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. The precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections. The flat edge is for the contours around the eyes and nose. Its versatile design evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish. Use with your favourite foundation to help reduce the appearance of pores
Applying foundation with sponges like the beauty blender or the Real Techniques Complexion sponge is all the hype right now. I have always used makeup brushes to apply my foundation and I never really had any issues with it. But as a confessed makeup addict I was really excited to be given the opportunity to test out this complexion sponge by Real Techniques.
So I will admit I fell for the hype and have tried the beauty blender sponge which to be quite honest I was never really impressed with the results it offered. The Complexion sponge from Real Techniques has a different design shape than the beauty blender. It has three different sides, rounded side, flat side and a precision tip which makes applying foundation and concealer easier without using different brushes for different areas of the face. Before I tried the Complexion sponge from Real Techniques I didn’t have high expectations to be honest but surprisingly I am really impressed with the results it provided without breaking the bank. I have very dry skin, I’ve struggled with it all my life and as I age I notice more dry patches on my skin. If you have dry patches then you know adding foundation and concealer can make your skin look like a crater; not cute. When you have dry skin and you apply your foundation with a makeup brush no matter how soft the brush is it can actually make your skin more dry. The buffing and swirling motion of a brush in a way exfoliates your skin which is the worst thing for dry skin. With the complexion sponge I can achieve an airbrushed look and my skin that looks healthy and moisturized.
Most people refrain from using sponges to apply their foundation because hygiene is a worry. I am actually a little OCD when it comes to deep cleaning sponges and my makeup brushes. I deep clean this sponge about two times a week with an antibacterial soap. I prefer to use an antibacterial soap rather than baby shampoo. After I am done washing the sponge I squeeze out any excess water and leave it out to try. This sponge is great quality I haven’t noticed any tears and completely forms back to it’s original shape once it has completely dried.
How I Use The Miracle Complexion Sponge
- I always moisten the sponge with luke warm water and squeeze out any excess water from the sponge. The sponge should be damp for best results.
- Then I take my foundation and apply it on my face. Then I take the damp sponge and blend the foundation into my skin. If you need more coverage then it’s best to use patting motions with the sponge.
- I like to use the flat cone side to apply my concealer since the shape fits perfectly in that area of my face. You could even use bottom cone side to roll the sponge which helps to blend the concealer or foundation more evenly.
What I Like
- Excellent for people with dry skin
- The sponge can be used wet or dry, for best results it’s better to use it damp
- Excellent quality
- Easy to clean
- Doesn’t lose it’s original shape after deep cleaning
- Provides light to medium coverage
- Can be used to apply foundation, concealer, blushes, bronzers and highlighters
What I Don’t Like
- Doesn’t provide full coverage like a buffer brush can
I love the versatility of this sponge from Real Techniques. Unlike other popular sponges on the market the complexion sponge has thee different sides which is great for applying makeup in hard to reach places on the face. It’s feels very soft on my sensitive skin and significantly reduces the appearance of dry patches. Even though you can achieve full coverage with this sponge it doesn’t provide the kind of full coverage that a buffer brush can provide, but that’s a sacrifice I am willing to make if it means my dry patches will be less visible.
WHERE TO BUY
FarleyCo, Real Techniques
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