So I know the hype of “beauty sponges” in makeup game. I’m one of them who loves applying foundation with sponges. Especially when it wet, seems immaculate to go with rather than a brush whenever natural finish is the goal. There are heaps of various shapes on the market, round, domed, you name it. At first, I thought all beauty sponges are the same. Until I caught wind of Juno & Co anti-microbial microfiber sponges ($9 Aud). No, we are not into cleaning needs. But what it does is to traps products on the outer layers of the sponge, so it won’t soak up much product. Brilliant!
If you take a closer look at the sponge, you can actually see the microfibre bristle. Even smaller than a strand of silk which expertly hold onto the liquid products. The tapered design for achieving precision blending is just remarkable. I like to use it for blending the concealer under the eye. I got to say tho, it feels denser compared to other sponges that I use. The velvety texture feels smooth on the skin and it works well with any liquid products, foundation, liquid blush, liquid bronzer even to reapply sunscreen during the day. I’m pleased with that.
Wet the sponge to achieve a natural finish look when you go with liquid foundation. Dab it, not swirl it to prevent the stroke texture on the skin. Don’t press but pat it gently with light-handed.
Keep the sponge dry if you like full coverage or when you reapplying sunscreen as the sponge itself doesn’t absorb much product. So you know exactly the right amount you are putting in place. Powder product also works beautifully with it. You can bake your face using this sponge or powder blush/bronzer.
After a couple of months using this sponge, I would say that this sponge just does the job. But I have to keep it aside from applying liquid foundation because it’s too dense from what I prefer. Even though I keep it damp before blending the products on, I could feel how firm the sponge is. As I apply it dry, my foundation looks just a tad heavy compared with the other brushes I normally use. So, right now, I use this solely for reapplying sunscreen as it holds the product delectable.
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