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If you’re not convinced you need a new sponge, simply Google “cut open Beauty Blender,” and the results will horrify you. While they may look clean, makeup sponges can hoard old makeup, oil and even mold inside.
With that said, if you’re running to your makeup bag right now in despair, get yourself a new makeup sponge while they’re on sale. Amazon’s best-selling makeup sponges by Real Techniques are up to 55% off, but for one day only.
The deal starts and ends on Monday, Oct. 4 at 11:59 p.m. PST and includes three different sets of makeup sponges, as well as two brush and sponge sets.
1. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Beauty Sponge, Set of 4, $8.09 (Orig. $17.99)
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Beauty Sponge Set includes four antimicrobial face sponges. The sponges have three different applications edges: a flat edge for contouring around the eyes and nose, a rounded side for dabbing larger areas of the face and a precision tip for coving blemishes and other imperfections.
2. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Assorted Beauty Sponges, Set of 6, $11.90 (Orig. $19.99)
If you want more variety in your sponges, The Miracle Complexion Assorted Beauty Sponges Makeup Blender Set includes six: two of the regular complexion beauty sponges, three mini eraser sponges and one miracle sculpting sponge.
3. Real Techniques Miracle Powder Beauty Sponge, Set of 2, $7.19 (Orig. $9.99)
However, if you prefer to wear powder makeup, you may think you’re limited to using brushes. That’s not the case, though! Real Techniques Miracle Powder Beauty Sponges are made with microfiber and apply powdered makeup more evenly and less cakey. The velvety exterior will provide maximum makeup pickup, but the flat edges will help you blend more precisely.
4. Real Techniques Makeup Brush Set with Sponge, Set of 5, $9.59 (Orig. $19.99)
5. Real Techniques Makeup Brush Set with 2 Sponges, Set of 6, $18.24 (Orig. $19.99)
Still, if you prefer brushes at times, Real Techniques offers two brush and sponge sets for under $20. The only difference between the two sets on sale, besides the price, is that one includes an extra Miracle Complexion Beauty Sponge.
When it comes to taking care of your sponge, in between replacing it, Real Techniques recommends you wash it with a dot of your favorite makeup sponge cleanser or face wash and water. Lather it up, rinse it with water and then let it air dry in a well-ventilated area.
But remember, replacing your makeup sponges is just as important as cleaning them.
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