How to Use a Makeup Sponge

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Have you wondered what this new makeup sponge is all about?  What about the old triangle wedge sponges?  Makeup brushes are the typical go-to tools in our makeup application but lately this weird egg-shaped sponge has gained in popularity.

Why?  It’s more hygienic and easy to keep clean.  And most importantly, it’s so much easier to blend, and it takes the guesswork out of applying the right amount of foundation.

Why are the new makeup sponges better than the old-fashioned triangle wedge sponges?

The size and shape are significant in terms of what the sponge is being used for.  The larger sizes are typically used for foundation or cream blush, while smaller sizes are used to apply concealer under your eyes or to cover breakouts.

It’s easy to use.  Just submerge the sponge completely in water until it’s soaked all the way through.  Follow up by squeezing out any excess moisture.

Take a small amount of foundation and apply it to the back of your hand, and just dab the rounder part of the sponge on your skin.  Try not to rub the sponge across your skin.  In place of that, just dab your skin gently with the sponge until the makeup is completely blended seamlessly on your skin.

Use that same technique when applying concealer and cream blush (with the more pointy side of your sponge) to get a naturally  blended look.

Make sure to clean the sponge each week with mild soap, and swap it out every few months for a new one.

For more about makeup sponge application, read the original article here:
How to Use a Makeup Sponge