The best makeup sponges you can buy
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- Whether you're serving up high-def contouring for the 'gram or just trying to look amazing on the daily, a good makeup sponge can help.
- There are a ton of different ones out there, and at different price points too.
- But the original Beauty Blender is our top pick for the best makeup sponge because it delivers a flawless finish. At $20, it's pricey but definitely a worthwhile investment.
Since I first started wearing makeup as a junior high schooler in 1998, the game has really changed. Your fingertips and a bag of disposable sponges may have done the trick in the past, but makeup enthusiasts the world over (myself included) have been blessed to discover the magically seamless look that comes from a great makeup sponge and we're not going back.Makeup sponges can generally be used dry or wet for applying and blending liquid or cream makeup. You can also apply base makeup with fingers or a brush and then go over it with a moist sponge to create an airbrush-like finish that you just can't achieve any other way.
From dabbing on some sheer BB cream or foundation to blending a hardcore, full-coverage contoured look, nobody relies on the dinky little sponge pads that comes with your makeup anymore. Instead, a wide variety of specialized sponges has flooded the market, with a price range that's just as wide.
So how can you tell which ones are worth the money or are a low-budget steal, and which ones you should leave on the shelves? I read countless online reviews from makeup mavens and tested ten sponges myself at a variety of price points to find out which are keepers.
Here are the best makeup sponges you can buy in 2019:
- Best makeup sponge overall: Original BeautyBlender
- Best budget makeup sponge: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
- Best silicone makeup blender: Nylea Silicone Makeup Sponge
- Best for makeup sponge for speed: The Makeup Bullet
- Best makeup sponge for switching between products: Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge
Updated on 6/4/2019 by Jada Wong: Updated copy, formatting, links, and prices.
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