^Hehe, BB cream puffs . . .
A couple of years ago, I purchased some vibrating makeup puffs. At the time, vibrating puffs were fairly trendy in Korea and were packaged with BB creams and foundations in sets. During my recent Asian cosmetics shopping spree though, I hardly saw any vibrating puffs. However, there are plenty of options on eBay and other websites.
The big advantage that vibrating puffs claim to have is the ability to smoothly blend and apply foundation/BB cream/skincare in light, even layers–especially compared to finger application. Check out HopeInABlog’s comparison of various puffs for more info.
I have the ElishaCoy Make-Up Artist Digital Foundation puff. It claims to vibrate an average of 13,000 times a minute. The puff is about the size of my chin and is pretty standard material (not a Rubycell puff). I use it by dabbing or stippling the makeup on my face and then moving the vibrating puff in long strokes downward and outward. I really fell for this puff when I used it with It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Redness, but I’ve also used this with BB creams and liquid foundations. Sometimes the application is patchy, but that’s probably attributable to my n00b skills with non-powder makeup. In any case, application is still less patchy, less uneven, and less unnatural than when I try to apply the same kind of makeup with a brush or fingers.
Ultimately though, if I’m going to be applying liquid makeup, I prefer BB cushions (and their Rubycell puffs) over using this puff. (I’ve never tried applying BB cushion with a vibrating sponge though . . . hmmmmm.)
Pros: Applies makeup more smoothly and evenly for natural coverage so you use less product than with fingers or a brush.
Cons: Puff takes 2 days to dry after cleaning and can be annoying to re-attach. Tricky to use around the eyes and nose because of the size of the puff. Puff soaks up more product than a Rubycell sponge.