Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge Review

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.

Beauty Blender vs Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge

Unlike the Beautyblender, the 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 satisfied with the results!

To use the sponge to apply foundation, I run tap water over it, let it saturate and 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!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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