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SEPHORA COLLECTION Precision Sponge

What it is:A 3D makeup sponge inspired by professional makeup artists.What it does:Sephora Brand Sephora Precision Sponge makes it easy to achieve complexion perfection. Apply foundation, concealer, and blush with this advanced, contoured tool you can even layer different colors strategically without mixing. Use the rounded end of the sponge to cover large areas of the face and the pointed end to reach trickier spots and angles.What else you need to know:This latex-free, antibacterial essential is hypoallergenic.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION Precision Sponge

Question
cleaning
how would you clean this sponge
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
chelseadeeete
on Precision Sponge
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can in fact clean this to a nearly good-as-new state, even if you use a siicone-based foundation. Skip the expensive beautyblender cleaner, go get plain old Parian Spirits brush cleaner. Before the makeup has dried on the sponge, spritz with the Parian spirits and use your thumb to really rub that into the stains. Rub and squeeze - rinse under running water, keep rubbing. You will see all the makeup come out. Then wash the Parian spirits out with a bit of facial soap and rinse thoroughly. Let air-dry. I used the sponge with my MUFE F&B foundie and got a fantastic result - the foundie lasted 12 hours, which is a long time for F&B. But you do have to clean the sponge right away after use; only takes about 2 minutes tops.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
frelkins
(Bay Area CA)
answer 2
Mild soap and water - maybe some makeup remover too!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
foxykatt
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
There are three ways that I typically clean my brushes and sponges: first, you can use brush cleanser or shampoo; second, you can use a cream face cleanser, but it has to be one that can clean makeup off your face (if it doesn't, how would you expect it to clean it off a sponge? :p); lastly, you can use makeup remover, but not the cheap stuff. If you let foundation dry on this sponge, it'll be pretty hard to get the color out. Regardless, you should still clean it.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
glorinat0rz
(Monterey Park, CA)
answer 4
The egg is cleaned by applying mild soap and water to it then squeezing it then allowing it to air dry.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
pbgdfan
(Rohnert Park, CA)
answer 5
With a little bit of liquid soap, squishing water in and out and in and out until it is clean.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
fuckyou
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
Warm water and mild soap after each use
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
puppylve
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 7
I use face cleanser and lukewarm water.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jdb11
(Jenn)
answer 8
I use baby shampoo or Dr. Bronner's liquid soap. It's a durable sponge, but it does stain.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Catwomanca
(CA)
answer 9
BlenderCleanser..Baby shampoo doesn't work, makeup with get trapped. BC won't make it like new, but it will be clean.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
chanise
(New York, New York)
answer 10
I clean it with antibacterial soap and hot water, then let it air dry
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
AEMulf
(Alameda, CA)
answer 11
I use the sephora brush cleaner. I put a few pumps in the palm of my hand, rub the sponge in the cleaner, and then squish the sponge a bit to build a little lather, I then rins with luke warm water and let sit to dry.
I have friends who are make-up artists that tell me Palmolive antibacterial dish soap can be used as well.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
ainthecity
(New York, NY)
answer 12
We suggest either the beautyblender blendercleanser™ or a mild shampoo or facial cleanser.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How does it compare to the beautyblender sponge?
The description and pictures of the Sephora sponge and the beautyblender sponge seem very similar. Has anyone used both and noticed a significant difference between the two? Thanks in advance! :)
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
csugirl
(Portland, OR)
on Precision Sponge
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I really think this works best if you submerse it in water for 2 or 3 minutes before using. Really soak it in a bowl while you brush your teeth! I got great results this way.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
frelkins
(Bay Area CA)
answer 2
This one is much easier to blend with because it is nice and fat.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pagirl56
(Greensburg PA)
answer 3
dont waste your money on the Beauty Blender sponge, the Sephora brand works!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
foxykatt
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
I have used both and the egg gives me better control over application and blending.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
pbgdfan
(Rohnert Park, CA)
answer 5
Read all the reviews. Several people comment on this very thing. Seems that it is a cheaper knock-off.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
fuckyou
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
i have not noticed a difference in quality of makeup application between the two -- both do a great job. in fact, the major difference i have noticed is that sephora's sponge actually stands up better to multiple washes. my beauty blender was falling apart in months where my sephora sponge is going strong.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kayemgee
(New York, NY)
answer 7
Not even close! This is small and hard. The Beauty Blender is soft and fits comfortably in your hand. This one will not wash clean and absorbs too much foundation. The Beauty Blender is a piece of art and this is more like graffiti!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
