Hi Everyone! It’s me, Brit!
Who would even consider using boiled eggs as a makeup sponge?
At first, I couldn’t believe that this was even a trend. Even before the application process, I couldn’t help but think…
That has got to smell!
See, I love my boiled eggs. For me, they’re the perfect in-between snack. Not too filling, but just enough protein to give me enough pick-me-up. I bet you thought all I ate was nuts! However, I do have to admit I dread boiling them in the house, and then having them sit in the refrigerator waiting for me to take on the road. Not to mention that moment you’re ready to indulge. The thought of that smell while others are around you. Or in my case, as often as I’m in the car traveling with others, the thought of someone entering in as another passenger. One can only image what’s going through their mind when they happily jump in for a ride with us.
We love the idea of finding new ways to discover things in a more cost effective manner. Let’s face it, many DIY home remedies are pretty spot-on. However, the idea of patting that smell on my face like a sponge. I couldn’t even convince Monet into doing a video for you, especially after reading what Gina Mia (the night editor at Cosmopolitan.com) uncovered when she too was looking into this trend. I have to admit though, I found it comical what she quoted beauty blogger Nadi (a.k.a., PopLuxe) saying…
“Oh my gosh, this is actually working really, really well,” he said. “This kind of feels like a really cold SiliSponge but it smells like sewage, like eggs, so that’s a turnoff — but it’s actually doing a pretty good job.””I really like how cold this is,” he added. “It’s like super refreshing, too!”
Source: People Are Now Using Hard-Boiled Eggs to Blend Their Makeup
However, Ashley Johnson, Youtuber that goes by the name @itsmeash1ey, seems to have a different outlook on this trend.
Even though your trusty boiled egg is shaped like a beauty blender, it doesn’t necessarily work like the SiliSponge. This is because the beauty blender absorbs the makeup. This now leaves the SiliSponge and boiled egg in competition with each other, because the application process actually does work the same when comparing the two tools against the absorption factor.
So if you’re considering this DIY beauty hack, consider the price saving. The SiliSponge is priced at $5-$10 per sponge. And the egg, depending on whether or not you use CageFree or regular store bought, could cost you $1.99 – $4.99 for a carton of 12, averaging out at $0.16- $0.41 per boiled egg (sponge).
I guess you could classify that as beauty on a budget!
Maybe this beauty hack would be worth the stink after all!
Thanks for reading!
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