If you like makeup, you’ve probably heard of the new makeup blending tool by Molly Cosmetics, the Silisponge. (Can be purchased here: Molly Cosmetics-Silisponge) It blew up on social media around Christmas time. Everyone from Teen Vogue to the Today show covered this “revolutionary tool.” Jeffree Star, a popular beauty blogger, even did a review which you can watch here: Silisponge Review and Demo. I purchased this item on the 5th restock and have had it since around the 1st of the year. While I was waiting for my Silisponge to arrive I did all kinds of research about it. I found countless bloggers and vloggers saying the application was fabulous and that they’d never use a beauty blender again. I obviously had very high hopes after reading all this buzz. **SPOILER ALERT** I don’t like it.

Review:

The Silisponge claims to be far superior to the beauty blender, however this is not what I found from using it. The one positive thing I can say is that the product does not suck up foundation like the typical beauty sponge, and is way easier to clean.

However… The application is horrible. With a traditional beauty blender, foundation goes on smooth and is blended out simply by tapping the sponge around. It’s so easy and looks great. With the Silisponge it takes a lot of rubbing and tapping and even blending with your fingers to get a streak-free application.

The Silisponge retails under $10 and a decent beauty blender costs about $12. Not to mention the product you save by using the Silisponge. The Silisponge doesn’t need to be replaced whereas the Beauty Blender should be replaced every few months. Clearly there are benefits to the Silisponge, it is more sanitary and economical. Does that mean it’s a better product? Not in my opinion.

Comparison:

Beauty Blender vs Silisponge

Left: Silisponge Right: Beauty Blender (please excuse how dirty it looks)

This is the primer I used as a base

This is the primer I used as a base.

As you can see the Silisponge application is very streaky. I did the same amount of blending with both to make sure it was an equal comparison.

As you can see the Silisponge application is very streaky. I did the same amount of blending with both to make sure it was an equal comparison.

This is the foundation I used, It is Fit Me Matte in the shade Natural Ivory

All in all I do not recommend this product, there are obvious benefits to the Silisponge, but I personally would rather spend the extra money on the beauty blending sponge (considering it’s not an expensive product in the first place) for a better application. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

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