Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Sponge - Glitter

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Sponge - Glitter

Hello Lovelies

Silicone sponges seem to have taken the beauty world by storm recently with so many different brands launching their take on the silicone sponge. I do have to say that I have been intrigued by the sponges so when I received my own silicone sponge from Brushworks I couldn't wait to try it out. I already have brushes and makeup sponges from Brushworks in my brush collection, they are such a good and affordable brand and I have never disliked any product I have tried from them, so I had high hopes for the silicone sponge.

Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Sponge - Glitter

Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Sponge - Glitter

As soon as I saw the Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Sponge (£7.99), I loved how it had gold glitter running through it, anything sparkly instantly draws me in and this was right up my street. The sponge came in a clear plastic box with the Brushworks logo and description of the product on the front, and information on the sponge and instructions for use on the back. 

What Brushworks Say About The HD Miracle Silicone Sponge

Boasting the latest in beauty tool technology, the Brush Works Ultimate Miracle Silicone Shaped Sponge is the perfect way to expertly apply a multitude of makeup products, guaranteeing a flawless finish and coverage. Uniquely designed featuring a smooth outer layer, this impressive sponge doesn’t absorb your makeup unlike regular beauty sponges, and instead provides a sleek, blended application of face products without any waste! 

Ideal for sensitive skin, this sponge is also allergy free, ultra-hygienic and easy to clean. The tapered tip allows for precise, targeted application in hard to reach areas. 

My Thoughts

Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Sponge - Glitter

The instructions for use are to apply a small amount of concealer or foundation to the sponge and blend in small circular motions or a back and forth technique to spread the product until it stops spreading. Then tap repeatedly to blend as you would with a regular blending sponge and to use the tapered shape for any hard to reach areas. 

I have to be honest and tell you that the first time I used the silicone sponge, I really disliked it, I just couldn't get on board with it at all and thought that I'd be writing a negative post about it, but after speaking to a friend and asking how best to use it, I decided to give it another go. 

Before I chatted to my friend, I was basically applying my foundation as I always had, dotting it onto my face and then I took the silicone sponge and kind of smeared it round my face, not how I should have done it at all, I decided since I'd been using it wrong I'd give it another go using it as my friend and funnily enough the instructions stated (yes I am one of those annoying people that doesn't read instructions). 

The first time I decided to give the sponge another go,  I used it to apply my concealer, I applied a little concealer to the tapered end of the sponge and gently tapped the sponge on the skin under my eyes to apply the concealer, I gently tapped with the sponge spreading the concealer and then finished off by using my regular makeup sponge. I still found it a little odd but persevered and each time I applied my concealer, I used the same method. 

Next I applied my foundation with the silicone sponge, I applied a small amount of foundation to the sponge and gently blended my foundation onto the skin using circular motions and then tapping my skin gently, once again I finished off the application using my regular makeup sponge. 

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed using the silicone sponge after my initial dislike, but that was my fault as I wasn't using the sponge correctly. The best thing about using the silicone sponge is how much product it saves me, if I were to use a brush or my regular makeup sponge I would use so much more product, applying the product to the silicone sponge and then applying it to the skin has saved me so much product as I would usually dot my foundation around my face and then blend using my makeup sponge. I use so much less foundation and concealer using the silicone sponge than using my makeup sponge, I do still use my makeup sponge to finish off the application of my foundation and concealer but I don't use anywhere near as much product. 

Final Thoughts

Considering my initial dislike of the silicone sponge, since I have persevered and used it correctly, I am surprised at how much I enjoy using it to apply my foundation and concealer. I have been suffering from a terrible rash (Chronic Urticaria) for the last few months meaning sometimes I have a very bad rash on my face and cannot wear any foundation, so on those days I have just been wearing concealer under my eyes and a little on any area's of my face that I need it and applying my concealer with the silicone sponge and finishing off with my regular makeup sponge means I use far less product and it takes me less time too so it's a win win situation and since not wearing any foundation it is taking me such little time to apply my concealer using the silicone sponge and finishing off with my regular makeup sponge, I do always finish with my regular makeup sponge, I haven't been able to apply my base or concealer just using the silicone sponge, but it does say on the information on the box that you can also use your regular brushes or sponges to finish off the application, and that's what I do.  

After the first time I used the silicone sponge and hated it, I honestly didn't ever think I would be saying I have enjoyed using it, it uses a lot less product meaning my foundation and concealer will last longer and it spreads the product a lot faster meaning it takes me less time to do my makeup, I am definitely pleasantly surprised by the silicone sponge and using my regular sponge to finish off means I get a lovely even flawless finish and I have saved on the amount of product I use too. The bonus for me is definitely using less product and the time saving aspect. 

If you have been intrigued by the silicone sponges or if you've tried one and disliked it, I would definitely recommend using it the way I have by applying a small amount of product to the sponge itself and then using circular motions for foundation or larger areas of concealer and gentle tapping motions and gentle tapping motions for under eye concealer or any small area's of concealer, then finishing off with either your regular makeup sponge or brush, hopefully you too will find it is a much faster way of applying your makeup and you use so much less product which is brilliant. 

The silicone sponge is very easy to wash, after using it, just wash it using warm soapy water, rubbing gently if needed, I have washed my sponge numerous times and it has washed and dried perfectly. 

If you would like to try the Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Sponge (Glitter) you can find it on the Look Fantastic website here and the Face.Co.UK website here

Have you tried a silicone sponge to apply your foundation or concealer? What did you think? Or are you intrigued by the silicone sponges? Let me know in the comments section below. 

Thank you for reading, much love as always

Zoë x



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