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The e.l.f. Cosmetics Blending Sponge flawlessly applies makeup for even and smooth-looking skin. The comfort curve fits perfectly in the hand and is great for controlled application.
How to Use
Rated 3.23 out of 5 stars
I noticed that many reviews mention that the blender "soaks up, drinks, uses up" a ton of foundation. I don't think that many users understand that you need wet the sponge before using it . First run the sponge under water, squeeze out the excess so that you are left with a throughly damp sponge. Apply a dime size of foundation on the back of your non dominant hand. Dab the sponge in the foundation and begin to apply to skin using a light and quick "bouncing or tapping " motion. To build coverage, pick up a little more foundation and go over the areas that need more coverage again by lightly and quickly bouncing and tapping repeating until you have the coverage you want. You should never drag the sponge over the skin like you normally might when using a traditional makeup application sponge or pad- use bouncing/tapping motions only. You will always use the sponge damp when using foundation, concealer, cream blush etc. When applying powder, you still want to have a barely damp sponge, and use the same bouncing/tapping motion. If desired, after applying foundation concealer etc. with the sponge you can apply powder in areas where you need a little bit more coverage with a damp sponge and then finish the entire face with powder and the appropriate powder brush. You can also skip using the sponge for face powder altogether and just use the sponge for applying foundation, concealer, highlighter etc. and use
a different method ( powder brush, velvet
puff ,.. etc) for applying powder.
I bought this sponge hoping it was a dupe for the beauty blender. This is not the case. I wet the sponge as suggested and the sponge just soaks up my make up. I have tried two different liquid make ups and one of them was a ELF brand. The sponge still soaked it up. I even tried with just concealer and still same results. ELF please work on product this is the worst thing I have bought from elf.
Catmom85 from Milwaukee, WI
I picked this up on a whim and I'm soooo pleasantly surprised by the quality and ease of use. I've used Beauty Blenders for years and this is as good if not better for less than half the cost. Will definitely buy again and again!
Natalie from florida
my foundation matches my skin perfectly
CourtneyMac from New York, NY
As has been mentioned, this sponge literally absorbs ALL product and left my makeup looking worse than ever. I thought something was wrong with my skin because my make up looked SO patchy/poorly applied...I switched sponges and my make up looks great again.
Samantha from Huntsville, AL
I love how bouncy and soft it is, but I would like for the pointed end to be smaller. I also have to be careful because it will pick up a lot of product.
Karol C from Winston Salem NC
La espina es muy buena.. me difumina muy bien la cara y por el área de los ojos
Lillie02 from Pennellville, NY
This sponge is affordable and perfect for any makeup wearer with a great shape and size!!!
Gabby from Los Ángeles , CA
La verdad es q la esponja es muy buena , difumina muy bien los productos la totalmente !
Zoey from Saint Louis Mo
Great to blend makeup and clean reusable
Zoey from Saint Louis mo
Great brand and affordable with great quality
Meggers from Little Rick AR
best sponge on the market and it is inexpensive
Marlene from Napa
I'm enjoying the blending sponge to apply my foundation, setting power.. Its nice size and it soft.
mythstilleto from NY
My favorite beauty blender! Soft and distributes product perfectly. I've tried many and surprisingly enough this affordable sponge is the best.
dom from whittier
this sponge is really soft and i used with a foundation and it's kind of just spread my foundation everywhere instead of blending it in so I washed it and now i only use it for powders and when I bake and it's super easy to use
kbee from undisclosed
i swear - this might be the best sponge i have ever used. i use it specifically under my eyes to spread out my concealer and then bake under my eyes and under my cheek bones. i am obsessed
Elza from undisclosed
really happy with this. Great quality and great value for money
Caidyn from Connecticut
This sponge is terrible for liquid foundation and concealer but it's FANTASTIC for powder like loose translucent powder. USE THIS FOR BAKING IT APPLIES LIKE A DREAM!!! Not for liquid. The sponge lifted my makeup and lessened the coverage.
vberk from Tennessee
This is the only sponge I use for applying my foundation!
Momomo from Pittsburgh
Not a great product. Soaked up makeup and too firm for my liking.
Mariola from 60156
I used this to blend my foundation and it left it spotty and just didn't look as smooth but it did blend my contour pretty nicely
Jess the Teacher from Juneau, AK
I love this sponge! I have tried the egg shaped sponges, from many other companies, and this one is still by far the best. It is inexpensive and I have 2! (I travel for work)
Angie from Oakdale, MN
The sponge soaked up all of the foundation and when I tried to blot in on my face it left patches of uncovered skin. I will be returning this product.
Kass from Seattle
I actually like that this sponge is latex free. The texture and bounce of this sponge is what I prefer when blending my foundation and other creams. If you have a latex allergy, this is also a great option! I don't feel like this sponge soaks up a lot of my foundation, and I notice that it doesn't take a lot of effort for my makeup to be fully blended into my skin. You can't beat this option, especially with it being under $10!
Z from Charleston SC
Love it. Just because I use it everyday I get a new one every month!
Sharky from Norco ,ca
I freaking love this product . It is my new go to always . Super blending and doesn't steal my product . I'm going to continue getting this bad boy . I like to dampen him before dipping in
CrownedJewell from Columbus, Ohio
I understand this is a sponge, but it eats every bit of product. If I could give it zero stars I will. I'll go back to my L'Oreal sponge.