Are you looking for the best Makeup Sponges & Applicators to buy? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve looked over hundreds of Tools & Brushes products to come up with this comprehensive list of the best Makeup Sponges & Applicators you can buy right now. Many of these are best-selling and top rated products at popular cosmetic stores such as Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, C.O. Bigelow and Lush. In this post, we’re going to take a look at products from beautyblender, beautyblender, beautyblender, FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna, and others. In this list we include Precision Makeup Sponge 100 by FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna, micro.mini pro by beautyblender, and the original beautyblender® by beautyblender.

There are many things to consider before choosing makeup – quality, durability, skin tone and skin type. Understand your skin, face type, and complexion. It’s difficult to know exactly what you are looking for, but we try our best to make our list as precise as possible.

With the wide range of items to choose from in the cosmetic shops, it becomes quite a task to choose something that can suit your requirements and leave you looking gorgeous. Most people buy makeup on impulse and thus do not have the time to go through the merits of getting a particular product. The sellers understand this behavior and capitalize on it to increase their sales by offering good marketing promises.

So which is the best Makeup Sponges & Applicators for you? Discover below.

Quick Look: 10 Best Makeup Sponges & Applicators

  • beautyblender® sapphire by beautyblender
  • the original beautyblender® by beautyblender
  • beautyblender® pro by beautyblender
  • Precision Makeup Sponge 100 by FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna
  • micro.mini pro by beautyblender
  • beautyblender® chill by beautyblender
  • beautyblender® nude by beautyblender
  • Total Coverage Sponge by SEPHORA COLLECTION
  • Velour Puff by Laura Mercier
  • Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges by SEPHORA COLLECTION
Below you will find product details, along with the most useful reviews and buy links for each Tools & Brushes product. This list will be updated with new products as they are released. So check back often.

beautyblender® sapphire by beautyblender

beautyblender® sapphire beautyblender

beautyblender® sapphire is one of the best-selling products right now, with 59 reviews, it is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. beautyblender® sapphire has 10K ‘loves’ on Sephora. You can buy it today for $20.

An edgeless, reusable, high-definition cosmetic sponge, now in a dazzling, deep blue shade.

Equal parts sultry and sophisticated, beautyblender® sapphire stands out like a rich bauble on your vanity with its stunning jewel-tone hue. Made with the same exclusive, super-soft aqua-activated material as the original beautyblender, it provides an airbrushed, second skin effect and seamless application. The dazzling new shade is a must-have for your makeup wardrobe. Why blend in when you can blend boldly?

Price: $20
Stars: 4.8 / 5
Reviews: 59

You can buy beautyblender® sapphire at Sephora.

A reviewer who tried beautyblender® sapphire said:

“omg this blue one is so soft! I have used the pink beauty blender & didn’t love it before. I really like using the real techniques sponge. BUT this one doesn’t soak up too much product like the (RT) one. I am now a beauty blender girl! Better stock up one these blue ones!!!” – AvitaG

These tools were created to apply makeup easily by artist Ree Ann Silva. The innovative beautyblender® sponge holds water, not product, evenly distributing and blending the perfect amount of cream, powder, or liquid formulas into skin without lines.

beautyblender® sapphire, $20
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the original beautyblender® by beautyblender

the original beautyblender® beautyblender

An edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, the original beautyblender® by beautyblender is another fantastic option. It currently has 7,292 reviews with 10K ‘loves’ on Sephora. You can buy it for around $20.

The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. Use it with foundations, powders, and any other complexion product. Now, the award-winning makeup sponge is available in a fun, limited-edition canister-fit for any beauty queen.

Price: $20
Stars: 4.5 / 5
Reviews: 7,292

the original beautyblender® is available at Sephora.

Here is what one user said about the original beautyblender®:

“I love it. I couldnt do make makeup without it. Makes applying makeup easier.” – erika2000

Another reviewer said:

“I never used a sponge for applying make up. This works better than a brush.” – CozyRozy

the original beautyblender®, $20
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beautyblender® pro by beautyblender

beautyblender beautyblender® pro

An edgeless, reusable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator in the pro-favored shade of black.

beautyblender’s beautyblender® pro is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars. This product has 1,703 reviews with 120K ‘loves’ on Sephora. You can buy it for $20.

Made with the same exclusive material as the original, beautyblender is now available in black-the color best-loved by pros. It’s perfect for darker-toned products that would be difficult to rinse clean from a lighter-colored applicator. Use it with complexion products, long-wear makeup, and self-tanners for flawless results.

