Real Techniques | Miracle Complexion Sponge

Monday, 24 November 2014

real techniques miracle complexion sponge review
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I am already a big fan of Real Techniques with at least one of their brushes making it into my daily makeup routine. A few of my favourites being the Blush brush and Setting brush. It has taken me a long time to purchase their only sponge offering but I finally got round to it, and I'm so glad I did!
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The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge -link has been compared by many to the Beauty Blender and is hailed as an affordable dupe. Having not tried the Beauty Blender, I can't give a side-by side comparison. The sponge is designed to be used wet or dry, to give you a flawless base. What sets this sponge apart from the others is its three surfaces; a large rounded side to cover large areas of the face in no time at all, a precision tip for concealing underneath the eyes and for pin pointing blemishes, and a flat side for heavier coverage and to use round the eyes and nose.

I personally think you achieve far better results when you use the sponge damp. I Run it under the tap for a few minutes (it will double in size) then pat off the excess with a towel. The sponge becomes far more 'bouncier' which only helps when it comes to applying foundation. Using a tapping motion melts the foundation into my skin and gives me a beautiful dewy finish. I must admit this method of applying foundation takes a little more time but it's the perfect tool for anyone with dry skin (like me!) who finds brushes can irritate and accentuate dry patches.

The pointed tip and flat side of the sponge work do a fabulous job at concealing underneath my eyes, especially with high coverage concealer. It retains just enough product so you don't get that awful cakey under eye whilst managing to get into every crease and cranny with ease.

The only down side I can mention about this sponge is how annoying it is to clean. Rinsing it out seems to take an eternity and I have yet to find a product that can get every foundation stain out. Being a bit of a clean freak when it comes to brushes it upsets me when my little sponge looks dirty!

Overall, the Miracle Complexion Sponge has left quite an impression on me. I love the dewy natural finish it gives my foundation. Yes it is more time consuming to apply foundation than with a brush but I think the results are worth it. Concealer and cream contouring look beautiful too. It's versatility means I will definitely find a way to work this little guy into my routine. For the bargain price of £5.99 I would recommend trying out this sponge before the (three times the price) Beauty Blender if you're unsure about how you would get on with this type of tool. 

2 comments:

  1. I've tried this sponge and the beauty blender and I prefer the RT version. It lasts longer! The Beauty blender is great but I've had to replace mine after a few months x
    Speckled Beauty

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    1. Oh really! Thats good to hear I made the right choice getting the RT one! xx

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