You know I gotta mention the Beauty Blender sponge here, right? It's only proper. :P I've never tried it before so unfortunately I can't compare, but I was just never convinced by the hype. Sure the sponge is conveniently shaped for reaching awkward areas around the face, but a thousand bucks for one sponge? Hmm, I don't think so. Maybe I'll change my mind in the future. Until then, I'll go for more reasonable alternatives!
The Too Cool For School Marshmallow Puff Sponge (P279) has been sitting on my vanity since March. I never got around to using it after my first try though, because I felt that the sponge just ate the liquid foundation and didn't do a good job of applying it. BUT! I was just using the Puff all wrong, it seems.
Instead of sheer watery foundations, the TCFS works amazingly with cream compact and thick liquid foundations. It does a wonderful job of buffing in such formulas seamlessly! The butt end is for overall application while the pointed tip is ideal for under the eyes, around the nose and mouth. I think it's also nice for applying liquid illuminators (such as TCFS's Pearl Bay Invasion - great stuff! - but a story for another day).
Even though the TCFS Puff blends the product really well, it doesn't tug at my skin all that much. It's soft but still stiff enough for the buffing part. I like the size too - it fits the contours of my face juuuust right.
How do I clean it? I just use dishwashing fluid on it and squeeze it (relaxing like a stress ball lol) until the water runs clear. Easy breezy. Although the longwearing cream foundie I used with it is stuck on the bottom. I think I'll need to use a brush cleaner like J&C to remove all traces of the stuff!
Overall, the Too Cool For School Marshmallow Puff Sponge is not a bad use for my 300 bucks. It's pretty good! I wish I used it with cream foundations sooner!
So there you go. Have you tried these types of sponges before? Do you think they're better than the normal sponge?