Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Sonia Kashuk’s Blending Sponge ($9.99) is a multitasker’s dream come true. It’s designed for application, blending, and smudging–so it can pretty much do it all in a pinch. I LOVE this for the face. I find it works really well to blend and apply liquid foundation all over the face, but it also works well to spot-blend concealer. It’s incredibly soft and not at all rough or tugging, which is why it does a good job for even the delicate eye area. As far as foundation goes, you wet the sponge, squeeze any excess water out, dab your foundation on it, and then apply to your face.

What are the downsides?

If you remember the buzz over the BeautyBlender, then you can rest assured that this is a worthy competitor, and a better bang for your buck (half the price!). It is somewhat larger, and it is obviously a different shape. I don’t find either to be a hinderance in application or usage. I think the only area where people may run into problems is cleaning it. I found that rinsing it with water first, and then adding a bit of baby shampoo helped me. The other thing is, if you’re in a hurry, this might not be the best way to go about daily application. You don’t want to let it sit dirty or keep re-using it without washing, which adds some time to the routine. With the great application you get, it is definitely worth it when you have the time or a really special occasion to go to–when you want to look your very best. If you’re anything like me, the flawless skin is priority number one towards looking your very best.

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15 thoughts on “Sonia Kashuk’s Blending Sponge Gives You Flawless Skin

  1. Ashlee

    I might look into this. I didn’t want to pay for the other because it just seemed like too much for me. But I’m going to target Friday so I’m going to check this out.

    Thanks for the little review.

  2. Amy

    I bought this sponge instead of paying 20 bucks for another beauty blender sponge (Which broke after a month and thats with cleaning it with the $17.95 cleanser!!)
    The sonia Kashuk’s works so much better and it’s so soft! I also use it blend out creme blush or liquid luminizer after using my mac 187 for a more natural look.
    I love Sonia’s products and her black handle brushes!

  3. EVO

    sweet…..the beauty blender is too expensive for me. i’ll have to check it out when i go to the states this weekend

  4. danielle

    where do you get this product?

  5. Thanks for the review! Is this comparable to the beautyblender? do they both work the same and both work as well?

  6. I love this sponge..I tried using baby shampoo to clean this and that wasn’t a big success. For now I’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s soap and that works much better.

  7. sophia

    I agree the effect the SK sponge gives is really flawless, but for those wanting to buy this..I’ve had it (I have the purple one, im not sure if the blue one is still available) for about 3 months and it STAINS. There’s no way you’re going to get around having a permanent orange-ish tint to the top and bottom of the sponge. And if you try to clean it thoroughly, enough to get out the stain, you’re going to get chunks of the sponge falling out. Which is another problem: not necessarily chunks, but small tears do appear after a while. I clean my sponge well after each use, and I know its the staining isnt a problem with me.
    Just adding my two cents :)

  8. Shanti

    i had great success cleaning these kinds of sponges using olive oil prior to washing with soap. olive oil dissolve foundation stains, including dimethicones/silicones. right after rubbing sponge with OO, don’t rinse, but right away rub liquid soap. then rinse.