Makeup sponges have been a makeup artist favorite for years and the rest of the world is finally catching on. Using a sponge leaves a gorgeous, even finish that no other beauty tool can mimic. If you use it incorrectly, however, it can also leave your wallet a little thinner. Here's why you should always wet your makeup sponge before use:
To Save Product (and Money!)
The number one reason to wet your sponge first is to save on product. In fact, Beauty Blender even put out a post stating that's how it's intended to be used!
If you don't wet your sponge first, it will soak up that expensive product like water. Doesn't that hurt just a little to think about?
Wetting your sponge thoroughly and letting it fully expand has to be your first step. Then, when you apply foundation or other product to it, it'll already be full of water and won't soak up so much product, saving you tons of product and money.
For Better Performance
When your makeup sponge is damp, it makes product application way easier. It goes on more smoothly and ends up in an even, streak-free finish.
This is an especially good method if your skin is dry, as there's no brush creating flakes across the surface. Your skin will love the extra moisture!
A word of caution, however: too much water can dilute the product and mess up the texture, so make sure to wring it out well after it's fully expanded.
For Better Hygiene
Making sure you wet your Beauty Blender before use is also potentially more hygienic. Because it's already full of water, the product can't seep deep down into the sponge where it's hard to cleanout.
With the product mainly sitting on the surface, it's easier to clean meaning fewer bacteria growth.
If you're using a makeup sponge to apply your favorite products, do yourself a favor and be sure to always wet it first. Doing so will not only save you product and money, but it will also give you the glowy, beautiful finish you're after.