I use this sucker to apply every single one of my foundations and concealer and even some powders! It really applies my foundation flawlessly and better than any of my makeup brushes have. There is zero streakiness or splotchiness; just an awesome, even application. Also, I have dry skin and using the wet sponge helps press in that extra moisture when applying my foundation. If you’re using a thicker, fast drying foundation, like the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo foundation, the damp sponge makes the application flawless and the foundation much more workable. If you want to use it for powders, for example a setting powder for your concealer, you will want to use the side of the top and you want it to be a littler drier than you would normally use it, or else it might remove product instead of apply the powder as a set. I will note that, I have not tried it for shadows or any other kind of powder aside from setting powder.
For normal foundation application, I wet the sponge really well, squeezing it too as I’m soaking it, then I gently squeeze out the excess water and pat it with a towel. You want it so the sponge is wet so it will not absorb and waste foundation, but not so damp that it’s dripping water. It comes with directions and as you use it you will figure out you’re favorite way.
After the first time I used it, it has been my everyday go-to. Depending on how well you take care of it, it can last a long time. I used mine for almost a year. Pretty much once it starts tearing to the point where you can feel it almost poking you or it has large tears in it, that’s when you replace it. Things like washing it with the cleanser and storing it on the container it came in will lengthen its life span. It will eventually lose its bright pink color and look a faded paler pink. You will definitely be buying more so I really recommend ordering the value set online.
Also, the cleanser is a miracle worker for the beauty blenders and for all of my other makeup brushes. You can’t find the liquid cleanser or the value pack in store, only online, so if you’re buying in store, the solid cleanser works just as amazingly and is great for travel.
Give it a try, I promise you’ll love it!