With this being my first blog post of 2017, I had to bring you a new beauty trend and put it to the test! Today it is the turn of the latest craze that is silicone makeup sponges. Now you may have seen these advertised across Instagram lately, but what are they and do they really beat the good old beauty blender?
My first impressions of the sponge were do I stick this in my bra? It certainly is an odd shape and texture. Designed to stop you from wasting foundation unnecessarily, this sponge will not only save you money as you won’t be using as much product but transform your makeup routine. These sponges are also really easy to clean as they don’t absorb product you can just use warm water and soap. You don’t have to wait for the sponge to dry, nor do you have to wait until the water runs clear like you do when you’re cleaning makeup brushes. So this will save you time and money! It is also designed to last longer than beauty blender’s, just replace it when it starts to look weathered. So with no more wastage and no more uneven coverage could this really be the next beauty craze to take off?
So after putting this silicone makeup sponge to the test, I am really impressed with the results. I used it to apply my Rimmel London liquid foundation. I couldn’t believe how far the product actually went, instead of my usual four to five pumps I only used two to three pumps to cover my entire face. I started by dabbing on the foundation then blending it in afterwards. I was surprised at just how little product was actually on the sponge afterwards. I love the finish this sponge gives and I certainly am converted. It not only saves me money but also it’s so easy to use, maintain and it will last longer than my normal blender’s. This really is a winner in my books!
You can visit the Peach & Pearl website here and view the silicone makeup sponge. A big thank you to Peach & Pearl for sending the sponge to try out. As always please do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.