Saturday, March 20, 2010

I Wonder: "Do You Use Round Cosmetic Sponge to Apply Setting Powder?"

Happy weekend everyone!  I will be off for another makeup gig and will have a nice dinner date with  my family!  That means, a very busy weekend again!  The whole week has been hectic but it was a good kind of busy as I've met a couple of bloggers via events that I've attended.  Sometimes, I'd love to just sit back, and think about the changes that has happened to me since I've started to blog.  And I just can't stress enough that meeting new people from different backgrounds gives me the natural "high"! :)

On with the post....

The inquiring mind of AMW has another "I wonder" moment as I checked back the stuffs I bought from Japan Home Center.  The UBL Round Cosmetic Sponge!  These are not the best round sponges available inn the market but it is ok enough for its price and perforrmance to be included in my make up traincase for those "spur of the moments" or in more panic term....emergencies!  That's why I hoarded these stuffs and have them with me all the time, I am a HOARDER and I am proud of it!

UBL Round Cosmetic Sponges purchased at Japan Home Center 2pcs for Php66.00 (approx $1.43)



AMW wonders ---

"Do you use round cosmetic sponges to apply your setting powder?
       Do you like it or not?"

Personally, I may be a hoarder but I don't use this on myself.  I've tried setting my makeup with these sponges thrice but I ended up with a powder brush instead as I find using the sponges a bit too heavy for my taste for daily use. 

To the oily skinned readers out there, you can use these sponges to set your powder but pllease use an oil blotting sheet prior to to setting your powder with these especially if you're starting to oil up.  This prevent your powder from creating uneven patches due to oil build up.

Why do I carry these around on gigs?  I use these at times when I apply eye makeup on clients to prevent my hands and fingers from touching the clients' faces!  If you're a makeup artist, choose the sponges that has handle like the photo above!

Now it's your turn to click COMMENT and spill the beans on my I Wonder query!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



21 comments:

  1. I'm using rounded sponges on myself when I apply a loose powder. Like it.

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  2. Yes I do! But I brush off the excess afterwards! Haha.. How do you use these sponges without looking cakey on? How do you blend the powder? Do you pat it on or do you sweep?

    thanks!

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  3. I use a brush to set my foundation and concealer during daytime. Its an easy reach for me. On the other hand, I use a powder full for my night time makeup since its more heavier. When I assisted a makeup artist for a makeup gig, she always used a puff to set the makeup and blot oils on the face with translucent powder.

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  4. I don't use this kind of puff for setting powder,I usually use brush or other type of sponge. :)

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  5. I don't use this kind of puff for setting powder,I usually use brush or other type of sponge. :)

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  6. i don't like to use sponges, i use a puff though, to just pat the powder, then i blend with a brush : D

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  7. I agree with the blotting film, this is my most best friend before anything else as I have an oily face. I prefer using a sponge though.

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  8. I use velour sponges to apply loose powder (to set foundation) then I use a kabuki brush to buff the excess powder. Bought it for less than 100 for 2 washable sponges. =)

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  9. I do! :) When using the shu uemura finishing powder :)

    So nice to have seen you again Nikki! Thanks for the invitation! Mwah!

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  10. i heard that if you dont wanna use brushes, its better to use a puff than a sponge.
    lighter application which sets the face rather than masking it

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  11. i heard that if you dont wanna use brushes, its better to use a puff than a sponge.
    lighter application which sets the face rather than masking it

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  12. I dont like sponges, personally. I just feel like they're gross and ineffective =[

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  13. good question! i don't like to use sponges or puffs on myself personally, it seems unhygienic and i find the finish too thick and unnatural! i prefer to use a brush.

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  14. Anastacia, glad you like it! I'm just not into using these on myself!

    K, I use this via patting potion, then gently blend with a short sweeping strokes!

    Becky, so true, most makeup artists use this to set the powder, I do this too, but I don't know why I'm not a fan of using this on myself!

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  15. Hana, same here! Brush user for both of us!

    Denise, thanks for sharing

    Kitten, oohh so true, oil blotters are the safest way for retouch!

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  16. Khymm, oh yeah, there are those less than 100 for 2 at Watson's and washable! I know those! thanks for the reminder!

    Teeyah, oh yeah, Shu Uemura finishing powder is so cool! Nice to see you too and I am hoping to see you again!

    LyNn, yes, there are just 2 choices for now, sponges and brushes , it really depends on how comfortable you are!

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  17. Y, that's the hard part on using sponges, you really have to make sure to wash them regularly!

    Feeyona, same here! :)

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  18. Sounds like a fun weekend!! I always like the "good kind of busy". No time to rest but when your done with the experience, it's always fun to look back and reminisce. =)

    I really don't like how the round sponges set my powder. It makes me self conscious because I feel it looks cakey. I like using powder brushes or kabuki brushes because it feels more blended in and natural.

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  19. i really don't like using sponges, my skin is oily and i prefer using a big fluffy brush. i feel like if i use a sponge, they clog up my pores with the powder...call me paranoid! haha :D

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  20. oh yes! i do actually use powder puff! especially if i have very minimal foundation/ concealer and i am using powder with a bit of coverage.

    for touch up i like using fluffy brushes better, as it doesn't cakes me up as easily :P

    am i weird in doing it this way?

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  21. .riahlistic, same here, the feeling of cakiness is just weird no?

    Bea, oil blotter to go for oily skined ladies! :)

    Plue, me too! I use brush for touch ups! :) and no, you're not weird, its really a matter of preferences

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