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The SiliSponge is the New and Improved Beauty Blender
Monday, December 5th, 2016
It’s time to ditch those beauty blenders and get on board the SiliSponge train!
The Molly Cosmetics SiliSponge looks a little like a breast implant but is the key to flawless foundation. The Hong Kong based company has managed to create a completely clear, non-absorbent make up sponge.
The inner material is made from silicone and the outer shell is thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)—a flexible plastic that’s resistant to oil and grease. The main idea of the product is that when using a brush or a sponge, a lot of product is wasted and absorbed. That doesn’t happen with the SiliSponge.
Instead, makeup adheres to your face instead of the tool. The Molly Cosmetics website explains that after use, you just clean it with a little regular soap and warm water. No more endless scrubbing and squeezing with your beauty blender. You don’t have to toss it until the outer layer shows wear. Again, beauty blenders should be replaced after 3 months of use.
The fact that it doesn’t soak up any product also means that the SiliSponge doesn’t breed bacteria the way brushes and other sponges do. The product isn’t absorbed into the sponge, which makes it all in all a more hygienic tool.
Clips from the Molly Cosmetics Instagram show the product being used with a cushion foundation on someone’s skin.
While a lot of make up fanatics like Jefree Star are desperate to try the SiliSponge, some make up addicts aren’t convinced. One Reddit user said:
“So nothing fingers can’t do? I guess it’s like a spatula but soft enough to use on the face. I don’t see anyone other than professional muas having a use for something like this imo.”
Although many agreed with their sentiment, the product is only newly on the radar. So, we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out how it truly ranks. The fact that it has sold out on five separate occasions is something to write home about though.
What are your thoughts on the Silisponge? Are you dying to try it or are you happy with your beauty blender? Let us know!