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Real Techniques Miracle mini eraser sponges

One thing that is really getting me down recently is my dark circles. They never go, no matter how much sleep I get or how much I drink, and on top of that I find them almost impossible to cover. I have got a corrector that I use under my concealer to try and counteract the darkness, but it's a pot one and I think it might be too dry for me to use around the delicate eye area. I apply both and those dark circles just shine right through making me look so tired and just generally pretty awful. 

I do really want to try a liquid corrector and have my eye on the Urban Decay one, but nearly £20 for one product is really not something I can afford right now. I currently use the Real Techniques setting brush to blend out my under eye concealer but did wonder if using this I might be shifting the concealer away from the area rather than setting it down in place. So I wanted to get my hands on some of those little mini blending sponges you can use to under the eye to see if that helped at all. I liked the look of the beautyblender ones, but again they're not a cheap product, so I picked up the Real Techniques version which cost around £5 for two sponges.

Real Techniques Miracle mini eraser sponges
Real Techniques Miracle mini eraser sponges

I am a little confused as to what Sam & Nic Chapman (the founders of Real Techniques) intend these little sponges to be used for. I primarily associate sponges like these with the blending of base products but they're called 'eraser' sponges and the back of the pack talks about using them to help sweep away make-up mishaps and pick up makeup. 

These are just like any other make-up sponges of this type. You wet them, squeeze out the excess and then use a bouncing motion to blend out a product. The small shape of these sponges means you can get them in to the contours of the eye much easier than their larger counterparts. 

I have enjoyed using this sponge, using a bouncing rather than sweeping motion feels kinder to the delicate skin under the eye, but I haven't noticed a huge difference in terms of covering my dark circles. There is an improvement in coverage, but it's not a large improvement.


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4 comments:

  1. Sweep away makeup mishaps? That is a very odd use for a sponge, I love the idea of using it for under the eyes - it seems like the perfect size!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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    1. Yeah I really don't understand how it's supposed to be used to remove mistakes! x

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  2. What corrector do you use? The NYX one I have comes in a pot but it's really creamy and doesn't dry my skin out at all. Plus it's under £10!! :) x

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    1. I'm using the Pixi one. It also annoys me that I can barely get my finger in the pot and it ends up down my fingernail! x

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