When the news broke that Real Techniques were introducing some new beauty sponges alongside their Miracle Complexion Sponge, I was excited as I do really like their existing sponge although I have had issues with the life of them in the last year or so as they only tend to last for around a month before splitting but I still wanted to try the new sponges. There are three new sponges which have been added to the Real Techniques range and I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges and the Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge, and avoided the Bold Metals Diamond Sponge as I wasn’t paying £12 for a drugstore beauty sponge – I’d rather buy a Beauty Blender but that’s just my personal opinion.
The Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges are £5.99 and in the box you get two mini sponges, which supposedly have; rounded sides to buff and ‘bend’ (although i’m 99.9% sure it’s supposed to say blend on the box – you can see your typo for yourself), tip for targeted sweep and flat edges for erase.
I personally use the normal Beauty Blender or the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge under my eyes, but I do own the Beauty Blender Micro Mini Sponges too which are handy for under the eye but not particularly a necessity but I still felt the need to try the Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges to see how they compared.
The Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges supposedly have six uses;
1. Sweep away undereye shadow fallout
2. Wipe away liner gone wrong
3. Pick up brow product fallout
4. Wipe away mascara smudges
5. Pick up over applied shadow
6. Blend away too much blush or highlighter
I don’t use a beauty sponge for anything other than blending concealer or foundation and I’m not sure there are six uses in all honesty as I’d rather use a makeup brush for #1, 3, 5 and 6 and a cotton bud for #2 and 4. Strangely enough there is absolutely no mention of these sponges being used for applying concealer on the packaging at all, it’s all about erasing mistakes which I find a little odd and they’re actually quite big which again I didn’t expect.
I would describe the Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges as being nearly double the size of the Beauty Blender Micro Mini’s and I expected them to be smaller. I think they work relatively well for blending my under-eye concealer but they’re no better than the original Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge so I’d recommend purchasing the original orange sponge instead of these as at least you can use that for both your foundation and your concealer whereas it’d take you a very long time to use one of these sponges to apply your foundation. Sadly they’re just a gimmick for me..