Make up Brushes vs Sponges?
There isn’t really a right or wrong method for applying foundation. Some people swear on beauty blenders, while others prefer to use their hands. Some people are unsure as to whether the application technique even matters.
In the end, it is just about taste and the kind of appearance you’re looking for. Before using either of the two common methods of applying foundation—with a brush or a sponge—you should give both options some thought. Prepare to take notes if you’re not sure whether to apply foundation using a brush or a sponge.
It is believed that the Egyptians invented the first makeup brush around 500 to 600 AD. Sponges, however only became popular in the 1920s when Max Factor launched pan cake makeup.
Today there are makeup brushes in all shapes and sizes and can be used to create a variety of looks from a smokey eye to fluffy eyebrows. Makeup brushes can provide professional results and seamlessly blend foundation, concealer, blush and bronzer for a flawless look.
It is important to clean your makeup brushes regularly as the buildup of dirt oils and excess makeup can cause a buildup of bacteria which can cause
Wet brushes in warm water, add a drop of your cleanser of choice to the palm of your hand. Gently massage the bristles in your hand and rinse thoroughly. Gently squeeze the excess water with a clean towel and allow it to dry.
Also known as beauty blenders, these sponges have come a long way since then. They also come in all shapes, sizes and colours and can be used to apply foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter and even eyeshadows. Find out which eyeshadows are Beauty Buddies’ favourites here. Sponges can be used to create full coverage as well as a dewy natural look.
Beauty sponges do have a reputation for being unsanitary as they can trap bacteria and should ideally be cleaned thoroughly every day.
Run your sponge under warm water and rub against a bar of soap or add a drop of cleaner. Work it into the sponge paying particular attention to the stained part. Rinse under running water until it runs clear. Use a clean towel to squeeze out the excess water and allow to air dry.
These days makeup brushes and sponges are an everyday staple in makeup bags around the world and it is really a matter of personal preference if you choose to use makeup brushes or sponges.