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The Best Makeup Sponges That Will Ensure A Smooth, Streak-Free Makeup Base

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Nov 16, 2021
The Best Makeup Sponges That Will Ensure A Smooth, Streak-Free Makeup Base

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Even if you’ve found the holy grail of liquid foundation, it’s a quality beauty sponge that’ll take your makeup to a whole new level of awesomeness. Whether you are a full-blown-makeup everyday kinda girl or someone who gravitates towards minimalism, a makeup sponge is an indisputable must-have in your cosmetic bag – that is, if you care at all about clean and smooth application. You could have the most beautifully silky or velvety foundation going, but if you don’t have the right tool for the job, you could be wasting all the gorgeous product. 

Though sponges have transformed from the flimsy, foam triangles of the ‘90s, the options and shapes on offer today can be baffling. So we took upon the mission to try and list down the best of the best makeup sponges to nail that celeb-inspired look. 

The Best Makeup Sponges

Wanna ace a celeb-like base? These beauty sponges will help you rock the most beautiful, your-skin-but-better base. 

MyGlamm Makeup Blender

You can get the best of both worlds with this double-sided sponge. This makeup blender has a narrow tip that can be used for precise makeup application around the eyes and nose while the broad curved base is perfect for cheeks, forehead and jawline. 

Huda Beauty The Basic B Sponge Applicator

This bestselling makeup sponge reduces product wastage and has a stellar reputation for a streak-free application. We are huge fans of this one ‘coz it makes your foundation application look gorgeous AF!

Elf Cosmetics Total Face Sponge

This features 3 distinct surfaces to reach multiple sections of your face. The rounded sides blend over larger areas like cheeks and foreheads, the tip can be used for precise application on blemishes and the flat edge fits under eyes and into the crevices around your nose. It’s one of the best beauty blenders in the market. 

PAC Ultimate Beauty Blender Sponge

These dinky, cutesy makeup blenders are ideal for getting into all those nooks and crannies that are hard-to-reach, such as down your nose, under your eyes, on your lids and across cheekbones. They can be used for powder, liquid, or cream foundation application and for highlighting and contouring too. It’s a win-win!

London Pride Cosmetics Makeup Sponge

Beauty savants are pleasantly surprised by the efficacy of this makeup sponge. It feels super soft on the skin and the size is user-friendly. The soft material delivers a smooth finish which is always the goal, right? 

Beautiliss Black Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge

Get more for your buck with this set of 3 beauty blenders that fit perfectly in your hand for seamless blending. The makeup sponge is a tad on the firmer side, but beauty girls rave that it provides a quality blend when dampened. 

Colorbar Blend-itude Makeup Sponge – Hot Black 001

This may look very similar to the other makeup sponges, but its fleecy texture sets it apart. The microfibre fabric absorbs 60% less product than an average sponge. Used dry, it’s ideal for applying powder as well because you can blot on the amount you need with one side, then use the other to lift away any excess. 

Matra Professional Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge

This is one of our fave makeup sponge and it costs only Rs 174! But it performs just as well as some of its expensive counterparts. It’s great for contouring, blending, and precision application with liquid formulations.

Bronson Professional Pink Ultimate Classic Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge

This might be the softest makeup sponge out there. It has an ultra-soft, non-abrasive material made of tiny microfibres that hold onto your foundation without absorbing it. The teardrop shape easily fits the contours of your face while the soft material gives you a smooth, even finish with no streaks.

FAQs

How to use makeup blender sponge?

Dampen the makeup blender. Dab the blender into the foundation, blush or eyeshadow. Bounce and blend the makeup on your skin as you go. Do not drag the blender across your skin. Use the pointed tip to get to corners around your eyes and lips for even application and wipe clean with a moist cloth after each use.

Why to use a foundation sponge?

Often, liquid and cream products look streaky when you use a brush. That’s when foundation sponges come in handy. They give you more control to pat the product evenly onto the skin. 

What to look for when buying a beauty blender?

Shape and material are two factors that define the effectiveness of a beauty blender. Other than that, you can check if the brand is credible enough and if the price is within your budget to ensure you don’t compromise anything when you buy it.

What can you use to clean your beauty blender?

You can use a solid bar soap. Wet your sponge, then rub in the soap, gently rub fingers through the sponge to mix soap around. Finally, run under water to clean it. 

How long can a beauty blender last?

Typically, beauty blenders last anywhere from 3 to 6 months depending on how well you take care of it and how frequently you use it. 

When should you use a sponge versus a makeup brush?

Powder formulas are best applied with makeup brushes while liquid and cream formulas blend best when applied with a makeup sponge.

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Add these makeup sponges to your cart to rock a flawless makeup base!

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