New PAC Diamond Blender, 2D Blender, Sili Sponge, Blending Ball Review
PAC Cosmetics launched a bunch of new makeup blending sponges last month. Different shapes of blenders and also Sili Sponge which became quite a rage on Instagram.
I tried these and here are my thoughts..
Starting with the PAC Silicon Beauty Blender,
Claims: PAC Silicon Sponge is ideal for people who don’t like messy fingers during makeup. I bet you can imagine cleaning. This applicator will literally take no more effort than rubbing it with a little soap and rinsing with some lukewarm water. If you are a professional makeup artist, can you imagine how exciting it is that you can use it on one client/model, clean it with a makeup remover and sanitizing spray, and then you can use it on another client/model immediately just like that?
How to clean: To clean, use mild soap and rinse it with lukewarm water, pad dry and store. Caution: Keep away from sharp objects like your tweezers or brow scissors, and it will last for a very long time!
MRP: Rs.450 (Buy HERE)
Ok to be honest, I initially thought it would give a streaky finish and won’t work that well. But I was surprised when it blended the foundation pretty evenly without any streaks.
Best part about this is you need lesser product as this does not soak up any foundation unlike sponges, so you get a heavier coverage if you use same quantity as with sponges. Or you can layer up thin twice, it won’t look cakey. It is very easy to clean and is longer lasting than sponges. So it is basically value for money, considering all of that points. But if you are used to the softer, blended look of sponges/beauty blender, you might not like the end finish as much.
It’s definitely worth trying, especially if you need something which is easy to clean and saves time and is also hygienic that way. It is perfect for makeup artists and for travel.
Coming to the PAC 2D Blender,
Claims: PAC 2D blender pushes the boundaries with our new innovative design. Constructed with 2 dimensions for blending and one flat side for sculpting! Inspired by our best-selling latex free sponge technology, this blender reaches every contour of the face with ease. Prime, conceal, sculpt and highlight with liquids, creams and powders for a flawless yet natural finish! The softest of all our sponges!
MRP: Rs.695/- (Buy HERE)
I love the cute tin outer packaging of both 2D Blender and Diamond Blender
This is super soft and squishy (as claimed!), it is rounded on one side and has a flat end on one side, quite similar to the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge but Real Techniques has a flat end at base and a pointy tip on one side where as this one has flat end with the tip and rounded towards the other end. I think the PAC 2D blender is better shape wise as the rounder base helps in blending throughout the face and the flat shape is perfect for concealers and baking under eyes/sides of face.
PAC Diamond Blender
Claims: This multi-faceted diamond sponge is uniquely designed to work with multiple products on different areas of your face.The pointed tip covers small imperfections. Larger flat sides function as a wedge to apply makeup to larger areas like your forehead and cheeks. Smaller flat sides are great for precision contouring around your eyes, mouth, and brow bone. Top works great to buff and blend out your makeup for a flawless finish. Latex free. Tip: Use wet for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders!
MRP: Rs.695/- (Buy HERE)
Again comes in a cute outer packaging, the diamond shape is also quite cute and the marble print is love. The different edges help in blending different parts of the face and corners. But it pretty much does the same job as other blenders here, I like the 2D one more in terms of blending and softness.
Finally the PAC Ultimate Blending Ball
Claims: A round shaped latex free sponge. The softest we ever created. Once wet the ball blender will help you to achieve a flawless finish. Reaching every corner where you always wished to as it would get moulded by your pressure. These ball blenders are unique and are ultra-soft when wet. The unique shape will change the way blending happens. Include 3 sizes – Small, Medium and Large.
MRP: Rs.795/- (Buy HERE)
Now they come in 3 colours black, white and yellow and 3 different sizes. You can either get the big one in 3 colours or a set of 3 in 3 different colours and sizes. I would recommend the set as you get all three options.
Also each of these come in a protective black mesh case, which has a magnetic closure and is perfect for travel and storage.
The big size is of course perfect for foundation and smaller one for concealer, the mid one can be used to blend your cream contour and highlight or the sides of the nose/forehead. You can press the sponge and make it flat or take any shape.
Overall I would say PAC has done a great job in launching a variety of blenders. I would recommend the Silicone Blender, 2D Blender and the Blending Ball trio set.
Have you tried the new PAC Blenders yet? What do you think?
P.S: PR Samples. Honest Review