The Rihanna-Approved Makeup Sponge Steph Loves

Leave it to Fenty Beauty to figure out a way to improve upon the Beautyblender.
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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Precision Makeup Sponge 100, $16, available here.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Precision Makeup Sponge 100, $16, available here.

Ever since I first learned the proper technique for using makeup sponges — we're talking years ago — I've been a dedicated fan of the Beautyblender, and I haven't really felt the need to try many other makeup tools, at least where my foundation, tinted moisturizer or concealer are concerned. But then Rihanna came out with this updated take on the makeup sponge with the launch of her Fenty Beauty line, and of course I had to give it a go.

I wouldn't have expected it would be possible to improve upon the Beautyblender's bouncy texture and ability to seamlessly buff makeup into skin, but leave it to Rihanna to make that happen. The Fenty sponge has two flat edges in addition to the rounded, egg-like side. The wide one allows you to dab product on evenly over large expanses of skin (I especially like using it on my cheeks), while the smaller, half-moon-shaped edge is amazing for getting up under your eyes and around your nose. It's quickly become my go-to makeup applicator. Beautyblender, I still love you, but it's also nice to have an alternate I can turn to every now and then.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Precision Makeup Sponge 100, $16, available here.

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