It all started with one indie cosmetics company, and suddenly silicone makeup sponges are everywhere. If you have wanted to test them out to see how they compare to your other makeup applicators, we have a short list of the ones that perform well, and give you the most bang for your buck. Check out our best silicone makeup sponge review!
What Is A Silicone Makeup Sponge?
You may have wondered what exactly a silicone makeup sponge is. It is a small rounded sponge made from clear silicone material. This material is great for applying makeup because it moves about the skin easily, and applies makeup with little waste.
Unlike other makeup sponges, the silicone sponge does not absorb the extra product. This means every pump from your foundation actually goes onto your skin. The results from using a silicone sponge can give you an airbrushed finish with minimal waste.
To top it off, they are a breeze to clean, because you can dry it in seconds and unlike other sponges they don’t attract bacteria. Now let’s test some out!
The Silibuki silicone makeup sponge is one of the original silicone makeup sponges, with a unique shape meant to reach every nook and cranny. It’s made from a hypoallergenic silicone material which will not retain bacteria unlike a traditional makeup sponges. The outer covering is super soft which is great for people like me with sensitive skin.
This makeup sponge worked wonders with my foundation because easily reached my hairline and eye area. I used much less product with this sponge than with my foundation brush, and the angled edges were great for blending my bronzer.
Overall I really liked tapered edges, and the fact that it comes with a lifetime warranty makes me even happier with this purchase!
This silicone makeup sponge by ok silicone is very similar in shape to the Silibuki sponge, but with more rounded edges. It also comes with an adorable matching case, which makes it a breeze to keep clean in my messy makeup bag.
While this sponge is not as soft as some other on the market, it really did a great job. It blended my foundation smoothly, and did just as great of a job with my contour and highlighter applications. For the price, it is a great snag!
This mini silicone makeup sponge was designed to fit perfectly inside a compact, and to be able to reach smaller areas with ease. The sponge itself is soft, and has pretty sparkles on the inside. The outer edges of the sponge are have a lot of ripples, but it did not affect the application at all.
I did have to spend much more time on my makeup using this smaller sponge due to the size, but it worked well to blend my foundation. I was also missing the more pointed corners on the other sponges that did a better job of reaching my eye area.
Overall this is a fantastic sponge to use in a compact, or on the go- but just factor in more time to get an even application.
This set of 3 silicone makeup sponges has everything you need to quickly apply all your makeup. The sponges are very soft, and the rounded edges are great for tough to reach spots. I really liked these Beauty Kate sponges because the colors are great, and using different colored sponges made it easier to switch between products.
If I decided to add more highlight, I could simply pick up the blue sponge, knowing it was the one I was using for the highlighter cream only. Overall these sponges worked great to give me an even coverage application, and three silicone sponges for one low price was a really good deal.
This three pack of silicone sponges includes three different size sponges in clear, pink, and purple. The small clear circular sponge is the thinnest, and is very comparable to the one by VIATECH. It fits easily in a compact, and is great for small touch ups, and applying blush or highlighter. The purple sponge has an egg like shape, and is medium thickness.
It worked wonders at getting into the inner eye corners to apply concealer, and was easy to control. Finally the pink sponge was very thick, and has an oblong shape like many of the other silicone sponges.
This sponge was thicker, which made the sponge easier to control during application. Overall I really liked the variety of size and textures with this silicone makeup sponge set, but the sponges were not as soft as I would have liked.
Best Silicone Makeup Sponge Winner
The winner overall for best silicone makeup sponge goes to:
I was partially swayed at first because these sponges come in my favorite colors, but after I saw their performance I was hooked. I loved being able to switch between these sponges easily, and since they are very soft they feel great on my sensitive skin.
Additionally, I think having three full size silicone makeup sponges that perform well makes the most sense for someone who uses a few different types of product when applying makeup.
Thanks for checking out our review, and Happy Silicone Sponging!