Beauty Review: Essence Super Beauty Sponge

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that there is no doubt that I LOVE Essence. Whenever they bring out a new range I rush out to pick it up. I have a lot of their brushes however I have never tried any sponges by them. When I saw this Essence Super Beauty Sponge in store I knew that I needed to try it. As my beauty sponges are normally pink or purple I chose to get the pink one however there was a really pretty blue one as well.

Once again, Essence have done a fantastic job with their packaging. I mean how cute is the little tube that this sponge comes in?! I love that it just adds a little something extra!

This sponge claims to double in size when wet which I was a bit unsure about. I can safely say that while it does grow in size, as most beauty sponges do, it definitely does not double in size. It is pretty big though!

I had never used a flat ended beauty sponge before and this one has two flat sides. After using this for a while I have decided that I actually  really like the flat sides. I feel like it helps when putting foundation on, especially around my eye area. I normally do my eye makeup first and the flat side makes it easier to blend my foundation in without taking my eye makeup off! It also helps when blending in my concealer.

This sponge also claims to help with perfect application with minimal product waste. This is important to me when trying out new beauty sponges because there is nothing worse than being excited for a new sponge and then using half a bottle of foundation on one day’s makeup because the sponge has soaked up all of the product. I do think that this sponge soaks up a bit of product but is by no means the worst sponge that I have used. I also think that as long as you don’t keep blending in the same place you’re pretty much okay.

Overall Verdict: I like the Essence Super Beauty Sponge.The packaging is pretty and it is a really nice shape.

Would I repurchase? Perhaps. I do like this product but I prefer another one more. However, if I really needed a new sponge and I couldn’t find my regular one then I would probably puck this one up instead!

Have you ever used the Essence Super Beauty Sponge before? What do you use to apply your foundation? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x





  1. May 31, 2018 / 16:39

    I love beauty sponges. I have a different one that I like a lot, but I may have to give this one a go! Looks super effective!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      June 3, 2018 / 13:53

      I love that they have a bright blue one haha! Thank you for reading x

  2. June 3, 2018 / 13:48

    I love a beauty sponge! So nice seeing a review on something other than the beauty blender. Great post! X

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      June 3, 2018 / 13:53

      Thank you so much! I just cannot justify the price of the Beauty Blender so I try out whatever other ones I can find haha!

  3. June 4, 2018 / 16:29

    I love the colour and the packaging, it’s super cute! I’ve never actually used a beauty sponge but they sound pretty useful. It’s good that there is minimal product waste too. I’ll have to check these out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kirsty and I love your photos 💖 xx


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      June 16, 2018 / 14:29

      The blue one that they have is such a gorgeous colour as well! Thank you for reading x

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