Silicone Sponge vs. Beauty Blender
This was a requested blog :) to compare two different make-up foundation applicators. The popular Beauty Blender and the newly released Silicone Sponge.
How to use: Wet sponge and ring out any excess water and apply foundation.
Pros: 1. The shape of applicator gives you the accessibility to apply make up in every surface area. 2. Easy to use. 3. Able to control and blend product evenly.
Cons: 1. Expensive 2. Must thoroughly clean sponge.
How to use: Apply foundation to applicator and use on skin.
Pros: 1. Inexpensive. 2. Easy to clean.
Cons: 1. Hard to blend product. 2. Heavy. 3. Thick layers (looks cakey and dewy) 4. Wastes product.
As you can see, I used each product on different days just so any foundation wouldn't go to waste. With the Beauty Blender, it is a very controlling applicator. I especially like that it blends well by adding water, I feel that the product is fully being used. As for the Silicone sponge it felt 'awkward' when applying my foundation. Felt very thick and hard to blend. I even had to cheat and use a foundation brush to blend the excess product. Just feels like I wasted a lot of make-up with this tool. Although, the Beauty Blender is on the pricey side. There are dupes that cost just as less as the silicone applicator that are just as effective as the real thing. Silicone applicators are easier to clean compared to Beauty Blenders. Have to put a little more time in cleaning them, than just rinsing them. I would definitely say that between the two...Overall, I prefer the Beauty Blender over the Silicone Sponge. For me, I see more pros with this product & I choose to have a better quality applicator. Price isn't much of a issue because the only way it is expensive is the brand name.
What works for you!? :)