In 2016 I tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and it earned it spot all the way in my 2016 makeup favorites. Naturally, the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge Set was impossible to resist. So in this post I’ll tell you some considerations and a review of the set, but check out the video for a full demo of these sponges and multiple ways to use them.
The Real Techniques Miracle Sponge Set comes with six different sponges: two orange Miracle Complexion sponges, three purple Mini Eraser sponges and one pink Miracle Sculpting sponge. The sponges are color-coded just like the rest of the Real Techniques line, with orange indicating tools for the base, purple for the eyes and pink for finishing. I was the most excited to try the mini sponges, but let’s start from the top.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:
As I mentioned, I love this sponge and I am super happy to have two back ups. I have written a full quite in depth review here, so go give that one a read. In short, this is a great alternative to the Beauty Blender for a quarter of the price. It is a great tool to apply foundation and achieve a more natural finish than with any makeup brush.
Real Techniques Mini Eraser Sponges:
Now these babies are the reason I bought the set to start with. You get three mini sponges in the Miracle Sponge Set and they are little gems. The mini sponges come in the same material and shape as their bigger sisters, with the addition of a small cut on the flat side. These new small sponges are meant to be used around the eyes to “erase” and clean up your eyeshadow. In the video you can see how that worked for me (spoiler, not so much). However, I think they’re perfect to blend out concealer and use them constantly for that. I love love love these sponges! Another use for them is the application of cream shadows or eyeshadow primer (again, see the video for more detail). The Mini Eraser sponges are also much easier to clean than the Complexion sponge, because they’re smaller in diameter and the products doesn’t penetrate so far as to be unreachable by the soap (at least that’s how I think of it).
Real Techniques Sculpting Sponge:
This is a weirdly shaped sponge, dedicated to contouring and highlighting the face. There is a wider half to apply and blend your cream contour, and a smaller part of the sponge to precisely highlight the face. As you’ll see in the video, I am not overly enthusiastic about the Sculpting sponge. I do not use cream contour at all, so maybe I’m just not the audience for this particular sponge.
Overall I’m extremely happy with this set, containing six makeup sponges of which five I’m going to use intensively. The set retails for $20 and is available from the following retailers:
- Real Techniques: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3hed/
- Ulta: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3hee/
- Target: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3heh/
- Walmart: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3heg/
Europe/International (coming soon):
Have you tried the Real Techniques sponges before? Which ones would you see yourself using the most?