- You forget to wet it
- You rub the sponge across your skin
- You use a dirty sponge
- You don’t clean it right
- You only use it to blend foundation
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
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
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
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
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.