I haven't written in a few days because I have had a busy weekend - very sorry! I am a part of the cheerleader ambassador squad for one of the most AMAZING NFL teams EVER (yes, I am very biased), so I've been running around all weekend. But that does not mean that I didn't have time to pick up the recently-discussed (by the beautiful Aleksis) Sonia Kashuk's Blending Sponge ($9.99 in Target)!
Let me tell you - I have never used sponges, EVER! Why? They absorb way too much product, which is wasteful. Sponges tend to rub the product off rather than the opposite, if not used correctly (and I definitely did not use them correctly the one or two times that I attempted). But this one is AMAZING - effective at blending the product in perfectly, which results in a smooth airbrushed finish.
For the past three days, I've used this sponge to blend my concealer and tinted moisturizer (this can/should be used with foundation also). I use the patting motion with the pointy end under my eyes and around my nose until the products look completely blended. I use the flat bottom side of the sponge to blend in the rest (cheeks, forehead, etc). I am not left with uneven patches or flakes, which even brushes can't always 100% eliminate. Final result: clean, airbrushed look.
Once again, the Sonia Kashuk blending sponge can be found in Target for only $9.99. Please check out Aleksis's blog for more information about the similar, but more expensive sponge that you can purchase at Sephora: http://aleksislovesbeauty.blogspot.com/2008/12/beautyblender-is-now-at-sephora.html I have not tried that one, but I'm sure its a very good product. However, I am happy with Sonia Kashuk's sponge, which is cheaper, so if you are interested but don't want to spend too much $$, go for this one!
Let me know what you think please! :-)
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