Barely Cosmetics- giving you more from your beauty products

I am a fiend for all forms of beauty tools. Brushes, sponges and mitts all really fascinate me as so often, a cheap product can look amazing if you have the right tools.

New company Barely Cosmetics contacted me to try out their range. The Northern Irish company is owned by a makeup artist who saw a gap in the market for products to apply your makeup effectively. The range consists of three sponges and a mitt, all of which are decently priced and arrive packaged beautifully. The little frosted packages are great for storing them if you are on the move, especially the mitt if you don't have time to wash it. All of the sponges can be used wet or dry. I prefer them wet but make sure to really squeeze the water out as they can retain a lot of water! 

This is the classic sponge and can be used for everything but predominately foundation. I have used this on numerous occasions to apply my foundation and have found it works particularly well with something that has medium coverage such as L'Oreal True Match. It makes the foundation sit beautifully and makes it really easy to blend. 

This is my stand out product of the range. The baby of the lot, it is perfect for under eye concealer and I found it also was great for BB cream. I loved using it with my Maybelline Eraser concealer to give the perfect under eye highlight. 

The same shape as the original sponge but in a harder material, this sponge is designed for contouring and highlighting. I have to be honest in saying I only used this once or twice as I don't use many liquid contouring or highlighting products. This is probably the best sponge if you are a makeup artist or a real pro. 

This mitt is FABULOUS for the price. A little bit more than you would pay in a pharmacy but so much more long lasting. The mitt is double sided and soft making it great to apply your tan in a hurry. It's also machine washable- a big plus! 

Overall, my must buys are the little Prep, Blot and Blend sponge along with the tanning mitt. They will change the way in which you apply your makeup and tan and ultimately save you some money as they reduce wasting product. 

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