I've seen a lot of people using beauty sponges over the last couple years of blogging, however after using one when I was a teen I was just put off jumping on that bandwagon. But when my trust Buffing Brush just wasn't seeming the blend as nicely as it used to, I started looking at ulterior methods of base applicators.
I was out shopping with my two best girl friends when we walked into Boots and I spotted the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. At only £6 I thought I would give it a go, see what all the fuss was about, and maybe solve my base problems in one go. You never know right?
Anyway, I picked it up and tried it out. I've tried a few different techniques as I'd done my research on sponges and know they work differently for everyone. Firstly I tried try and blending, like a brush, and found out very quickly this was not the way to go. I then tried the same method, with a damp sponge. Better - but the finish wasn't quite as natural as you'd want. Still damp, I then tried dabbing. Instantly this was so much better. Basically use a slightly damp sponge, dab the sponge in foundation on the back of your hand, the curved sides, and then dab on the face. You can build it up really easily with the sponge and it looks so natural when finished.
It's a great multi use tool as well. The pointed end is perfect to dab in concealer and other any blemishes - it gives great coverage, but with a natural finish. But the flat edge is also perfect for applying liquid cheek products, such as highlighter. It's the best way I've found to apply a great liquid highlighter I've picked up recently.
Overall I do love the sponge, and my buffing brush has been sat in my brush pot feeling incredibly unloved since it came into my life.
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