I have to be honest, but when I first saw the Silicone makeup applicator I thought it must be a joke! Like seriously, how does a piece of silicone apply anything never mind makeup?! I’m sure you’re thinking the same. However, after using it, I was pleasantly surprised by the results!
How to use the silicone makeup applicator?
After my initial scepticism, I was surprised to find that the Silicone Makeup Applicator is actually really easy to use. Apply a small amount of foundation or moisturiser to the silicone applicator and pat it on your skin. Use a circular motion to blend it in. You may need to use your fingers or a brush to make sure it’s all blended properly.
Should you use the Silicone Makeup Applicator?
The main advantage of the Silicone Makeup Applicator is that you don’t waste foundation. Both sponges and brushes absorb a lot of your makeup which I find very frustrating. Its a big waste of money and annoying to have to buy a new foundation so frequently.
Another MASSIVE advantage for me is that it’s so easy to clean. Let’s all be honest- how often do you really clean your makeup brushes?! I wish I could say that I clean mine after every use but 🙁 I don’t! I’m slightly lazy when it comes to it and I find it rather time-consuming to clean them properly.
The silicone makeup applicator is really simple to clean and it’s so much more hygienic as it doesn’t absorb anything. You can clean it with regular soap and water and it takes really quick too.
The main disadvantage I found is that it takes longer to apply foundation with the silicone makeup applicator that a regular foundation brush. You have to work a bit harder to get everything blended properly. The way I solved this problem on the days that I don’t have time, is that I start applying my foundation with the silicone makeup applicator and I blend it with a foundation brush instead of the applicator. This works well for me:) By the time I use the brush, the foundation is more or less blended so I don’t end up wasting product. It’s a win-win.
Do I recommend it?
Whilst it takes more time using a silicone makeup applicator than a beauty blender or brush I still enjoy using it. If you are hate buying new makeup the whole time, or you’re simply not into makeup, think of all the money you’ll be saving by using this silicone makeup applicator and how much more hygienic it is. As it’s not very expensive I do recommend it, you don’t have much to lose out on!
If you’ve used a silicone makeup applicator before, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Do you prefer it to a brush? Did you find it easy to use? Please share your experiences in the comments below:)