[REVIEW] Masami Shouko Blender Sponge
You must have heard about the Beauty Blender Sponge, right? If not, it is a makeup sponge to put on your foundation, just like a usual foundation sponge as the function, only better.
Now this one here is not the real beauty blender but it is beauty blender "inspired" sponge. I've never use the real beuaty blender but we'll just talk about the performa of this baby, shall we?
This one I got from Masami Shouko, retailed for Rp 88.900,-. A li' bit pricey for a sponge I must say.
But what makes this sponge so expensive?
The shape of it. Cheap makeup sponges generally come in tappered and thick shape with sharp edges. This one is shaped for easy hold. It give you two side you can use, which is the first one is the round and no edges side, so your foundation will spread seamlessly. The other one is the pointy side so you can reach the small areas on your face, like under your eyes and beside your nose.
To use it, you have to make it damp. Once it damp, the sponge will double up in size and tenderness.
Damp sponge will absorb less of your foundation and because it softer and , it bounces better.
I use it with my Revlon Colorstay foundation which is known for its ability to dry as fast as flash and everytime i use it with a brush, I always end up with so much dry product on the back of my hand. But when I'm using this, the foundation don't dry as fast and I got every last drop of the foundation from the back of my hand.
For the sponge it self, it can really blend the foundation prettily, it is so easy to blend all the foundation on your face. You can use this alone or you can use this after using a brush to apply your foundation and the blend it again with this sponge. Both ways work just fine.
And a little tip to maintain the sponge, always, always wash this right after you done your make up. This way, your foundation/concealer wouldn't get all dried up inside the sponge, making it hard to remove, thus the sponge got stain all over.
To wash this just rub the sponge on a soap bar/ if you want you can use baby shampoo/brush cleanser and squeeze it until left over product washed out. Repeat this step few times until you got a clean sponge.
Have you ever try this kind of product? What do you think? :D
I've used this sponge to make up-ing a client. I found it easier to use the pointy end, I only use the round end to do extra blending. This is great for cream foundation and concealer and all of that blend like a dream. Me so likey.
Oh and something I forgot to mention is that this sponge does not absorb much foundation as the usual sponge tends to do. I've once too lazy to wash this right after i'm using it, and it still so easy to wash it and no stain! Definitely fallin in love with this! :D