Lately, there has been a plethora of beautyblender knockoffs. The origional beautyblender is expensive for a pink makeup sponge and many makeup companies are attempting to produce knockoffs. Beauty blenders are the best makeup essential tool for getting a flawless face and blending foundation and concealer. If you are looking for a beautyblender alternative, check out my list of beautyblender dupes to see if they compare.


what is the best beautyblender knockoff? Find out here!

As a makeup artist, I use the beautyblender all the time for personal use and for clients.  They are an expensive makeup sponge at twenty dollars, which is why there are so many knockoffs. If you want a cheaper beautyblender, you might want to check out my reviews of the knockoffs to see if they are worth purchasing.  If you don’t have a the pretty-pink-tear-dropped-beautyblender, you need one because they will change your makeup game.

Here a list of things I love about the beautyblender and what I will be looking for in a knockoff.

  • Is a soft sponge material that does not distort in shape when you use it.
  • The beautyblender absorbs and disperses makeup.
  • Has a great beautyblender shape that gets into the corners of the face for easy blending.

Beauty Blender knockoffs and Comparison

Below you will find some makeup sponges similar to the beautyblender for a fraction of the price. Let’s see if any of them compare to the original beauty blender as a knockoff.

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Studio 35 Beauty Blender Sponge: This attempt at a beauty blender isn’t great. This knockoff is very dense, feels like an eraser, and doesn’t blend makeup at all. It is $5.99 which would be a great price if it actually worked.

makeup sponge thats similar to the beauty blender

Makeup Sponge from Who-Knows-Where: I can’t remember where I got this makeup sponge from, but guaranteed I bought it because it looked like a beautblender and was all less exepensive. With that said,  this is anot a repurchase for me because it feels too soft and absorbs makeup quickly. It also got distored in shape very esily which the beautyblender does not do.

Beautyblender dupe that is similar to the beauty blender

SOHO Beauty Sponge: The SOHO Beauty Blender sponge was apparently a great beauty blender knockoff according to other reviews. In my experience, I didn’t think so at all. It lost shaped immediately and was too spongy and soft to really get into the corners of my face for blending.

Here is a great beautyblender dupe

Forever 21 Makeup Sponge: I had some high-hopes for the Forever 21 Beautyblender knockoff. It has the shape, it’s a cute color, and it’s two bucks. However, it was pretty dense like an eraser feels and didn’t blend the foundation at all like the beautyblender. For two dollars though, I might add this to a teens makeup essential bag.

Beauty Blender Knockoffs

The Original Beautyblender: As I tested all of the other beautyblender knockoffs in comparison with the original, they just weren’t up-to-par. Yeah, they were way less expensive, but I spent the same amount of money on the other four combined as I would on one beautyblender, and I won’t use them. So, I mine as well stick with what I love, and what I know works super well. I love my beautyblenders.



The Best BeautyBlender Knockoff

Amp MD Skincare Roller Knockoff

note* I purchased all of these. There are affiliate links in this post for the beautyblender. When you purchase through those links…it supports this site and I am extremely grateful!  All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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  • I’ve never tried the original beauty blender, or knock-offs. The price point was always scaring me off – but your post really shows the difference and how the knock-offs stack up!

  • Ha ha ha .. I love this. I totally bought the first two from Ulta and both BOOOOOOOOO thumbs down. I will say the real techniques one is not like the OG Beauty blender but it works pretty good. But all in all the beauty blender always wins. Soft, bouncy and perfection. Love this post!!!

  • I have a beauty blender and the Real Techniques version and they are are equally good to me. In fact I may like the RT better solely based on price 🙂

  • Mai

    I tried the Sonia Kashuk sponge and thought it was just okay but realized that it wasn’t nearly up to par when I used the Beauty Blender. I have heard good things about the Real Techniques version though!

  • I’ve heard that the Real Techniques one is as good as the original. I have both, but I’ve only used the RT one, which I like fine, though it does seem to absorb foundation. Right now, I’m in a brush phase and haven’t used my sponges in a while…

  • I have two beauty blenders, an avon knock-off version (too spongy and absorbs a ton of makeup), and a crown brush one… none compare to the original

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I haven’t taken the plunge yet. The high price point and my not knowing how to use it correctly has kept me away. Just yesterday, the MUA at Sephora was telling me it’s her preferred method of applying foundation. I wish there was a decent knock-off, ‘coz I’d rather try something that cost a bit less in case I don’t feel confident using it.

  • Have you tried the Beauty Junkees knock offs? They’re actually my favorite. Love knowing that your original Beauty Blender lasts 2 years!

  • I have never tried beauty blender, but I´ve heard nothing but good about it. I guess I have to finally give it a try.

  • I’ve used an Ulta knockoff that looks similar to the Studio 35 and it felt like an eraser as well. I ended up giving it to my daughter to play with.

  • Pammy Blogs Beauty

    This is a great resource for beauty blender knock offs! 🙂 I love the original…but, would love to save some money with one of these! 🙂

  • Shannon

    I tried the Studio 35 one from Walgreens. I’d never tried the original, so I didn’t know what to expect. It is really dense. I liked using it though. Someone suggested wetting it, and when I did that and used liquid foundation, I liked the results. That corner was useful for getting the dark spots around my nose, too.

  • Norah Salazar

    I love the Beauty Blender on clients and on myself. I usually wet them to get the ultimate dewy finish! GREAT review btw!

  • TinaBowling

    Great post, thanks for all the comparisons! I actually own a Beauty Blender and haven’t tried it yet.

  • Betzy Carmona

    It’s so nice to be able to have all of them compared in one post, I have this at the very top of my wishlist

  • Ange

    This was so fun to read, and I completely agree about the eraser feeling!

  • The only sponge I have tried that came close was the one by Sonia Kashuk. I am not a sponge fan, but if you are going to go that route just get the BB!

  • I totally agree with you – sadly there’s no cheaper option!

  • I have several Beauty Blender knock-offs that are not so bad. But, it’s great to know that these that you have tried don’t cut it.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Great comparison. Nothing beats the original,as the saying goes. I have tried a Walmart brand, that was a close dupe IMO

  • I’m so glad you broke this down. I almost bought a knock off!

  • I love this face off!

  • Justina

    I was so hoping one of these would work. I hate spending $20 on a BB sponge but I will continue to do so until something else compares!

  • GlitteryGlossy

    I have a beautyblender and the beauty junkees sponge and they are both great

  • Anastasia

    I know what you mean, I tried several beautyblender knockoffs myself and none of them came even close to the real thing.

  • There are so many great dupes, I’ve never bought the original BB

  • beauty blender for life!

  • I’m glad I read this. I have a dupe from a local Australian brand and found it to be similar to the one you described first. I guess I will have to give in and get the real deal.

  • Anca Stefan

    I don’t have any of them. I think I’ll buy the Real Technique one 🙂

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