When it comes to makeup application, I almost always use my fingers (and the occasional Beauty Blender) because it’s easier for my primer and foundation to blend, and it gives off a very natural finish. Even makeup artist Pat McGrath swears by the use of her fingers, not just for foundation, but everything else like primer, eyeshadow, cream blush, and even tapping your highlighter. The downside is that you tend to waste a lot of product and it can sometimes be unsanitary.
Perhaps Smashbox had this all in mind when they created their new makeup sponge called the Photo Filter Gel Cushion Applicator. It’s a precise, sanitary silicon sponge with grooves that mimic your fingertips for an easy, no-mess makeup application. And yes, they said it also gives off that natural finish to your makeup look.
It comes in the shape of a diamond that allows you to reach every angle on your face, even the corners of your eyes. It won’t absorb any of your products unlike usual sponges, and it’s also easy to clean given the silicon material.
I’m already thinking of making space in my beauty arsenal for this as I’m super tired of removing the foundation under my fingernails after I apply makeup. How about you? Are you willing to cop this for $20 (roughly P1,000)?
Photo courtesy of Smashbox’s Instagram account
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