I really, really struggle to say no to a beauty gadget as there’s something about the concept of gadgetry crossed with beauty that really gets me going, so of course I had to give the SkinPep Auto Make-Up device a try as it’s pretty much the very definition of a beauty gadget. It’s basically a sponge that gently punches make-up into the skin so that you don’t have to do any blending and instead allow the make-up to be pressed on to the surface of the skin. It sounds like a good idea, and in many ways it is, but it very much depends on what you’re looking for from it.
The SkinPep Auto Make-Up device is great for giving a very natural, skin-like finish to most foundations. It presses the product onto the skin whilst blending it down making it ideal for things such as BB and CC creams as well as foundations that aren’t too thick. It isn’t ideal for high coverage, but it does create a great base to start with. If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I have tricky skin so I need more coverage, but I do like to keep things natural where I don’t need a lot of coverage and add thicker foundations on a lighter base, which this device is handy for, albeit not essential.
I have found it to be most useful for primer application, as that’s something that you can easily be too heavy-handed with, especially when it comes to colour-correcting primers such as my current favourite. You need to apply colour-correcting primers so that they sit on the surface and mask the redness, which they can’t do if you blend them too much, which is something I often do that results in wastage. The SkinPep Auto Make-Up device places the product where I need it and presses it in without blending it too much, which works really well. In conclusion, it’s a fun gadget that will be most used by anyone who struggles to apply and blend a natural base or has a hard time with primers. For me it isn’t an essential, but I think it depends on what you use it for. It’s £29.99 here – link – and you get 4 spare sponges with the kit.