Sponge vs. Silicone -Makeup application

How many of you have lost the battle of foundation loosing half the bottle to a sponge applicator? The new Silicone makeup applicators appear to be a bit more not absorbent, yet provide the same coverage as the sponge. This see through beauty tool is non-porous and doesn't soak in your foundation. The best thing is it can be washed after each use with soap and water, providing a more sanitary tool. What do you think of the silicone vs. the traditional sponge for makeup application?