Handy and multifunctional sponge from Real Techniques allows quick and perfect blending of foundation. It is constantly compared to «Beauty Blender», but is it worth to choose analog instead of the original?
The secret of the flawless tone is high-quality tool for makeup application. This is exactly due to the sponges, brushes and applicators that one manages to create perfectly even cover and soft color scheme. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is its full name, and that only underlines its miracle qualities. Let’s see how to use it properly and what is the difference between analog and famous original.
What is Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge?
Designed by outstanding makeup artist Samantha Chapman, Miracle Complexion Sponge takes into account all the nuances of the makeup application process. Its unique shape provides extremely smooth foundation application for mat or wet finish. The sponge is made of synthetic material. Its latex-free basis neither smells nor causes allergic reactions.
Real Techniques Sponge makes your makeup routine simpler. You do not have to be a professional to use it. The soft texture of the sponge allows spreading cosmetics easily, not stretching or hurting skin. Miracle Complexion Sponge perfectly applies liquid emulsions, BB and CC creams, concealers, cream blush and bronze powder. Thanks to the sponge, the foundation does not slide down during the day, nor transforms into mask, nor overloads the skin. It is convenient to work on any face area, including the hard-to-reach ones.
You may apply makeup with either dry or wet sponge. When it is wet, it gets bigger and softer. It helps to spread the foundation smoothly and to create semitransparent coating. If you are using wet applicator, make sure to wring it out very well and pat dry with a tissue. The drier the sponge, the thicker the tone application. The wet sponge does not soak up cream excess; therefore, it saves cream from wasting. Miracle Complexion Sponge has three surfaces:
- Cut and plain edge – thoroughly blends the concealer under eyes and the foundation on the forehead area. If you apply cream with tapping motions, the layer will be thicker;
- Rounded side is designed for spreading the foundation on the cheekbones and the chin;
- Pointed tip works well on the skin of the inner corner of the eyes and on the nose area. It is also handy to apply a corrector in the dotting way.
After each usage, make sure to wash sponge with warm water and a soap. If the foundation has a thick texture, you can clean the applicator with the help of olive or almond oil. Just a few drops will remove any dirt from the sponge. Next, all you need to do is to rinse the sponge in warm water and to dry it out on the towel.
Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge
American company Real Techniques has released the whole collection of makeup sponges. One of them is Miracle Sculpting Sponge. This cross-functional applicator is designed for face sculpting with different shades. The sponge softly works with the arenaceous, cream and liquid textures. It can be used dry or wet.
Miracle Sculpting Sponge has six different surfaces for thorough blending of different shades in any face area. The upper inclined side is made for highlighting the cheekbones and ridge of the nose. The small pointed tip allows precision highlighting under the eyebrows and in the nasolabial fold. The large plain side is designed for contouring; and the rounded sides – for soft finishing.
Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge
Miracle Diamond Sponge is the new one in the Real Techniques sponge collection. The perfect for foundation applying and face sculpting, this sponge combines advantages of Miracle Sculpting Sponge and Miracle Complexion Sponge. The sponge is designed in the form of a diamond, 13 facets of which accurately copy the shape of the precious jewel. It can be used wet or dry, depending on the desired effect.
The unique design of Miracle Diamond Sponge provides an even spreading of the cosmetic product. The lateral side is convenient for applying the foundation to the forehead and cheeks. The small sides are for contouring. The pointed tip is best for hiding imperfections as well as for the under eyes and the nose area. The upper side effectively blends makeup and removes the foundation excess.
Real Techniques Miracle vs Beauty Blender
Real Techniques sponge is frequently compared to Beauty Blender (here you may find more on Beauty Blender), the price of which is much higher. The original sponge costs about $20, and its analog – only $6. However, the Real Techniques sponge characteristics and usage do not differ from those of Beauty Blender. Many people think that Real Techniques sponge shape is its disadvantage. Beauty Blender has even and rounded shape, but three different surfaces of its analog help to create the same smooth and natural tone, not overpaying.