For the past couple of months, the Sillisponge has been the latest craze. I’ve been a long time Beauty Blender user so I really wanted to test it against this “sponge”. Now, it’s not technically a sponge… think of it more like a firm bra insert? It’s definitely squishy, but holds up due to it’s firmness. I was very interested to see how it applies my makeup versus a regular sponge that would soak up some product.
The Sillisponge is said to help use less product and still give you a flawless, airbrushed makeup application. You use it by almost dabbing the sponge onto your skin. Using it like a regular makeup sponge won’t work with this sponge! After trying it out for myself, I found it to apply makeup very heavily. I could have been using too much product at that time, but either way it was very difficult to blend out. I used it with a light coverage foundation, as well as an under eye concealer (which had a thicker consistency). The Sillisponge did not blend out either product any better than the others, making me rethink how to use this.
I have tried several times using different foundations and techniques of using the Sillisponge, but my foundation never comes out how I want it. My makeup almost seems to sit on top of my skin, rather than blend nicely. I’m comparing this mainly against my Beauty Blender and other sponges I’ve tried, so I suppose I am used to the makeup being soaked up by traditional sponges and being mixed with water.
Other bloggers have had GREAT reviews on this product, but everyone has their own preferences for application of their makeup. So just because I’m not a fan, doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t like this product! I know tons of bloggers who apply foundation with a brush, and I just find it to be streaky. I think I will use the Sillisponge when I need a FULL coverage.
If you want to grab your own Sillisponge to test out or read more information, check it out here: