Beauty Sponge Application Tips For Beginners

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Everyone else is using a beauty blender, but you’re a little late.
It’s fine. Change is difficult, and if you’ve previously used a beauty brush or a foam wedge, a cylindrical sponge may appear difficult to learn.

Don’t be concerned. RMS Beauty‘s professional team has you covered.
We held off on releasing our signature skin2skin beauty sponge until we were confident it was perfect.
We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to master application techniques now that it’s available.

Grab your favorite blending sponge and your favorite product, and get ready to learn how to perfect your makeup application with actual methods from the beauty professionals who know best.

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What Is the Benefit of a Makeup Sponge?

The makeup sponge is possibly one of the most versatile tools in your arsenal. It’s long-lasting, simple to maintain, and suitable for a wide range of items. It’s also a good alternative for people who are hesitant to apply their product with their fingertips.

Makeup sponges aren’t simply for applying liquid makeup.
They may be used to smudge eyeliner or pencil for the ideal smoky eye, as well as tinted moisturizers, cream blush, and powder.
We really enjoy using them to apply primer, foundation, and concealer.


If you’ve been waiting for a clean, non-toxic primer that actually works, your wait is over. RMS Beauty’s “Re” Evolve Radiance Locking Primer is formulated with Tightenyl™, our exclusive skin-firming complex made from natural, fruit and vegetable-based ingredients.

Our primer is in the shape of a gel, making it ideal for use with a makeup sponge.
Although we advocate applying primer with your fingertips, a sponge can provide greater access in small, difficult-to-reach spots.


Foundation that is liquid or cream-based works best with a beauty sponge, however you may use our skin2skin beauty sponge with powder as well.
Traditionally difficult to apply, liquid foundation lines and streaks are a thing of the past if you learn how to use a beauty sponge properly.

When applying cream foundation, the sponge’s moist application method helps thin down the product for more uniform distribution and a perfect finish.


Concealer may quickly go from excellent to awful if not applied correctly.
If you apply too much concealer to cover up dark circles, you may end up with raccoon eyes.
If you choose the wrong shade, you may wind up calling attention to an imperfection rather than hiding it.

To keep your skin looking natural and even-toned, use a makeup sponge to smooth, blend, and blur products.

How to Use a Makeup Sponge — Beginner Tips

The nicest thing about makeup sponges is how simple they are to use.
A blending sponge, unlike your fingers or a brush, is nearly infallible.
The moist application technique contributes to the convenience of use by keeping the substance fluid while you apply it. This allows the product to slide across your face and allows you to quickly alter it before it dries and hardens.

For primer

Our primer contains plant-based elements that adsorb moisture to your skin and produce a grippy surface for your foundation.
Primer may be applied with your fingers, but if you are more comfortable using a sponge or want to practice using a sponge with a color-free product, primer is a perfect alternative.

To begin, soak your sponge and squeeze off any extra water.
A tiny quantity of primer should be pumped onto the back of your hand or a clean palette.

Dab the tip of the sponge into the primer to remove it from your hand.
Apply primer all over your face, blending evenly around the nose, jawline, and hairline.

Once your primer has dried fully, you’re ready to apply foundation.



Even a makeup sponge can’t make up for a bad foundation. The ingredients in your foundation matter, just as much as finding the perfect shade.

RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation contains living, skin-nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, buriti oil, and jojoba oil. You’ll get color correction, hydration, and skin-restorative properties every time you use it.

To apply our foundation with our best-selling beauty sponge, follow these easy steps.

  • Dampen your sponge and remove excess water.
  • Using a clean spatula, remove a little product from the container and place it on the back of your hand.
  • Lift the product from the back of your hand onto the tip of the sponge.
  • Using a quick “bounce” technique, dab the product into your skin in small, short bursts.
  • Focus on the shiny t-zone area, and be sure to cover any areas of redness.
  • Apply your foundation with one end of the sponge, and use the other end to buff away any excess product and blur any obvious lines or streaks.

