This sponge is worth the $10. Its great for almost everything from liquid foundation to powder. I wash after every use to try and keep it as clean as possible but the bottom of it will never go back to the blue that it was. I run it under the water and squeeze so that it'll suck up the water and then squeeze it out again but the color will still stay. It doesn't really bother me though. What does bother me is that the sponge starts to... shed(?) I'm not quite sure how to describe it. I noticed that there were little blue pieces of the sponge that were falling off. When I say "little" I mean really little like almost dust sized, but I could see it because it was blue haha. I've had it for months though so I'm not surprised.
As for its usage though, it can't be beat! Its the more affordable version of the beauty blender. I use this in stippling motions and my makeup turns out flawless and has that "airbrush" effect. All in all a great buy.
Great product makes my foundation look flawless and airbrushed! just make sure you wet it and ring it out before use. i would buy again great substitute for people who cant afford the beauty blender!
It works well and is easy to use. It is cheap so if it does fall apart you can replace it without feeling like you spent a lot of money.
I love this sponge. I had seen the Beauty Blender and wanted to try it. This was a great budget alternative.
It is great for blending any streaks from foundation. The pointed end is great for under eye concealers - good at getting in to the small corners. I also use it for blending in blush - cream or powder. I love it for blush as it helps achieve the natural flush look nicely.
I will buy this sponge again - I don't know how I've not used one like it before.
I've seen reviews for this sponge on Youtube, mostly in comparison to the beauty blender, and the gurus typically have great things to say about it. I've heard that it's a cheaper altervative to the Beauty Blender, so I bought it for ten dollars at Target. The first time I tried it, I loved it. I loved the technique, and the finish was awesome. I was immediately turned off when I went to wash it. NONE of my foundation came out. (Granted, I wear Revlon Colorstay, which is pretty rough) but still. And then, while I was vigorously scrubbing, it ripped! I heard complaints about this happening on YT, but they gurus usually said it happened after a few months at least. I still used it for a few weeks, but it definately is not worth the money. I am greatful for this sponge though, because it brought me to the glorious day where I purchased my Beauty Blender. :) Now THAT is money well spent.
I've always wanted to try the famed BeautyBlender sponge but I just couldn't justify spending $18.00 on a little sponge. Especially since I had never tried the sponge method before. When shopping at Target, I found the SK Blending Sponge and picked it up. I feel like $10 is a bit expensive for this sponge but I still coughed up the money. (I've just recently bought a $5 one from Ulta that works exactly the same.) After a few days of the sponge method, I was in love! It makes the foundation look so natural.
There are a few things that I don't like about this sponge though. First of all, it's hard. When I see people on YT using the BB, it seems so bouncy and soft. This one isn't. It doesn't expand when you get it damp like the BB. I've found that it can be painful around the eye area if you're not careful. It soaks up some product but I can't compare it to the BB, since I don't have one. Another thing I don't like is that this sponge stains easily. I wash this regularly and will just not come clean! I've had this sponge for six months I'd estimate (I really have zero idea though!) and it's only just beginning to lose pieces. I think that's because I accidentally get it caught on my piercings though, haha.
This is a nice sponge, a little pricey though. If you have access to Ulta, I'd say head there and grab their sponge instead. It's half the price and does the exact same thing!
After using this sponge, I do not think I can ever go back to applying foundation with a regular brush. Using the blending sponge has completely changed the way I apply my make up. It flawlessly applies my foundation and makes nearly every foundation formula that I have tried look completely natural. I use the larger, rounded end to pat on my foundation and then I use the pointed end to apply my under eye concealer. It works amazingly well for both! I have been using my sponge every single day since mid-March and it does not look worn at all. It is also only slightly stained due to the fact that I do not wash it every single time that I use it. However, I have found that using a regular face cleanser or baby shampoo removes traces of make up off of the sponge quite well. I will without a doubt be repurchasing this sponge again the future. I have been using my sponge now for nearly four months and I do not think I will need to repurchase one again for another 3-4 months.
I bought this recently hoping to find a quicker way to put my foundation on in the morning. I like using my Clinique foundation brush but it takes a little longer to buff out any streaks. I've tried it with liquid foundation, loose powder, and pressed powder. While it does create a nice, buffed, natural look with the foundation, it isn't any better than what I can achieve with a brush. The reason why I will not be repurchasing and probably never using it again is because it makes my face feel disgusting and heavy!!! Maybe it's because I have oily skin and the water makes the products heavier than I need them to be, but it makes my face feel dirty and sweaty. I haven't found anyone who's had this problem so maybe I'm an anomaly. I'll stick with my foundation brush.
OH! I forgot to add. As far as cleaning it I had no issue- it cleaned easily. I used the Sonia Kashuk brush and sponge cleanser. I sprayed it thoroughly and squeezed it under running water. The foundation poured right out. It took a little bit of time to get all of the cleanser out, however, but I think I might have used too much.
I bought this sponge to see if I'd like the foundation application better than the results I'd been getting with brushes. I also wanted to test the waters and see if this was a good substitute for the Beauty Blender. I like the Sonia Kashuk sponge--I used it dampened with water, with the excess squeezed out. I applied my foundation by bouncing the sponge on my face (similar to the BB technique). My application was seamless. The sponge started to show wear after a few months of daily use. I chose not to repurchase it and switched to the Beauty Blender, which I love. But for the price of the Sonia Kashuk sponge, you get great results and I recommend it if you're on a tighter budget.
After much consideration I finally decided to buy this sponge. Very glad I did as it is just the right texture to pick up the correct amount of my Lucy Mineral powder, and applies smoothly without the powder flying everywhere (which can and does happen with most brush applications). It is a very versatile shape and the texture is subtly flocked. The pointed end is very handy to use on the sides of the nostrils and for blemishes. At $10 it is pricey but should last a long time with just using it for powder applications. I cannot compare it with the popular Beauty Blender as I have never tried that one. EDIT: I am finding this is the most helpful to me when I am applying SPF moisturizer and liquid makeups. It does not absorb the liquids too much as do many sponges which causes waste of the product.
EDIT II: Unfortunately, this is tearing up rather quickly, especially as I have not used it that much.