Well now normal blogging resumes I'll jump right in with one of my NYC purchases from Sephora - it's their Precision Sponge. Very similar to the 'Beauty Blender' (see HERE for a tutorial), it's highly valued by make-up artists for it's easy, streak free application of foundation and concealer.
I know the Beauty Blender branded one can cost around £14.50 ($19.95) so when I saw the Sephora own brand for $12 (roughly £7.50), even though they are made from different materials, they both do a similar job so I would be stupid not to pick one up:
|Sephora Precision Sponge - $12.|
|This is the foundation I use, as you can see it's well loved. It last ages I think I've had this for about 3/4 months now and you can see how much is left. It goes on light and lasts for ages.|
|First of all your supposed to wet the sponge, dry it out til its only damp and then dip into your foundation.|
You then dab in a fast motion all over your face, dipping back in if needs-be.
|After: You can see you get a very even coverage with no streaks! Please excuse the bags under my eyes - I'm still wildly jet-lagged.|
This sponge is great, it's so fast and easy to use. At first I thought it used up too much foundation, however after looking at a tutorial and trying to 'wet it first' trick, it uses less than it did before as the sponge has already soaked up water.
I'd love to see somebody else's review of the 'Beauty Blender' to compare them so if you have one link it in the comments.
Hope you all had a great weekend!