I used these types of sponges for years before discovering foundation brushes and now I’ve returned to sponges again! Not these ones though! I picked these up at Dollarama for $2.00 CAD for a 24 pack. I really use them for gradient nail art.
These little sponges “grow” when wet like the others I’ve reviewed, but they also become flimsy. I also found them hard to squeeze the excess water out of, so they felt much wetter. I found that they absorbed more makeup than the others, but they did a fine job applying but it takes longer because of the small size. I didn’t even try washing them, but I think they are meant to be disposable. I wouldn’t want to be responsible for throwing out one of these daily, that would be a lot of makeup sponges in the landfill!
These I think are the perfect travelling sponge, you can take it on a trip with you and toss it when you come home. These do a good job, but nothing spectacular. I’m going to stick to using them for nail art.