Silicone sponges popped all over the internet in the last few months. This tool is supposed to blend foundation, concealer, blush and even apply primer to the face without absorbing a lot of product. ‘Elle R’ released their own version of this sponge, the Elle R cosmetiques looky sponge silicone. I have been testing these sponges for the last month so here is my full review on how they perform!
Theses sponges come in four versions:
– Looky sponge silicone foundation #1
– Looky sponge silicone blush and contour #2
– Looky sponge silicone base #3
– Looky sponge silicone concealer #4
They are all made from the same material and the only difference is the shape. As per the brand’s instructions, you are supposed to blend the product with circular motions OR by dabbing into the face. For me, the dabbing motion worked best with all kind of products such as primers, foundations, concealers, and even blush and bronzers.
Looky Sponge Silicone For foundation #1 distributed my foundation evenly but I noticed that it did not let the product melt into my skin especially on the areas where I have big pores. My pores appeared bigger and more emphasized.
As for all the other sponges, they worked well for blending concealer, primer and blush. What I would like to mention is that the concealer sponge is not as quick as a beauty blender and it does not give the same seamless result.
My favorite one is the small circular sponge designed for blush and contour that you can see right below. I tried it also with a bronzer and a highlight and it worked very well too.
What is great about these sponges is that all they do not absorb any product, they are also very easy to clean and hygienic. They last for a long time and they are great for travel too. Whether you are going to like them or not, it depends on the type of your skin and the way you like to blend your makeup!
Availability : Ellercosmetiques.com
**product sent to me for testing purposes, opinions are 100% my own.