I am not ashamed to say that I am a beauty sponge snob. I use Beauty Blender and only Beauty Blender. Yes, I know it is overpriced ($30) for a small piece of sponge that only lasts a month or two, but there is something about that bouncy soft texture that blends my cream products out like a dream. Many products have tried to imitate but, in my opinion, haven’t been able to succeed. But, when MECCA dropped the Juno & Co Microfibre Velvet Sponge, something told me that this might just be a contender.
Let’s dive in and see how it compares.
What the Juno&Co Microfiber Velvet Sponge?
Meet your makeup’s new best friend! This velvet-soft sponge delivers flawless, buildable coverage with ease thanks to the precise microfibre bristles and slanted edge.
As unique as each face, this game-changing makeup sponge features a tapered design for precision blending, and a flat bottom for a more ergonomic and natural looking all-over application
The ultra lightweight sponge has been created with velvet-soft microfibre material, with very small fibres (smaller than a strand of silk!) to expertly hold onto and apply any liquid product
Taking the place of a brush and blender, this clever tool works wet or dry to pick up and lock in your makeup products
The Juno&Co sponge is slightly bigger and rounder than the BB. It has a flat bottom and a pointed beveled edge for precision. The feel and texture of the sponge is unlike any other beauty sponge I’ve used before. It is almost comparable to a duo fiber brush, with tiny little hairs poking out above the sponge. It is dense and firm but still bouncy nonetheless. Once wet, the Juno&Co Sponge increases quite a bit in size and remains so ridiculously soft and squishy.
It applies foundation really well and gives me that same airbrushed, natural-looking finish that I love from the Beauty Blender. There’s no streaks, no patchiness and minimal effort required. I found it was much easier and quicker to build up the coverage level of my foundation and it was so easy to blend out cream cheek products also.
How Does It Compare To The Beauty Blender?
I’ve fallen in love with this sponge. The beveled edges make it easier to blend hard to reach places, like the under eye area. The sponge is soft to the touch, but still firm allowing a little more pressure for perfect application. I did have to change my ‘pouncing’ technique to be a little more gentle on the face because of the unfamiliar density.
The microfibre fuzz actually assists in making your foundation look airbrushed and seamless, all while giving your skin a ‘your-skin-but-better’ natural finish.
My biggest bugbears with the Beauty Blender are the price and the amount of foundation it soaks up. I found that the Juno&Co it actually makes my foundation go further, without absorbing too much product into the sponge. This gives my foundation more coverage with a smaller amount of product. And as far as the price goes, well there is no comparison.
I tried hard to come up with any kind of negative, but so far I can’t fault this sponge. She’s a beauty.
In short, I think the Juno& Co Microfibre Velvet Sponge is a fabulous alternative to the Beauty Blender, if not actually a smidge better. I know I will be much happier only coughing up $9 every few months for this fuzzy little beauty, instead of $30.
I would really recommend dashing into your local Mecca to pick up one of these babies. At $9 you cannot go wrong.
*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely on my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice