What Are The Types Of Makeup Sponges?

Makeup sponges, otherwise known as beauty sponges, are available in several shapes and sizes. Although there are over 20 types of makeup sponges, egg-shaped sponges are the most popular.

Because of the plethora of sponges available, you may wonder how best to use them. Fortunately, this article discusses the ins and outs of makeup sponges. Kindly follow-through

Beautyblender Makeup Sponge

The Beautyblender makeup sponge is ideal for applying and blending creamy or liquid makeup products into the skin. The sponge gives a smooth finish, and because it is spherical, it can reach almost every contour on your face.

When using the Beautyblender makeup sponge, wet the sponge and squeeze out the excess water before blending. The Beautyblender makeup sponge is ideal for use with concealers, foundation, serums, beauty balms, and moisturizers. Although Beautyblender can give you a smooth and flawless finish, the sponge can absorb a lot of your makeup if used dry. Also, the spherical shape cannot reach every part of your facial contour.

Wedge-shaped Makeup Sponge

The wedge makeup sponge is an improvement to the Beautyblender makeup sponges shape. The sponge is ideal for blending liquid and cream makeup. The edges and bottoms of the wedge sponge are flat, allowing you to reach every part of the facial contour. You can use the wedge makeup sponge wet or dry. All you need do is use small tapping motions to apply the product to your skin.

Wedge makeup sponges are ideal for contouring the nose and reaching smaller and hard-to-reach aces like around the eyebrows and under the eye. The wedge-shaped sponges are ideal for precise applications. However, they are intended for one-time use. Also, you have to use one each for cream and powder applications. You’ll also need to spend more time applying your makeup because wedge-shaped sponges are smaller than Beautyblender sponges.

Pretty Puff Makeup Sponge

The pretty puff makeup sponge is a hybrid makeup sponge that combines the best of Beautyblender and wedge-shaped makeup sponges. The pretty puff makeup sponge has a rounded teardrop design with a flat edge. Therefore, you can use the sponge for hard-to-reach areas and for patting and pushing makeup into the skin for an airbrush kind of finish. Also, the sponge is hydrophilic and does not absorb your makeup. The use of the pretty puff makeup sponge is similar to that of Beautyblender. Wet the sponge, squeeze out the excess water, and blend your makeup.

The Pretty puff makeup sponge is ideal for general makeup application and for contouring the nose’s sides and under the eyes. Furthermore, the pretty puff makeup sponge requires consistent cleaning to prevent the breeding of bacteria and to improve the sponge’s longevity. You can use alcohol spritz, brush cleaner, or dish soap to clean your pretty puff makeup sponge.

Silicone Makeup Sponge

The silicone makeup sponge is flat with rounded edges. The sponge is ideal for liquid and cream foundations only. Because of its silicone material, the sponge does not absorb makeup products. When using the silicone makeup sponge, dot a little foundation on your skin and use a pushing motion to smooth the product. You can further blend the makeup using the earlier discussed sponges.

Silicone makeup sponges are not ideal for use with powder; you can only use them for liquid or cream products. Because the silicone makeup sponge is not porous like the Beautyblender and wedge-shaped sponges, it does not breed bacteria. It is also easy to clean and reuse. Furthermore, silicone sponges are only good for smooth coverage. They are not ideal for blending makeup. 


Your makeup sponge determines how well your makeup is blended on your skin. There are several types of makeup sponges on the market, and this article discusses some of them in detail