A Quick Silisponge Review
Have you tried the silisponge? I recently got mine from Molly Cosmetics and here’s my quick silisponge review.
In case you haven’t heard about it, the silisponge is this new beauty tool craze that works for putting foundation on your face. It’s not porous, hence you’re supposedly only need fewer products. It’s been on a craze for a while, partially because of the viral YouTube video of Jeffrey Star (you can watch it here).
Silisponge is deemed as the beauty blender killer, easy to use, less products needed, easy to clean. Is that really that good? After a few tries with the product, I think I’m ready to share my thoughts on the product.
How I Wear My Foundation
I’m a low maintenance type when using foundation. I prefer a light / medium coverage. BB cream/Tinted moisturizer. Something that’s easy to put on (think whole look in 5-15 minutes). Usually I just go for a quick one layer of foundation on my face (no primer, no secondary layer of powder, only sometimes using concealer under my eyes).
My favorite tools when applying foundation is my fingers. I sometimes use the stippling brush with my Giorgio Armani Liquid Silk Foundation when I want a super flawless finish (weddings, photoshoots). Flat foundation brush are too heavy. I have a beauty blender, but it’s too high maintenance for me (wet before using, wash thoroughly every use) and I can’t yet to master the right wetness / patting of it (also I misplaced mine sometime ago).
I tried it with three different foundations: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, IT cosmetics CC+ Cream, Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder. Here are my thoughts on it:
- (+) It is a low maintenance tool. Just use, and wipe, and store. It has some sort of cooling gel effect too. I also like the squishiness of it.
- (+) I do enjoy the process more vs using the other tools (brush & blender), even vs using my fingers because then my fingers are not dirty anymore :-D.
- (+) It is possible to use for light coverage. Although very much depending on your foundation.
- (-) I actually ended up using a bit more foundation than I usually have. I usually only use one squirt of the Armani LSF and with this I need two, which seemed to upgrade the coverage to medium. The two squirts are because it seemed to be more difficult to quickly spread the product on my face.
- (-) It is hard to reach for the crooks and nooks of the face. But I seemed to manage, somewhat. Having said that, I’m curious to know how this tool would perform on very mature skin.
- (-) I’ve a feeling it doesn’t sink to the skin as well as when I used the other tools (it seemed fine in the pictures, so perhaps it’s just my weird thoughts about skin are porous and silisponge is so smooth?).
I like it. It’s a nice tool for me. Better than fingers, low maintenance, and affordable. I could see myself using it often.
I’d totally recommend it if you’re not super fussy about precise foundation placement, and you like low maintenance tools. Since it’s currently $9.90 (plus I got mine on free shipping), it’s totally worth it!