How to Use a Makeup Sponge
There are lots of beauty tools on the market. Sometimes so many that you feel overwhelmed with what to buy and how to use them! That’s great that there are lots of options to choose from, but you don’t really need all of them. But one tool that you do need is a makeup sponge. A beauty blender. A perfector sponge. Whatever they’re called, you need one. But there is definitely a right way and wrong way of using one. So here’s how to use a makeup sponge so you get that flawless look you’re going for!
What is a makeup sponge?
A makeup sponge is a funny looking tear drop sized sponge that is used to help blend your makeup. It’s a great invention that helps blend your makeup to give you a flawless face. But you can’t just use it as is. You have to prep the sponge first.
Get it Wet
So, the first step when using a makeup sponge is to get it wet. Turn on your faucet and hold the sponge under the stream of water. Gently squeeze the makeup sponge in and out until it soaks up enough water that it’s just about double in size. Then you want to wring it out really good. Reeeeallly good. You don’t want to be using a sopping wet sponge on your face because then it will mess up your makeup! Make sure you squeeze out all the excess water. If you need to, you can use a towel to help you get it nice and dry. You still want it damp though.
Dab, Dab, Dab
Next, we dab! No, we’re not talking about the dance move. We’re talking about dabbing that moist makeup sponge on your face. Why would you do that?? Dabbing the sponge all over your face will allow it to remove the excess makeup and give you that flawless look. It helps blend the harsh lines and melt the look all together. Simply use the sponge in rolling motions on your face. Use gentle motions so you don’t take off all of your makeup.
And that’s it! That’s how you properly use a makeup sponge. It’s so easy to use and such an essential tool in your makeup kit.