BeautyBlender is the best makeup sponge out there for almost every makeup guru, however, it’s far not the only quality makeup applicator you might want to give a try. The newly launched Real Techniques Miracle Sponge collection comes to be a great rival for the famous makeup sponge, with its three new sponges in different colors and shapes and its original sponge, each offering a certain function.
Real Techniques makeup sponges have been on the market for a while now, available at Ulta, and have managed to become makeup artist favorites. Spoiler alert – the Real Techniques makeup sponge costs $6.99 at Ulta, while the BeautyBlender Original sponge costs $20.00 at Sephora!
Based on the makeup artist reviews, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge offers exactly the same outcome as the BeautyBlender Original one, with the difference that it takes a lot more time to blend the makeup with the latter than when working with the Real Techniques sponge. On the other hand, according to the reviews, the shape of the BeautyBlender sponge makes it more functional, as thanks to its small point at the end it manages to blend in concealer way better around the eyes. Besides, it lets you roll it over your skin easily blending in foundation.
The Real Techniques sponge also has an egg shape, however, only at the top, while its flat bottom is meant for contouring around the eyes and the nose. So basically, it’s a 3-in-1 multi-tasker, the rounded side of which comes to blend in your makeup products on larger areas of the face, while the small tip works hard to cover any small imperfections, those unpleasant blemishes included.
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge also appears to be slightly bigger in size than the BeautyBlender one, so it will or will not appeal to you more, depending on your own personal preferences. But then again, it lasts longer than the BeautyBlender sponge.
Unlike the BeautyBlender sponge that comes with instructions on how to use it, where you are encouraged to “Wet, Squeeze and Bounce” it to seamlessly blend in any product, the Real Techniques sponge doesn’t feature any instructions in its packaging, which means there is no direction to wet it first.
So to summarize the differences between the BeautyBlender sponge and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge, it seems like both do a great job and provide you with the flawless complexion in a matter of minutes. Based on personal preferences and the price difference, you can pick the one you trust more.
Until you make up your mind and hurry up to purchase your magic makeup applicator, let’s see what the newest Real Techniques Miracle Sponge collection brings in. So you get three new colorful sponges – a beautiful diamond-shaped marble sponge, a deep fuchsia sponge and a dark purple one, which all come accompanied by the original orange sponge. Each of them boasts a specific makeup application technique, so let’s go deeper into the details!
Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge
Available later on August 22nd, this modern makeup applicator features 13 facets and a swirl design, developed for the application of different products on different areas of your face. You can use it both dry and wet, depending on the final look you aim at creating.
Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge ($6.00)
With its unique design featuring 6 facets, this bright fuchsia latex-free makeup sponge is perfect for applying powders, creams and liquid products, playing with shadows and highlighting your best facial features. While the small side has been designed for precision highlighting, the larger side works well for contouring. You can use it either dry for a full coverage payoff or wet for a dewy glow.
Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges ($6.00)
These 4-in-1 2 latex-free makeup blenders come to erase any beauty blunders, gifting you with that seamless look throughout the day. They are practically ideal for makeup touch-ups, as they come to pick up any makeup residue when used dry, from flacking mascara to eyeshadow or brow product fallout, or to blend any harsh lines of foundation, highlighter or blush when used wet.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Pack ($18)
Comprising four of the original Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge in orange, this 3-in-1 (blending, contouring and covering blemishes) latex-free applicator is ideal for liquid foundation and can be used both damp and dry as mentioned above.
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