Try to look up beauty gurus and makeup enthusiasts on the Internet; the chances are you will see them apply their makeup with a sponge-like tool in various shapes and colors. These sponges are used to evenly apply foundation, concealer, translucent powder, and more. Using makeup sponges
Top Brands of Makeup Sponges
The Original BeautyBlender is what started it all. Makeup gurus on the Internet began to use this pink, oval sponge to apply their base makeup and achieve a flawless finish. The Original BeautyBlender sponge was produced with an open cell structure so the products will stay on top of the sponge and not be absorbed. The BeautyBlender is available in many variations like the Original, Nude, Pro, Pure, Beauty.Blusher, and Micro.Mini.
Real Techniques sponges can be considered as BeautyBlender’s more affordable alternative. This tri-purpose tool is rounded on the side with a flat edge at the top. The flat edge is used for patting and blending, the round base is to cover the entire surface for an even application, and the point is to cover any imperfections. If their blending sponge is not your cup of tea, Real Techniques also offers a range of makeup brushes.
The Nylea Silicone Makeup Sponge is not necessarily a sponge as it resembles more of a foot silicone padding. It is supposedly easier to clean that the normal sponges and it
How to Clean Your Makeup Sponges
Just like any other makeup tools, your beauty sponges can be a potential nest for all kinds of germs and bacteria. There are several easy methods you can do to thoroughly clean your sponges. The first method is to use liquid soap and running it under the water. First, dampen your sponge with water and squeeze a drop of mild liquid soap directly on top. For this, you can use either a baby shampoo or dishwashing soap. Then, massage the soap between the palm of your hands and make sure all cosmetic residues are washed away. Once it’s clean, dry it with a clean towel and squeeze all the water out.
The other method is to make your own cleaning concoction. Mix 2 parts of dishwashing soap with 1 part of
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