If you’re tired of losing half your bottle of foundation to your makeup sponge, you just might need this clear silicone applicator aka the SiliSponge. This $9 tool (that’s currently sold out, but can be preordered) — discovered by Reddit users and created by indie beauty brand Molly Cosmetics — hails from Hong Kong and is here to save your makeup day. Sure, it resembles a silicone implant or chicken cutlet, but man, does it get the makeup job done.
Here’s why it’s being referred to as the new BeautyBlender: 1) This see-through, patty-like tool has a non-porous silicone surface (made out of silicone and encapsulated in a super-flexible material called thermoplastic polyurethane) that won’t soak in your foundation, highlighter, or cream blush (yay, more for you!). 2) Because of its smooth texture (see point number one), you don’t have to use as much product, and it’s easy AF to clean because all you do is rinse it off with soap and water and you’re done! You don’t have to wait for it to dry, nor do you have to wait until the water runs clear, like you do when you’re cleaning makeup brushes — you literally just wash and go. 3) It lasts longer than a makeup sponge; just replace it when it starts to look weathered.
Now, for the fun part: Watch SiliSponge work its makeup magic, first with foundation and then with blush:
And again with bronzer:
Fun fact: It also comes in this cool wrapper that you can store it in, so it stays clean for your next application.
By Brooke Shunatona and Carly Cardellino