12 Feb 2014

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques is another of my most loved brands it’s another one on my list of brands that seems to be able to do no wrong; their brushes are some of my best-loved and most-used (most of the girls in college use them also), and I don't think I've read one bad review of any of their products. When I heard they were releasing a blending sponge I was really interested to see if it would live up to the quality and efficacy of their extensive brush collection, and also how they could improve on an established concept already well loved by many including myself and many established makeup artist (there’s a number of girls and tutors in my college who swear by beauty blenders).

The main thing to notice about the Miracle Complexion Sponge is that while it keeps the usual egg shape of many of the currently available sponges (like the Models Own ones that I currently swear by, I have 4 in my kit), this sponge features a large flat edge that’s meant to be used to assist coverage over the eyes and nose. It's suggested to use the rounded sides to blend across the larger areas of the face, while the precision tip is recommended to be used for blemishes and imperfections.

The texture created with this product is much the same as with others, there are no annoying lines or patches that can be a problem with using brushes (only downside is the tapping application takes a lot longer than using brushes, you wouldn't use this sponge if you were in a rush), and it stipples over imperfections and pores to create a lovely smooth surface (my skin is suffering big time at the minute because of all the different products we’ve been using in college).

What really has come as a revelation with this sponge is the amount of increased coverage it gives over my other blending sponges. With this sponge the product is moved efficiently from the back of my hand to my face and pressed into the skin rather than being spread across so it covers much more in just one layer (some people have said this results in a cakey finish but I don’t agree with this at all).

As the Miracle Complexion Sponge soaks up less foundation than most, and things like cream blushes and cheek tints only stay on the surface of the product, cleaning is really quick as I don't have to spend ages rinsing and squeezing until the water runs clear.

I really haven't been disappointed with Real Techniques' newest offering I think this product is such a bargain and really worth trying out whether you're a regular user of sponges or a newbie to sponge using, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Have you had a chance to try the Real Techniques beauty blender or any other brands beauty blenders, do you like them?


  1. This post has made me so excited to use this beauty tool. I bought it a few weeks ago but it's still in its packaging as I've been in a rush to do my make up most mornings, and have wanted to use a tried and tested tool incase it all went wrong. This sounds amazing though! I will definitely be reaching for it this weekend when I can take some more time doing my make up. Hopefully it will be as amazing as my favourite RT Expert Face Brush.
    Lovely review!

    1. I absolutely love mine but yes your right to give yourself some extra time the first time you use it, took me a couple of attempts to really get the most out of it and find the way I liked to use it most. But definitely give it a go, hopefully you'll love yours as much as I do.


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    1. Thank you sweetie this really means a lot, unfortunately I have already done the Liebster Award post and can't repeat it but it means so much that you nominated me. I will definitely check out your blog. :) Xx

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  4. Hi Hun what a great post defo going to buy this to add to my collection!!

    DRUM ROLL... I've nominated you for the liebster award! http://glamboyantbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/liebster-award.html

    Hope you can do it :)


    1. You definitely should give it a go, I honestly think it is absolutely brilliant.
      Awh sweetie thank you so much. It really means so much to me to be nominated but unfortunately I have already done this post so I can't repeat it but again thank you so much.

  5. I've been using the blender bottle sponge I got in a glossybox and I really love it. Problem is its so expensive so I have been wanting a cheaper alternative. I wonder if they sell this in the US! I'm gonna have to check it out :) Thanks for sharing! Lovely post :)