I have a quick review for you guys today. I’m actually on schedule to post everything I intended this month because I have so many things I’m excited about and want to share! Maybe I’m late to the party, but I just learned about this product about two months ago thanks to Instagram. Around the beginning of this month I finally purchased it because I found out they carried it at Sephora! I seriously lag with online shopping. If something is available in-store I’m way more likely to buy it because I love the instant gratification! So I grabbed one and it’s probably one of the most useful tools I’ve added to my makeup collection.
What it is:
A dry, makeup-removing sponge that allows you to switch colors without having to switch brushes.
What it does:
Inspired by a common makeup artist dilemma of how remove powder product from brushes without the drying time of a liquid brush cleaner, this sponge offers a dry alternative. The special material allows you to remove pigment from your brushes without brush cleaner formula. Simply swipe the brush over the sponge until pigment is removed and move on to the next color.
Ohmygod this little sponge changed my life. I don’t own a lot of brushes and don’t want to because I hate cleaning them. Yet I love working with bright colors and it’s hard to do that without lots of brushes because you’ll get the colors in the other pans. With this you can create your whole look with a single brush! Though you still will probably use several brushes because you need the different shapes…
But seriously. Points for lazy people like me. I can now experiment with looks WAY more often because I don’t have to clean my brushes between every single use. You should still clean your brushes regularly though, it’s important to keep anything and everything that goes on your face clean! Save yourself the pain of breakouts or eye infections and stay on top of sterilizing your tools.
I’ll let this video speak for itself. In the video below I use the matte black from the Kat VonD Monarch Palette (now discontinued) because it’s the blackest black I have. You can see for yourself how it instantly removes all the color from the brush!
It’s pretty much magic.
This sponge works on both natural hair and synthetic brushes and on all kinds of eyeshadows, even thick formulas like Makeup Forever. However, it doesn’t work with glittery gel formulas. It’s best to stick with powders.
The sponge itself is reusable and can be cleaned with soap and warm water or sprayed with disinfecting cleaner. When it wears out you can also buy refill sponges on the Vera Mona website and reuse the tin!
The color switch sponge is available for $18 USD on the Sephora website and VeraMona.com.