A Girl's Best Friend: Real Techniques Miracle Diamond SpongeSaturday, February 25, 2017
As my second makeup sponge, I must say, I am thoroughly impressed with the Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge ($9.99). The only other makeup sponge I tried was an off-brand sponge I picked up at Marshall's. It was awful. Just awful. One of the reasons I hated the off-brand one was because I could apply the makeup with my fingers and produced better coverage. Another reason was that it was stiff and not very flexible. The final reason I sent it to hell was because when it was wet, it just make everything patchy. Could be user error, could be the sponge. I don't have any of those problems with this one though! The Diamond Sponge is amazing and bouncy and I love it.
My skin typeOily, large pores and scarring on my cheeks and chin
What it's supposed to doBlend your liquid or cream makeup flawlessly
How I use itI use this sponge wet (run water over it, squeeze it out, and then squeeze it out again with a towel). I apply the makeup of choice with my fingers or if I am using my Lancome Foundation stick, I apply the makeup directly on my face. I use patting motions, as if I were using a stippling brush to blend my foundation and concealer. I apply a little more pressure than normal to really make sure it's blending well (that's probably just me, you certainly don't have to).
PerformanceI kind of already mentioned this, but this sponge is amazing. It blends cream and liquid makeup amazing well. I don't notice a difference in the lasting power of my foundations, and it doesn't take me any longer to do my makeup than usual. Highly recommended!
Real Techniques encourages you to replace every 1-3 months, which is a really vague time span, but I am just keeping an eye on it. I purchased the sponge in November and use it at least once a week. I do wash it off after every use (liquid black soap works amazing well; cleansing oil works ok, but not as good as the black soap) and it still looks and works fine to me.
Joy Factor (new!)On a scale of 1-10, this sponge is a 9!
Where to indulgeUlta | Kohl's | Boots UK | Real Techniques