scubachick72
(Utah)
answer 8
I think it's very different from Beauty Blender. The Sephora sponge and Beauty blender aren't made of the same materials, and they work in different ways. The Sephora sponge is like a little rubber egg, and it retains its shape. Beauty Blender is cushy, and it expands (a lot) when wet, but shinks back to original shape when dry. The Sephora Sponge is definitely smaller than Beauty Blender, (especially when wet!). Beauty Blender comes almost to a point, while the Sephora sponge's tip is larger and more rounded. Beauty Blender is easy to clean, while the Sephora sponge drinks product and doesn't want to let go. Beauty Blender wastes much less makeup, because it doesn't suck it all in. The Sephora sponge is good for dotting on makeup, but it doesn't work well for spreading and blending.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Catwomanca
(CA)
answer 9
No difference in finish. BB is faster when wet(because it expands to a greater extent, than BB). I like the results Precision both wet & dry. Precision comes in a small plastic container which I like because at least on the go I have something to keep it sterile. Precision is denser which I like, because it makes me feel like I'm getting something that cost more than $0.2 cents to manufacture, while BB is very lite & fluffy and almost makes you feel ripped off.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
chanise
(New York, New York)
answer 10
Absolutely can't compare to the Beauty Blender, the texture is off and it doesn't create that flawless finish that you get with the Beauty Blender.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
TRUTH27
(Woodland Hills, CA)
answer 11
I have noticed a much more "air brushed" type finish compared to traditional wedges. I use this sponge for foundation and concealer applications. This sponge is higher maintenance than traditional wedges as you do need to clean it and let it dry, it's best to think of it as another brush in your collection - but it's worth it for those special occasion where you want to look naturally perfect!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
ainthecity
(New York, NY)
answer 12
I went looking for the beauty blender but since they dont carry it in store, I bought this one, it works good, but I still want the beauty blender, I have heard rave reviews on it.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kgstar
(Fresno, CA)
Question
how to use
do you use this wet? or dry?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
liljess
(Egg Harbor, NJ)
on Precision Sponge
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use mine wet, just like a beauty blender. works perfect that way.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
raquelsosa
(northern virginia)
answer 2
Both, but beware it is a firm sponge and I found that when using it wet I was wiping foundation away.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
answer 3
I use my sponge wet. I find that it "sucks up" less of my foundation when I do this, as opposed to using it dry. I usually squeeze it a few times under water, (which also helps to lightly clean it between major cleanings) then squeeze it in a towel so it's just a little damp.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
lep9845
(Davidson, NC)
answer 4
Yes, you can use both wet (like spraying a toner) or dry.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
beautygalnyc
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I used this wet, with most of the the water squeezed out when applying liquid foundation. It helps keep the makeup on the surface of the sponge. Not sure about powders.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
brneyedgrl
(NYC, NY)
answer 6
I would use it wet. That way the product wont absorb into the sponge completely.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Priscilla124
answer 7
Wet
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
chodai
(Kaneohe, HI)
answer 8
use wet and squeeze to get all the water out and then blot blot blot...make sure to dot the concealer around the eyes and foundation around the face...point end is for around the eyes and nose and bottom is for the face.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
seriouslytho
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 9
i prefer wet but you can also use wet to make sure the sponge doesn't absorb all of the product and i personally think that it gives a better finish
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
paypayburke
(California)
answer 10
You can use it either way, but I found that when I used it dry it sucked up quite a bit of my foundation. I prefer using it damp.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
mandae23
(New Mexico)
answer 11
You are supposed to use this product while damp. It is meant to be used with cream, mousse and luquid foundations for a flawless airbrushed look. Quite honestly, that will not be the outcome. It is much smaller and stiffer than the beauty blender. It also does not expand when wet.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Yariliz
(New Jersey)
Question
is this sponge a round
is this sponge a egg shade sponge
asked 3 years ago
1conni
(sandersville ga)
on Precision Sponge
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
chodai
(Kaneohe, HI)
answer 2
its egg shape which is genius because the pointy side is used around the eyes and nose and the bottom is for all over face.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
seriouslytho
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
yes it is pretty egg shaped but the end is more pointy at the top then round like a normal egg
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
paypayburke
(California)
answer 4
Yes it is the shape of an egg (round). To be honest, it is also as small as a large egg. Go on youtube and look this product up. It does not expand when wet and it is stiffer than the beauty blender. I was surprised to see how small it is. I returned mine.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Yariliz
(New Jersey)
answer 5
The sponge is rounded, it is not flat (Sephora also sells a flat red sponge that has a similar shape).
