Hi guys! So, as you can see from my title, this post is going to be a rave review on a new makeup sponge I have been trying out. This is called the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the Beauty Blender, which is a pink sponge that retails for about $20 and it supposed to be amazing for applying makeup. I remember trying that sponge a few years back when it first came out, and throwing it away because I didn’t like it.
So, I read a review online about this new Real Techniques sponge, and how great it was, and how similar it is supposed to be to the Beauty Blender. I picked this up from ULTA for $5.99 last week, and I have been using it every single day to apply my liquid foundation.
The reason why I like this sponge so much is because it has an angled, flat side, and a pointy side. The pointy side is perfect for undereye concealer, and the flat side is perfect for patting on foundation.
Ordinarily, I apply foundation first and then concealer, but I have had to change my ways now with this sponge. To apply my foundation, the way that this sponge works for me is to use it damp, buuuut, you don’t want to apply your undereye concealer with a damp sponge. The sponge makes the concealer even more watery and sheers it out too much. So the first thing I do is use the sponge DRY. I dot my concealer under my eyes using my finger, and then I pat it on using the pointy side of the sponge. You don’t want to rub this sponge across your face, because it will just move the product around. The key to this is just to use a short, patting (stippling) type of motion. This blends the concealer perfectly around your eyes.
Next, I take the sponge over to the sink, run it under the faucet, and then squeeze the excess water out. The sponge will be the perfect dampness to apply your foundation. I apply 1-2 pumps of foundation directly to the flat side of the sponge, and stipple and pat it on in short, quick motions. This seriously gives my face an airbrushed look. It is a great and quick way to apply, and I like it even better than using a brush. It gives such an even finish to the skin.
I think this sponge is even better than the Beauty Blender because it has a flat side, and I really like that. Also, the key to using this is dampening the sponge. It doesn’t work at all for me dry. The one con I would say about this sponge is that you have to wash it after every use. It holds onto the product especially since it’s damp. It also stains immediately, and I haven’t been able to get the stains out. This really is not a big deal to me; I don’t care what it looks like!
I love this sponge so much, and I’ve been using it every day…I gave up my RT Expert Face Brush and my Sigma F80 for this, so you know it’s good! You should give this a shot if you haven’t already. It really is awesome.
Have you tried this?
Thanks for reading, have a great day!
***Pictures courtesy of Amazon***