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Spectrum Unicorn Tears Wonder sponge

I've tried several different make-up sponges now including the BeautyBlender, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge, Nika K Professional Airbrush FX blending sponge and a Primark version. I've done individual and comparison posts and you can find them here, here, here and here. The latest one I've got my hands on came in a Birchbox and is the Spectrum Unicorn Tears Wonder sponge*.

Spectrum Unicorn Tears Wonder sponge

The Spectrum Unicorn Tears Wonder sponge is a reasonably large egg shaped sponge that is available in pink or lilac. It comes in a resealable clear pouch but whenever I tried to get a picture of it inside the pouch the writing on it looked all over the place and you couldn't make any of it out. The sponge is latex free for if you do have an allergy to latex.

As with most make-up sponges you could use this dry but probably the best way to use it is to wet it first. I ran mine under the tap (another option is always giving it a quick spray with a facial spray) and I was surprised by how big this became once wet. Some sponges I've tried recently don't particularly appear to swell up when wet, but this one really did become massive.

This is quite a firm sponge, much more firm than the BeautyBlender, and I do tend to prefer a softer sponge as I think it feels more comfortable bouncing it against the skin. The large size of the sponge is quite good for using the rounded bottom for large areas of the face, but I felt the pointed end became too large for it to be able to get into areas like around the eye properly. I'm also not keen on using a firmer sponge around the eye area as you want something as soft as possible to bounce against your eye lid.

Spectrum Unicorn Tears Wonder sponge

Despite the large size and firmer feel I did quite like it and liked the finish it gave and didn't feel that it absorbed too much product. One final thing I did notice about this sponge was how long it took to shrink back down to normal size. 24 hours later it was still huge and obviously still damp. I would prefer it to dry quicker for hygiene reasons, but I guess this might be because it's a denser sponge than other.

For just £4.99 this is a good budget option (compared to the BeautyBlender) coming in around the same price as the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge, but I think the RT one pips it for me due to being softer and having the flat side that I like.


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10 comments:

  1. I've never tried this one, although it does look exactly like the beauty blender, I think the hardness would put me off.
    You should try the Nanshy blending sponge, I really like it.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. I have seen the Nanshy one around but that's one I haven't had a chance to try yet x

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  2. I love the name! I've tried the Beautyblender and the RT version and much prefer the RT one - like you say, the flat edge is great! ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. It's a pretty cool name isn't it! Yes I like the flat side for covering large areas easily x

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  3. I really need to get a makeup sponge to apply my foundation with, I use brushes on a daily basis but it feels like EVERYONE uses either the BeautyBlender or RT sponge now!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They do tend to give a better finish than a brush but you do need to have a little more time to apply your make-up with a sponge I think x

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  4. I also received this in a Birchbox and really like it, I was so surprised at how big it went too, I thought it wasn't going to stop growing lol - it gives such a nice finish though.

    Gill McLaughlin

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    1. It's definitely a huge one once wet! x

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  5. I really need to try the RT sponge, great post! I like the beauty sponge to be really soft like the beauty blender. B in Superdrug do a really great dupe. Great post! I followed you on Bloglovin' xxx

    AlLittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. I do much prefer a softer sponge and I personally think the Real Techniques one is one of the best x

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