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Laura Mercier 4-Pack Sponge

These egg-shaped sponges are used to give extra control for applying foundation to all areas of the face. The sponge material holds product impeccably and applies foundation smoothly and evenly.
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Questions & Answers for Laura Mercier 4-Pack Sponge

Question
I read that you can wash the sponges in your washing machine. Is that true?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
ellablack
on 4-Pack Sponge
11 answers
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answer 1
I don't I just use soap and water at my bathroom sink. They are way too easy to clean by hand,
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
wuvyablue
(fresno, CA)
answer 2
Probably you could use the washing machine , but I personally use the sink and a small amount of face cleanser so that I know for sure what I'm using won't react with my skin like a stronger detergent might. Also sponges could get caught or tear up more in the washer. You could always try using your dishwasher on a rinse only cycle and make sure you secure the sponge in one of the baskets so it doesn't get torn up or block the draining water if it fell by leaving loose in the dishwasher.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 3
Never heard of that one! I wash them in the sink with very good dishwashing soap: Mrs. Meyer's, a natural product, and the sponges last & last!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
answer 4
I have yet to try it myself, but more than one Sephora employee told me that you can and that they personally did without any trouble.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
myst660
answer 5
this has to be a trick question. are you daft?
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
einparis
(georgetown, ky)
answer 6
Yes, I wash them by hand with my facial soap.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lizzy02
(Lincolnwood, illinois)
answer 7
Yes, you can wash these in your washer. I do it every week. They don't fall apart. Great product! Enjoy =)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
capecod24
(Boston, MA)
answer 8
You can deff wash these in the washing machine. Don't use any detergent, just use bleach.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
bhines
(Mount Vernon, WA)
answer 9
Probably so! I wash mine with a mild face cleanser with my hands. I massage them vigorously to get the makeup out of them. They last forever.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
freak4paris
(Chicago, IL)
answer 10
I wouldn't be surprised that you could. I hand wash them with liquid soap and they are fine.
answered 3 years ago
donna144
(New York)
answer 11
I don't think I would wash this sponge in the washer, but I would definitely wash them by hand with the same cleanser you use for your face. Then squeeze out the water, and let air dry on a towel.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
elvg
(Delhi, CA)
Question
can i use these to apply cream foundation?
asked 4 years ago
alyyk123
on 4-Pack Sponge
10 answers
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answer 1
I'm sure you could, but they work like "moviestar makeupz' when you use it with the Laura Mercier compact makeup.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
wuvyablue
(fresno, CA)
answer 2
Yes, works with cream or liquid. Just try small amounts first to see what works best with the brand you prefer using.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 3
Why not? Dampen the sponges first, then use an old white towel to squeeze out the extra moisture, and put a little cream makeup on your thumb's base. Next, dab the sponge into the cream on your thumb. You are all set, woman!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
answer 4
yes, any foundation.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
einparis
(georgetown, ky)
answer 5
Absolutely! That's how I use them.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
anna845
(Spring Valley, NY)
answer 6
yes, just use small amounts at a time, and go around your face section by section. I start with the foehead, then go to nose, then cheeks, then lower jaw, chin and neck. I use a different product around my eyes so i use the smaller curve of the pear for the eye product
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
itriedit
(Houston, TX)
answer 7
I have been using this sponge for my foundation, and it works perfectly.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mlmsc
(Charleston, sc)
answer 8
Yes, very well.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cass1981
(Madison, WI)
answer 9
I think so--I use them for tinted moisturizers which have a thicker consistency than liquid foundation, so I suspect they would work for cream.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
oscarina
(Seattle, WA)
answer 10
Hi Alyyk123,
Sure! These microbial sponges will not absorb liquids or creams and 4 should last you an entire year. Hope that helps!
answered 4 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
are these re-usable?
are these sponges reusable and do they waste a lot of the makeup?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
scentlady
(Austin)
on 4-Pack Sponge
8 answers
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answer 1
These are indeed reusable. I don't wash mine in-between use because a) I use every day and b) I use for foundation application. I DO wet them before use. Having said that, I think you can even run them through the dishwasher for a clean and disinfect.
