Sponges are quite useful makeup tools. Even though I have a LOT of makeup brushes, I still find I need a good sponge now and again.
Sephora Collection Carnavàle Makeup Sponges($10) are colourful versions of the basic triangle shaped makeup sponges. The bright colours just add a little something’ something’, ya know? More modern? I don’t know, but what I do know is that I like having these useful sponges around that’s for sure! They are great for blending out cream blushes!
The Sephora Collection Carnavàle Makeup Sponges are soft, absorbent and clean easily. I like using them to blend out concealer too.
The Sephora Collection The Perfector: Airbrush Sponge($15) has a pretty unique shape when it comes to sponges! It kind of looks like Lumpy Space Princess (one of my favourite cartoon characters EVER) to me. Too bad it isn’t purple haha!
This one has a pointed end for extra definition and reaching small corners, and a fuller end for curves and crevices. That fuller end is kind of a built in handle, hey?
This one has pretty much the same colour as a Beauty Blender and feels pretty much the same in texture. CLOSE, but not quite.
Sephora Collection The Painter: Airbrush Sponge($15) has a slanted end for accuracy, helping you reach small areas of the face. I don’t have many SMALL areas on my face LOL, but ok, maybe around my nose. So it’s great for getting around there I guess. If you have more crevices than that, then I think you must have an ALIEN planet ID card. The flat bottom is great for stippling and creates a streak-free, airbrushed finish. It helps to deliver sheer, buildable coverage.
One side of the pointed end has a flattened section on it. SO good for under eye concealer blending.
It’s weird to me because these Sephora Collection Sponges have gotten bad reviews on the site? Apparently people have had problems with washing them and they fall apart? I haven’t had that issue at all! Mine are still intact and in one piece after MULTIPLE washings. Although, I do think it’s harder to get them super clean compared to my Beauty Blender. Maybe people are trying to really scrub them all to heck and break them in the process? Which I get, because like I said, they are harder to get really clean looking, but seriously you don’t have to stress it out so much. If you’re the only one using them, I think you need not to worry so much about getting them so pristine looking. But, that’s just me. I try not to sweat the small makeup stuffs if ya’ know what I mean. 😛
Enen though I like these, I still don’t think they even come CLOSE to my Beauty Blender in quality and application. Everyone and their dog keeps trying to mimic that sponge, even Real Techniques! But in my opinion? None of them compare. For me, the Beauty Blender RULES. All the other sponges, including these are just wannabes. 😀 I get that these “dupes” are cheaper, but if you’re looking for something that will give you the Beauty Blender Experience? Just get it already for cripes sake. Sure you’re spending a bit more $$$, but for quality, and effectiveness? These so called dupes can’t even compare.
Do you use a sponge to apply foundation? Or are you a brush gal hands down?
*products sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine!
Happy early Canada Day my fellow Canadians! I hope you are all having a fantastic long weekend! I’m going to have to take a couple of days off blogging for health reasons. I think I’m having a bit of a Multiple Sclerosis Relapse. Yesterday was a HORRIBLE day. I could barley walk to be honest, and slept most of the day away. I’m feeling a tad better today and actually left the house for a bit, but still quite tired and having some numbness all over. And if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that when my MS starts acting up, I need to take it easy. So that’s what I’m a’ gonna’ do. You take it easy too, hey? Talk to you soon. xo