Optimize your beauty routine with this 3-in-1 multi-functional sponge. Rounded sides blend large areas of the face with a repeated dabbing or “stippling” motion. Precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections. Flat edge for the contours around the eyes and nose. Its versatile design evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish.
I only recently started to use my Beauty Blender and have been loving it! However, the Beauty Blender is hella expensive and not something I could consciously spend my own money on. So when the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge showed up at my doorstep I couldn’t wait to try it out. Continue reading to see how this sponge worked out.
I already adore Real Techniques brushes, I have all 3 sets from Walmart, so right off the bat I knew I would love this sponge. I normally wear CC cream or a light coverage foundation to work, and I apply this using my fingers. However, for days or occasions where I want more coverage I reach for my Revlon ColorStay Foundation. This foundation is thick in consistency and I find that it cannot be applied and blended well with my fingers. That’s where this sponge comes to the rescue.
Working best, in my opinion, while damp this sponge applies and buffs foundation into my skin effortlessly, giving me a flawless finish every time. To use, I soak the sponge under lukewarm water until fully expanded and then I squeeze out all excess water leaving the sponge damp. Next I pour a quarter size amount of foundation on the back of my hand. I stipple the sponge into the foundation then start applying to my face. The pointed tips work well at getting around my nose and eyes, and I really like the flat surface for applying the first layer of foundation to my face. If I need to go back over smaller sections I use the rounded part to pat in those select areas.
This sponge works really great a blending out concealer as well. Or if I go overboard on the powder, the moisture in the sponge helps pick up excess and saves me from looking cakey. To clean I simply rinse under water to spot clean any absorbed foundation. Once a week I will clean it with some baby shampoo when I clean the rest of my brushes.
Having used a Beauty Blender before, I can compare and say that these two sponges perform identically. My foundation looks the same using either one. But, I think the winner for me is the Real Techniques because the shape of the sponge allows me to apply more quickly. Plus the Real Techniques retails for only $9.99; that means I can get 2 for the price of 1 Beauty Blender.
Disclaimer: Product(s) in this post were provided for review purposes. Thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.