This Latex free bending sponge looks just like the famous Beauty Blender.
I like the Beauty Blender. I have blogged about it before as well as the Real Techniques miracle sponge.
Basically these egg shaped sponges are a fail safe way to apply makeup and achieve a beautifully blended result.
I'm a fan of these. However, I am not a fan of spending £16 a pop for a Beauty Blender. Don't get me wrong, I have spent out for them. But, if I can find a product 1/3 of the price thats does just as good a job I am going to save, save, save. I picked this up for under £5.
So when I saw Superdrug have created their own blending sponge that is latex free I had to purchase it.
It's bigger and denser in comparison to the Beauty Blender. It's quite a firm sponge.
It is tear drop shaped and has a soft point, great for getting into the corners or your eyes and around your nose.
Once wet it expands and becomes softer and squishier. It has a lovely micro smooth surface. I find the Real Techniques miracle sponge pores are a little more open and it doesnt achieve as smooth an effect.
How to use?
Place the sponge under running water.
Rinse out the excess water.
Do this several times until the sponge reaches it's full size.
Put foundation on to the back of your hand.
Put the sponge into the makeup and press it into the skin.
If you choose to use in a swiping motion you will get a lighter coverage. If you press and roll the product into the skin you will get more coverage.
You can apply not just your foundation but all your skincare, cream products, blushes and highlighters with this sponge.
Some people even apply their setting powder.
Run under water and use an antibacterial soap.
Keep rinsing until no makeup is left on the sponge and the water runs clear.
Leave the sponge out to dry.
Do not put it in the box or a plastic bag. Fungus can grow so its important you let the sponge air dry.
Try to clean your sponge every time you use it to increase its life span.
I would suggest getting a new one every 3 months.
I like this sponge it creates a nice even finish, it is a good shape and it's affordable.
I would give this a go if your interested in purchasing a Beauty Blender. Especially, if like me you're more concerned with how something works and saving pennies than having a named product.