THis is an incredible sponge, I am surprised I have not reviewed it yet. I bought this sponge years ago and it still looks new, no pilling or breaking down like other flocked sponged I have tried.When I wear liquid foundation I think this sponge applies it evenly and naturally without soaking up the makeup wasting it,
I have had problems with stains on it from Revlon's Colorstay foundation, I assume because it is long wearing. I just watched a great youtube video about removing makeup stains from sponges and brushes using olive oil. I was afraid that I would never get the oil out of my sponge, but this did not happen. I actually filled up a dixi cup with oil just at the bottom and soaked my sponge for a few seconds, Then a squeeze released all the makeup that would not wash out, highly impressive!!! I washed my sponge with an olive oil soap that I typically use to wash brushes and sponges and it lathered even better than before, removing all the olive oil from the sponge. My sponge looks new again. I am so very excited about this, defiantly worth trying.
I am convinced that this one sponge that I bought for $5.00 is the only sponge I will even need as it looks the same as the day I bought it years ago, but I would buy again if it was lost while traveling. I highly recommend.
I love these sponges. My mom started using one about 6 years ago and I've been using one since. It creates a very smooth finish with liquid foundation. I've been complimented on my makeup and people ask "what kind of makeup do you wear?" I stick with inexpensive brands, but I'm convinced it's this sponge that creates the airbrushed look that people notice. Each sponge lasts a long time! My mom throws them in the washing machine, I hand wash mine.
Will definitely use this for the rest of my life!
The Jane Iredale flocked sponge is great for people like me with sensitive skin - it's the softest makeup remover I've found, BUT it is so tiny; I was expecting something much bigger from the photo on the Web site when I ordered it. So it's definitely overpriced. I'll try sponges from the drugstore instead - more economical and will probably last much longer!
Great little sponge to apply liquid foundation with. Unlike other sponges, it holds the right amount of water when you dampen it. Its super easy to wash which I do just about every time I use it for my liquid foundations. As expected, the liquid stain the sponge so it doesn't look pretty but that's ok as it gives an airbrushed finished in seconds.
I use Jane Iredale pure pressed base for my sensitive, acne-prone skin. I've tried less expensive sponges and puffs, but I've found that Jane Iredale's flocked sponge, although pricier, has been the best by far for use with the pressed base.I was slightly dissatisfied with the pressed base at first, until I used this sponge with it. It made a world of a difference, and now I am a loyal Jane Iredale devotee. I'm willing to spend more for a consistently good product. This really works for me to get a controlled, smooth, natural application that's even and not chalky looking. The shape of the sponge is great for applying by the corners of my eyes and nose too. It's durable and lasts months if properly cared for.
These are the best sponges for either liquid or pressed powder application. If you use it w/the pressed powder, you will get an even, less sheer, more full coverage application than you can get with any kind of brush or other sponge. Used with liquid (of any kind) and the application is even and far superior to any drug store or other sponge you might try. These clean up nicely...just a quick wash w/some mild soap and they can be reused again and again and again. they dry fast. I have one I've been using for 2 years and it still hasn't fallen apart. Wouldn't be without it.
great at fixing my"makeup mistakes". I bought it onsale at agelessapple.com
this is my first flocked sponge, so i'm not quite sure how they're all supposed to be. nonetheless, i am very satisfied w/ my purchase. the texture of the sponge is so soft and velvety, there's no irritation whatsoever. the shape is perfect and the size is not overly large or small... just right. the sponge is well made. as for application, it saves me some time compared to using brushes and powders don't look as powdery/cakey.
I thought the esthetician was nutty when she was going on and on about the amazing ability of this sponge to blend. But after purchasing it and using it for over a year I believe her!
It's great for appliying the JI powders when a little moist (perhaps with a spray of toner or just plain ole tap water).
It's even better for evening-out undereye concealer, or makeup near and around the nostrils, mouth, and hairline. I even use it to blend blusher that's a little too bright on those days I have a heavy hand. Also grea for tidying up the eye area when the crease and outer "v" eyeshadow goes farther than I'd like.
I'm very pleased with this, but found a replacement at ULTA...another brand in a tear drop design instead of the JI's diamond shape. Similar in every regard but far cheaper.
The flocked sponge is very helpful to me in smoothing out rough texture and minimizing large pores. I use it every day and love it. Well worth the cost to me. The people I've talked to who were dissatisfied were not using it properly. It should be used for finishing the make up, not for initial application.