At first glance, the Silisponge looks like a breast implant but this jiggly jelly works as a makeup blender and has created quite the stir. This has led to so many dupes popping up in the market. Here's the review of one such Silisponge dupe available on Amazon.
This blender claims that it only requires half the quantity of liquid or cream products when compared to brushes or sponges. Let's see how it fares.
Rs. 299/-. at the time of buying. Now, the price has increased. Check out similar Silisponges.
What it is made of:
Well, this brand hasn't mentioned what it is made off. However, the original Silisponge have mentioned that the inner material is made from Silicon and the outer material is made of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), a flexible plastic that is resistant to oil and grease.
My Thoughts on the Silisponge Dupe:
To begin with, this is something you need to get used to as it is completely different from the usual makeup blenders and brushes we use. This makeup blender is quite pleasing to the eyes and unique thing to use. This blender is great for people who don't like to get their hands messy when putting on their makeup and also for those who
This blender is great for people who don't like to get their hands messy when putting on their makeup and also for those who don't like the hard work of cleaning their makeup brushes on a regular basis. It can be cleaned easily. All it needs is some gentle soap and water. And you can keep using it until it starts to deteriorate.
The instruction on various Silisponges as us to take a minimal amount of cream or liquid product and spread them in a circular direction or in a back and forth motion. This doesn't work for me. I use them in a swipe motion, working from the center of my toward the outer.
First Try - Maybelline Matte Poreless Foundation:
I had a hard time spreading the foundation as this foundation is bit watery. I had to go back again and add more foundation as it was patchy and some spots had no foundation at all.
Second Try - MAC Matchmaster Foundation:
This foundation is comparatively thicker in consistency. I found it easier to blend and the finish was pretty uniform.
I feel that this blender works well with foundations or creams with a thick consistency. And the final blending should be finished off with a brush.
I feel that all it does is just smear the product around. The blending is not seamless and when you rub too much it leaves an uneven layer of product on the skin.
- It is hygienic
- Easy to wash
- Requires only half the liquid or cream product.
- Easily available online
- Works well only with thicker products
- Doesn't blend too well
- Product looks streaky
What are my thoughts on this one? Well... this one is all hype. It is not so super that it can replace any of our existing makeup blenders like brushes or beauty blenders. So, I'm just gonna stick with my oval makeup brushes for now. On the other hand, it is not so expensive (at least the dupes) so, you can give it a try.