In a world full of Beauty Blender wannabes, you never really know which ones are going to be good or duds. I think Real Techniques has figured out the secret though. I really enjoy the original, orange Miracle Complexion Sponge so when I saw that there were new offerings from Real Techniques, I knew I needed to pick them up.
First, the Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge, comes in a pack of 2 and they have a similar shape of the Miracle Complexion Sponge but with the top part of the slanted side cut off. These definitely are mini and I find work best under the eyes to blend out concealer. The curved side is great for blending out concealer while the flat side is perfect for applying loose powder to bake my undereye area. Also, because it is so small, if you want to do detail work on the face, this is a good option for that (like carving out contour).
The only downside is that I find that they are maybe a bit too small. Not Micro Beauty Blender small (those things are waaaaay too small), but if they were just a touch larger I would find them easier to hold. Maybe it’s because of my long nails? I’m not really too sure.
I would have to say that I enjoy the Miracle Sculpting Sponge a lot more. The dual ended design of the sponge is like I have the baby sister of the Miracle Complexion Sponge with a Mini Eraser on the other end. Both ends are flat that come to a point and are curved on the other side. The points make it very easy to be extremely precise with concealer or foundation application.
I do find this sponge to be a bit denser than the Miracle Complexion one which I’m not a huge fan of. The density of the original is so good so I wish that all the Miracle sponges had the same density.
I really enjoy the shape of this sponge though. Where it curves in fits my fingers perfectly and makes it really easy to hold the sponge and have full control over its use.
Overall, I’m relatively happy with the latest Miracle sponges but nothing can ever really replace the original one or the original Beauty Blender in my opinion.
What makeup sponge do you love? Or are you a foundation brush kind of person?
til next time…