Makeup Sponges have become a big hit inside the beauty community in the last couple of years. Today I have the battle of the beauty sponges for all of you.
Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge $10.49 USD Sold at Target and the SOHO Beauty Sponge $4.97 USD sold at Wal-Mart and Walgreens.
I got the Sonia Kashuk sponge a couple of years ago, because I heard of people saying it was a great product, I didn’t know the power of a good makeup brush and I didn’t want to spend 20 bucks in a beauty blender (still I refuse ‘cuz gosh I rather get a Sigma Foundation Brush with that cash). So I was pretty excited about that and to tell you the truth I was eager to try this thing out, I mean this was a big change from the white sponges that seem to absorb most of your makeup (even if you damp them with water).
So yep this pretty blue sponge had too much use from my behalf, it comes with a pointy end which really helps you apply the foundation in the nose area and blend concealer as well. I gotta say really liked it, now this sponge is kind of stiff which was a little bit of a bother for me, and something else that I noticed is that with the time it started crumbling, I started finding small specs of sponge all over my makeup bag. My sponge was literally falling apart… it also became stiffer with the time (but I would attribute that to my Revlon Colorstay foundation…that thing is the devil, it stayed in my sponge even after washing it), I don’t know how to explain it but it was not that spongy enough. So at the end I was not that happy. I do think that it did not last me enough for the price that I paid.
Now, the SOHO one, I’ve been using this baby for over a month now, this sponge is soft and very cushiony at first sight and touch, I got this because I heard that it was similar to the beauty blender, so for the price I had to give it a try. This sponge has a unique design and what I love about it is that it has two pointy ends which helps you blend in the corners (i.e. concealer and around your nose), this thing blends makeup real good. When you are using these types of sponges you have to damp them a bit with water, so your foundation doesn’t get eaten by the sponge, and if you are wondering NO this sponge does not grow as big as the beauty blender, but it really does the job.
I have several pictures of the SOHO sponge; I don’t have any of my Sonia Kashuk because honestly it is disgusting and ready to be retired.
So if I could pick one I would go with the SOHO, really, it’s pink, soft, and you save a couple of bucks which can be well invested in foundation or gum.
Until Next Time,