Today's post is all about makeup sponge's V's brushes.
It's really a personal choice about which you prefer to use and what works best for you. I'm sure you have all seen the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge being used by all the famous bloggers and plastered all over Instagram., it's really become massive in recent years. Sponge's are not only used for foundation but for contour, highlight and even blush.
So, what are these sponges? The Beauty Blender is an egg shaped sponge with a sharp point and comes in lots of different colours. The Miracle Complexion Sponge is a similar shape but has rounded sides and a flat and only comes in orange.
Both these sponges are used mainly to apply liquid foundation and are supposed to leave your foundation looking flawless. I, personally, do not like this method to apply foundation all over my face, essentially you're just soaking up excess product, that's what sponges are designed to do so it's actually doing the opposite of what you want it to do, you'll end up taking off product and not buffing it into the skin, which is why you need to use a brush.
I love to use a Kabuki brush, my favourite brush to use is the Zoeva Buffer brush, it presses the foundation into your skin, which minimises the appearances of large pores (that, and a good primer of course). You need a dense bristle brush that will push the product into the skin. I do however use a sponge afterwards to soak up excess product and to blend concealer into the eye area. I have to say, my favourite sponge to use is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for a few reasons. Firstly it's a lot firmer than the Beauty Blender, I feel like it soaks up and spreads the product better. Secondly, the flat edge moves around the contours of your face better than the rounded part of the Beauty Blender. Thirdly, its definitely the more affordable option, at £5.99 compared to the Beauty Blender, prices start at £17!
What's your preferred method? Let me know below in the comments.
Thanks for reading!
All my love
Anita Makeup Artist & Hairstylist
Hi, I'm Anita, an experienced Hair & Makeup Artist based in Southampton. I love working with all skin and hair types and am passionate about your events as you are. I look forward to working with you in the very near future x