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Jun 15, 2009

Easy Mineral Application With a Flock Sponge: Flock Sponge Review

So you already know how much I hate mineral foundation right? Not really a fan here, 'ello! In it's defense I have had success with one or two mineral foundations however not enough success to make me toss out my cream foundation anytime soon.

As of late I've been hearing the ravings about how a Flock Sponge can make mineral foundation application an absolute dream. Obviously I needed a Flock Sponge for my very self since I'm absolutely stupid when it comes to tapping and buffing and and swirling and all that stuff. Kinda reminds me of stop, drop, and roll. Seriously, one day, in a few years, you'll drop your kids at school and they'll be a fireman there to give a demonstration on how to swirl, tap, and buff.

So about that Flock Sponge and how it's going to change my life....

Jump ahead to read the review!

I wonder to myself if maybe my problem with mineral makeup was all that tapping, and swirling, and buffing. Maybe I haven't quite gotten the hang of all those tasks to get a simple foundation on my face. Word on the street is that a flocked sponge is the easiest way to get a good finish from mineral powder on your face and also makes it last longer. Hmmm! Ok, what's this all about than?

A flock sponge gives medium coverage and creates a flawless, pore-less look when applying mineral foundation with it. It can also be washed and used over and over again.

I'm pretty much pore-less. That's how my skin is. Pores are the least of my worries so achieving a flawless finish with a fancy named sponge wasn't all that appealing however they did have me at flawless, even coverage plus the simplicity of not having to buff and tap and swirl anything about sounded quite good to me.

The sponge isn't your typical run of the mill sponge. It has a velvety, felt-like finish and indeed it does what it promises. It smooths mineral foundation onto skin in a very light almost caressing way. Coverage can be light, medium, or heavier depending on how much you use. It does offer a more even coverage and takes out the drama of having to buff foundation on. Simplicity is always a great option as far as the Muse is concerned. Taking away multiply steps to apply my foundation is a welcome relief. Now you may worry that applying with a sponge will give you a cakey, heavy feeling but the flock sponge somehow manages to pick up just the right amount of product, smooth it on, and create good, flawless coverage without creating a mask of makeup. I'm particularly enamored with the sponge because it somehow makes mineral foundation feel less like a mask on my skin, I feel less made up when using the sponge and it feels like my skin is breathing.

If you're looking for a simple, easier way to apply your mineral foundation or maybe you're just not quite a lover of mineral foundation, I highly suggest trying out a flock sponge for application, definitely a very interesting concept that I've had success with.

Anyone apply their mineral foundation with a flock sponge?

Tell the Muse!

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Blogger h a p p y h a r t s h o r n e said...

Hey, that looks like the flocked sponge that Aromaleigh sells! I LOVE that sponge -- much better than many competitors on the market. I do like applying MMU with it -- higher coverage and very smooth.

June 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Libraryslug said...

Where did you get this sponge?

June 15, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Kelly Gould said...

Is this sponge similar to the Laura Mercier powder puff? Is it spongey or puffy? So curious!

June 15, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger ~tHiAmErE~ said...

nice review...

have you ever tried out beauty blender?
you think its ok to use that as a mineral foundation applicator too?

im so dying to have one but its not available here in our country

June 15, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger SweetNitengale said...

I'm intrigued... :)

June 15, 2009 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger .xoxo said...

Where can you buy this at?

June 16, 2009 at 2:51 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

happy yes yes it is :-D hehe I got it when I ordered glissade from her :-D

and absolutely it does have a nice smooth finish when applying minerals!

June 16, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi library if you google many mineral shops carry these and also ebay and I've seen a few on esty believe it or not :-D

this particularly one I got from Aromaleigh!

Hope it helps!

June 16, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kelly

a bit different from LM. The LM puff is very soft and downy. This almost feels felty and's not particularly soft but it has a velvet like feel that's nice on the skin. hope that makes sense :-D

June 16, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi tHiAmErE!

I haven't yet...but been very curious. I don't think the beauty blender is good for minerals more for cream or liquid foundations. But who knows it may work :-D

Check out ebay or MUA see if someone can snag you one ;-D

June 16, 2009 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello sweetnightgale

check it out! :-D really cool beauty tool!

June 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi xoxo

ebay, etsy, and also try googling :-D lots of mineral shops carry them. I got this one at Aromaleigh

Hope it helps hun!

June 16, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

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