After ages of hearing both good and bad reviews about the infamous silisponge, i decided to just purchase a ‘knock-off’ version of it. I mainly did it because it’s pink, but also because then i wouldn’t feel bad about tossing it out if it sucked as bad as the reviews I have read.
The sponge is very soft and comfortable to hold, and like the reviews says, it’s smooth and wont absorb any product. The official videos for the sponge shows to dab like how you would use a make up sponge so that is how i used them. I decided to use a concealer that is a few shades too dark just to show you how it performed versus the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I used a thin line (on the right) for the silicone sponge, and a bit thicker (on the left) for the RT sponge, since those sponges are known for absorbing products and i wanted it to be fair.
I quickly started using the silicone sponge first so that the thinner line of concealer wouldn’t have any time to dry and i was initially impressed by the coverage it gave, as you can see in the picture below. However, i noticed that it just layered the concealer on top of the skin instead of blending it in, so it ended up looking very cakey and not nice at all.
With the RT sponge, i got a bit less coverage, but you can see that it blended in way more naturally since it’s not as visibly beige on the skin like how the result from the silicone sponge was.. So my verdict is that it’s definitely not worth the hype since it won’t blend the product into the skin as effortlessly as other sponges would. I could probably see it being great for stage make up, since it is kind of cakey anyways, but for an everyday look, i wouldn’t recommend it.
Have you tried the Silisponge or any of it’s knock-offs before?
What do you think about it?