answered 8 months ago
brothersue
(Rockville, MD)
answer 2
The sponges are reusable for about 3 mos/ 1 sponge so a pack can last up to 1 year. And no, I do not think they absorb a whole lot of liquid makeup. Put the liquid makeup on the base of your thumb and dab the sl. dampened sponge into the makeup. It works, believe me. These sponges are the best there is around!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
answer 3
They are definitely reusable, and what I love about them is that you do not waste a lot of make up.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lizzy02
(Lincolnwood, illinois)
answer 4
Yes they are reusable.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
bhines
(Mount Vernon, WA)
answer 5
The sponges are reuseable for at least 1-2 months used 1-2 times per day.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beth123cooking
(Augusta, GA)
answer 6
Yes each sponge is definitely reusable. They won't waste makeup because the sponge does not draw makeup in - it stays on the surface.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
anna845
(Spring Valley, NY)
answer 7
The absorb a decent amount on your first 3-4 applications but after that they apply make up pretty evenly. Plus they're washable so they last a long time.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Heidi525
(Woodstock, GA)
answer 8
The sponges are study enough to be washed with and antibacterial soap. Just make sure to rinse and dry thoroughly and quickly (sometimes with a hair dryer) before using again.

The sponges test to absorb less makeup with each use, so you will see the most absorbtion and waste of makeup with your first use or after washing them. However, I think they are great product and absorb less makeup than typical sponges.
answered 6 years ago
khjakubec
(Warren, OH)
Question
how often should the sponges be cleaned?
asked 6 years ago
woodmom
(waterford, MI)
on 4-Pack Sponge
7 answers
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answer 1
Every day..I am a R.N. & cleaniness is the first beauty rule! I am 63 years of age and get compliments on my skin (facial) all the time. Clean with the best products and never,ever go to bed with your makeup on!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
answer 2
I think whenever you feel the product is full. I've just washed my first one. I use bb cream almost every day and I think I went about two weeks before feeling it needed washing.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Britinger
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
when ever you think the sponge is loaded enough w/foundation. it needs to be clean to spread evenly
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
einparis
(georgetown, ky)
answer 4
Your sponge should be cleaned once every 2 weeks. For sanitation reasons. Also keep you sponges and brushes away from your toilet.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
bhines
(Mount Vernon, WA)
answer 5
I wash them whenever I feel they have a build-up of foundation in them. Depending on how your fill them with foundation that could mean you need to wash them once a week or every two weeks.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beth123cooking
(Augusta, GA)
answer 6
After each use? That seems a bit excessive.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cour10e22
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
wash with soap and water after each use.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
nartime
(Lexington, Kentucky)
Question
can this apply powder foundation?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
alyyk123
on 4-Pack Sponge
7 answers
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answer 1
Never tried it but why not? Give it a shot and see what happens.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
answer 2
If you're referring to cream foundation, then yes, you can use these for that. In fact, there is a Laura Mercier cream foundation that comes with a sponge just like these.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
jacquelyng1215
(Chicago IL)
answer 3
I don't see why not. they are great for concealer, powders, and foundation to spread on evenly.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
einparis
(georgetown, ky)
answer 4
I have not personally tried it. I actually use them for my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer,but I'm sure you can.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lizzy02
(Lincolnwood, illinois)
answer 5
I have not tried it with a powder foundation, but I do not see any reason why they couldn't. I will try it out because I own some powder and I can let you know.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
manticcherry
(Crestwood, IL)
answer 6
I have definitely used this to smooth out loose powder [i.e. mineral] foundation once I've applied it with a brush. And the sponge works beautifully for that purpose. It also works well in applying pressed powder foundation. However, I'm not sure if you would want to use it to apply a loose foundation.
answered 4 years ago
kggatorgirl
(Tallahassee, FL)
answer 7
I don't know.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beth123cooking
(Augusta, GA)
Question
What should I wash these sponges with? And how often?
