Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Better Than BB & At A Fraction of the Cost!
I admit, buying this sponge was an impulse purchase. I was decluttering my older sponges to make room for some Seph sponges (Total Coverage) and some new RT sponges. I saw that this one was about 1-2$ less than the price of the RT sponge in my basket and thought, eh, why not? No real loss if it was cheap.
I was dead wrong. This sponge was AMAZING! And I've tried the real BB, Seph, RT, and even some BB knock-offs before, which were not great at all, and this one sponge beat them all! So SOFT, even right out of the packaging, but even more so when wet. The flat side is ideal for foundation, producing an even coverage and easily buffing out brush strokes, and perfect for applying powder. I freely admit to not even touching another sponge for a full week after getting this one. I just quick washed it and used again the next day. I would happily purchase another one of these, maybe two, because the value in this little sponge is colossal.
Most Helpful Critical Review Doesn't even deserve one star
I was looking forward to this sponge as it is affordable-- and I saw many beauty gurus rave about it. However, I tried it once and don't ever want to try it again. It had so many holes in it-- kind of like air holes in a sponge cake. I went to youtube to see if I was the only one with this problem, turns out I am not. I guess when they first started making these sponges they were good, but now they are not the same as the first ones. Colourpop sponges are way better-- and affordable too.
Reviewed by 550 customers My Favorite sponge
Clo from Arkansas
This is my favorite sponge for foundation. It is soft and bounces the foundation on so nicely.
Myra from Carson City
I love this sponge. It's does its job so well and for the price is for sure worth it.
Sooo so good
Dani from Sacramento
Beats every other sponge I've tried (beauty blender, Juno & Co, Real Techniques) and soaks up basically NO product at all!
Don't think I would repurchase
Steph from Santa Cruz
I love that the sponge once wet gets to be double the size, but I do notice that it absorbs almost all of my makeup even though I first place my foundation on my skin and not the sponge.
the formula changed
zy from virgina
This used to be my favorite beauty sponge. It replaced my real techniques sponge, but unfortunately elf changed the formula. It's so much harder and stiffer than the one I already had. It feels like I'm hitting my face with hard rubber.
Best sponge yet
carrie from New Mexico
This is the best makeup sponge I've used! It lives up to everything it promises. Ot also stands up to repeating washing :)
Ivy from Houston
This works just as good if not better than the beauty sponge and it's super affordable. Love it even more than real techniques sponge.
Soft and squishy blends well.
MrsG from Sussex
Really lovely blending sponge. Extremely similar in texture to the original BB so a fantastic dupe. I would say actually softer though. Personally I prefer my sponge to be less porus and more smooth like the morphe one or the Nyx one. But I actually really like this. It blends foundation and concealer well as well as cream and liquid blush, bronzer etc. My only complaint is it does absorb more product than some others I have. Maybe because it's more porus, but that's why I've removed a star. It's definitely a fantastic sponge if you like the original bb and are wanting a flawless finish. But it will absorb more product so bear that in mind.
Doubles in size when wet
Life_of_tiff_d from Northwood, Ohio
I love how this sponge doubles in size when its wet it makes the application of products so much better
ShelleysShoppingAgain from Lancashire, England
I love the texture of this sponge, it is so soft and light, it feels so nice to use and leaves my makeup looking stunning.
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
cam2021 from undisclosed
I got this in my elf 12 days of christmas and it is the best sponge ever! and for so cheap! it puffs up so well when wet, and gets so soft and bouncy. holy grail sponge!
Karrie from Columbus, OH
Ok I saw a YouTube makeup girl I love recommend this sponge because it is huge and nice...she spoke truthfully. When you wet this it gets HUGE! It beautifully bounces off your face and blends amazingly. I will never purchase a expensive one again when this baby is for sale!
ditsyash from NC
I bought this a month ago and I'm glad I did! So soft and my foundation applies great!
two cons baking and around the eye
maya8907 from des moines
this is a great product but when wet its big so i suggest to get another smaller one if you bake or use around the eyes.
Best beauty sponge!
Mariam11 from GE
I bought this first out of curiosity cause so many people rave about it, but when I actually got it I fell in love and bought myself another! This sponge is different from everything that I tried, it doesn't absorb ANY product, washes perfectly while looking brand new and DOES NOT SHRINK like other sponges do! It's so unique and you really can't beat the price for such a great quality!
Alexis123 from Ohio
This sponge works well and I'm not sure what to say about a beauty blender. It works lol
Better than beautyblender
Endsleym93 from alabama
Love this sponge! Better than beauty blender sponge!
Naidy from Puerto Rico
Ohh elf ... I love the sponge. I have tried sponges of different brands but I fell in love with this one. It is not strong for the face, it is very soft. In addition, it is super easy to wash it, you can quickly remove the product. I love it.
Good for the price
On a budget from Oc California
You get what you pay for!
Not the worse sponge
Has some bounce
I add a little water to soften it up
Works good with my maybelliene fit me liquid foundation
I didn't really like it to apply powder/setting products
Doesn't apply product great had to create layers
Good for the price though. The struggle is real!
My fave , LITERALLY
MickiM from undisclosed
When I say this is my favorite sponge, I mean my FAVORITE. I've used a felt a few sponges and this is THE softest. I've been using this for a year and a half now and!
If I could only choose two elf products, this is #2.
Best Dupe for BB
SJ from TX
I have tried for years to find a good dupe for the Beauty Blender. This is the only one that comes close. I love the softness and buoyancy of the BB and the other sponges I tried didn't have that. This sponge is very soft and bouncy on the skin. I love the flat side to cover larger areas and the pointed side for under eyes. Best duo sponge on the market!
Does not blend soft pencil
bbk525 from LA, CA
I can blend soft pencil gently using my fingers or a kabuki brush, but cannot w/this. It's not soft, it actually feels a bit crisp.
Great beauty blender
Georgiana from undisclosed
It does a great job and it's one of the best I've used!
Best I've used
Frances from TX
Best blended i've ever used its even great when dry !!
mommab from undisclosed
This has become my favorite makeup sponge! I use it every time I wear makeup. The flat end makes it easy to blend, pat under eyes. The point end is great to add a touch of highlighter in corners of eyes & for those small places. I moisten it with the e.l.f. Glow Dewy mist, helps foundation/concealer to blend. A++++++++++++ Definitely my Go-To sponge! Highly recommend!