The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge has always been one of my favourite makeup blending sponges, so I’ve always been up for trying their new launches. I do feel like the quality of the Real Techniques original sponge has decreased over the years as they never last for more than eight weeks for me even with twice weekly deep cleaning.
Before the sponge material changed, I could make my sponge last for a lot longer and I’m always hopeful that the sponge will go back to its former, better quality self. Real Techniques launched a range of new sponges in 2016 and I featured the Real Techniques Mini Eraser Sponges at the time. I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge £5.99 at the same time but I hadn’t used it until a couple of months ago as I’ve had so many sponges on the go.
“Achieve a flawless contour with the Miracle Sculpting Sponge from Real Techniques. Specially designed to aid in creating shadows and highlighting, the pink sponge is an essential tool for your makeup bag.
The Miracle Sculpting Sponge boasts a small side for precision highlighting, whilst the large side is ideal for larger surfaces, specifically controlled contouring. Suitable for powder, cream and liquid makeup products, the sponge hosts six varying surfaces in order to create a professional sculpt.“
I feel like the Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge has a denser foam than the Miracle Complexion Sponge as it’s not as soft, and it doesn’t expand very much when dampened. I like that the sponge has multiple sides as it does make it more versatile so you can apply different products with the same sponge and the hourglass shape makes it easy to hold during application.
I don’t like using this sponge for applying foundation as it takes longer than my other sponges and I don’t really need a sponge just for sculpting so it does feel a little useless in my collection as I can achieve the same effect with my Beauty Blender or original Miracle Complexion Sponge. If you wanted to flat sided sponge for sculpting, I’d really recommend the Sigma 3DHD Blender Sponges which are considerably more effective.
Have you tried any of the other Real Techniques sponges before?