This or That Beauty With the New Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge

Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge

The Elizabeth Arden Foundation Blender Brush is treated like my first born child. I love this thing. Yeah, so, it’s a sponge with a handle but dude, dude….it works wonders. I use this nifty little dodad to swipe and blend out foundation, contour under my eyes and blend conceal to an airbrushed finish, and heck I even have an extra one that I use to apply serums and moisturizers! It’s that handy! And the $15 price tag makes it a total buy and a half.


Budget friendly babes might like the even cheaper Target Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge at a mere $4.99 quarter the price of Elizabeth Arden’s version and gives you enough left over change to buy two more or perhaps just save that extra $10 bucks and buy some Cadbury Easter Eggs on the way to check out.

Yeah, you read that right…Target ventures into the world of makeup brushes and such with this new Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge. I’ve personally tried it but I have hopes it’ll have the same dense head as my beloved Elizabeth Arden’s version. Otherwise I see no major differences…pointed head check, handle check, sponge tip, double check.

Granted not everyone loves the idea of sponges especially due to bacteria so be sure to wash it daily and toss it after a few months to keep things happy and healthy around your makeup neighborhood.

If you’ve always wanted to try the Elizabeth Arden one but just didn’t have the buckage to indulge or just didn’t feel like $15 was well spent on what is essentially a sponge that has a handle, well, perhaps this new cheaper version from Target will finally have you indulging!

Grab it at your local Target or online at

I’m not saying it’s life changing but it could be.

  • 3/18/14 13:49 Simone:

    Hmm. I own the Elizebeth Arden one, bought it cuz it seemed so neat to me, but I never use it since I’m obsessed with this little brush I got from kohls. I just read ur review on it, and now I must use it tomorrow and see how it works! I’m even considering buying this “dupe” as well!

    Look what you’ve done lol

    Have u used the one by ecotools? If so, what’s ur opinion between the three?


    • 3/18/14 16:01 Isabella Muse:

      DO it 😀 tell me what you think after trying :) I have not…I’ll have to give it a whirl one day soon 😀


  • 3/18/14 13:50 Christina:

    EcoTools have a nice dupe too! :)


  • 3/18/14 14:41 cilla:

    I saw some on ebay as well for like a dollar each, free shipping! I could never make myself spend 15$ on a sponge 😛


    • 3/18/14 16:44 Mari:

      Oh! I’ve never thought to use a tool to apply serum or moisturizers! Would you still be washing it everyday as with makeup brushes?


      • 3/18/14 16:46 Mari:

        Opps, sorry Cilla, I clicked the wrong reply button. >_<


  • 3/18/14 14:53 Anne:

    EcoTools makes one as well, that might be a good “in-between” option to add to the two you mentioned!


  • 3/18/14 15:18 Kimmwc03:

    I bought the EA one a few years ago and never used it. Maybe I should pull that guy out and try it. Yikes!


  • 3/18/14 15:51 Kay:

    Hmmm it’s always that hard decision having to choose one but I might go for the Elizabeth Arden. The design is much prettier :3


  • 3/18/14 15:52 Elena:

    Definitely Cadbury Easter Eggs…:)


    • 3/18/14 15:58 Isabella Muse:

      hehehe 😀 ten bucks worth!


  • 3/18/14 16:01 Cankles:

    But waaaaaaiiiiirrrrrt – wouldn’t the sponge just soak up most of the serums and moisturizers? I’m confused.


    • 3/18/14 16:20 Janelle:

      you wet the sponge first and use it to stipple…like the beauty blender it gives you a natrual looking but able to build coverage.


  • 3/19/14 9:23 ana:

    I love this! Please do more post like this..thanks for sharing 😉


    • 3/19/14 9:25 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure ana glad you enjoy these :) <3!


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