Incase you haven't already heard, Real Techniques have just recently launched 8 brand new beauty sponges which each have different designs and purposes. The sponges range from miniature complexion sponges to contour and sculpting wedges, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The purpose of the range is for you to find 'your edge' and to be able to accommodate different looks you may want.
I picked up the Dual-Ended Expert Sponge which is designed for medium-heavy application coverage which is what I generally go for. I use the Miracle Complexion Sponge daily and although it does a good job for me, I thought this might be even better.
The sponge itself is really firm and dense, I wouldn't describe it as soft and bouncy like the original sponge which made me a bit hesitant to try it. It's meant to be used dry for some reason, but I had to dampen slightly as I was finding it too hard to work with. When wetting, it didn't expand or even seem to soak up any water at all which was strange but I just went along with it.
When it came to applying foundation, I don't feel like it gave me the coverage I usually get using the same amount of product I usually would. It seemed as though it was soaking the majority of it in so therefore had to use more. The same can be said for applying concealer, I felt like because it wasn't damp it wasn't applying properly. My overall coverage wasn't the same as it usually would be using the same foundation and concealer anyway.
I didn't actually see any difference in shape compared to the original, so I'm still unsure as to why it's called a 'dual-ended expert sponge' when it's pretty much the same. It definitely didn't perform in the same way for me, I don't feel like this was good at applying liquid products, but it did work okay with powder.
Overall I wasn't impressed with the sponge, I found it hard to use and quite frankly a little pointless! Im also disappointed that I spent £9.99 on this at Boots! It's made me not want to try any others from the range now and just stick with my original which I know and love.
Have you tried this sponge ?
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