Hey guys! Recently, Real Techniques came out with a bunch of sponges. Some of them look weirdly shaped to me, but this caught my interest, so today’s post will be a review on the Real Techniques Mini Miracle Eraser Sponges
Product description from brand website:
ERASE MAKEUP MISHAPS
From flaking mascara to eye shadow fallout, these little miracles help sweep away your makeup mishaps.
How it works:
These are a duo of mini sponges with one pointy end and two flat edges, one of which is smaller than the other. They’re so tiny and so cute, especially when dry. 😍😍😍
Funny enough, there is no mention of applying under eye concealer on the list of things these sponges should be used for, but I got this because I prefer to apply my under eye concealer using a sponge, and I’ve always had my eye on the micro mini beauty blenders, but I wasn’t willing to part with $18 over them, so when I saw that Real Techniques came out with their version I was pretty excited.
These expand quite considerably when wet, and I really like them so far. They feel really soft, and I think they’re great for blending out under eye concealer.
As for the other claims, I’m a little skeptical about those.
I usually dampen my beauty blender and dab it over my highlighter to make it blend into the skin and look more natural. This sponge does the same thing and the small size gives more precision, so I love it for that.
I usually use a cotton bud (Q-tip) to wipe off smudged mascara, but the tip of this sponge is precise enough to do the job.
I use brow pencils, so nothing to clean up there.
I don’t know about the rest of the eraser claims though. I find fluffy brushes are best to brush off eye shadow fallout, and I don’t know if one needs a whole tool dedicated to that. I don’t know about using a sponge to pick up excess shadow, or wipe off liner gone wrong. They seem to be reaching with some of these claims.
I really hope these sponges age well, because in my experience a lot of Real Techniques products start out great but don’t age so well. But so far, I love them.
These are great, affordable mini sponges for controlled blending of under eye concealer, so if that’s what you’re looking for, then I’d recommend this.
Everything else they claim to do sounds a little over ambitious to me, and are things I feel most makeup users can easily find other tools for in their vanity.
Other than blending out my under eye concealer, the other unique thing about it is that because it’s considerably smaller than a normal sponge, I can get a more precise application of product around my nose area. Usually the larger sponges just smear concealer all over my nose while I’m trying to blend out my under eye, but this keeps my under eye concealer blending precise.
Have you used this? Do you like it? Have you had it for long, and does it retain it’s quality? Tell me in the comments.
Till next time, ❤