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Do you have a favorite sponge for applying makeup?

I decided to go back and try a sponge again.  I tried beauty blender many years ago and liked it, but didn't feel like it was a good value.  Also, at the time, I felt like my makeup brush did a better job and didn't absorb any of the foundation.

 

Now that I am getting older, I am wondering if a sponge might be better than a brush or fingers. There are so many sponges out there now, at all different prices.

 

Thanks Ladies!

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Re: Do you have a favorite sponge for applying makeup?

I like Beakey sponges. There’s like six of them in a package for $9 from Amazon.
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Re: Do you have a favorite sponge for applying makeup?

Beauty blender works for me. They are expensive so only purchase when they are on sale.

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Re: Do you have a favorite sponge for applying makeup?

I use Beauty Blender - which I know you've tried - but only buy when they are on sale.  I do know that ELF has some good sponges so they may be worth trying.

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Re: Do you have a favorite sponge for applying makeup?

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These 2 are my favorites. I like the SK just a tiny bit more. 

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I really like Beauty Junkees Black Contour Makeup Blender Sponges, I like that one side has a flat edge and the other a  point. I have been using them and giving them away to friends and family for years. They wash and hold up well. I like them much better than any other sponge I have tried. I just went and ordered another 4 pack. 

 

Edited to add: I get them on Amazon

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@Swedishmiss  - I use a damp Real Techniques sponge.  You can find these at Walmart and many other locations.  Inexpensive and the result is an air brushed look.

 

 

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Re: Do you have a favorite sponge for applying makeup?

Don't laugh, but I just found a package of Beakey sponges that I forgot I had.  I looked at my orders on Amazon and they are from 2019! 🤦‍♀️  There are four in the package so I obviously used one. I'm going to try using a sponge again.  I need to find a case to keep it in when not in use,  

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AOA Studio Collection Makeup Sponge Set Makeup Blender Latex Free and High-definition Set of 6 Makeup Blender For Powder Cream and Liquid, Super Soft Wonder Blender Beauty Cosmetic

 

Cheap and great from Amazon pkg of 6 for $9.95

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Re: Do you have a favorite sponge for applying makeup?

I follow an influencer who taught me to apply foundation with a round dense brush. Now I have a lot of unused beauty blenders. I will try to use them for other things.

Anyway, the Sephora brand has excellent foundation brushes.