I hope you are all well.
Today I wanted to talk about one of the latest Beauty Crazes – the Silicone Make Up Sponge. A lot of people wear foundation or CC Cream and use a variety of ways to put them onto their faces – A brush, a sponge or their fingers usually.
There’s now a new applicator on the scene – the silicone sponge. These feel, in my opinion, very similar to a bra insert.
I had heard a few people talking about these and decided to get my hands on one to give it a try. I will be honest and I ordered mine from eBay so it only cost me around £2.50. I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit much money to something I thought might be a fad. Because eBay has a lot of wonderful things on it, it also had silicone make up sponges with stars on it, and as a sucker for stars, this is the one I went for.
So how does it perform?
I have found that I use less foundation using the silicone sponge. One pump will definitely do my entire face where with a brush I am using at least a pump and a half if not two.
The finish I get is good, but I wouldn’t say it was any better than when I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. It does blend well at the edges but I think it’s easier to get a flawless finish by buffing out using a brush.
The shape of this particular beauty sponge I find makes getting into the awkward spaces a little tricky, like around your nose. I have 2 nose piercings as well so that’s especially awkward compared to the bristles of a brush.
As for cleaning, this is a dream. You just need some warm water – or micellar water and a piece of cotton wool- and it’s clean. Because of this it’s a great time saving device and it also means I feel more confident that the sponge is 100% clean and much more hygienic than even a well cleansed brush.
Overall I would say that the sponge was definitely worth the small amount of money I paid for it. I do really like it but I wouldn’t be throwing out my brushes just yet. I do, however, want to try the Evie Blender which is a silicone blender but in a more traditional beauty blender style. It is egged shaped for getting into the difficult parts of your face and it also slightly textured so you get a similar application to a sponge.
I would definitely like to try a different shaped silicone sponge, for getting around my nose more easily and I recommend adding a silicone beauty sponge to your make up kit!
I hope you found this helpful. Have any of you used a silicone sponge? Do you have any tips for using one?
Stay Safe and Wonderful!