The Best Makeup Sponges
– Beautyblender The Original Makeup Sponge
The Beautyblender is the litmus test to which all other sponges are compared. The egg shape is perfect for blending out makeup both on larger areas and smaller areas without the telltale streaks foundation brushes can leave behind.
– Koh Gen Do Foundation Sponges
This set of bouncy, dense makeup sponges is an upgrade on those triangular sponges you got at the drugstore in high school. Despite being flat, these sponges do a great job of patting and blending foundation into the skin.
– Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge
The super-soft texture of this sponge is unlike any of the other sponges; it’s flocked rather than smooth. It’s stellar at applying powder—You can to use it to set your makeup in areas where it tends to face during the day, like around nose or over blemishes.
– Elcie Cosmetics The Velvet Sponge
This squishy sponge launched in October 2017 and promptly sold out. It’s currently back in stock, so now is probably a good time to snap one up. The indent in the middle keeps your fingers from touching any part of the sponge that might touch your face, which is great, but also you should probably have clean hands when applying your makeup anyway.