The roller is like a sponge, you hold the side of it so your hands do not touch the sponge at all. However, I don't know how well it would wash though, I suppose you just throw it out after several uses like you would with other sponge type applicators? Using that same roller for every application seems pretty unsanitary, I wonder what L'oreal has to say about that? I think after a couple of uses, the sponge roller would be too icky to use, and I would probably just use a brush to apply this and throw the roller away. The roller applies the makeup really smoothly, quickly and evenly, and by going over the same spot a few times, it blends it in nicely. It is difficult to maneuver around your nose and eyes at first, but you get used to it. I would still go over with a flat top or something or my hands around the jawline and hairline, but the roller is cool!
Since breaking out from the L'oreal Bare Naturale mineral foundation, I am a bit apprehensive to use this roller foundation too much because I may break out from it too, hopefully not though. I think cream foundations work really well for those with dry skin, it covers alright and does not dry out your face. If you have problem skin and have a lot to cover up, I would not suggest this. If you have oily skin, I think this wouldn't last very long on your skin and may just slide off.
I thought the roller idea was innovative, even though I thought it was stupid at first, once I started using it, it grew on me. However, I am concerned about using that same sponge over and over, and even though the roller is cute, I should of probably just bought the compact cream makeup in this range. Although I really wanted to try it out and review it here for you girls!
Have any of you used this, do you use the sponge after multiple uses?