It’s been all over the beauty media lately — Allure, Cosmopolitan, Byrdie — and for good reason! We haven’t seen a new tool turn the makeup industry on its head since the Original Beauty Blender hit the market a few years ago.
What is a Silisponge?
The Silisponge is an innovative makeup applicator first debuted by Hong Kong based company Molly Cosmetics. Unlike traditional blenders, which of course we all use and do a great job, the new Silicone Sponge is made of a durable, non-porous thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) covering that does not absorb any of your product. According to MC’s website, “Wasting products is history now cos, of course, it doesn’t soak in a thing!”
The inside of the sponge is made of semi-solid silicone. This means it is easy to mould it to fit the contours of your face in order to evenly distribute foundation and creme makeup for a flawless, air-brushed look. Slightly fold to press concealer underneath the eyes (goodbye, dark circles!), lay flat to cover up blemishes and uneven skin tone, and then use to push cream blush into the apples of your cheeks.
It’s perfect! For most makeup except for power-based items such as loose powder and eye shadow. Just check out the video below to see what we’re talking about:
The best benefit is that you get the most even distribution of your foundation to make your skin look like perfection. On top of that, you have to use a fraction of the amount of product as before – sometimes only one drop of foundation will work!
It’s also hella hygienic. You no longer have to dip your fingers into your makeup, or use germ covered hands to spread your foundation around your face. Because it doesn’t absorb makeup, dirt or grime off your face like more traditional makeup sponges do, it stays more clean, itself. And all you have to do to keep it that way is rub it with a little soap and rinse under water after each use.
In addition to reducing waste of your precious hauls and favorites (bye, bye empties!!), if you’re a professional makeup artist or someone who uses disposable sponges, these new silicone versions are just wash, wipe and go! Since they are reusable, you save money in the long run and help the environment, too!
Once this new sponge becomes your favorite beauty tool, it’ll help increase the life of the other loves of your beauty bag, like your round brush and beauty blender for powder makeup and final touchups and final blending.
Can I get a Silisponge at Sephora, Ulta or Amazon?
Good luck trying to get your hands on silisponges from Molly Cosmetics themselves! They are on backorder until the end of January 2017. But instead of using a dupe or a hack, you can get the Original Clear Beauty Sponge by Sano! This Silisponge alternative offers all of the same benefits with one extra great thing – it’s in stock now! That means you can get it before 2017 is over, and you can use to craft your perfect New Years Eve makeup! You can also get it here on Sano’s website.
You can check out another video here: