Beauty Sponge: To Dampen or Not to Dampen...That is the Question!
There are so many questions on how to use your beauty sponge in the such a way that will give your makeup a flawless finish. Well there are two reasons as to why you will find that most will use a damp beauty sponge over a dry.
First, you will use less product. When your sponge is damp it absorbs less product. I mean let's face it. We spend a lot on our makeup so getting the most bang for your buck and utilizing your tools in a way to make the product go further and have less waste just makes sense! Still doubt that this is true!? Do the test! The next time you use your dry (sorry this creeps me out) beauty sponge cut it open on one end. You will be amazed at the amount of product that has seeped down in there. Now let's sit on this thought of product having seeped inside your sponge that can fester and mold. You don't want your sponge to be known as Uncle Fester do you!? Yes, I went there.
Second, you will gain a more flawless finish to your makeup. Makeup blends easier, and you are able to make the makeup really become one with your skin. No I will not be going all Highlander on you...but seriously there can be only one way in which to properly use your beauty sponge! Foundation goes on effortlessly. Your concealer really goes on smooth without going into your fine lines and natural creases of your face.
Now, when I say damp, I want you to think about this. Run it under your tap and squeeze while under there, too, and you will see the sponge get larger. Then you squeeze the excess out. I will then squeeze it again in a dry towel and then I am good to go. I will use this with foundation, concealer and my powder. Why? Because I want a flawless finish that looks like it is my skin. I don't like caked makeup that is sitting on top of each other. I want blended with my natural skin makeup that just literally looks amazing! You will literally see the difference.
At the end of the day you will do what works best for you, however, why not just give it a shot? What do you have to lose? I mean you are already losing a lot of product by using a dry sponge!