You will already know the usefulness of an egg-type makeup sponge when it comes to getting a good finish with the makeup base or the dark circles concealer. But if the use you give to this tool comes down to that, you need to read further.
It’s been 12 years since Beautyblender (a pioneer in the sector) came into our lives, giving rise to the emergence of many other versions with different shapes and materials. Its great virtue, that it did not absorb the makeup (if it was dampened properly) and that it left a finish like a second skin, very different from that left by the tools available to date. Today there is a wide variety of egg-type makeup sponges, from the “low cost” to the top brands. But, at this point, it is difficult not to have tried one of these makeup sponges.
Today we are going to show you that your makeup sponge can do more than deposit the base or the concealer with mastery on the skin.
Tricks with the makeup sponge
Moisturize the skin
Surely it had never occurred to you to prepare your skin for makeup with the sponge itself with which you will then apply the base. Try moistening the sponge and using it to apply your favorite moisturizer with gentle pressures all over your face. You will activate the circulation and provide the skin with a beneficial massage that will help the product to be absorbed.
In addition, there will be no problem in subsequently using the same sponge for the foundation. Of course, never use a sponge with traces of makeup to apply the moisturizer.
Apply serum or facial oil
If you usually use facial serums and moisturizing oils, try doing it with your moistened makeup sponge. The application will be much more comfortable and effective. Just do not forget to moisten the sponge well beforehand to avoid absorbing the facial products that you are applying.
The tonic trick
If you are looking for a juicy finish with your makeup (the coveted “glowy” effect so trendy today) try moistening your makeup sponge with tonic instead of water. What better than a completely liquid product formulated specifically for skin care to accompany makeup? Facial mists are ideal for this purpose, as they will allow you to spray them directly on the sponge. You can also do it with some thermal water, rose or oatmeal to get that juicy effect.
Increasingly, dermatologists warn us of the need to protect our face from the sun every day, even during winter. A very comfortable solution to do it without overloading the complexion is to apply the sunscreen on the finished makeup with the help of the moistened sponge. The technique to do it without dragging the makeup is making small bounces to cover the entire face. You will verify that the makeup remains intact after this application.