Real Techniques Sponges.

Since being introduced to the beauty blender some years ago, I’m all for sponges now. I’ve tried a few brands and Real Techniques this year released some new additions along with their leading sponge.

Miracle Complexion Sponge.
I’ve had this sponge previously and it’s always welcome. Due to the different sides, the rounded sides are great for blending larger areas on the face, dab – dab – dab. While the tip can pin-point blemishes and imperfections which I find good for pigmentation marks for me while using camouflage makeup. The flat side is for around the eyes and nose

Miracle Diamond Sponge.
It’s a really interesting looking sponge. 13 facets meaning you can get more out of the sponge. The designs of the swirls are different on each sponge; no two swirls are the same. Just like the complexion sponge, the pointed tip works on small imperfections, while larger sides apply makeup to larger areas quicker such as the forehead and cheeks. Smaller sides work around eyes, mouth and brow bone. The top works to buff and blend to make the foundation flawless.
-_______It can be used wet for dewy application & dry for full coverage powders.
-_______Recommended to be changed every 1 – 3 months.
-_______Latex Free.
Miracle Sculpting Sponge.
A sponge to help you contour and highlight!? It could possibly work. At times using a brush and not buffing out your lines as well can leave stark lines. This 6-sided sponge, with a very unique design uses the small sides for precision highlighting, making it good for that brow bone, nose tip, cupids bone and highpoints of the cheek. Large side for contour, temples, jawline and cheek. It’s not a large sponge so it makes working with it easier and should keep too much product on the sponge to a minimal.
-_______Use it wet for dewy application & dry for full coverage.
-_______Recommended to be changed every 1 - 3 months.
-_______Latex Free.

Miracle Mini Eraser.
Sponges to erase those mishaps, flaking mascara…! Always extremely handy because sometimes some sponges are just too large to target some areas. Now I’ve seen mini ones before but wasn’t captured too much by them but in hindsight, it’s not a bad idea. With the mini eraser, 3 different sides help to do 3 different things.
-_______Flat edges: erase
-_______Rounded sides: buff + blend
-_______Tip: targeted sweep

There’s 6 ways to erase and for you to get the most out of the sponges:
-_______Sweep away under eye shadow fallout
-_______Wipe away liner gone wrong
-_______Pick up brow product fallout
-_______Wipe away mascara smudges
-_______Pick up over applied shadow
-_______Blend away too much blush or highlighter

I like to use it to definitely sweep away fallout but also to apply my concealer underneath my eyes if I'm going for a full - heavy face (which isn't often)


Purchase: Real Techniques Sponges


Samples.

28 comments

  1. I'm not very good at using makeup sponges but I do think I need to try and get better with them considering they have so many different uses.

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    1. They have so many uses and handy to have, I use to love using mine damp but come winter. I've really got use to using it dry for a matte look.

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  2. These look really interesting. I'm not very good at make up, but these sponges look like something I would really like to try.

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    1. I'd say they're handy to use. As you can use them wet or dry and apply even BB cream or moisturiser with them.

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  3. oh my gosh, I love these sponges, they are so perfect and have to have some, not only for makeup and beauty but I think they would work well in some of our art work when painting as well :)

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    1. They do work for art work! It's true, I even use the wedge sponges for art work. Hey a sponge is a sponge lol.

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  4. I love the sound of the diamond sponge. I need to replenish my current stock so I'll have to check these out x

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    1. Oh I'm forever buying various sponges and it's good too cos I use them so much using face paints etc they change colour x

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  5. I love makeup sponges they make putting foundation on so much easier, I really want to try the diamond shaped sponge

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    1. It is, it's great how they've got the various sides takes a bit of getting use too but nothing frightening.

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  6. I absolutely love my beauty blenders but have not tried the Real Technique version yet x

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    1. I have beauty blenders also and love those too - I have sponges from so many brands x

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  7. I had one makeup sponge I got from Amazon and really liked it but then lost it. As I like real technique brushes I will check out these sponges

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    1. Oh no! I hate when that happens, should check your purchase history if it wasn't too long ago but these will be a treat.

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  8. I used the diamond and find that it works really well with the larger areas on the cheeks and for blending out x

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    1. I agree it saves a lot of time on larger areas that's for sure xo

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  9. I use to hate makeup sponges because I felt like they sucked too much product into them but then I used the real techniques sponges and love them!!! However I couldn't change them every month that woukd be too costly!

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    1. It does work out costly, I make sure to clean mine after every use so bacteria doesn't have much chance to breed.

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  10. I've always been wary of beauty sponges, I was once told by a beauty expert that when using a sponge you are sponging as much off as you are adding, but I love the shaped ones, especially for mascara.

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    1. It could work out that way cos I see what they're saying but I think it's down to technique. If you want a glowing look it's best to use damp to have it glow and have less product on the face.

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  11. I've yet to try mini sponges from Real Techniques and will def. be picking them up soon. Thanks for reminding me :) Great post

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    1. You're welcome. Yes they're handy to sweep away without smudges, I was quite impressed.

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  12. I've been looking at sponges recently and the real technique ones look really good.

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    1. There's a big variety that's for sure. Something for all.

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  13. This post is great my daughter has asked for some for Christmas and I had no clue so thanks for educating me on what I need

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  14. i like the idea of a miracle mini eraser. sounds like its something that wont disturb your makeup whilst you're wiping away the fallout etc

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  15. I've never used a sponge to apply foundation because I've never really understood how they work- this is such a great post.

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  16. I have one of these sponges - yet I confess I haven't a clue how to use it haha!

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