Kiko Precision Make Up Blender

Kiko Precision Make Up Blender Foundation Sponge

Good tools are an essential element of achieving a great make up look. You can buy the most expensive products on the market, but without the right manner of application it can still look strange. I rely on make up sponges for an easy and flawless application of foundation and have been testing a new one: the Kiko Precision Make Up Blender.

This is another dupe of the famous beauty blender, which I haven’t tried myself yet. It is important to wet the sponge and squeeze out the excess water before use. The sponge will grow and become a bit more bouncy. This ensures a better blend and prevents the sponge from absorbing a lot of your foundation.

Kiko Precision Make Up Blender Foundation Sponge

Some of the cheaper alternatives for the beauty blender can be too firm, but this sponge is nice and bouncy. There are two different ways of using a sponge. I usually drag it along my skin for a natural coverage and bounce it a little where the foundation needs blending. You can also use a stippling technique (bouncing the sponge with foundation against your skin). This will give a higher coverage, but a less natural look.

Kiko Precision Make Up Blender Foundation Sponge

This pink sponge has an interesting shape that gives you several different surfaces to use. The large concave surface is ideal for applying and blending foundation all over your face, while the flat tipped are is meant for difficult nooks around the eyes and nose. I really wish it had a proper point, as it is still a little tricky to get this into corners properly.

At a price of €6.90 / £6.90 / $10, this is actually a decent budget sponge. I kept comparing this to my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge while writing the review, so I think I will set up a comparison post between the two.


 

 

Kiko Precision Make Up Blender Foundation Sponge

Goede hulpmiddelen zijn heel belangrijk om een mooie make up look te creëren. Je kunt de duurste producten kopen die er zijn, maar als je het verkeerd aanbrengt ziet het er nog steeds raar uit. Ik gebruik graag make up sponsjes om mijn foundation makkelijk en vlekkeloos aan te brengen en heb een nieuwe getest: de Kiko Precision Make up Blender.

Dit is een de zoveelste dupe van de bekende Beauty Blender, die ik zelf nog niet geprobeerd heb. Het is belangrijk om de spons eerst nat te maken en daarna goed uit te knijpen voor gebruik. De spons zal groeien en wat zachter worden. Hierdoor werkt de spons beter en zal hij ook veel minder foundation opzuigen.

Kiko Precision Make Up Blender Foundation Sponge

Sommige goedkope varianten van de beauty blender zijn te hard, maar deze spons is precies goed. Er zijn twee manier om dit soort sponsjes te gebruiken. Ik sleep er meestal mee over mijn gezicht voor een natuurlijke dekking en stuiter de spons op de plekken waar de foundation beter moet versmelten met de huid. Je kunt ook een stippel methode gebruiken waarbij je de spons over tegen je huid laat stuiteren. Dit geeft een betere dekking maar een minder natuurlijk effect.

Kiko Precision Make Up Blender Foundation Sponge

Deze roze spons heeft een interessante vorm met verschillende bruikbare oppervlakten. Het grote gebogen oppervlak is perfect om foundation aan te brengen op je hele gezicht, terwijl het platte gedeelte met punt weer handig is voor de lastige hoekjes rond je ogen en neus. Ik had liever een echte punt gezien, want het is nog steeds een beetje onhandig om met deze vorm goed in alle hoekjes te komen.

Voor €6.90 is dit een hele fijne budget spons. Ik blijf deze in mijn hoofd vergelijken met de Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge terwijl ik dit schrijf, dus ik zal binnenkort een vergelijkingspost doen tussen deze twee.

 

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22 thoughts on “Kiko Precision Make Up Blender

    • Anne March 24, 2016 / 9:43 am

      It is! I love the concave side, but wish it had more of a point to really get into difficult corners.
      xo Anne

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    • Anne March 24, 2016 / 9:44 am

      It is a very nice budget sponge 😀

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  1. stashmatters March 23, 2016 / 3:37 am

    What an interesting shape! I’ve not seen one like this before… it looks like someone took a bite out of it! 😛 I think it’s neat other brands are trying to improve upon the original Beauty Blender – and at a much cheaper price too!

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    • Anne March 24, 2016 / 9:45 am

      It is an interesting shape. I quite like the smaller flat surface, but I really miss the tip of my real techniques version.
      It is lovely to see budget versions of this popping up, the beauty blender is a bit pricey in my opinion given how often you have to replace these.
      xo Anne

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    • Anne March 24, 2016 / 9:58 am

      It is an interesting shape. I liked the texture as well, not too compact. Will definitely do, I might try the beauty blender eventually just because I am so curious.
      xo Anne

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  2. stephieestie March 22, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    I haven’t seen this one but now I’ll need to stop by the Kiko store and look for it. I have the Beauty Blender and I love it so it will be nice to see how this one will compare. 🙂

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    • Anne March 24, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Oh yes it would be lovely to hear how this compares to the original.I quite like it, though the shape took a little getting used too.
      xo Anne

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  3. Lifestylebites3 March 22, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I like your genuine review. To be honest, I’m more kind of makeup brush person but I’ve heard so many good reviews about beauty blender as they are unmatchable. Besides, I would like to read a comparison post too.

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    • Anne March 24, 2016 / 10:00 am

      That is funny: I tried everything with brushes but just can’t seem to make it work as well as a sponge. To each their own I guess.

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  4. fivezero March 22, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    The shape is so cool! I’m the opposite at the moment – only have the beautyblender. I do want to pick up the Real Techniques and Quo (Canadian) versions to give them a try.

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    • Anne March 24, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Oh I would love to hear what you think of the RT version in comparison to the original. That is my fav. one so far 🙂

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