Written while suffering from allergies and the mid-week blues.
Hello and Welcome to my blog Touch of Tay. Today is going to be a continuation of this week’s Makeup Monday post where I mentioned buying the Miracle Diamond Sponge from Real Techniques. If you did not read that post click here to get caught up. Today I am going to be giving you full review including my thoughts and all that jazz.
Let’s get to dabbing.
The Miracle Diamond Sponge can be considered a drugstore brand since it can be found on the drugstore slide of Ulta. What makes this sponge unique in comparison to the Beauty Blender or other beauty sponges are the multiple edges and the very precise point.
Here is the description from the Ulta website –
This multi-faceted Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge is uniquely designed to work with multiple products on different areas of your face. No two Miracle Diamond Sponges are alike – each has its own unique swirl design.
I think it is really interesting how each sponge is uniquely designed differently that is something that no other brand is doing right now.
Benefits (from website) –
- Pointed tip covers small imperfections
- Larger flat sides function as a wedge to apply makeup to larger areas like your forehead and cheeks
- Smaller flat sides are great for precision contouring around your eyes, mouth, and brow bone
- Top works great to buff and blend out your makeup for a flawless finish
Features (from website) –
- Use wet for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders
- Replace every 1-3 months
- Ideal for creams, or liquids for flawless results
You can get the Diamond Sponge for $9.99 which is almost 50% cheaper than the Beauty Blender ($20/each). If you replace your sponge every three months, you will spend $39.96/year on the Diamond Sponge (without tax) and $80 (without tax) on the Beauty Blender which is a $40.04 savings.
If you are looking to save money, the Diamond Sponge is clearly the way to go.
As most of you know, I have been using a light foundation (Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint) mainly because wearing a full coverage foundation 5-6 times a week is a lot of work and not necessary for me.
I dampened the Diamond Sponge as I would with my Beauty Blender before applying foundation and didn’t like how much water it held onto. It got very heavy and held onto a lot of water where I could tell it was way damper than the Beauty Blender usually got.
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The Diamond Sponge also got really large after dampening, significantly larger than the Beauty Blender. It was hard to get into the small areas of my face such as the temples and between the eyebrows.
The overall finish I think is comparable to the Beauty Blender I just had to go over my face a few more times with the Diamond Sponge to make sure there weren’t any harsh lines due to it’s shape.
- The Dimond Sponge, as you can see in the picture above, doesn’t hold it’s shape very well. You can tell the material isn’t as high quality as the Beauty Blender.
- The price is great at 50% cheaper than the Beauty Blender.
- The design is unique and different and adds something fun to your makeup routine.
- The sharp edges make blending a little more difficult
- The precise point is perfect for under the eye
Overall I think this sponge is great, but it doesn’t replace the Beauty Blender in my book.
Thank you so much for stopping by on this beautiful Wednesday! I hope you have a great rest of your week and I will see you back here on Friday for another Fresh Finds Friday!
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