The 8 Best Silicone Makeup Sponges
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Regardless of how large or small your budget, nobody likes to waste makeup. But each time you dab a regular sponge into that bottle of liquid, you lose tons of concealer to the pores of your applicator. That's why many in the beauty world have made silicone varieties their go-to. They help you create a streak-free look, and don't soak up any of your expensive foundation. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best silicone makeup sponge on Amazon.
Original Beautyblender To be clear, the Original Beautyblender is not actually made from silicone; instead, it boasts a spongey, "aqua-activated" material that offers minimal absorption and a smooth finish. A winner of multiple beauty awards, it's pricey but easy to use, and comes in many fun colors, to boot. beautyblender.com
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Silicone makeup sponges tend to be a very "love 'em or hate 'em" tool. They don't soak up and waste your foundation, and are a breeze to keep clean and germ-free; on the other hand, they can make smooth application and blending more difficult, since they don't have pores. For those users who find that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, we've kept a range of options here, including some that are helpful for applying more than just foundation. We removed a few choices over concerns about usability, such as the Cos-Me Puffs, which leave too much glitter behind, and the Sealuxe Flawless, which have a rough edge that can be frustrating.
As for top choices, the Revlon Duo and the MakeupDrop Hybrid are ones to consider, since they offer the best of both worlds with both silicone and a more traditional makeup sponge. The Revlon model is particularly useful, as it is shaped to have a broad side for quick application, as well as several corners that make getting into small creases easy. Plus, it's inexpensive, not something that can be said of the MakeupDrop model. If you'd rather have a silicone pad with no bells and whistles, there's the Wet N Wild Applicator and the Swisspers Premium, both simple and affordable. Or, for a silicone brush, there's the Lormay 7-Piece and the Cuttte Flexible Applicator. Note that even though these are called brushes, they do not have bristles; this helps them waste less and wash up in flash.