Sponge tip applicator used is for eye make-up for ages and is available with various colours and shapes. Most of use knows it as regular sponge eyeshadow applicator (see photo bellow) – It’s often free addition you eyeshadows. Most of it have pretty weak quality and would not last long. You may find it also hard to clean and blend all colours (pencil, eyeshadows). Most Make-Up Artists (MUAs) use it only as disposable tool.
Much better quality present smudge tips attached to pencils, often made of better quality foam or rubber – are more durable, resistant for cleaning and removing all products – often in different sizes, shapes, softness is also very. But except smudging pencils (smoky eye, smudging eye-liner) probably not a lot of you use this tool in everyday make-up.
If your pencil will run out – you don’t have to trough it to bin, clean your smudging tip end and reuse it again for another make-up. Or you can buy professional smudger tool-brush – sold by few leading brush brands e.g. Costal Scents, Cerro Qreen, UBU No.32, Cosmopolitan, Royal and Langnickel, Elf, Sonia Kashuk, Make Up For Ever (MUFE), Vega, Japonesque, Smashbox, Lilly Lolo and few other brands. I own for personal kit Clinique smudger pencil, in professional kit I have Silk Smudger by Royal and Langnickel but I also absolutely adore new release Maybelline large smudger pencil: Master Smoky!
Smudger brush can be handy, when you like to smudge your eye-liner pencil for a subtle and soft smoky look. This is one of the best tool be used also under the lower lash line or waterline to give a complete the look. But many of us forgets or simply don’t realise that this can be used also for blending eyeshadows on you top or lower lash line. Gives nice silk-shiny finish to your pearl eyeshadow – comparable as finger tip lives. Great precision tool for inner and outer eye corner! So if you want to add just tiny sparkle to your eye – it’s the best tool for you! This tool has perfect size for blending your lower lash line – I can’t imagine to work without this – It’s must have in my kit!
Even more – from time to time it happens that eyeshadows does not want to stick when applied with regular brush (reasons are very: watering the eye, removed make-up, talk-powdered eyeshadows, dry skin, foundation and mattifying powder can also affect skin surface… If normal bush have failed and eyeshadows wont stick eyelid – then when applied with this tool is more likely to stay on.