COMPLEXION PERFECTION | MIRACLE SPONGE10:00 AM
Let’s just say that this review has taken a million years to appear because I love new brushes/makeup tools so much when they’re clean. That, and I had absolutely no idea how to use it, clean it, exist with it outside of it’s lovely box etc. Obviously, as a blogger, it’s impossible for me to wander through a Boots without picking up something from my current wishlist. A couple of weeks ago, it was the Miracle Complexion Sponge’s turn. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year or so, you’ll know that this sponge is universally loved and adored by beauty bloggers and YouTubers alike. Meaning (if I wanted to retain any credibility or dignity) I had to jump very quickly onto the bandwagon and try it out for myself.
As a die-hard buffing brush lover (think the F80 by Sigma or EcoTools Custom Coverage Buffing Brush), I’d never really used a makeup sponge. That is, of course, ruling out the 50 for £1 triangle sponges I used to grab from Primark to apply my too-orange Maybelline foundation when I was 14. I looked at this new RealTechniques sponge like it was a futuristic space ship. What are all these curves, points and edges for? Help plz? As a result, I flung it into my makeup drawer and admittedly forgot about it for a while. Then, watching one of my favourite YouTubers ever Evelina Forsell, I noticed she was weidling the sponge and making it look really easy. Eventually, she ended up with one of the most flawless faces ever and I wanted to give it a go. Of course, it gave me an excuse to buy myself a new foundation too *winky face*.
The sponge is definitely a bit weird to get used to if you’ve been used to brushes for a while. I mean, yes, it does give you a flawless coverage after you get the technique right and use a whole LOAD of foundation. I’m 99% sure I’m using much more foundation when using this sponge. However, the finish of the foundation is really nice and even. You’re never in danger of streaky little hair marks from brushes, and the sponge makes light work of blending in concealer and liquid highlighters too. I’m a little bit divided on this brush; I love the finish, but it does seem like a bit of a faff. I’m not sure, maybe I’m just super duper lazy? Regardless, this sponge is the only way I can successfully get this new foundation onto my face without it looking crap, so, there we go!
Lots of love,