I normally don’t review makeup tools on my blog but I thought it’s about time I did especially when it comes to this particular item. I know that the Beauty Blender, a very expensive makeup sponge, is extremely popular in the makeup and beauty world for its ability to apply makeup flawlessly without using up large amounts of makeup. I, myself don’t own the Beauty Blender and that is because I have always been a brush type of girl but when I saw this product I just had to pick it up to review it. The product in question is the No7 Flawless Finish Sponges.
These sponges have both a pointed and round end for difficult to reach areas, whilst the smooth surfaces ensure ultra even application. They are latex free so suitable for all skin types.
Directions for Use: Immerse the sponge in water and squeeze dry before use. Can be used with both cream and liquid foundation. After each use wash with warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry naturally.
You get two sponges in the pack which already makes these more budget friendly than the Beauty Blender. The sponge itself has a very soft but firm texture to it. It’s very sturdy and I have to say I like the feel of it both when it is wet and when it is dry. I also like that is white in colour so you can see exactly where on the sponge the product spread.
As mentioned above in the product description the sponge has a pointed and a round end. I found that the pointed end was great for blending in concealer under the eyes and around the nose while the round end is great for the forehead and cheeky area. I didn’t really use the flat surface if I’m honest, I guess I just felt comfortable working with it on it’s side.
The sponge does increase in size when it is wet. It takes roughly about 12 hours for it to dry naturally I found. With regards to product application I found that with tinted moisturisers, because it’s a wet sponge it sheer out the product to much and because a tinted moisture is already sheer it basically looked like I had applied nothing to my skin. I would personally use this with heavy foundations that then to look like makeup when applied with a brush. An example would be the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation or the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation.
These sponges retail for 6.49 euros a pack which works out roughly 3.24 euros a sponge which isn’t expensive at all compared to the 18 euro Beauty Blender. I thoroughly recommend you guys try these sponges out and let me know what you think of them. You can pick them up at Boots because No7 is their own in house brand.
-Talk Soon xx