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
k3ny
(Northville, MI)
answer 6
IT is an egg shape. It is very comfortable to hold and the shape aids in application the small pointy part is great for around the eyes, concealer and precision application. The bulbous end is great for all over application.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tabia
(Willingboro, NJ)
answer 7
Yes, this is an egg shape. It does not absorb or expand when wet. The foam is too dense to alter its shape. What you see is what you get with this sponge.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
iamskincrazy
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 8
like an egg, pointy on top and rounded out on the bottom
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tamraa
(Seattle, WA)
answer 9
It is egg shaped, quite a bit smaller than beautyblender
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
jillian7
answer 10
Yes - it's round like an egg
answered 3 years ago
puglover
(Sandy, Utah)
answer 11
Yes it is an egg shape/rounded like an egg.
answered 3 years ago
lillyrs
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
Cleaning procedures
How to clean the Sephora brand precision sponge and how often?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Tampa, FL)
on Precision Sponge
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
BeautyBlender has a liquid sponge cleaner that you can purchase on this website. I've read that you can use a facial wash or a gentle shampoo (Baby Shampoo) to clean this. Maybe run the sponge in running water and gently rub the shampoo in creating a lather. Wash it out thoroughly. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
tiffchan12
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
the bad thing is that it stains so it will always look dirty. i would clean it once a week with a facial cleanser.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
christinebon
(santa clarita, ca)
answer 3
I use shampoo, just as I do for my makeup brushes and rinse it until no suds squeeze out. Cleaning this is so quick, I do so each time I use it, to avoid bacterial growth.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
slinkyone
(Rockleigh NJ)
answer 4
I tend to break out so keeping my brushes/sponges clean is a big deal for me. I used the BBW anti bacterial foaming hand soap about once and week and then let it air dry. Doing that I had no problems with this sponge. I use the sponge daily and really like the way my foundation looks with this.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
jenm0812
(Columbus, Ohio)
answer 5
I wash it with regular hand soap once a week.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pagirl56
(Greensburg PA)
answer 6
Wash it with mild soap and water, squeezing out the excess and air dry. I do this only if I am changing my blush color.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
pbgdfan
(Rohnert Park, CA)
answer 7
I personally use the same soap I use for my make-up brushes. Soap can be purchased at Sephora.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
miae
(West Covina, CA)
answer 8
A bit of liquid soap and warm water, squishing in and out and in and out until it is clean. Maybe once a week -- do it as soon as makeup seems to be caking on it. Definitely not more than a month though. Will grow bacteria. Make sure it also does not sit in water for long periods of time. Wet it, use it, then let it dry.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
fuckyou
(Toronto, ON)
answer 9
After each application. With warm water and soap. It does not clean as well as the beautyblender.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
puppylve
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 10
I use some of my facial wash and it washes like a dream. I use a bathroom cup and sit it on top and let it air dry. They are great!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Xtine3841
(Summerville, SC)
answer 11
you would probably be good with cleaning it with an antibacterial soap or sponge/brush cleanser. Clean it like you would any other sponge- maybe 1-3 times per week depending on how often you use it and with what type of foundation. clean it more if you use liquid
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
essex
Question
Could you use sponge to blend out creme blush?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
Pinkcheeks33
on Precision Sponge
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Most likely not. This sponge is so dense and difficult to use. I would not recommend this.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
iamannie
(edmond, ok)
answer 2
I definitely think you could.
answered 3 months ago
BritBliss
answer 3
yes, OMG. It looks amazing w cream blush! I would apply the cream brush to my cheeks w my fingers then blend it out w the damp sponge.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
raquelsosa
(northern virginia)
answer 4
No, its way too hard
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
answer 5
I have used it to blend out creme blush! I'm still working on getting the technique down, but I like the even coverage it offers me. It has taken me a little practice, though, because before this I usually used powder blush.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
lep9845
(Davidson, NC)
answer 6
Yes this can be used to blend a creme blush. Just dot on the blush in the general cheekbone area and "pounce" it out using the wider end of the sponge. Don't forget to use a highlighter to finish out the look!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
brneyedgrl
(NYC, NY)
answer 7
Yes, but I prefer to use my fingers for blush.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
chodai
(Kaneohe, HI)
answer 8
Sure why not!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
paypayburke
(California)
answer 9
Yes, you definitely can. It would be wise to put it on with the sponge damp, so it doesn't soak in so much of the cream blush. Also, be aware that this sponge isn't soft and bouncy, it keeps it's shape and texture both wet and dry.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
mandae23
(New Mexico)
answer 10
Yes, it can help with applying cream blush, but dont expect the same outcome that the beauty blender would provide. This is stiffer and not as soft on the skin.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Yariliz
(New Jersey)
Question
What's lifespan on the sponge?
I wanted to know how long can/should I use the sponge before replacing it?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
mozgrrl
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Precision Sponge
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm having a difficult time getting it cleaned out, so I wouldn't imagine using it for too long.
answered 3 months ago
BritBliss
(Columbus, OH)
answer 2
Depends on how well you take care of it. wash it after every 3 uses to prolong the life (only if you are using this ONLY on your self) if its for other people wash it every time (duh you probably know this).
Its good for 3 months tops if you use this all the time…If its only a few times a week then maybe 6months you can get from this product..
answered 11 months ago
mrsessie
(Newark, DE)
answer 3
well, I have had mine for almost a year and it hasn't fallen apart on me yet, so I think a good while, just make sure you clean once a week.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
raquelsosa
(northern virginia)
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