I recently noticed Sephora sells a sponge specifically designed for BB and CC creams. I was curious as I love BB creams, especially during this time of year, but have always applied them using my fingers or a buffing brush. Last week, I was at my local Walmart and noticed that the Spa Resource brand sells a BB and CC cream sponge that looks identical to the Sephora one, but at a quarter of the price. So, I decided to grab a pack and put them to the test.
The whole idea of these dual-sided sponges is to allow lighter application for thinner formulas like BB (beauty balm) creams, CC (colour control) creams and tinted moisturizers. The specific design of these sponges prevents product waste and allows for a smoother application. These Spa Resource sponges are latex-free and are velvety soft like the Sephora ones. I wasn’t sure if these were a gimmicky product, but I decided to give them a try.
These sponges are dual-sided—one side is white and velvety soft and the other side is black and is thicker and more firm (but still soft). The black side reminds me of the foam that go over earbuds. The white side is used for applying the product all over the face, and the black side is used for blending it into the skin. I would highly recommend these sponges as they make application a lot less messy compared to when I used my fingers and ended up with half the product blended into my hand. I also didn’t realize how much product I was wasting when blending it in with a makeup sponge or my buffing brush. They really do prevent wasted product and help your product blend seamlessly into the skin and give you a flawless finish. I am not sure about the longevity of these sponges, but I figured I’ll wash them soon and see how they hold up.
The Sephora Double Take BB & CC Cream Sponge is $10.00 for a pack of two.
The Spa Resource Pro-Series BB & CC Cream Sponge is $2.50 for a pack of two at Walmart.
Again, I have not tried the Sephora ones, but the Spa Resource ones look and feel identical to them and perform exceptionally well for a fraction of the price.
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts?