DUPE OR DUD: Pony Effect Pebble Blender

Pebble BlenderMichelle will vouch for me when I say I LOVE my Beauty Blender. The texture, the pointed tip, its ease of use, and the way it makes my foundations and concealers look make the original Beauty Blender a must-have in my makeup arsenal. The one downside of this wondrous tool is its cost ($20 for something you’re supposed to change every 3 months), so I’m always up for trying any (alleged) Beauty Blender dupes.

The Pony Effect Pebble Blender isn’t commonly known as a dupe for the Beauty Blender. Actually, it’s not well-known in the US at all. I came across it by chance while browsing Memebox, an online store specializing in K-beauty products. However, the brand Pony Effect is very well-known in Korea and many other Asian countries. The creator, Pony, is a makeup artist for celebrities in Korea. She’s super talented and beautiful! This is her YouTube channel.

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So with a heavy-weight MUA like Pony backing up the Pebble Blender’s credibility, I had very high hopes. Read my thoughts below!


Review

Pony Effect Pebble Blender

Cost: $12

Where to purchase:
Memebox (blue/purple)

Pony’s Tip:
“Translucent and natural skin finish is always in trend. Achieve flawless coverage with this versatile pebble blender. When used dry, the blender gives maximum coverage with smooth matte finish. If you want a more natural, dewy finish, wet the blender in lukewarm water and squeeze out excess water – it will expand by 30% to hold moisture throughout application.”

Pros:
Cost!
Anti-bacterial
Super soft & bouncy
Gives makeup a natural finish
Various edges for different parts of face

Cons:
No pointed edge

Differences to the BB:
Size
(larger than the BB)
Shape
Softer material
(almost feels like a Tempur-Pedic mattress)

Final Thoughts:
I love the Pebble Blender! I’ve been using it in lieu of my BB for the past few weeks. I’m a big fan of the rounded bottom but flat sides of the Pebble Blender. However, I find myself missing the BB’s pointed edge and unique texture that just can’t be mimicked by any dupe. Therefore, I’ll say the Pebble Blender isn’t better than the Beauty Blender, just different. And different can be good – in this case, it was!

Check out our review on another possible BeautyBlender dupe here!

 

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