During my recent trip to Target, I picked up the Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge. This palm-sized sponge retails $9.99 and is a great knockoff version of the legendary Beautyblender.
Unlike the Beautyblender, the Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge is slightly larger with a pointy top and a dome-shaped base. It also curves in the middle so you can get a better grip. I have been using this blue baby to apply foundation and concealer and I am more than happy with the results!
To use the sponge to apply foundation, I run tap water over it, let it saturate then squeeze out the excess water until it is slightly damp. Then I roll the base over a drop of foundation on the back of my hand and apply in a stippling motion. I apply concealer in the same way except I use the pointy end to get to those hard-to-reach areas around the nose and under the eyes. My makeup blended into my skin seamlessly and it took less than 2 minutes!
My only complaint is the lack of instructions on how to use and clean the product. I also read that some people have troubling cleaning this. I have been using my favorite Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil and it seems to get everything out.
All in all, this is a very good makeup sponge for liquid and cream products. Definitely worth the $10 and one of the best drugstore finds out there!