Thursday, 29 June 2017

HD Miracle Silicone Shaped Sponge

As soon as I saw the Silicone sponges my interest was pricked. I was until recently the kind of person who used certain brushes to apply certain bits of makeup and never deviated from it. Then came the Beauty Blender which was such a game changer and one I adapted too with relative ease and now this.
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The Brushworks HD Miracle Silicone Shaped Sponge retails for £7.99 (here) and is described as being 'The magic new way to get a flawless base" and the one I have is not only tear shaped but contains gold glitter!  Made from the highest quality silicone, it has been designed to give you a fast and flawless base application, so to all intent and purpose, speed up the entire process without compromising how good your base is.

The Silicone sponge which is also ultra-hygienic and allergy free is coated with a unique ultra-smooth (TPU) layer to minimise product wastage; unlike brushes or a blender, a silicone sponge does not absorb your makeup and one of its selling points is that it allows you to save more than half the amount of product compared to regular brushes and sponges which also saves you money. Silicone sponges are also long-lasting and easy to clean which again is another big selling point, as I am sure most people dread the brush/blender washing task.  So as well as having a few plus points, is it easy to use and does it work are possibly the questions everyone wants the answer too.
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I'm not going to lie, it does feel weird.  Having expected the sponge to be quite rigid, it actually isn't at all, it is soft, smooth and you can wrap it around your finger to keep a better grip.  To use, you apply your product to the sponge directly, I have tried it with a primer to test out using it, a tinted moisturiser and a liquid foundation, I was surprised that one pump of my foundation was enough to cover my entire face when I would usually use 2-3 with my brush.  Once on the sponge, you spread it in a circular motion and then dab lightly to ensure you have blended in all the lines. Now here is the thing, it took me a good few practices to get to grips with using it, but I managed it and whilst I'm not sure it helps me complete the task of applying my makeup any quicker than it would usually take, it does use less product, it is wipe-clean and it does blend my foundation incredibly well.  I have also used it for applying face masks and again, it is as good as option as using an old makeup brush.

If you have been looking to try one of these sponges and haven't yet, then for me this is the place to start.  Since having it, I have tested the £1 Primark option and it isn't anywhere near as good as this one, in fact, had I used the Primark one first, I would have been totally put off even giving them a go.

The HD Miracle Silicone Shaped Sponge from Brushworks retails for £7.99 and comes with a protective case to keep it clean and free from dirt when not being used.







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23 comments:

  1. It's so pretty! I love that it comes with a little case as well x

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  2. Not sure how I would get on with these. I think I might stick to my RT sponge as I'm not very adventurous x

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  3. I have never tried one of these but I'm super curious!!!

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  4. I have one from another brand and I actually really liked it x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  5. I hated it at first but once I used it properly & got to grips with it, I like it. I find it quicker to apply my base using this & then finishing with my beauty blender, but I've not mastered the art of just using this yet lol. It does save so much product though, my foundation will last 2/3 times as long which is a huge bonus! Great post as always lovely & your photos are fabulous! xxx

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  6. These little things have me on the fence! But I must admit I am very curious and may have to try. Great post xx

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  7. I just don't know...it's a bit like slapping a wet fish in your face hahaha! Not that I regularly do that!

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  8. Interesting that you found it better than the Primark ones... I've been totally put off by those haha! Maybe I need to give this one a go...

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  9. I'm just not sure about this at all! lol it's just the thought of it touching my face! I might just need to try it out for myself and see haha!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  10. I find the silicone sponges such an incredibly intriguing concept but I am not sure if they are for me. The fact it saves so much foundation though is amazing.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  11. I really cannot make my mind up on these things, there was so much hype around them it has put me off :(

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  12. I do admit, this is a stunning silicone sponge with the gold glitter flecks! x However, I'm not a fan of the concept, as I've tried it and my makeup blending game was not on fleek! x

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  13. Oooo I feel I want to try this as I've always been a brush girl! X

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  14. This is really interesting - I tried a cheapy one and was really put off by it - maybe I should try again with a better quality version like this!

    Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

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  15. These sound so much fun. I really should try one out! X

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  16. I'm always intrigued when I see people using these. I love the fact that it wouldn't absorb a lot of product whilst you use it, unlike beauty blenders.

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

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  17. i really want to try this now! thanks for sharing :)

    https://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. As a beauty lover and makeup hoarder, a part of me really wants to try this but I'm not sure I could bear to part with my beloved Beauty Blender.

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  19. I just don't think I could get behind these, I'll stick to my sponges.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  20. Have the teardrop shape of this & tried it out but didn't like it except for powder. Never thought to use it with a face mask

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  21. I've only ever tried the Primark version, might pick this one up to give a go xx

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