I’m so late at this makeup sponge game.
It comes with being a skincare blogger, I guess. I know what to use to make my skin look amazing so I don’t need that much makeup anymore. Heck, I’ve totally ditched foundation – unless it’s a special occasion, like a friend’s wedding.
Talking of friend’s weddings, I have one coming up. And that reminded me I haven’t told you about my fave makeup sponge atm. No, it’s not the Beauty Blender (although, that’s pretty awesome too).
I’m talking about Real Techniques Point Makeup Sponge. It’s a rounded black sponge with a pointed tip that you can use with foundations, blushes, contouring powders… whatever.
I use it mostly for contouring. I have pale skin so pretty much everything looks too dark/orangey/muddy on me. It’s hard to get a natural look – unless I use this.
I dampen it a little, then pick up the contouring cream with the pointed tip and apply it in a 3-shape starting from my temples, all the way into my cheekbones, and outwards and down again towards my jawline.
I find the result is very natural. The dampness of the sponge sheers out the contouring cream so it looks more natural and the pointed tip places the colour just where I need it.
I do the same with pigmented blushes. I usually avoid them like the plague because they make me look like the clown from IT, but this sponge applies them so sheerly, they just give me a hint of colour and a natural flush. Now, that’s my kind of blush.
When I bother to wear foundation, I use this sponge to get the sheerest possible coverage. As my skin looks good on its own, I just want to create a glowy base that enhances, rather than hides, it.
But this time, I use the entire sponge. Here’s what I mean: first, I damp it (if you need a more intense coverage, skip this step and use it dry), and then use the rounded base to apply the foundation on the bigger areas of my face, like forehead and cheeks.
Then, I use the pointed tip to slather what’s left of the foundation into every little nook and cranny of my face. It literally takes a couple of minutes and the result is very natural.
I’ve been using this sponge for a couple of months now and washing it regularly (because, hygiene) and it’s still in great condition. No staining. No ripping. No tearing. I’m impressed.
Now, how could I live without it for so long?
Available at: £7.49 at Superdrug