New to the Real Techniques line of makeup brushes is the Miracle Complexion Sponge ($5.99) for applying foundation. This sponge is egg shaped with one pointed end and the other end has a flat edge. The texture of the sponge itself is nice and soft but a little firmer than a Beauty Blender sponge.
The packaging doesn’t mention anything about using it wet like you do with a Beauty Blender so I started testing it dry. It applies the foundation fairly well and gives your skin a very nice, flawless finish. The only thing I did not like is that it really soaks up and wastes a lot of foundation.
I was still wondering if I was using it right so I watched the demo video on the RealTechniques.com site. It still never mentioned wetting the sponge but I decided to give that a try before writing my review. When used damp, I experienced the same results. It still soaked up a lot of foundation but gave me a flawless finish.
I read a few other reviews that mentioned that the sponge did not hold up after cleaning it. I washed mine with my Clean & Clear facial wash and it held up just fine.
Overall this is a good foundation sponge for anyone on a budget. It’s nice and soft and applies foundation really well. But if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the Beauty Blender, this is not it. I still prefer my Beauty Blender because it does not soak up my foundation.
Are you excited to try the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge?
Available online at Ulta.