A look into beauty, that doesn't harm our furry friends
If you asked me a couple years ago “Why don’t you try applying your foundation with a sponge?” I would of either replied with A– HOW CAN YOU USE A SPONGE?!, or B– I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO WEAR FOUNDATION! Seriously, once all the hype about the Beauty Blender hit my ears, I was nothing but stumped. How could a sponge do what a brush is supposed to? Also, wouldn’t a sponge be very dirty and prone to bacteria? Well, I never went down the Beauty Blender route (they sell in China, so I don’t consider them CF- since they also have a beauty blender soap in their line), but I ended up with the Real Techniques ‘Miracle Complexion Sponge‘.
I call this guy my lil’ carrot, because how can you NOT see it as one? If you’ve never used one before, you get the sponge wet under the faucet for about a minute, squeezing it to make sure water penetrates it completely. Then turn the water off, and squeeze out as much water as possible. From there, you just apply your foundation with a repetitive bouncing/tapping motion. This sponge in particular has a flat side to it, which makes it easier to get into certain areas (under the eyes and around the nose for me). You should wash this more regularly than a brush in my opinion because a lot can get stored more deeply in the brush, so just proceed with caution! It really isn’t too hard to wash, I used my Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap and can get my sponge pretty clean.
My verdict on this guy? I like to use it occasionally, but not every day. I do find that no mater how hard I squeeze, I cannot get enough water out of the sponge before applying, which results in my face feeling kind of wet as I dab and bounce this across my face when spreading out my foundation. I think it’s because of this that my foundation I use doesn’t come out as flawless as I like. I have had success when I apply my foundation with the “powder before foundation” technique. It sounds crazy, but I swear this gives me the best full-coverage application! Originally mentioned by Wayne Goss, I found out this method from Marianna’s Beauty Room , one of my favorite Youtube channel to watch. You should check out her tutorial , it’s really pretty easy to do and I think the result looks fantastic!
Have you tried using a beauty sponge before? Do you like the results? Any secret techniques you can share? Let me know in the comments!
P.S.- *cough cough* Don’t forget about the birthday contest *cough cough* deadline is Halloween! *COUGH COUGH NUDGE COUGH FREE STUFF COUGH COUGH WHEEEEEEEZE*