As a crafter I’m only too aware of how us crafters can be convinced (conned? who said ‘conned’? see me after school!) – convinced into buying products that, well … we could either do without or could buy something far cheaper which works just as well, or sometimes even better. Cheap cosmetic sponges are one of those things which I know from experience works just as well, – or, for me at least, far better than a well-known make, little wooden handled thing with the [costly] replaceable pads which is meant to be the crafters dream blending tool; or some of the other expensive sponges that I’ve bought in the past which were ‘designed especially for crafters’.
I’ve been using cheap cosmetic sponges in the craft room for quite a while and find them far easier to use than any other option available. I can control the pressure a lot easier. I can add as little or as much of the medium I’m using as I want and where I want. I can dab, swish, pat, splodge, circle, stripe, wipe, swipe and all manner of things which will all give a different effect or ‘finish’.
BUT .. please don’t go to your local supermarket or pharmacy and buy their pack of 6 for £2.99 or some other such ridiculous price. Go instead to your nearest pound shop and find them in there for just a pound, and that’s for a lot more than half a dozen too!
I currently buy mine (the ones the photographs) from Home Bargains (here in the UK). The one pack cost me 99p and the other cost £1. In the grey pack there are the traditional wedge shapes that we all know as being the ‘normal’ cosmetic shaped sponge. In the other pack are the assortment of shapes – all of them very much useable.
You can see in the photo above one of the pads which I’d used two days ago. (I saved it because I knew I was going to take photo’s for this recommendation). The sponges from the red/pink bag are all different types, but you’ll be able to use every single one of them for various different projects. And the best bit? —> Because they’re as cheap as chips you don’t have to worry about trying to wash these out. At £1 for so many, you won’t fret about throwing these away when they’ve outlived their usefulness.
But .. added to all this wonderfulness from a crafters point of view – … if you should find yourself out of make-up sponges – these are actually ok to use on your face too! (see the photo below, for the information from the back of the pack).
Please give them a try. I honestly don’t think you’ll look back once you’ve tried them.
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Have a really great start to your new week.
N.B. I have not been paid, either in money nor ‘goods’ of any sort to make this recommendation. This is a personal recommendation based upon my own use of a product and my own experiences in using that product.