A weird concept has recently been hitting the beauty world and that’s the use of silicone sponges to apply makeup. Since making it’s appearance almost every single brand under the sun has decided to jump on board and create their version just in case it takes off like the Beauty Blender did. To be honest, for me, I just can’t see something made of a type of plastic giving me a flawless finish. Sponges work so well because they work with the dampness in them to sheer out the foundation and slightly airbrush it on application.
I was recently sent the BrushWorks Silicone Blender in the shape Teardrop to try out. Even though I was very sceptical about it, I did try it out with an open mind. The Silicone itself is a nice pink colour and has the BrushWorks flower logo embossed on it in the centre. It’s covered in two very thin plastic films almost as if it has been laminated. You don’t need to remove these films. It also comes with a handy pouch that you use to store it in.
I tried this sponge out but using it to apply foundation, concealer, powder and primer. For primer I found that it worked great. It spread it out beautiful and I personally just used swiping motions, almost like I was painting it on to apply everything. I hated this for foundation. It states to use less than you normally would and spread via circular motions to apply. I found myself using more product just to get it to spread evenly and even then it applied cakey and it was very obvious I had very heavy makeup on.
The same can be said for concealer so I definitely don’t recommend this for liquid products. Lastly powder, it works amazingly good for this. I highly recommend it for powder application as it gives a nice even layer especially if you pat it in using pressing motions. The great thing about the whole silicone concept with these sponges is that once your done all your makeup and using it, you can just rinse it under the tap and dry it using a clean towel and it’s ready for use for next time.
Now that I’ve tried out the silicone sponge I definitely don’t think it’s going to be the next beauty blender. Is it good? For powder yes and I do recommend for everyone to have a nice affordable version of it in their makeup collection. There is no need to splurge on this whatsoever.
-Talk Soon xx