L/R: ELF foundation brush, ELF powder brush, Sigma F80 dupe, Artist Studio slanted flat top brush
I told you on my previous blog that I am using Revlon Colorstay foundation that has a thick consistency; that is why I am looking for a brush that will blend my foundation well to prevent caking up without affecting the coverage. I use a lot of techniques and tools like flat top brush, foundation brush, stippling brush and wedge sponges but nothing works. Every time I set my foundation with any powder (foundation, pressed, loose powder) it becomes cakey. The only option that I have is let my foundation dry and powder my face after few hours; it still controls my oil rather than not powdering my face the whole day.
Then, Beauty Blender came out of nowhere; it promises to give flawless and airbrush finish with easy application. And I can't wait to try it out! I read a lot of positive reviews but I found out it cost P2,000 and up. I was like; FOR A SPONGE?! 2 thousand bucks?! So I settle down using my flat top brush or Sigma F80 dupe cost me only P149.00 from Landmark, Trinoma. In my opinion, if you are a newbie/beginner you will not spend that money for a sponge.
As time goes by, a lot of brands offer blending sponge or Beauty Blender dupe for a very affordable price. I bought Models Own blending sponge cost me P540.00 (including the shipping fee) but I were very disappointed and I don't want to buy any blending sponge ever again! [Models Own Blending Sponge Review SOON] This December, Suesh had sale; they offer their Sponge puff (like Sonia Kashuk blending sponge) for only P200.00 instead of P550.00 almost 64% OFF, but their sale is only until yesterday. Not bad, P550.00 for this kind of sponge is still affordable. Let's start: (sorry for a long introduction)
Damping the sponge in water doesn't only doubles up size but it secretly saves your makeup; the sponge will not absorb any product because it already absorbs the water. And in my opinion I think the water helps the sponge in blending too.
When you wash it, some products leaved stains; it's already on your sponge and it cannot be removed.
Over-All Rating: 101/100%
One word for Suesh Sponge Puff : ECONOMICAL
Buy SUESH SPONGE PUFF; it's a must have on your makeup kit! (Disclaimer: I am not paid to do this blog write up. I am also not sponsored; I paid this sponge with my own money.)
APPLICATION: (same as Beauty Blender)
NOTE: You don't need to use the same cleanser; you can substitute using any anti-bacterial liquid soap you prefer.