Have you seen the Instagram advert for the silicone make-up sponge? Like in all advertisements, this little rubber disc looks as though it provides a seamless, perfectly blended look whilst not wasting any precious product. But i’ll give you a more honest review.
I’m a big fan of the beauty blender – whether you have the original Beauty Blender, the Real Techniques blending sponge, or just your budget Chi Chi blender – they’re great at making a smooth flawless foundation base for your makeup. However, there’s no denying that these brightly coloured sponges soak up half the product and are a bloody b**ch to clean properly.
I can confidently tell you that the silicone sponge blender will not waste a single drop of your product – but that’s kinda the problem. I’d say its a big lie to actually call the product a ‘sponge’
Sponge [definition]: A soft porous body that is typically supported by a framework of fibres or calcareous or glassy spicules. Sponges draw in a current of water to extract nutrients and oxygen.
This so-called ‘sponge’, is not porous and does not ‘draw in’ anything whatsoever. So while it doesn’t waste your product, it doesn’t really blend very well. I have found the silicone sponge really great for putting foundation on my face and covering everything, then I use my ‘Beauty Blender’ (copycat) to blend everything together. I do use less product, but only by about a millilitre i’d say. But hey, at less than $3 a pop it’s definitely joined the make-up kit brigade!
I got the blue one (pictured) but they come in clear, pink and some pretty cute patterns!