Colorbox Cosmetics is a Ghanaian – owned brand of affordable cosmetics, and they have their own range of products. I have been lemming after their beauty blenders, so I eventually got it in a pack with some other stuff at a discount. In the pack was:
• Classy Ohemaa strip lashes
• Pro eyelash applicator
• Big Mama beauty blender
• Mini me beauty blender
My one gripe about these Colorbox stuff is that the packaging is all flimsy and the covers are not tight. It’s easy to lose them, really.
The big mama usually retails for 25 cedis and the mini me for 9 cedis but I got all these for 40 cedis, which is a pretty good deal if you ask me. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to use the eyelash applicator, having never used eyelash extensions. Yup. Never. I’m too squeamish to try. However having this strip lash motivates me to try. Now to the main focus of the review:
Big mama, mini me
The big mama is recommended for highlighting and contouring, but I tried it out with foundation application. There was no directions on how to use on the tub in which it came so I wet it, squeezed the excess water and the blender to increased to almost twice it’s size, which I thought was very impressive. I dotted my foundation on my face and set to blending. It blended my foundation to a flawless finish. Coverage was even and my foundation looked so skin-like.
Here the big mama is damp. It is almost twice the size and width as it was dry.
Damp mini me is almost twice it’s size as it is dry
The mini me is great for small corners that the big mama typically can’t get into, like under the eyes and the sides of the nose. It’s also good for blending out a nose highlight. It is so much softer than my Nicka K Fx sponge (reviewed here), and I much prefer the finish it gives me. Because it’s so soft, it feels so delightful on the face.
Big mama, Fx blending sponge, mini me
I did notice that it soaked up a lot of my foundation when I dipped it and blended, but that was solved when I dotted it on my face and blended. It ripped the first time I washed it 😭 but it didn’t bleed any dye. The tear seems to get worse every time I wash it which makes me pretty upset cos in the short time I’ve had it, I’m loving it so much.
So would I recommend it? I’m on the fence about that. On one hand, it blends amazingly, and it definitely is a must have tool. But if it rips that easily, then you’re going to have to get a new one often, and that isn’t really cost effective eventually. So I’d leave that up to you. But I would definitely repurchase. It’s a handy tool and I absolutely love it.
My big mama blender right now 😥😭
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