Pin It Looks to me that I am on a sponge kick. Or, I am searching for more worthiness in the sponge field. After all thanks to technology, sponges for cosmetics come in many shapes and sizes to meet the needs of every part of the face like the eyes. So, when Ricky's NYC had a sale on their bags of Bullet Sponges ($3USD), I had to buy them.
I really didn't know what to expect from these sponges. Would they or could they take the place of some of my brushes? Would they apply shadow better? Or would they be a total waste?
First thing first, these are very good sponges, they aren't the flimsy type that just wilt in the hand. These are firm enough to keep their shape but soft enough to bend with the finger. This being said, they apply cream products seamlessly. You can stipple on your eyeshadow base for a smooth application. Even concealer can be applied smoothly with these. However, the size of them really makes them impractical to use. After all, a cosmetic sponge with a pointed tip would allow concealer to be applied the same way. Cream shadows and such could be done with a brush. Yes, they can be cleaned, therefore can be used many times but it all goes back to the size. It could be just me, but squeezing the fingers to hold a small sponge to apply any eye product makes my hand tired. I find it easier to use a well balanced brush.
So what are these good for? Nail art or sponging. The sizes are just right for the nails. If you find the sponges you are using not to your liking for nail art, then these could be the ones for you.
Otherwise, these are not spongeworthy. There is really no use for these unless you have a squirrel or a chipmunk who wears makeup, then the size of these are just right for their faces.