Friday, 21 July 2017

Primark Silicone Sponge | Review

Since I found out that Primark were doing their own version of a Silicone Sponge I've been hunting high and low to find one in a shop near me! I finally found one (even though the pack only had 1 in instead of 2 so I got a cheeky discount!) and I couldn't wait to try it out! Find out what I thought of it here...
I've been pretty sceptical about this product ever since it came out, so I didn't really want to spend a tonne of money on it because I wasn't how it was going to work. So I was super happy to find out that Primark had created their own version for only £2 for 2! Mine was the last packet in store after searching for a good few weeks but it only had 1 in (I only needed 1 really...) so I asked them to reduce it, so in the end I got a good bargain!
The sponge has one of those feelings where I just want to squeeze it or bite it (don't ask, I don't know either) but it is really satisfying to squidge! There is a little edge/seam on the sponge which with a lot of other similar products, does make it a little more difficult to get into the nooks and crannies of your face.

I used my Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation with the silicone sponge. I wasn't really sure how to go about applying my foundation, so I decided to squirt a little bit out directly on to the sponge and kind of slap it on my face to make it even. I then used little gliding and tapping motions to smooth it out and I have to be honest it really isn't easy to get the hang of.

When I *cough* smeared the sponge and product across my face it did spread out the product sort of, but it did seem to make my pores a LOT more noticeable and just made the foundation sit quite strangely on my face. I applied it all over my face and I really wasn't happy with how it looked. If I'm quite honest, it looked damn awful! I tried to blend it a little more with the silicone sponge but it was just so difficult and it didn't really do much.

So after I tried to blend it without prevail, I went in with my Primark Oval Brush and blended the product in properly. Once I did this though the coverage went down dramatically, so I feel that although you use less product with the silicone sponges, you end up with more of a mask finish that really is not flattering. I don't wear concealer every day but once I buffed out the foundation with the oval brush I felt I needed a little more coverage, and didn't want to use more foundation.

I have only used the silicone sponge once, but from my first impressions, I really wasn't happy with it! I might try it a few more times to see if there is a better knack to it, but overall I'm glad I didn't splurge on a more expensive version because this product just really isn't for me!

Have you tried one of these silicone sponges? What did you think of it? Let me know!

Speak to you soon!



  1. From what I've seen these sponges are difficult to use, even for experts and makeup artists! I want to try one but I'm worried it would be a waste of money, hopefully I can find a good deal like you x

    1. I can see why they struggle, haha! Keep checking in Primark if you can! I've seen them restocked a few times since I bought them :) let me know if you find one and how you get on with it! Xox