Hey everyone, today I have another product review for you and this one’s definitely a good’un!
Firstly, I want to say a huge thankyou to the team at Nanshy for sending me their 4-in-1 makeup blending sponge to trial and review, it’s been a pleasure to finally get my hands on some Nanshy goodies 🙂 If you haven’t heard of Nanshy before, they are an amazing brand of makeup brushes and tools. Now whilst you might hear lots of reviews about Zoeva or Real Techniques, the Nanshy products are equally good if not better! Their products are of such a high quality and are much more affordable (Real Techniques and Zoeva charge loads more money for fewer products in their brush sets) and even better than the price, is the fact that their products are all completely cruelty free and vegan!
I’m sure you are all aware of the hype surrounding beauty blenders and sponges over the past 12 months, but this is the first one I have ever used and to be honest I think it might have converted me from brushes!! The Nanshy Blending sponge is latex and allergen free, is really small (small enough that it will even fit in the palm of my tiny hands) and comes in the most gorgeous and sleek packaging!
Up until now I’ve always applied my foundation with a foundation brush and then evened it all out with a stippling brush, which works pretty well, but can sometimes leave lines and marks where the brush has been. Before using the blending sponge, I was sceptical as although I’ve heard loads of good things about similar products, I’ve also read that applying with a sponge means you end up using more product, but after using the sponge I completely disagree. As soon as I began applying my foundation my face looked airbrushed and flawless (despite the fact I’m still in the middle of an awful breakout) and if anything I probably ended up using less foundation as it took me less time and product to get the coverage I required.
(me after applying my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation with the Nanshy 4-in-1 Makeup Blending Sponge and before finishing my face!)
So as a complete noob to applying make up with a blending sponge, I found it pretty easy! The brilliant design of the Nanshy sponge means that there are places on the sponge for covering large areas of the face, getting in to hard to reach areas and a flat edge which I used to even out any areas of imperfection. It’s curved shape makes it perfect regardless of the size or shape of your face as the angles would work for anyone and even better than how amazingly easy it is to use, is that because it’s so small it fits perfectly in my make up bag (and it matches the colour of my Zoella make up bag, yay!) for any touch ups you require throughout the day.
All in all, I don’t have much bad to say about the product! I don’t think it’s a product I will have to repurchase in a hurry (another positive!) but I will certainly be recommending to all my friends, and at only £5.95 is a complete bargain in comparison to the £15+ pounds for a Beauty Blender.
- Allergen and cruelty free
- Good size and weight
- Brilliant design
- Applies foundation to a flawless finish
- Gorgeous packaging!
- Long lasting
- For a make up beginner it might not be complete clear how to use the blending sponge
To summarise, I adored this product and am a complete convert to sponges now, however, being really picky, I think that if a total newbie to makeup wanted to use this product they might not know where to start. I’d recommend either a leaflet with step by step guides, or even better a QR code on or in the packaging to tutorials on Youtube of the best way to use to get the absolute most out of the product 🙂
I will absolutely recommend this to my friends and will definitely be looking to add more Nanshy products to my collection going forward (I desperately want their Luxury Make Up Brush set!) and despite having one slight con/improvement, it doesn’t at all affect how the product worked for me so I’m giving the 4-in-1 Makeup Blending Sponge by Nanshy my highest ever Lifestyle for Less rating of 5/5! Well done Nanshy!
I really enjoyed trialling this product for you all and getting to try something completely different to my normal routine. Do you have a favourite way to apply foundation? Please let me know in the comments below! As always, if you did like this or found it useful then please like, share, comment and subscribe 🙂
Lots of love, Leanne xx