Our founder, Rose-Marie Swift, loves this application method for applying foundation because it creates an almost airbrush-like finish that still looks completely real and natural.



Start with a great product if you want amazing results and coverage from concealer.
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Concealer is well-known for its ability to hide without covering up and making your face look fake, leaving your natural skin to appear radiant and even.

Using a beauty sponge allows you to apply concealer like an expert.
Use these simple application techniques after soaking your sponge and squeezing off extra water.

For Under Eyes

Gently press concealer into the inside corner of your eye, blending downward toward your nose. This is the area under your eye that is typically the darkest and needs the most correction.

Use the edge of the sponge to blend down and out, but resist pulling or dragging. Instead, bounce the sponge quickly to press the product into the skin and blur noticeable edges.

For Blemishes

Blemishes that are healing may be dry and flaky. For these types of blemishes, use the same bouncing technique you used for under your eyes. This will help the product fill in small cracks and crevices without highlighting dry skin. Blend the edges so they aren’t noticeable.

For early stage blemishes that are red and swollen, we recommend switching to a precision-based brush, like RMS Beauty’s Brightening Brush. The brush helps apply more product to the area and keep it in the same spot, which can help you avoid having the concealer slide off a hot, red bump.

For Redness

Areas of redness sometimes require buildable coverage. The makeup sponge is a useful tool that can help you easily cover areas of redness without spackling too much of the product on your skin.

Using the side of your sponge (the wide part) gently sweep the concealer over the area of redness, blurring the edges to create a perfect finish. When one layer has dried, apply a second layer if needed to completely color-correct the area.


Tips and Tricks

These little tidbits are helpful to know when using a beauty sponge, regardless of what product you’re using with it.

  • Always remove excess water. The makeup sponge is made to be used damp. This is for two reasons. First, the damp sponge resists absorbing the product you place on it, ensuring it goes directly to your skin and isn’t wasted. Second, it helps keep the product you are using pliable so you can blend and move it on your skin to get it just right.
  • Always clean your sponge between uses. Clean your sponge after every use with mild soap and water. There’s no need to use your facial wash to cleanse the sponge. A natural shampoo or a mild dish soap works, too!
  • Avoid dipping the sponge into your product. Instead, put a small amount of product onto the back of your hand and dip the sponge in from that position. This will avoid wasting product and will also keep the container of product clean and bacteria-free.

You’ll notice right away that using a makeup sponge is the easy way to apply your products and make them look incredibly natural.

Which Sponge To Use

Not all sponges are great for your skin. Some sponges are made with irritating, toxic materials that aren’t good for your skin or body.

  • Avoid Latex. Latex allergies are real, and even if you aren’t allergic, you can be sensitive. Using a product that contains latex can result in skin irritation.
  • Shop for cruelty-free. Cruelty-free means neither the product nor the ingredients have been tested on animals. Even though sponges seem “safe,” sometimes animals can be involved in testing. RMS Beauty has a strict cruelty-free policy. None of our products are ever tested on animals.
  • Shape matters. RMS Beauty’s skin2skin Beauty Sponge has the RMS swirl on the top, which mimics a fingerprint. This helps simulate skin-to-skin application, which creates a more natural, even finish.
  • Go for antimicrobial. Recent studies show that beauty sponges can house serious germs, like staph bacteria and E. coli. RMS Beauty’s sponges are made from antimicrobial foam, to help keep germs away.

We don’t like to brag, but our sponges are the cleanest and greenest in the industry. They’re easy to use, and work great with all our products.

Complexion Sponges Made Easy

Makeup sponges are available everywhere, and they’re excellent tools for applying makeup products like foundation, concealer, cream-based products, and even powder.

At RMS Beauty, our focus has always been delivering the cleanest, most effective products, right down to our cruelty-free beauty tools.

Don’t be afraid to try something new. Trust the RMS Skin2Skin Beauty Sponge to help you create flawless looks you’ll love.

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