Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

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I have been meaning to write this review for such a long time. Featured in my 5 Favourites of 2014 post, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is very much a staple product in my daily routine.

I wrote a glowing review of the rival Beautyblender about 5 months ago but as soon as I purchased its more affordable orange counterpart my Beautyblender has been gathering dust at the back of my drawer. The Real Techniques offering is a very similar egg shaped beauty tool with the only real difference in appearance being the fact that it has a flat side. This flat side speeds up the application of foundation on large areas of the face such as the cheeks and forehead quite considerably so it’s definitely a bonus.

Like the Beautyblender, the Miracle Complexion sponge needs to be thoroughly soaked with water and then gently squeezed out to get the best results. I apply my foundation or concealer using the strippling technique, lightly bouncing the sponge across my face, using the pointed tip for harder to reach areas such as around my nose and the flat or rounded sided for the rest of my face. I’ve read it can also be used to apply liquid blushers but I haven’t tried that to date.

Aside from the super useful flat side, what stands out about the Real Techniques offering is that it seems to soak up less product and provides a fuller coverage than the Beautyblender, so less product is used for the same level of coverage.

In the past few months I’ve tried some new make up brushes to see how they compare but none apply foundation or concealer as flawlessly as the Miracle Complexion sponge. It gives such an amazing finish, it’s extremely impressive, almost like an airbrushed effect. At just £5.99 this little orange tool is worth every penny and really does perform miracles. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

Have you tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge? What did you think?
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  • eilidh

    ah I need to try this! Have wanted to for ages

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

    • Ioanna

      Do it, I promise you won’t regret it xx

  • I used the love the Miracle Complexion Sponge and used it for over a year but last time I bought it I noticed a change in the actual sponge material, it just wasn’t as great as it used to be. So then I splurged on the Beautyblender and I actually think it’s so much better then the RT version. Maybe I just got a bad one the last time who knows but you’re right about foundation application, no brush beats the flawless finish x

    • Ioanna

      oh really? I personally much prefer it to the beautyblender as it seems to soak up less of the product but sponges in general do give that flawless finish :) xx