If you haven't heard of Nanshy then where have you been? They are a brand which makes cruelty free makeup brushes and tools, which are all 100% vegan and PETA approved. Following the Bloggers Love Twitter Party I was sent their Marvel 4 in 1 Makeup Blending Sponge to try out. I have only tried one other blending sponge before which I didn't really get on with nor was I that impressed. However this one from Nanshy has completely has changed my life.Let me just start off by saying this is probably the best product I have used to apply and blend in my foundation. It was incredibly easy, made a tiny bit of foundation go a very long way and left a flawless finish. I used the sponge damp with my Mac Studio Fix fluid and my Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish which are both full coverage foundations. I just run the sponge under the tap, it soaks up a lot of water so doubles in size and then you ring it out so it's not dripping wet. The foundation then doesn't sink into the sponge and spreads effortlessly across your face. I don't wipe it, I use more of a dabbing motion. This spreads the make up well into all areas of the face and I love the finish as it creates a very thin layer of foundation but completely full coverage. As the sponge is damp I feel that it is a lot less harsh on the dryer area's of my face, where a brush can sometimes make dry skin flake off. Honestly after application it barely felt like I was wearing foundation, I really do love this sponge and now do not want to use anything else.
I cannot comment on how it feels using different foundations or on different skin types however I don't think it would change much. I think this sponge is a brilliant tool and you will find it difficult not to get on with it. It has different shaped area's like a flat edge, round, point to get into different area's of the face however I don't really take much notice of what side I am using as you can just press it into these area's. This sponge is a bargain at only £5.95, so much cheaper than a lot of brushes. I know that sponges do have to be replaced more often but at that price I will definitely be purchasing another one after.
For more information about the sponge and other products check out the Nanshy website here nanshy.com or on Twitter twitter.com/NanshyOfficial