It’s no secret that sponges are my favourite way to apply base makeup, and I’ve definitely tried my fair share of them. They give me an unmatchable, skin like finish that I just can’t get from brushes! The RT sponge was actually the very first one I bought YEARS ago, but I haven’t reviewed it until now. Real Techniques is super widely available – iHerb has the best prices IMO, but Farmers and Unichem Pharmacies also have them (at a markup) if you can’t wait for shipping times.
Despite the fact that it says “wet or dry” on the packaging I ALWAYS use my sponges wet. Just the thought of using a dry makeup sponge on my skin grosses me out! Not to mention all the product wasted…
The mark of a good sponge for me is how much it expands when it’s dampened. For comparison, those shitty $3 Kmart ones didn’t expand at all and that’s why it feels like you’re punching yourself in the face when you use them. The RT sponge expands quite a lot, making it more comfortable to use and expanding its surface area to blend foundation with.
This sponge is definitely a favourite in my rotation and highly recommend it! It gets a 5/5 from me.
Have you tried this RT sponge? What’s your favourite way to apply foundation?
1 – Terrible: Negative effects on skin.
2 – Mediocre: No change in skin/claims not met.
3 – Average: Performs as expected.
4 – Good: Would repurchase unless I try something better.
5 – Amazing: Meets trifecta of perfect packaging, formula, & cost.