Every now and again, something so revolutionary comes along in the beauty world that it makes you re-think your entire getting ready process. The Beautyblender was one of them. When the makeup sponge hit the scene in 2007, it became instantly iconic for its ability to flawlessly buff and blend in foundation—and replaced the need for owning multiple face brushes.
In the past few years, a whole sea of sponges have hit shelves—bringing with them odd designs and different textures, ranging from drugstore prices to designer. It wasn’t until recently when I fell down a rabbit hole of YouTuber reviews that I realized just how many options are out there. A quick Ulta search delivers nearly 150 different sponges. I’ve been so loyal to my Beautyblender, I thought it was time to finally see what I was missing. So I dipped, dabbed, and tested my way through dozens of sponges to narrow down the 13 worth your time and money. Scroll on for the best makeup sponges.