It is exciting to be a makeup sponge or beauty blender user. There are a lot of new products on the market, some of which will dramatically improve your makeup application. While some of these make-up sponges and beauty blenders have been around for decades.
We're going to be using the term 'beauty sponge' to refer to:
• A spongy face cleanser (aka makeup sponge);
• A makeup remover;
• A beauty sponge that is used for sensitive skin.
You might be asking yourself, "What is a makeup sponge?" Well, if you watched this video from Beauty Blender that I made in 2010 and wondered what was going on, then it's probably a beauty sponge. If you want to learn more about them, or perhaps see some of the examples from YouTube. The beauty sponges in question are typically smaller than their conventional counterparts, making them easier to use and travel with. They're also created with the added benefit of being much softer on your skin. They have a higher surface area and have been designed so that they're able to flow easily through the hairline and around the eyes so that they don't leave any eye make-up behind. Beauty sponges are made for sensitive skin. But what about makeup removers? The answer is yes! While we need a dedicated makeup remover for many people with susceptible skin, these can be used all over your face without causing damage or irritation. Makeup removers tend to feel more like a wet cloth than something like an actual cleansing brush, but they come with different options depending on how often you use them and how well they are cleaned after each use. For example:
• A cleanse every other day will not only remove makeup residue but will help keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day while removing as much product as possible
• A cleanse every day will help cleanse and moisturize your skin without causing any irritation. Makeup sponges come in a large selection of shapes and sizes, ranging from circular (with or without bristles) to square (which is why there are sometimes two types of sponges). You can customize them by choosing from four styles: blotters, round, triangular, or square. There are "flush" options available as well as "travel" options that allow you to carry your favorite size anywhere (which I recommend).
In this post, I want to highlight the differences between the best makeup sponges and some other top products like premium concealer palettes that should be on your list to buy.
I have been using makeup sponges for years and have tried many different kinds. I can say with conviction that there is no one way of applying or cleaning up your makeup. It all comes down to personal preference and what works for you.
If you are looking for an all-in-one or multi-tool, you should definitely consider a sponge rather than a brush. A sponge can work wonders on applying any type of makeup for beginners and professionals alike. You can also use a sponge to remove eye makeup, eyeliner, and mascara from your face (a great trick if you want flawless eyes).
Another thing that will help you out is the type of sponge you choose. I would recommend using natural sponges because they are likely to be made with more natural ingredients than non-natural ones (yes, there are exceptions). If you want to make sure that your beauty blender is genuine, it's crucial to choose a brand that uses 100% organic materials. If it's not possible due to budget limitations or other reasons, try natural brands like Bethany House or Pure Beauty House based on Amazon reviews and my experience with them.
Here are our personal recommendations:
a) Bethany House Natural Beauty Blender has become my favorite beauty blender. It has worked very well for me in cleansing and blending my foundation around my nose area for perfect coverage whenever needed. It is always clean and free from oil. My only regret after buying this beauty blender was not buying one sooner!
b) Makeup Sponge Kit by Malena Kraumetik: Another brand that has worked very well for me when used with a beauty blender. It has smaller holes than most other sponges, so it helps apply the foundation evenly without any streaks.
c) Pure Beauty House Natural Cleaning Makeup Sponge: Another brand that comes in two sizes that meet every individual's needs, depending on how much makeup we wear each day. Smaller sizes can be used when we need an extra clean-up after using our face cleanser, while the bigger size can be used when we want something more gentle. Both sizes have small holes, so they clean up our skin quickly without redundancy.
Blending eyeshadow palette makeup is a great way to make your skin look flawless. But it's not the only way. There are many ways to apply makeup, and blending is just one.
Though they seem like a simple concept (the idea of using two or more tools of different shapes and sizes to apply different skin tones), there are still some critical things to consider when blending makeup.
a. What do you want to achieve?
b. What does your blend look like?
c. How thin or thick do you want your blend to be?
d. What kind of foundation do you use? If it's more liquid-like, then use a more liquid-like blender for best results; if it's more powdery, stick with a powderblender unless you're looking for a "diffusion" effect (where the powder is spread out by the force of air).
e. Do you want your blend to last all day long or just when you're applying other makeup? If you're going in with an empty brush and need minimal blending, an old toothbrush will help achieve this effect (just brush over the foundation layer). If you're making multiple layers, then invest in some good-quality blenders that can also be used as facial brushes and have a "no-touch" feature (so they don't spread out too much on their own).
In addition to being used as makeup sponges, beauty blenders can also be used to apply foundation. They're great for applying any type of foundation. If you want to try applying foundation with a beauty blender, here are some pointers:
a. Use an applicator sponge to apply your foundation
b. Use your fingers or a beauty sponge to blend the product on your face
c. When combining, make sure you have a bit of powder on the sponge. Take care not to apply too much and get streaks all over your makeup
There are dozens of different types of sponges, which come in all different shapes and sizes. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Women's Health editors have carefully picked the best makeup sponge brands to get you looking your best every day.
The following are the best makeup sponges available in the market:
a. Bobbi Brown Blotter Blush Brush - $18 at Sephora
b. Kraumetik Malena Makeup Sponge with a Jumbo Pressed Powder Brush - $19 at Amazon
c. Feather Beauty Sponge - $16 at Amazon
d. Kat Von D Beauty Brush - $19 at Amazon
e. MAC Brush Cleaner & Conditioner Sponges - $20 at Ulta
In the last decade, there's been a lot of hype around beauty sponges. They're called sponges because you apply your makeup to them, and it comes off on them — not onto your face. The beauty sponge is a small, round non-porous material that can be used for many different purposes. In the beauty world, the best option is a silicone beauty sponge. It's inexpensive and works great for face makeup and foundation, blush, concealer, and powder.
Unlike a traditional sponge you can also carry them in your cosmetic makeup bag anywhere you like. these sponges loses their ability to absorb makeup after each use and have to be replaced every few months, the silicone beauty sponge has a highly durable "memory." The feature lasts for up to five usages before it needs to be replaced again. This feature makes it great for those who love putting on makeup all night long because the sponge won't wash away or wear down over time as traditional sponges do.
The best thing about silicone sponges is that they won't lose their shape when wet. You don't have to worry about them wrinkling and breaking if you put too much product on them at once. They are great for beginners because they are easy to put on with just enough product to get used to how things work with their makeup routine.
As someone who really hates doing her own makeup at her desk (due to all my anxiety about eye bags), I've always loved using sponges when I'm home alone — especially if I'm busy and need something quick but still look perfect when I'm done!
I think most people would agree that our skin tone changes drastically depending on where we live (and what time of year it is). How do we know what colors produce different results with different brushes? Well, these questions have complex answers!
There are hundreds of factors that determine how we look day-to-day, so there's no one-size-fits-all answer when choosing a foundation brush or "beauty sponge" — but luckily, we have covered the most basics up there! Keep Kraumetik-ally Blushing!