Not that long ago Real Techniques launched three brand new face sponges and being the Real Techniques lover that I am I couldn't wait to buy them and give them a whirl. So far I have two out of the three new sponges, I have already reviewed the Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges which you can read HERE, and today I thought I would share my thoughts on the Miracle Sculpting Sponge!
The hot pink Miracle Sculpting Sponge (£5.99) was designed to sculpt the face and make contouring and highlighting an absolute breeze. I must admit when I bought this sponge I didn't have contouring in mind, I loved the fact it has 6 surfaces and thought it would be ideal for foundation application, and after playing around with it a lot over the last couple of months I've come to realise this is one versatile sponge! As I said before the Miracle Sculpting Sponge has 6 surfaces, theres 2 flat edges to apply, 2 rounded sides to blend and 2 tapered ends for precise application. For foundation application I like to use the sponge damp, on its large flat edge and I use a stippling motion all across my face, just like the original Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, this creates a flawless, dewy base in seconds. The smaller pointed tip is great for pinpoint concealing any blemishes and blending in concealer underneath the eyes, again this is achieved quickly and flawlessly.
In terms of using this sponge to contour and highlight with (which is it's main point of use) I like it a lot now but I didn't when I first started using it, I think it's because I was so used to using my makeup brushes for contouring and highlighting that suddenly using a sponge felt weird, but actually after experimenting I've come to love this sponge for contouring and highlighting and would totally recommend it if your someone who struggles with the blending part of contouring. The way this sponge is cut makes it so easy to stripe on your contour and highlight and the rounded edges blend everything so well, I was always someone who struggled with blending my contour but not anymore he he.
I always use my sponge damp and it does expand well and is bouncy enough to feel soft against my skin but dense enough to get the job done, you can also use the sponge with dry powder products and creams too!
Have you tried any of the new Real Techniques Sponges? Which is your favourite beaut's? I'd love to know!