“PREPARE TO NEVER WASTE MAKEUP AGAIN!”
For those of you that know me well, you know I am a makeup sponge girl! I personally don’t like a lot of foundation, so I use a damp blending sponge everyday to apply my makeup. It’s the best way to achieve a natural look without being streaky or cakey. It’s also extremely quick!
There’s been a new trend in makeup applicator’s and many companies have come out with various silicone pads to apply your makeup. The ad’s claim that you won’t waste as much makeup if you use their tool.
I’ve been asked what I think about the makeup blending sponge vs. the makeup silicone applicator. So, here are my thought’s regarding the pros and cons of both, as well as my personal preference.
*Smoother, more uniform blending, no streaks or unevenness.
*You can control how much coverage you get, and place it exactly where you want it. (If you have a blemish you can put more coverage only on the blemish without having to add it all over your face.) You can build coverage, but it doesn’t start out applying a ton of product.
*Smaller tip allows for easy access to get into areas around nose and under eyes.
*You can easily apply highlighter, foundation, or cream blush with it.
*It takes a bit longer to wash out products than the silicone applicator.
*Can tear and wear out easier than the other applicator.
*Foundation won’t soak into the flexible, non-porous silicone surface of applicator. This means you use less product than if you apply it with a blending sponge.
*Easier to clean and lasts longer than a blending sponge.
*Gives uneven coverage and a streaky application.
*No good way to get into crevices and smaller areas around nose or under eyes.
*Applies a ton of makeup, you have no control over how much coverage you get. It is a very heavy application.
*Cannot apply cream blush or highlighter with it.
Needless to say, overall I am not a fan of the silicone applicator. I feel like you get the very best application with a slightly damp makeup blending sponge. Even if you like a heavier application, you can always build the amount of coverage with the sponge. I would even recommend a brush before I would recommend the silicone applicator for more even coverage.
In defense of the silicone applicator, I do have to say it works great for applying a serum or gel. I have used it instead of my fingers because it doesn’t absorb as much product. It really does help all of the product go directly onto the skin.
Hope this review helped you. Bottom line, it’s all about personal preference. If you want heavier coverage, check out the silicone applicator. For softer, more buildable coverage, use the sponge.