Recently we’ve seen the expansion of the Real Techniques by Sam & Nic Chapman here in Australia. There are now a variety of sponges and sets available readily in stockist – yay! Here is a rundown of the three new additions and my thoughts.
Ultimate Base Set
This is retailing for $45 in Australia which I didn’t think was bad at all considering you get three items including a sponge. In the kit you’ll find the Expert Face Brush which is probably the brands most famous brush for base. It’s really firm and an unique shape making buffing foundation super quick and easy. You also receive the Miracle Complexion Sponge which is the original release from the brad that has the flat edge that helps buffer product around the eyes and nose. Lastly you get a Concealer Brush and this is one I haven’t seen before! It’s some dense but still rounded making it really easy to buff concealer in under the eyes. A great kit and an even better Christmas present for any make up lovers.
2 Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges
I actually thought these were meant for concealer until I spotted the name on the packaging. Designed for sweeping away any mistakes like flaky mascara, too much blush or highlighter they are a similar shape to the original sponge but in mini form. Honestly I’ve been using them for buffing in concealer but they’re handy for fixing up mistakes if that’s what you need them for. I like they come in a 2 pack as well because they’re so tiny I can see myself misplacing them really easily.
Miracle Sculpting Sponge
This is the one I’m not too sure the everyday lass like myself needs in the draw. It’s designed for contouring and highlighting the face and features a small size for highlighting and then a large size for controlled contouring (So they say). It does have a range of different sides so depending on how you do your contouring/highlighting you’ll probably find a side that’ll suit you. My problem is that it’s not a tool I would personally get alot of use out of because I don’t contour on a regular basis or at least enough to justify having this. If you’re an artist or someone who regularly likes to sculpt the face it is a fantastic tool.
The 3 newbies are all available now at www.realtechniques.com.au
Have you tried any of these new-ish additions? What were your thoughts?
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