The Best Beauty Sponges
Trish McEvoy Sexy 9 Body Sponge
Infused with a blackberry-and-vanilla-musk-scented cleanser that’s rich in vitamin E, this display-ready sponge comes served up on a porcelain seashell-shaped dish.
To buy: $48, trishmcevoy.com.
Best for Face
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Cosmetic Sponge
Made of natural cellulose for a deep yet gentle clean, this flat sponge puffs up to twice its size when wet to remove sticky masks, thick foundation, and stubborn eyeliner.
To buy: $5, drhauschka.com.
Best for Body
Lather Natural Sea Wool Sponge
From coastal Florida (the sea-sponge capital of the world—who knew?), this all-natural offering needs only a tiny drop of soap and water to produce a rich, creamy foam. “It felt so silky!” said a tester.
To buy: $15, lather.com.
UBU Wonder Wheel
Use these affordable wedges for beauty tasks (like applying foundation or smoothing eye shadow that has caked into creases) and beyond (dabbing out a fabric stain, buffing a scuffed shoe).
To buy: $5 for eight wedges, amazon.com.
Best for Makeup
With a pointed tip to reach every crevice (even around the nose and mouth) and a rounded base for larger surfaces (cheeks, forehead), this tear-shaped tool blurs all your lines to a seamless finish.
To buy: $20, sephora.com.