Price: $20
Stars: 4.6 / 5
Reviews: 1,703

Here is what one reviewer who tried beautyblender® pro had to say:

“I tried a couple of dupes on this product…and I was unimpressed. When I visited the BFF in Cincinnati, I had the chance to feel a BB out of its package…I couldn’t believe the texture. I snapped one up from Sephora when I got home. Bi love this blender.

If you haven’t experienced it firsthand, $20 for a sponge can seem costy. I’m not sure exactly how BB works — maybe it’s magic…I don’t know. The finish on my foundation is so flawless…even compared to my $50 foundation brush, it’s amazing. I love the pointed tip for applying concealer, and it’s so easy to use: just stipple. I love my BB.” – evasiran

These tools were created to apply makeup easily by artist Ree Ann Silva. The innovative beautyblender® sponge holds water, not product, evenly distributing and blending the perfect amount of cream, powder, or liquid formulas into skin without lines.

beautyblender® pro, $20
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Precision Makeup Sponge 100 by FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Precision Makeup Sponge 100

A three-sided makeup sponge designed without latex-perfect for applying and blending all formulas.

Precision Makeup Sponge 100 by FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna costs $16 – with 275 reviews and 4.3 out of 5 stars rating makes it an excellent option. It also has 30K ‘loves’ on Sephora.

Know how to play all your angles. This plush, three-sided makeup sponge takes blending to the next level with triple-threat precision. Use the slanted edge for controlled stippling, the mini-moon edge for targeted coverage (perfect for the under eyes), and the rounded end for all-over buffing. No matter the formula-liquid, cream, or powder-the Precision Makeup Sponge lets you customize your coverage as it delivers fast, easy, seamless results every time.

Price: $16
Stars: 4.3 / 5
Reviews: 275

You can buy Precision Makeup Sponge 100 here.

Here is what people are saying about Precision Makeup Sponge 100:

“I love this sponge. I have been using the beauty blender exclusively for years. This makes the beauty blender feel cheap. Super soft, and you save $. What else do you want?” – adaane

Another user said:

“works just as well as the beauty blender for a few dollars less!” – llllyndsey

Precision Makeup Sponge 100, $16
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micro.mini pro by beautyblender

beautyblender micro.mini pro

A duo of makeup blenders to perfect makeup application in the inner eye corners, brow bones, sides of nose, cheeks, and more.

micro.mini pro by beautyblender is priced at $12.5. This product has 53 reviews and 3.1 out of 5 star rating – making it a great choice. You can buy it now at Sephora today.

The micro.mini pro is part of the Pro Collection and is now available in black as a tribute to the professional makeup artist. Designed with exclusive beautyblender® material, now available in the best-loved pro color-black, and one fourth the size of the original sponge, these non-disposable micro.mini sponges are the perfect tool for concealing small areas. Use it for your concealing, highlighting, contouring, and color correcting needs. They can also be used to apply darker-toned products that would be difficult to rinse clean from a lighter-colored applicator.

Price: $12.5
Stars: 3.1 / 5
Reviews: 53

Here is what one reviewer said about micro.mini pro:

“I love these with my waterproof under eye concealer since it’s harder to clean out of the lighter colored minis. When I use my big BB I just end up getting concealer on my bottom lashes- and my mascara doesn’t need that kind of help running down my face. Also love using these to apply my highlight since they get in to the smaller spots, like my cupids bow, nose, inner corners of the eye, and brow bone.” – Cait909

These tools were created to apply makeup easily by artist Ree Ann Silva. The innovative beautyblender® sponge holds water, not product, evenly distributing and blending the perfect amount of cream, powder, or liquid formulas into skin without lines.

micro.mini pro, $12.5
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beautyblender® chill by beautyblender

beautyblender® chill

An edgeless, high-definition cosmetic sponge in an exclusive teal shade for flawless application.

Inspired by the cool ocean color, this makeup master is now available in a new hypnotically serene shade. The same exclusive beautyblender material you know and love provides an even application of your favorite foundation. You’ll want to start every morning with a little blend and chill in your makeup routine.

Price: $20
Stars: 4.2 / 5
Reviews: 192

Here is what one of the users said about beautyblender® chill:

“I’m still getting used to the whole sponge thing so my opinions are kind of limited. I usually use a brush or my fingers. I will say that it makes everything more even and “natural” looking. The price kills me inside but overall it does the job.” – ALizzi

Another reviewer said:

“I had been wanting to try the original beauty blender brand for awhile but was always hesitant because of the price (and cause I’m not an overly huge pink fan) so when I saw this one come out I had to try it since I adored the colour. I’m quite impressed with it. It blends out my makeup flawlessly.” – makemeup89

beautyblender® chill, $20
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beautyblender® nude by beautyblender

beautyblender® nude beautyblender

An edgeless, reusable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator in a neutral shade.

beautyblender® nude is a great product, with 641 reviews, it is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars. beautyblender® nude has 30K ‘loves’ on Sephora. You can buy it today for $20.

