This article originally appeared on InStyle.com by Eva Thomas.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for many things, like her exceptional wit, her impassioned tweets, her signature red lip, and her always flawless skin—and in a recently released Vogue beauty video, the freshman congresswoman revealed the secret behind the latter two.
Every day like clockwork, AOC will glide on Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso because “the easiest way to look put together is with a bold lip.” Amen. When it comes to her skincare routine, the congresswoman triple loves tinted moisturizers because they’re more lightweight than regular foundation. But while the product you put on your face is key in getting that flawless, poreless-looking complexion, the tool you use to apply said product is just as essential.
Ocasio-Cortez first brushes on her go-to NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 using the EcoTools Wonder Cover Complexion Brush. Then, after she’s “painted on” her tinted moisturizer, she uses Real Techniques’ game-changing Miracle Complexion Sponges—which are so popular, by the way, that three are sold every five seconds worldwide—to blend it all in. The result? An airbrushed, flawless finish.
The congresswoman isn’t the only one who loves these Miracle Complexion Sponges. A quick search and you’ll see thousands of shoppers have given this versatile beauty tool major love—it’s earned more than 2,200 near-perfect ratings on Amazon and nearly 4,000 on Ulta—and for good reason. It’s designed with a revolutionary foam technology that evenly blends makeup for a smooth finish, is easy to clean, and feels oh-so-soft on the face. But the strongest selling point of all is the fact that it’s won over many Beautyblender fanatics over the years.
“I was skeptical at first because I've been a Beautyblender user for a long time, but after trying out these sponges, I am sold,” writes one Amazon shopper. “These are such soft sponges and when wet, they work like a dream! Just as an FYI, I use a mild laundry detergent bar soap, and it gets all the grub out and looks new!”
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