The Pixiwoo sisters, Sam and Nic Chapman, are genius. Not only have they both created a massive brush empire through the company, Real Techniques, but they’ve also designed beauty products that are staples in the makeup collection of the everyday women. Not an easy feat in this day and age.

Real Techniques Miracle Body Sponge Review

Real Techniques Body Sponge – Dry

Their original Miracle Face Complexion Sponge was brought about from the cult classic, Beauty Blender, but reinvented with a thoughtful shape for a multitude of uses; foundation, concealer, powder, bronze, and contour – just to name a few. So when I saw they launched a larger sponge with the same shape, I had to get my hands on it.

I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Body Sponge from Amazon for roughly $7. You can find it at Ulta for $4.79, Walmart for $7.84, Target $7.79, or $8.00 on the Real Techniques Website. 

The shape is exactly the same as the original Face sponge, but the size is significantly larger…maybe even TRIPLE the size. Since I have quite a large noggin, this fit me just perfect. Once dampened – it’s even larger! The density is less firm than the original sponge, which I enjoy. I find it closer in softness and “squishiness” to the pink Beauty Blender.

Real Techniques Body Sponge and Face Sponge dry (left) and Real Techniques Body Sponge and Face Sponge wet (right)

When using it for my foundation, I noticed the sponge soaked up more product than their original sponge. Significantly more. While it takes roughly a quarter-size of Loreal Pro Glow to give me the coverage that I need, with the Real Techniques Body Sponge, it’s nearly double. This is not a deal breaker for me with drugstore foundations, but if I had a foundation that cost and arm and a leg, I might be more prone to throw things.

For concealer, getting around the eyes – especially the nooks and crannies was more of a challenge. It took a little extra time getting used to the size and realizing the proper sponge/squeeze technique. It’s learning curve if you’re accustomed to 3 inch foundation sponges.

Let’s be real here, it’s designed (as the name suggests) as a body sponge. As in, the chest, arms, legs, etc. For that, it works superb. Quick, good coverage, effortless. Basically, a makeup artists wet dream.

Real Techniques Miracle Body Sponge Review

Overall, I would say that it’s a decent makeup sponge. It’s a great addition to have in your beauty arsenal, but is it life changing on it’s own? No. The sponge is as good (not better) as the original, minus the extra time it takes to get used to the gigantic size. It’s definitely a conversation starter at parties though…

❤ Pros:

  • Reasonable price
  • Smart design (same as original)
  • Softer, less dense
  • Works amazing for the body
  • Massive size – could be pro or con

🤔 Cons:

  • Absorbs more makeup products
  • Cumbersome

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