Ever since the bb and cc cushion compact exploded on the beauty scene, the nagging question has been how to keep the sponge clean. Advertised as the key component to making cushion makeup so flawless, the sponge here is usually different than your average latex or foam applicator. Thin and delicate, the material should not be rubbed or squeezed lest you tear a hole right through it. Been there, done that.
In fact, most brands will tell you simply not to wash it but replace it with a new one. But fear not frugal beauties, there is a time to save and a time to spend but washing your bb cushion sponge is absolutely okay in my books.
SPOTLIGHT: Shu Uemura (Porefinist Cleansing Oil) | Iope (Air Cushion XP)
Wasn't that painless? Like it does to your full face of makeup, the cleansing oil effortless melts away the what's accumulated in your puff and rinses away easily with a little water massage. The key here is to add small amounts of water for proper emulsification of the oil before fully submerging the puff. Be gentle when cleaning and use pressing motions rather than rubbing the puff together. I even have a feeling this may work well with other hand to wash sponge items in your beauty arsenal so give it a try and let me know your best method!