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The Best Makeup Sponges & Blenders
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The Best Makeup Sponges & Blenders

Based on 53,860 Influenster Reviews

Makeup sponges are great for providing even coverage and making it easy to reach every spot on your face and neck. They come in all shapes and sizes and each one has a different use, so check out our roundup below of the top makeup sponges out there and how to use each one.

P.S. This roundup was selected by combing through more than 25K Influenster reviews. If we missed a makeup sponge that you think should be on this list, make sure you review it! It's Beauty Awards season and we're on the hunt for the best makeup sponge of 2017.

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beautyblender original makeup sponge
BY BEAUTYBLENDER
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars80%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (5,442 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $20.00
This blender is great because it doesn't absorb a lot of product and is perfect for an application that doesn't streak. It can be used with most any complexion product.
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Marissa S.Marissa S. said...
If you don't own one of these you better go get one! Best beauty sponge out there. In my opinion no other's compare to how springy and soft this bounces off your skin leaving a flawless finish. It's so versatile too! I love using it for cream and liquid foundations but it's also my favorite way to apply my setting powder! ...read more
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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
BY REAL TECHNIQUES
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.7 / 5 (18,981 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $5.92
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2017
With three different surfaces, this sponge is great for multitasking. The rounded sides can be used to apply makeup to large areas of the face and jawline. The precision tip allows for spot treatment and to cover any imperfections. The flat edge was created to contour around the eyes and nose.
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Laura E.Laura E. said...
I will say this is my favorite sponge. I've tried off brand, drug store 'dupes', the original beauty blender and basically every beauty sponge possible. I have to say this Miracle Complexion Sponge is easily the best one out there.

It's a realistic shape, it's affordable for all not just some and it's just perfect. The pointed end can get into the hard to reach crevasses etc, and the flat side can be for applying foundation, baking, or even just sharpening up contours with whats left over on the sponge to clean up lines. I've used these for professional body painting with aqua paints, regular makeup, and for setting powders! It's truly a multi-use sponge. The cost is the best part along with the shape!

Anyone can use this and really can't go wrong, although you do want to make sure it's damp, not wet before use. It's made as a quality product, at an incredible price for it easily being the best makeup sponge out there. :)
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EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo
BY ECOTOOLS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (1,946 reviews)
Use the Large Base Blender to create light, buildable makeup application. The Mini Detail Blender is for more precise and detailed coverage.
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Kayla P.Kayla P. said...
Absolutely LOVE these sponges!!! Personally, I think they are better than the beautyblender. The large green one, in particular, is my favorite. It doesn't soak up much product at all and it is incredible soft and bouncy! Super easy to clean as well! I am so impressed by the quality of these sponges and how great they apply my makeup to my face and blend it out. I highly highly recommend and would say it is a GREAT value for a HIGH-QUALITY product! ...read more
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SEPHORA COLLECTION The Perfectionist: Airbrush Sponge
BY SEPHORA
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (440 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $14.00
This sponge was recently reformulated to be more durable and to prevent tearing, so it will last you a while.
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Melanie R.Melanie R. said...
This sponge reminds me of the original Beauty Blender, but BETTER! It is reasonably priced for what this sponge offers. It is very easy to use, although the shape may seem odd. It can cover large surface areas for quick application and really gets the hard angles (under the eye and inner corner of the eye). It is also easy to manipulate to get the right contour shape. I use this sponge everyday for flawless complexion ...read more
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Morphe Flawless Beauty Sponge
BY MORPHE
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (395 reviews)
Buy on ULTA for $7.00
Tip for use: Dip in water, squeeze, and towel dry.
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Caroline S.Caroline S. said...
I'm always super skeptical when it comes to Beauty sponges because a lot of the time they're way too dense but this one is perfect! A great dupe for the beauty blender at the fraction of the price! I own 3, would definitely recommend and will purchase more in the future! ...read more
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SEPHORA COLLECTION The Sculptor - Airbrush Sponge
BY SEPHORA
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars19%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star3%
4.3 / 5 (69 reviews)
This sponge is perfect for highlighting. Use the pointed tip for highlighting the brow bone. The flat surface can be used for highlighting the face and cheeks.
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Danielle C.Danielle C. said...
This makeup sponge is the BOMB. I use it to blend out my under eye concealer, and to diffuse any contour products. For the money- you can't lose!! It's so soft, supple and bouncy! I already have a backup!! ...read more
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MAC Cosmetics Pro Performance Sponge
BY MAC COSMETICS
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star2%
4.2 / 5 (124 reviews)
Designed for precise application and blending of liquid or cream formulas.
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Rachael F.Rachael F. said...
Blended my makeup so well! The shape made everything so much better. I don't have clear skin but this made sure that no one could tell!! Bought it online and easy and quick shipping! Good product for the price! Very satisfied with my purchase!  ...read more
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SEPHORA COLLECTION Cake and Bake Liquid and Powder Makeup Sponge
BY SEPHORA
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.2 / 5 (87 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $14.00
Want to have well-defined cheek bones all night? The Cake and Bake sponge features two sharp, flat-cut edges, made for baking. What is baking? It's like highlighting, but without the shimmer!
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Courtney L.Courtney L. said...
This Sponge deserves the hype! It's the absolute best for baking. I use it to ccarve out my contour and it's literally perfect! It's not too expensive and expands to a good size with water. I've never tried it for foundation but for using with a translucent powder there is no comparison. It truly is the best for baking. ...read more
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e.l.f. Blending Sponge
BY E.L.F. COSMETICS
3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars10%
  • 1 Star9%
3.8 / 5 (306 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $5.00
Looking for a sponge great for full coverage and layering color? Try this e.l.f. Blending Sponge.
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Jacqueline A.Jacqueline A. said...
I don't want to pay the price for an actual beauty blender because this one is way cheaper and works really well. I can't apply my makeup with anything else without it getting flaky and sticking to the wrong parts of my face. This product does a really good job of blending and making a smooth surface! Would highly recommend to anyone on the fence! ...read more
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BHCosmetics BH Studio Pro Beauty Blending Sponge
BY BH COSMETICS
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star6%
4.3 / 5 (142 reviews)
This sponge will give you foolproof application control.
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Shubcharan S.Shubcharan S. said...
This works way better than the beauty blender. It doesn't soak up as much product (you use one to one and half pumps versus three with the beauty blender). This can be used dry (unlike the beauty blender). Good for applying and blending liquid or powder makeup. Can also be used to bake. If you get oily in certain spots, just carry this in a separate small bag in your purse and use it over those areas and it will remove the oiliness. This is wider than the beauty blender, but that makes it quicker to apply your makeup. The pointy edge is perfect for getting into small areas like around your nose and eyes. I also prefer this over the real techniques sponge, which used more product and didn't blend as well. I recommend ordering this ASAP & Google coupon/promo codes! I got this for $5 and it's worth it!!! This is also easier to clean than the beauty blender and real techniques sponges, and doesn't leak any colour dyes. ...read more
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