Consumer Goods – Cosmetic Makeup Sponges

Compact Makeup Sponges

World’s Highest Quality Makeup Sponges for Use in Compacts of Any Size or Shape

Compact makeup sponges customizable for any shape, formulation and configuration to stay in compact

Compact makeup sponges by Porex are available in a variety of shapes designed to stay compact and can be created in a broad selection of formulations – including antimicrobial, infused, and eco-friendly. Our compact makeup sponges are available in low and no-swell configurations, making the perfect tool to apply any makeup compact formula flawlessly.

Porex has the cosmetic market expertise, intellectual property, quality manufacturing, and innovation to produce the highest quality compact makeup sponges. Made in the USA using 100% polyurethane foam, these sponges are 100% latex free and are available using plant and mineral formulations. They can be produced in many compact sizes and shapes designed for ease of access and transport.

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Compact makeup sponges

Options for customizing compact makeup sponges

Key Features & Benefits

  • Made in the USA
  • Eliminate potential for contamination with single-use disposable round applicators
  • Great for touchups and hard to reach surfaces
  • Minimal absorption of makeup into porous structure
  • Economical and travel friendly
  • Sustainable formulations available upon request
Material 100% Polyurethane Foam
Cell count
(pores per inch)
100 – 250
Durometer Shore 000 – 20-80*
Recovery Time ASTM D3574 Test M <5 seconds
Tear Strength 300-1400N/m
Tensile Strength 10-60 PSI (90-425 kPa)
(Ball Rebound Test)
ASTM D 3574 Test H – 5-15%
Indentation Force
Deflection Test
Specific Deflection
(25%/65%) – 15-35/35-95 lbs**
Thickness 2-50mm
Volume Expansion 2-63.5mm
Density 5-14 lbs***
*as measured by STC-QI-GFTM SD-1000
**Support Factor – 2.6-3
***Test A – 75-130kg/m3, 4.75-8lbs/ft3
***ASTM D 3574

Geometric Options

  • Rollstock
  • Die-cut shapes and texture

Infusion Options

  • Antimicrobial
  • Wide variety of color pigments and dyes, carbon
  • Color changing

Assembly & Converting Options

  • Grinding
  • Die-cutting
Porous Laboratory Components

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