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Quickie: too cool for school Marshmallow Puff

Marshmallow Puff

Here’s one of the Beauty Blender dupes that have been released upon the world.

Since I have no Beauty Blender myself, this isn’t necessarily a comparison post. I just wanted to share with you guys how this worked out for me.

From what I can see in other people’s videos, though, these imitations don’t really “work” in the same way as Beauty Blenders do. From what I understand, wetting the Beauty Blender causes it to kind of expand. These don’t do that.

Marshmallow Puff 1

They don’t seem to have the same kind of “bounciness” and softness as Beauty Blenders do either, so I don’t know how much that affects application and actual results.

HOWEVER, these are pretty awesome at applying liquid application. Here’s an example of me using it with L’Oreal’s Lucent Magique Liquid Foundation:

I think that’s kind of a decent job. No streaks or patchiness or anything like that. That’s a pretty good foundation job for something I got for $5. They are not that durable, though, the first one I got tore in the middle.

Marshmallow Puff - Tear

I think it’s because I washed it after each use and squeezed out the water pretty hard. I did get a backup, though…

Marshmallow Puff - Etude House

…from another Korean store! I read from Wiji’s old post on this dupe that Wayne Goss said that these are pretty much generic sponges that are just repackaged by different boutiques.

Anyway, these are great tools to have. I don’t know if I will be repurchasing, as I’ve been having an excellent time using the RealTechniques Expert Face Brush, which seems to be the more economical option.

Do you like the actual Beauty Blender? Do I need to try it or do these dupes do the same thing? Let me know!


  1. I never thought these were very necessary once you own a stippling brush. Thanks for the review, I might buy one if I come across it!

    • I don’t think it’s necessary, but it’s a great tool to have. I think a normal sponge may actually work just as well as these. I can’t compare them to the actual Beauty Blender.

  2. I was curious to try some dupe of Beauty Blender, but I thought it’d be too much work washing it every day. I don’t bother watching brushes every day, but I feel like a wet sponge would be a much bigger bacteria trap than a brush.

    I love the packaging on the second one you got there! 🙂

    • I know, that’s the annoying part about it! It’s just washing and squeezing with soap, though, so it’s not really too much work.

      Yay thanks 🙂 Wish the design went beyond the box!

  3. Are you kidding me with that packaging? I’m dying of cuteness over here. I’ve never heard of a Beauty Blender. It seems like it would be a pain to wash out.

    • HEE ISN’T IT ADORABLE 😀 I don’t like that part of the process, for sure. I think that’s the reason why I still use brushes or my fingers more.

  4. helloiammariam says

    I don’t really find the idea of these too hygienic despite the fact that you wash it out with water. Lol maybe I’m just hugely lazy to even consider this though!

    • I do wash it usually with soap as well. 🙂 I get too lazy to do that, though, which is why I don’t use it as often as I would like to.

    • I think the dupes are pretty much egg-shaped makeup sponges. 🙂 The Beauty Blender may actually have other special properties that I haven’t been able to explore.

  5. I love that brand. Too Cool for School has adorable shops and so many neat color cosmetics and skincare items. Their volumizing mascara was a staple when I lived in Korea.
    Kind of a bummer that the sponge ripped though. But I guess the price is quite reasonable considering the good performance. I’ve not used this, but I have the white Beauty Blender. I prefer my fingers for foundation application (I like to feel the coverage and blend blend blend), but for certain cream foundations, I really like the Beauty Blender as my preferred applicator. It gives such a great flawless and natural looking finish.

    • I had no idea you lived in Korea! 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying their cosmetics after my ban. I just have a few items, like the Dinoplatz illuminator.

      I agree about a natural-looking finish. I can’t figure out if the Beauty Blender works for a fuller coverage, though. I’m thinking not, as the sponge is damp and waters down the formula. Maybe? Haha I don’t really know.

  6. love the packaging on that second one hehe! I don’t think i’ve tried a beautyblender unless it was years ago when they were first released and I forgot haha. though all the reviews are making me curious, i prefer my fingers or real techniques brushes too.

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