This post is sponsored by Real Techniques. All opinions are my own.
Sponges and makeup go hand and hand. They have been around for as long as I can remember. Over the last few years a new kind of sponge has come on the market and has taken the makeup world by storm. The Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge iss a great affordable sponge for the complexion. To make things a little more awesome they just expanded the line to include more shapes that are perfect for a few different purposes.
There are a few trends that are taking the makeup industry by storm, and Real Techniques has launched three new sponges to create the Miracle Sponge Collection. The additions to the line focus on eyes, sculpting and color correcting, and work well with liquid, cream AND powder products. Each sponge can be used damp for a dewy glow, or dry for full coverage. Check out the full collection here.
For laying down foundation and perfecting the look of your skin the Miracle Complexion Sponge, the original, is your best bet. You can dampen the brush to sheer our the coverage and add an overall dewy look to your foundation or you can leave it dry for a more full coverage. Check it out here.
Details on the Miracle Complexion Sponge:
► rounded sides: seamlessly apply makeup into large areas of the faceand blend along the jawline
►precision tip: allows for detailed application and covers imperfections
►flat edge: ideal for delicate and smooth contouring around the eyes andnose
For contouring and highlighting the face you will be wanting the Miracle Sculpting Sponge. Same as the complexion sponge, wetting it will make for a more sheer or dewy coverage and dry is full coverage. This one has two ends, the smaller one is meant for highlighting and the larger one is meant for contouring. Obviously there are no rules and I personally think the smaller side is better for contouring smaller areas, like the nose. Check it out here.
Details on the Miracle Sculpting Sponge
►Two heads of the same sponge – smaller side for a controlled highlight and the larger side for a blended contour
►Two flat edges for fuller coverage when desired
►Two rounded sides to blend around the larger areas of the face
►Two tapered ends for precision application to nose, eyes, cheek bones and jawline
There is something to be said about a smaller sponge. It is great for detail work for places like your eyes, around your mouth and even your cheek bones. The Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge is quite the little work horse. It takes care of everything from eyeshadow fallout to blending out concealer. Check them out here.
Details on the Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge:
►rounded sides: buffs away extra makeup or creasing from yourcheekbones, forehead and chin
►precision flat tip: erases makeup from the small spaces at theedges of the eyes, brows and nose
►signature flat edge: delicately removes eyeshadow fallout fromunder the eyes
►precision pointed tip: targeted sweep around the corners of theeyes or edges of the nose
I used the miracle complexion sponge for foundation and it worked amazingly. I actually applied the foundation with my fingers, but the sponge blended it out and made it flawless in seconds.
I used the Miracle Sculpting Sponge to carve our my cheek bones and contour my nose just a tad. I found it extremely easy to do with this sponge.
The Miracle Mini Erasers were the true star. Anytime I apply eyeshadow I get fall out. I used one of the sponges dry to pick up what had fallen down and I was really surprised with how well it worked. I cannot sing the praises of these little guys enough.
Tell me in the comments below how you use your sponges!
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