I have been the biggest fan of the original Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for the longest time. So whenever Sam and Nic launch a new sponge I can’t resist trying them for myself. The newly launched Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge is one of the new products in the MultiTech range that came out earlier this year. The collection contains brushes in various sizes and the Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge which all have the one universal cut for different applications.
The Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge is a round, black sponge with a pointed tip – it’s quite a different shape to the egg shaped Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge with the flat side so I was very intrigued to see whether it would work as effectively. I love the fact that the new Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge is black, a much more practical colour that won’t stain as prominently.
The Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge can be used both damp or dry to apply foundation, concealer and any other face products you’d like to experiment with. To use it damp I thoroughly soak the sponge with water and then gently squeeze the water out which swells the sponge to almost double the size (as shown in the photograph above). I find that using the sponge damp gives me a lighter coverage perfect for days when my skin is blemish free or I’m just running errands, the majority of the time I use the sponge dry as it gives me a fuller coverage, although with the sponge both damp and dry I can build my foundation.
The Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge effortlessly bounces along the skin when both damp or dry, as the sponge expands so drastically when damp it does cover more surface area which speeds up the application process further. I like to use the pointed end for precise application and the rounded base for blending my foundation and concealer. I also tend to squish the sponge from the point to get to harder to reach spots such as between my brows.
It did take me a bit of time to adapt to the rounded shape of the Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge when applying my base but I now find it just as easy as the egg shaped Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I prefer to use brushes for my blusher/highlighter/bronzer/powder but maybe one day I’ll be brave and try my sponge!
The Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge also comes with a really handy multi-function cube that can be used for storing the sponge when placing in a makeup bag/travelling or to rest it on when drying or as a stand which is far more hygienic than resting it on my dressing table.
The Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge costs £9.99 (at the time of writing it’s down to £7.49 so I used it as an opportunity to stock up!) so it is pricier than the £5.99 Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge but, and the biggest difference I have seen, is that the MultiTech sponge is far more durable and worth the higher price as it won’t need replacing as regularly (and comes with the useful cube).
I have washed my original sponge several times and it hasn’t ripped, teared or stained after over 6 weeks of use which is impressive. In comparison to the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge which rips pretty quickly, and in fact I’m not sure whether the material of the sponge was changed more recently, but the quality seemed to have deteriorated further over the last few months.
The Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge has quickly replaced the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge as my favourite base applicator. I love the way it effortlessly bounces along the skin to give me a fully blended, airbrushed finish, the practical colour, handy cube and its durability.
Will you be trying the Real Techniques MultiTech 360 Point Makeup Sponge?
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