So I’m sure you have all heard about the Beauty Blender sponge by now. When it first came out it was being snatched up and given rave reviews left and right. I have to admit…I was late to the game. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe people (well maybe just a little bit was because of that…I mean you never know who is getting paid to say it or who is saying it just because it was sent to them for free right?) but it was mainly the almost $19 price tag for.one.sponge. That is not cost effective for me to use on clients even if it is amazing. First, sponges don’t last that long. Second, I am a clean freak with my tools and unless I can disinfect it quickly and efficiently then I don’t want it (a sponge is not an easy thing to disinfect….as you can imagine.) So unless I had enough for each person I did that day that I could disinfect later, this relationship wasn’t going to work. Third, I don’t even use a brush when applying foundation because (I feel) it can soak up a lot of product and I like to warm my silicone foundation up anyway. But I did eventually purchase one for personal use…and I got hooked…crap@#^*%^!!! Now, after discovering the glory of the sponge, I just had to have it for my clients….so off I went for a solution and that is where I found this:
Where did I find it?? At Walgreens for $5….(on sale from $7.99). Now, there are sooooo many of these sponges cropping up everywhere…Sonia Kashuk makes a pricier one for Target. MAC makes one for around $18 and CVS carries one as well (it is super small in person). Anyway, my point is that people are making them under other private labels and there are more affordable options out there. So-how do you use it. Run it under some water and wet it. Ring it out. Put your foundation on the back of your hand. Pick up your foundation on your sponge and apply it to your face using the “press and roll” method. Voila!! A nice, even and beautiful foundation coverage. I even put on a nice sheer layer, then powdered and then applied another layer to areas that fade faster…still a wonderful finish. This has now joined the ranks with my Sensual Skin Enhancer, MAC Paint Pot and Maybelline Eyestudio Gel liner as a must have. It makes foundation go on beautifully!!! Don’t believe me? Go pick one up for $5 when they are on sale again…If you hate it you are only out $5 instead of $19..But if you love it then you can thank me later!!!
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