I've heard from different Sales Associates about the best way to clean the LM sponges. One SA suggested using my face wash to clean the sponges. I've also heard Dial is good too. Any thoughts?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
nycgirl812
(New York, NY)
on 4-Pack Sponge
7 answers
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answer 1
I use Mrs. Meyer's dishwashing lemon liquid soap & the sponges last for about 1 year..no joke!! 4 sponges come in a pack so that is about changing 1 sponge/ season (I live in New England). Good luck!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
answer 2
I have just used warm tap water. I suppose using the facial cleanser that you normally use would work well.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Baton Rouge, La)
answer 3
I don't wash mine. There are 4 to a packet and I use a packet a year.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
suuuzigirl
(las vegas, nv)
answer 4
I think you could wash it with several different products. I like a brush cleaner because I know it doesn't leave anything in the sponges.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beth123cooking
(Augusta, GA)
answer 5
I use my face wash to clean mine - about once a week. Hand soap might be a little too harsh.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
anna845
(Spring Valley, NY)
answer 6
I use my face wash (Murad Clarifying Cleanser) about once a week to wash my sponges- it works great and each sponge will last at least 6 weeks- so they might seem pricy but the low cost-per-use makes it an excellent value!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
MindyMansfield
(Chula Vista, CA)
answer 7
I recommend washing makeup sponges or brushes about once every other day or two - just to keep bacteria at a minimum. I have been using Dial soap for my brushes and sponges for ages, and it has worked great so far - it's not only effective, but also inexpensive. And it's worked well on these specific sponges. Quick tip: after washing your makeup sponges, throw them in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds (but no longer than that!) to really keep bacteria at bay. With these sponges being so durable, it won't ruin them. =)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
ginamc
(Buffalo, New York)
Question
What are these sponges made out of?
I have a latex allergy so I was wondering if these sponges contained that.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
CAMILLER
on 4-Pack Sponge
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Latex allergies are nothing to fool around with. I'm a RN and my advice to you is to call Laura Mercier and they would be able to tell you if the sponges contain latex.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
answer 2
I also have a latex allergy, so I made sure to check the LM website before ordering. These are made from non-latex foam.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mlmsc
(Charleston, sc)
answer 3
I do not know if they contact latex or not.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beth123cooking
(Augusta, GA)
answer 4
these sponges are latex free. when i went to purchase them the sales rep was so helpful she double checked the ingredients and informed me that they are. When I used them my face didn't react as I too have a latex allergy.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
forgivenss
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Question
how do i use the laura mercier egg-shaped sponges?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
deefletch
(roosevelt, ny)
on 4-Pack Sponge
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
simply rub it on the compact powder and apply to face gently to cover and give an even tobed look.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
wuvyablue
(fresno, CA)
answer 2
I use mine with liquid makeup <Clinique to be precise>. I squirt a small amount onto sponge and start blending over my face. I start with the T zone of forehead, nose and chin and then blend over cheeks, chin and downward blend into my neck. I also use as a base over my eyelids and then either I'm blending smoothly or add a bit more for more coverage to build with the makeup. Keeps it smooth and even
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 3
I use the smaller end of the sponge to blend my TM or foundation then start blending in the TM or foundation inward toward my nose.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
helloKatx
(Boston, MA)
Question
V.S. Beauty Blender
How do the sponges compare to beauty blenders? foundation finish, washing, duration, ect.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
SingingBirds98
on 4-Pack Sponge
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This applicator is best used for tinted moisturizer or bb cream with SPF ect. Its best used to give you a sheer coverage. This can be used for foundation but the beauty bender is better for that job.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Susie123456789
answer 2
Excellent product for your finished makeup. I do not know what a beauty blender is!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
newportgal
(Newport, RI)
Question
Material used?
These almost look like a Shisedo sponge I purchased years ago that was made of silk. It lasted a very long time and was excellent for applying foundation. Can anyone tell me what these are made of and how long each sponge lasts?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Lorilit
(Ft. Worth, TX)
on 4-Pack Sponge
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
if these are the laura mercier set...you can wash them w/soap (mild) and water and air dry them. they keep their shape and last as long as you keep in cool, dry place and keep cleaning them!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
einparis
(georgetown, ky)
answer 2
Not sure what they're made of as I no longer have the packaging, but I'm really happy with how long they last--I'd say 3 - 4 mos.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jacquelyng1215
(Chicago IL)
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