I couldn’t find the Miracle Sponge by Sam and Nic Chapman (if you don’t follow these two on Youtube subscribe now because they are awesome) locally. I couldn’t even find it in Ulta in Watertown when I went cross border shopping (you can buy it online there but they don’t ship here hence why I went cross border). At the time I had to order it online from Amazon which is not bad per se because I love Amazon but it cost a bit more. But it was worth it.
First, why the Miracle Sponge? Well, I blame it on Cora, another beauty guru you should be following, and her comparison of this sponge with the Beauty Blender I felt I needed one and she was right. Here’s her video:
I love this sponge. I really didn’t think it would make as much of a difference from a regular wedge sponge. The texture of the sponge is fine and the density of it makes me think of Memory Foam. I love how it feels in my hand, how it feels against my face, it is so soft, and of course how it blends.
For the most part, I currently only use BB creams and loose powder and not always a full face of it especially with the warmer weather. I find it so much easier to spot touch up with this sponge and blend it especially on the cheeks and around the eyes.
The egg shape is easier to hold and the flat and point tip offer versatility of application. The flat edge is for “contours around eyes and nose”, the sides are to “blend large areas”, and the tip “covers imperfections”. But really you can use it however it feels comfortable in your hand.
It’s easy to care for — only needs to be washed with shampoo every 1 to 3 uses. It does stain a bit depending on your cosmetics. My BB creams didn’t stain but I had a sample foundation I tried wouldn’t completely rinse out.
Here is the official tutorial on how to use it:
I mentioned I bought mine from Amazon, the price has actually gone up extremely from when I made my purchase but you can order direct from the Real Techniques website and they now have international shipping.
I ordered two more (at $6 a piece) to have on hand and it cost me $2.60 for shipping which is awesome. My package arrived just over a week later.
* Get your Real Techniques Miracle Sponge from official site
* Follow Sam and Nic on YouTube
* Follow Cora on YouTube