If someone had told me four years ago that I’d rarely use a makeup brush to apply my foundation as I much prefer a beauty sponge, I’d never have believed you. I use to think that makeup brushes were the only way to apply my foundation and concealer, but I’m now such a sponge convert and my pot of foundation brushes are sitting very unloved inside my makeup brush drawer. I have so much love for the teardrop shaped sponge from Beauty Blender or Real Techniques, but the new Sigma 3DHD Blender Sponge is unlike any other beauty sponge I’ve seen.
“Reach your every edge and contour with unique angles designed to prime, conceal, sculpt and highlight with any formula for flawless skin. Inspired by the angles of our best-selling 3DHD® brushes, the edges, flat surfaces and points help you achieve seamless all-over coverage with with ease.“
The Sigma 3DHD Blender Sponge is £14.50 and available to purchase from Beauty Chamber within the UK so you don’t have to worry about customs fees when placing an order. The Sigma 3DHD Blender Sponge is available in two colours; black and pink, and they are completely latex free which makes me very happy as I have a latex allergy.
The Sigma 3DHD Blender Sponge looks like someone has quartered a massive Beauty Blender sponge as it’s got flat surfaces, a rounded edge and numerous edges allowing you to use them for different uses and there’s a little guide within the box which outlines how best to use each section of the sponge. The ridges are designed for perfecting, the curved edge for blending, the double wedge is for contouring and highlighting, the flat base is designed for baking and concealing the skin whilst the pointed tip of the sponge is for finishing details. The unique shape was inspired by their popular Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush and Simone Xavier (Sigma’s founder) said the following when asked about the thought behind the sponge;
“When using a regular sponge, I have always encountered challenges — such as applying foundation around my brows and lips, or not being able to reach the sides of my nose. I have also observed many users ‘pinch’ their rounded beauty sponges to try to get the edges they needed for a more precise makeup application.“
The new Sigma 3DHD Blender Sponges are just as soft and spongy, and is as long as the Beauty Blender and they can be used damp or dry. The edged design does make it look quite small online, but it’s the same size of my Beauty Blender and it’s cheaper than the Beauty Blender too. The edges and flat surfaces really do make sense and I don’t know how I’ve coped without this sponge for so long. I don’t do baking very regularly but it’s genius for applying powder quickly and evenly. I do prefer my Beauty Blender for applying my foundation when I’m in a rush as it gets the job done very quickly, but this Sigma sponge has become my favourite for applying primer, concealer, cream bronzer, cream blush, powder, baking and even highlighter. I really do think angled sponges will be popping up from lots of different brands as it really does make sense and I like that it can offer precision as well as all over blending with the one sponge.
I’d love to know if you’d be up for trying the new Sigma 3DHD Blender Sponge? You can find the whole Sigma range from Beauty Chamber..