For years, they’ve been praising the beautyblender. Honestly, I’m not ready to pay so much money for it, in addition, it requires a special cleansing soap which costs no less than the beautyblender itself. And, once I knew about its analogue - Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman, I bought it immediately.
The sponge is of a “drop” shape with a flat edge from the one side, which makes it very convenient to apply foundation on the face, and the precised tip to apply the concealer under the eyes.
Before using the sponge, you need to wet it and squeeze out. The sponge increases in its size and becomes extremely soft, as a feather. This way, it applies the foundation product evenly and the foundation doesn't sink in too much.
With this sponge you can apply liquid, as well as dry textures: foundation, blush, powder, primer, creamy eyeshadows. This sponge can apply everything:)
It applies the products in a very thin and even layer. I’ve got a very whimsical foundation: it sits in the pores, the face doesn't look like a mask with it, phew.
I presume it’s the worst product in my beauty bag, but if applied with the sponge, even this foundation doesn’t look so terrifying.
It washes out really easily without any problems, to its the original condition. The most important is to wash it after each use, not once a month, as the foundation inside will sink in and dry out there.
I’ve been using it for more than two months, almost everyday. And my sponge looks like it’s ready to continue to work well the same time or even longer. This is my must have now. I’m not gonna buy the original beautyblender, I can’t see any reason for that. The sponge by Samantha is cheaper and more practical:)