I am not going to talk about the same old things I said before, including packaging, results, usage, benefits and purchasing details. This post is just for comparing the Original pink and Pro black Beautyblenders.
Scroll down for the comparison of the Original Pink and Black Pro Beautyblender Makeup Sponges.
For the purpose of this post, let us forget that such a thing as the white Beautyblender exists. I believe the Pure version was intended for skincare. I, for one, would never use a foundation on a white sponge - being as @nal-retentive as I am, I would never rest until I got every bit out of it. Nor am I going to talk about the limited edition Royal Purple one, even though I am lusting after it.
Also, we are not talking about any kind of dupes, replicates, reproductions, random sponges and so on here. This is the real deal. The Original Beautyblender, as developed by Rea Ann Silva.
Now that I have used both pink and black versions of the sponge for more than six months each, I can compare them and tell you my findings.
Price, size and packaging are the same. Almost. The black 'blender's packaging comes with white writing on the case while the pink one has black writing. Like that is important, you say? Well, this is one way of identifying fakes, you know.
However, this is not the case with powder foundation and the Black does a better job there because it is so soft and goes into compacts nicely, IMO.
Durability is slightly tricky in that the black version feels a bit more fragile than the pink one, which feels sturdier in my hands. This is subjective and unproven. Though I have used both for approximately the same duration, neither has broken on me yet. My oldest black blender has a tear which is barely visible. It ran for almost a year, thoroughly washed in Blender Cleanser after EACH use. BUT I have heard that the pink falls apart sooner.
Both of them pick up liquid and powder foundations equally well. I cannot tell the difference in finishes either; my foundation goes on smoothly with both.
My gripe with the Pink Beautyblender is that even after a couple of months' use, the colour runs. Not as strongly as it does when brand-new, but you can see what I get. No, that is not my foundation, that is with just Blender Cleanser. Somehow, this grosses me. The black colour does not run.
Black is softer and more porous, while pink is denser. I love both of these as far as application is concerned, but I would say that Black is da deal where powder foundations are concerned. It is easier to wash out powder than liquid from the black version, as it tends to absorb more liquid product than the pink version. I use compact powder foundations with a damp Beautyblender almost all the time and liquids and creams only once in a while. Pink is the best for liquid and cream foundations as it absorbs less product inside. 'Nuff said.
You can buy the Beautyblender range of products here; they ship worldwide.
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