The unique, edgeless shape and exclusive material, available only with beautyblender®-now available in a neutral, nude-toned hue-ensures an impeccable, streak-free application with minimal product waste. beautyblender® nude was created to celebrate flawless, natural-looking skin. This sponge is the perfect choice for applying complexion-colored base makeup like foundation and concealer.

Price: $20
Stars: 4.3 / 5
Reviews: 641

You can buy beautyblender® nude at Sephora.

Here is what one user who tried beautyblender® nude said:

“Love this beauty blender. And the color helps not make the sponge look so grungey with foundation.” – noirefatale

beautyblender® nude, $20
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Total Coverage Sponge by SEPHORA COLLECTION

Total Coverage Sponge SEPHORA COLLECTION

A dual-ended blending sponge for effortless and expert application and blending.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, Total Coverage Sponge by SEPHORA COLLECTION is another great alternative. It currently has 154 reviews with 6,882 ‘loves’ on Sephora. You can buy it for $12.

This sponge is specially designed to give makeup an expert boost. The wide base can cover the larger surfaces of the face, while the pointed tip is perfect for contouring around curves, and precision application around the nose, chin, and under the eyes. The shape is easy and comfortable to grip and use-hold from the bottom for a softer application, or grip from the ridged center for a more intense application. The result is an effortless and flawless application of any cream, liquid, or powder makeup including foundation, BB/CC cream, highlighter/illuminator, bronzer, or blush.

Price: $12
Stars: 4.6 / 5
Reviews: 154

Here is what one user said about Total Coverage Sponge:

“I have been a fan of the beauty blender but only for under eye concealer..this sponge blows the beauty blender out of the water. First of all, it’s well priced, and it’s so easy to clean and best of all if BARELY soaks up ANY product unlike the beauty blender.” – jillld

Another reviewer said:

“I bought this blender after reading the (shockingly) positive reviews here. I’ve never liked any sponge as much as the Beauty Blender, but this one is good. Like, really good. I couldn’t tell a difference between them. It’s soft, expands well, bounces nicely, doesn’t absorb a ton of product, and applies my product exactly the same as my black BB. It also hasn’t bled when washed. I could definitely repurchase in place of the BB, especially since its half the price.” – mizvee

Total Coverage Sponge, $12
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Velour Puff by Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Velour Puff

A specially designed setting application puff with a soft, luxurious texture that molds and conforms as needed to pick up, hold, and apply setting powder.

Laura Mercier’s Velour Puff is rated 3.9 out of 5 stars. This product has 203 reviews with 10K ‘loves’ on Sephora. You can buy it for $15.

The Velour Puff was created by Laura Mercier to be used to apply the iconic Translucent Loose Setting Powder to create a soft-focus, matte finish. It easily conforms to the contours of your face to set the powder for lasting wear.

Price: $15
Stars: 3.9 / 5
Reviews: 203

Here is what one reviewer who tried Velour Puff had to say:

“I got this puff because i felt like i needed it since I got the loose setting powder. It works well and leaves a better coverage on my face than a brush would. Another thing I noticed is that even though there is powder only on some parts of the puff, it somehow manages to evenly distribute the powder all over my face” – snooziedoll

Velour Puff, $15
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Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges by SEPHORA COLLECTION

SEPHORA COLLECTION Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges

A set of five Mini Sponges for precision application and superior results.

Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges by SEPHORA COLLECTION costs $8 – with 127 reviews and 3.7 out of 5 stars rating makes it a superb option. It also has 10K ‘loves’ on Sephora.

Each of these sponges is uniquely designed to buff into the smallest corners of the face, or apply a full face of foundation depending on the desired effect. They work well with liquids, powders, creams, and mineral pigments to provide sheer, buildable coverage. Each sponge allows for both detailed application-such as concealing and blending in hard to reach places-and smoothing and buffing product all over the forehead, cheeks, and chin.

Price: $8
Stars: 3.7 / 5
Reviews: 127

You can buy Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges here.

Here is what people are saying about Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges:

“I bought them only because they look so cute and small but once I tried them and I absulotely LOVE them! Totally worth the money!” – itzbellaz

Another user said:

“I prefer these sponges far more than the mini BB, not only are they more affordable but they come in different shapes and they are SO SOFT like I love the texture of them and they blend out product quite flawlessly in my opinion” – rachelwiser

Confetti Set of 5 Mini Sponges, $8
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