Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

I am a big fan of beauty blenders and use them to apply my foundation quite often, especially if I want to achieve a flawless finish. The original beauty blender is really expensive, but...Real Techniques affordable version means that you will be able to get your mitts on a good quality makeup sponge without breaking the bank. The cheap ebay ones usually feel like rubber and are a nightmare to clean.

Like all Real Techniques products, the Miracle Complexion Sponge was designed by the incredibly talented (and gorgeous) makeup artist Samantha Chapman. I adore Real Techniques brushes, so my expectations were really high. After a week of testing the sponge with different foundations, I can honestly say that it is really good.

My favourite foundation at the moment is Vichy Dermablend and applied wit the Miracle Complexion Sponge, it gives the most beautiful finish and great coverage. To apply my foundation, I wet the sponge and wait for it to expand, squeeze any excess water out and dry with a towel- it should feel slightly damp, but not wet.  I put some foundation on my cheeks forehead and chin and start dabbing it on with the sponge. It is very easy and pleasant, as the sponge is super soft and bouncy :)

What is different about the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge? The shape of it is unique and features three different surfaces, including a rounded side, precision tip and a flat edge - everything you need to achieve the perfect base. The rounded side is great for dabbing the product allover your face, precision tip is perfect for concealing blemishes and the flat edge is great for applying foundation or concealer around the nose and eyes. You can also use it to apply powders, but be careful not to overdo it. 

To wash the sponge, I use an antibacterial brush soap and it does the job really well. I find this sponge much easier to clean than my other blenders, because the texture is slightly different.

Overall, I really like the sponge and I would recommend it to those who like a flawless finish.

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Zachary testing the sponge. He loves it, haha :)

*pr sample


  1. Really want to try this sponge!such a sweet photo of Zachary aww xx

    Sweet Electric Blog

  2. I've never used sponges to apply my makeup, but I love Real Techniques, so I might give this a go :)

  3. The end result is flawless, I need to try this!!

  4. This is such a cool product. It is definitely different from the dome shaped beauty blenders out there and the price is so reasonable too! I love products from Real techniques and my collection of their brushes are slowly building~ They are so nice and lovely to use :)

    Thanks for the review~ I will be looking forward to getting myself one of these to try out!
    Have a lovely day <3

    *- YingcBeauty-*

  5. I think for £5.99 it would definitely be worth the try. I like the fact it has the flat side which is something most sponges like this one don't have! xxx

  6. i was going to say something but i kinda forgot when i saw your sweet little boy :) he is so sweet! just like mine :)

  7. Oh, I really want to try out this sponge... It has already sold out at :D

    Maja, Pink Mascara

  8. I have not long purchased Models Own blending sponge and really love the finish they give. Can't believe I didn't purchase them sooner. I love your nail colour - matches the sponge nicely!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  9. I want this!!! I've heard so much about Real Techniques and can't wait to get my hands on them!!! =D

    The Austrian Rose

  10. this sounds really good - i need to try this out!

    i am loving your blog :)


  11. this sounds really good - i will need to give this sponge a try.

    thanks for this lovely post.


  12. I never tried sponges for applying foundations. Although I would love to use this one! But it's difficult to get hold of RT brushes here, so have to give a pass to this one. I lik how your nail paint matches the colour of the sponge & the last pic of Zac is awesome :)

    Primed with Prettiness

  13. Ooh I really like the look of this, especially for the price! I've never gone wrong with Real Techniques before so definitely need to check this out.

    Becca @ Beauty & Becca xo

  14. Ooh I really want to try this and it is such a great price :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  15. Its so affordable.. I will go out and buy this when my beauty blender is done with :)


  16. For me it is very disappointing
    I’m a huge fan of Real Techniques brushes. I have most of them and use them on the daily basis. But sadly the sponge didn’t survive drenching & squeezing under water… it didn’t expand at all and actually lost completely the shape. It behaved like a plasticine and shrunk… Not good at all.

  17. I have been wanting to try this for a while because I love my beauty blender but it is pretty spendy. Anyone know if it's available in Ulta in the US yet?

  18. Oh wow I had no idea they made a sponge!

  19. I seriously see this sponge on everything! I'm dying to try it. Great review!


  20. The last picture is so sweet! This seems like a good introduction to a sponge for a reasonable price. Thanks for your review!
    Lovely Notions

  21. Thanks for the review. I'm definitely going to purchase it now. And your boy he's gorgeous.

  22. Incredibly keen to pick this up Sandra, it will be my first beauty blender type product :)
    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing


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