At Color Me we talk a lot about 'seasoning' your liquid foundation sponge for a more efficient and effective application. But what the heck is a seasoned sponge? Allow us to translate.
What is a seasoned sponge?
A seasoned sponge has been around the block - a.k.a. it has already been coated in liquid foundation and has reached its maximum absorption. (As opposed to a brand new sponge that has lots of absorbing to do and greedily drinks up everything it touches!)
(Seasoned sponge left vs. new sponge right)
Why is it Important when using Color Me?
With a seasoned sponge, more of your makeup will go onto your face rather than into the sponge. The result: you use less product with each use. If you apply foundation to a fresh (unseasoned) sponge, you will find the makeup is long gone before you get the coverage you'd expect (ahem, blame the thirsty sponge).
So to recap:
Seasoned sponge = less product used with each application.
Fresh clean sponge = more product used.
Also, for the reasons mentioned above, a seasoned sponge will glide more effortlessly over the skin for smoother blending. (Think showering with a wet vs. dry sea sponge!)
How do I season my sponge?
When you open a brand new Color Me sponge for LIQUID FOUNDATION (seasoning is not needed for the powder sponge), take a dime sized amount of your favorite/ most regularly used foundation and, using your finger, spread onto the entire surface of the sponge. You only need to season a NEW sponge before its first use. After that, the sponge will become coated with each application - resulting in full coverage, quickly and easily.
What if I don't?
If you refuse to season your new sponge, you may find yourself applying and re-applying foundation for the first couple of uses, using up much of your foundation. You will also find that the sponge may not glide as effortlessly over your skin. So as they say at Nike, Just do it!
Now, go season your sponges and let us know how it changes things in the comments!
-Erika, Color Me Staffer