Unlisted Brand • SOHO Beauty Sponge • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I used this sponge and after the second use it started to tear in three different places. I read reviews on this product before I bought it and saw that other people had the problem with this sponge ripping. I thought it if I was extra gentle with it then id be fine.... But not the case. I even tried calling soho to see if they could help me and maybe replace it. But each time I called I got a voicemail stating "sorry we missed your call. Our bunnies hours are ...." I was calling within their business hours and I called multiple times and even left a message. I never heard back. I don't recommend this product, unless you want to buy a new one after every use. Just save your money and get the beauty blender
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Love this makeup sponge! It's soft and dense, like memory foam. It doesn't soak up too much product (as long as you don't apply it directly to the sponge!). It has tapered edges to reach in the eyes and nose areas of your face and the coverage is so even and natural looking. I just dampen this sponge and dab my foundation onto my face and blend. It works like a dream and in my opinion much better than the Beauty Blender. I've had mine going on two months and only recently have I noticed a small tear in it. I wash it regularly and it seems to be very sturdy. I definitely recommend this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
I so regret buying BB cuz the Soho version is a fraction of the price and dare I say it, I like it even better! You can find these at Walgreens and the sponge I got has a flat bottom and narrow, more pointed top.
How to use: I put the sponge under running water for a few seconds, squeeze out the excess, and after I dot my foundation onto my face this product buffs and blends it in for a natural effect! I hardly use the pointy end because I prefer the soft airbrushed look I get from the flat part, I recommend using the pointy side for under eyes/ corners of the nose only. Application takes a min to get used to, and for best results, I apply it using a "stamping" motion to press foundation in areas that I desire more coverage and continue pressing my face with it until the lines between makeup and my skin disappear.
This is a definite repurchase for me and the durability matches that of the pricier BB, you may find the soho one takes more effort to get ones desired effect, but it's still a total HG and only $6! To wash it, I usually do after a week of use and clean it with bar soap and lukewarm water. Ill be purchasing some backups in the near future most def:)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
My first beauty sponge was Sonia Kushak, and I was not too pleased because It soon became rough, absorbed too much liquid foundation and shredded quickly. The Soho Beauty Sponge is so superior! It is latex-free, soft and egg-shaped with pointed ends. This makes it very versatile for the various areas of the face. It seems to absorb the right amount of product without undue waste and achieves a smooth, even application. I have not had it long enough to know how durable it will be. However, it is not expensive and available at Walmart. EDIT: I have started using the Soho sponge by first dampening it with water. I do not wring it out or squeeze it; just dab any excess water with a tissue. This has not compromised the sponge in any way and greatly improves the applications results.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Seemed kinda cool for the first day. But then the second day, I decided to soak it with water. That's what a lot of people do with sponges to apply their makeup. But apparently you can't do that with this one. After soaking it with water, large pieces of the sponge actually started to break off. Now it's pretty much ruined after a couple days. I got it for only 1.99 at ulta so I didn't pay much for it, but if you get it, only use it dry otherwise it'll break.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So I bought this sponge for around $5 at Wal-Mart. It is the football-shaped one. Overall I think this product gives my face a great finish! It allows me to build coverage but when I do my foundation does not look cakey it just looks dewy and flawless.
Price: Very very cheap compared to the Beauty Blender (I think 2 for $20 -- so these are half the price).
Quality: I've used mine a few times and it's holding up well. I didn't expect too much since I've heard that nothing compares to the BB but as of now I see no signs of wear or tear. Obviously it does get stained with makeup but that's to be expected.
Use: So I wet the sponge with warm water and wring it out. I dot my foundation all over my face and sort of use swiping/swirling motions with this sponge. When the coverage looks good I roll it across my face to blend everything in. I especially like the pointed end because it makes getting around the nose easier. I do wish both ends weren't pointed so it would make it easier to pat foundation and then blend it out but it still gives me an amazing finish.
I like this sponge -- I wish that one end was flat but I think the quality is great and the finish I get is beautiful. For under $5 I'm highly impressed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Would I purchase again, hellllz yes I would! This sponge is nothing short of amazing but let me clarify something, I bought both versions of the sponge (yes there are two, one that looks just like the Beauty Blender we all know and then another version which looks more like a hmmmm football maybe? It's more oblong/ellipitcal) I like the egg shaped one MUCH better, to me it just feels softer and stipples better than the oblong one which is denser/stiffer and doesn't sit well in my hand. I simply wet the sponge with water and it fluffs up nicely, then I squeeze out the excess apply some foundation to random spots on my mug and then bounce the sponge all over blending the foundation in. I swear it blends so seemlessly that I literally looked airbrushed which is quite an accomplishment in my book. I have so many brushes that claim to do the same (i.e. MAC 187,188,130 and the famous Sigma F80) This sponge blends much faster to me and just melts the makeup right into my skin..I love love love this sponge and will be uber sad if it's actually discontinued like the reviewer below said because I need backups asap! haha
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This review is going to do double duty as I am not only reviewing the SOHO Beauty Sponge, but also comparing/reviewing it to the Beauty Blender for which this is supposed to be a dupe.
I finally bit the dust and purchased 3 BeautyBlenders. I also went ahead and purchased the London SoHo dupe at Walgreens for under $6 (on sale as it's d/c) In my pic, the SoHo is on the left and has been used about 4 times. In the middle is my BB that I've been using for about a month. On the right is my brand new/never used BB.
The SoHo is denser and while soft, is not as soft as the BB (altho it is softer than Sonia Kashuk's sponge). It performs about the same as the BB - takes a few more stipples to get my liquid foundation blended in as nicely as the BB. I actually did the left side of my face w/ the SoHo and the right w/ the BB = 10 more bounces w/ the SoHo to get that side of my face to look like the BB side, which you know from other glowing reviews is an airbrushed look. :)
The SoHo is already showing a few tiny tears after 4 uses. The BB started showing the same little tears after my 4th use too - WHAT IS UP W/ THAT??? For the amount of $ BB is charging, these sponges SHOULD NOT be showing such signs of wear/tear after only 4 uses (and yes, I wash gently w/ my DIY cleanser and I do not have long nails) I deducted 1 lippie for the crappy construction.
Of interest is that I have found once I have used the BB, it never goes back to its original size. Its hard to tell from my pic, the the used BB is definitely fatter and taller than the BN BB.
I got pink coloring discharge thru the first 5 washings of the BB. (I have not yet washed the Soho). The BB is permanently discolored by my foundation no matter how much washing I do = kinda annoying.
Both sponges give my skin an almost flawless, kinda dewy finish. If too dewy = lightly dust w/ powder. I use the BB and the SoHo for both my powder and liquid foundations = love that versatility. I have temporarily retired my foundation brushes as my becoming-slightly-drier-skin seems to like this application method more currently.
Bottom line - I was all set to recommend getting the SoHo over the BB, but since the SoHo is d/c...I guess until someone else comes up w/ another decent dupe, I will stick to my BB in spite of the aforementioned drawbacks because, frankly the pros definitely outweigh the cons. :)
BTW - SoHo made a 2nd version of the sponge - it was the exact softness/denseness of the BB, but shaped like a football = kinda useless shape IMO. It too is d/c.