tired from just trying to hold it. Still it is really cute and would go well with my ESUM mini puffs!

    • Hello Olivia,

      I know what you mean. I have larger fingers and this little guy works just fine for my concealer purposes. I think some people would get tired if they try to do too much with this small sponge.

      -Maria

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