The makeup sponge is one of the best inventions of the beauty world. Not only is it an excellent alternative to brushes but it also helps us get the air brushed look we always envied on models. But achieving a flawless finish with a makeup sponge also involves some rules. If you want to know what they are, scroll down…
 

You forget to wet it

You forget to wet it

To make the most of your makeup sponge, you need to ensure that you dampen it just a wee bit for your makeup to spread evenly. Make sure you sprinkle a few drops of water or makeup setting spray. Apply it only after you squeeze it a little in case you’ve added more water than required.

 

You rub the sponge across your skin

You rub the sponge across your skin

Yeah, you might have done this with your foundation brush but when it comes to blending with a makeup sponge, you need to tap your skin. It might take up a little more of your time but the finish you achieve with this is totally worth it!

 

You use a dirty sponge

You use a dirty sponge

Remember that makeup sponges last only few months and yes, they too have a shelf life. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with a makeup sponge is using one that has old makeup on it. Remember that after a while bacteria settles on to your sponge. Using this on your skin will only cause severe breakouts.

 

You don’t clean it right

You don’t clean it right

Make sure you use a fragrance free soap while washing your makeup sponges. Use small circular motions to remove all the makeup but make sure you use lukewarm water while doing so. Gently squeeze out the water and then use a paper napkin to squeeze the water out further.

 

You only use it to blend foundation

You only use it to blend foundation

Remember when you have a makeup sponge, you have to make use of its versatility. A makeup sponge can blend blushes, powders and even sunscreens beautifully. So next time you have a makeup sponge in hand, try using it with multiple products.