What are the best makeup sponges?

The Internet is weird, but the beauty community is WEIRDER. Some "beauty gurus" have tried applying foundation on their face using fruits, shoes - even their own foot. In this page let's stick with the OG applicator: makeup sponges. If you know a great brand, don't hesitate to add it (please, no Louboutins).

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    #1The Original Beautyblender

    The Original Beautyblender

    The Original Beautyblender is a sponge applicator with an edgeless design. It is made of material exclusively available with Beautyblender. It is aqua-activated which makes it expand to twice its original size when wet for makeup application. 

    Cosmetics

    $20

    Lorena Rivas
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "Nothing beats the original. The Beauty blender sponge is the best makeup sponge ever. There's a reason why it's endlessly imitated but never equaled. It is super soft and large enough to apply foundation on your entire face in just a few minutes. Using it will make you look airbrushed and flawless. The material doesn't soak too much product and its very durable. I've been using mine for 2 years now and it's still in good condition. "
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    #2Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge

    Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge

    Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge is a 3-sided latex-free makeup sponge. The slanted edge is for stippling, the mini-moon edge is for targeted coverage like the under eye area, and the rounded end is for all-over buffing.

    Cosmetics

    $16

    Judith Woods
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "This is the perfect make-up applicator. Product glides over your skin like butter and always make for a flawless finish. I also like the flat edge for baking and contouring. The texture of the sponge is very soft and it works well both dry and wet. "
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    #3Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge

    Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge

    Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge is a synthetic, non-latex sponge that is ideally used for applying minerals and removing excess powder. The sponge has a nap that glides across the skin. It is vegan and cruelty-free. 

    Cosmetics

    $5.5

    Bertha Muñiz
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "The flocked sponge is great for applying foundation! It always goes on smoothly and evenly. I also use it to apply mineral powder over my foundation and it works perfectly. I'd even say it works better than most brushes. "
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    #4Sigma's 3DHD Blender

    Sigma's 3DHD Blender

    Sigma's 3DHD Blender is a uniquely angled latex-free makeup applicator that has three flat surfaces to help blend, conceal, contour, and highlight. The sponge is ideally used damp for applying products. It comes in black or pink. 

    Cosmetics

    $15

    Norma Quezada
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "This blender is amazing! I like it better than my beautyblender because it makes the foundation look airbrushed! I'm not kidding the finish is so natural and flawless regardless of what foundation brand you use it makes me wanna cry (of course I won't cause it'll ruin my face). "
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    #5Milk Makeup Dab + Blend Applicator

    Milk Makeup Dab + Blend Applicator

    Milk Makeup Dab + Blend Applicator is a silicone makeup applicator that doesn't absorb product because of its non-porous surface. It is easy to clean with just soap and water and comes with a purse and pocket-friendly pouch. 

    Cosmetics

    $14

    Catherine Fox
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "This is the best silicone makeup sponge ever. This applicator is very unique. It's made of silicone so it doesn't absorb any product at all. It does take a little longer to apply foundation compared to sponges but knowing that you are not wasting any product is what counts. Plus it's sparkly and cute! "
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    #6Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

    Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

    Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is a cosmetic applicator made of latex-free material. It has a rounded side for blending large areas of the face, a precision tip for covering blemishes, and a flat edge for contouring. 

    Cosmetics

    $6

    Ankita Kapur
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "The Miracle Complexion Sponge is the best Beauty Blender dupe. It only costs $6 (the real thing costs $20!) and it almost has the exact shape as the BB save for the flat side. It is easy to clean and doesn't soak up any product. "
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    #7Hourglass Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor

    Hourglass Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor

    Hourglass Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor is an anti-microbial makeup sponge specially designed to apply highlighter. It features an angled side meant for the high points of the face, and a flocked side to blend foundation for a natural finish.

    Cosmetics

    $22

    Ankita Chauhan
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "This sponge is so dense it makes foundation look airbrushed and perfect! The material is nice, firm & velvety-soft. It's also great for applying highlighter. No need to reach out for a feather brush! "
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    #8Beautyblender Micro Mini

    Beautyblender Micro Mini

    Beautyblender Micro Mini is a makeup sponge that's 1/4 the size of the original Beautyblender. It is designed for precisely blending contour, highlighter, and concealer makeup. It is made of aqua-activated material that absorbs minimal product. 

    Cosmetics

    $18

    Helen Silva
    Written on June 13, 2019
    "It's so tiny and cute and works great in putting and blending concealer around your eyes. It's too small for foundation of course. Use the bigger Beautyblender instead. "

Summary

Best What are the best makeup sponges
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Original Beautyblender Cosmetics 17 Paid
2Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup SpongeCosmetics 13 Paid
3Jane Iredale Flocked SpongeCosmetics 6 Paid
4Sigma's 3DHD Blender Cosmetics 4 Paid
5Milk Makeup Dab + Blend ApplicatorCosmetics 2 Paid
6Real Techniques Miracle Complexion SpongeCosmetics 2 Paid
7Hourglass Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor Cosmetics 1 Paid
8Beautyblender Micro MiniCosmetics 1 Paid
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