18 November 2013

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I've been using this nifty little beauty tool for a few weeks now and have grown to like it a lot. Despite never being one for makeup sponges in the past, I find myself reaching for it on a regular basis over my favourite stippling/buffing brushes.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge


It's very quick and easy to use, and I find it easy to achieve a natural but airbrushed effect in no time at all.  The trick is to use the sponge damp and bounce and dab it over your face, for a flawless finish.

The main point of difference between this and other sponges, such as the Beauty Blender, is the shape: the flat edge is ideal for patting on product, while the rounded sides are great for blending. For around the nose and under the eyes, the pointed tip is ideal.

Real Techniques blending sponge packet


Like all the Real Techniques products, this is brilliantly priced - you'll find it for just €5.99 on Cloud 10 Beauty, who sent me mine to try. Would you give it a go, or what method do you prefer to apply your base?

27 comments:

Zara said...

what a lovely lil blog to read on an early monday morning!

found you via #bbloggers

you have a new follower!

Emma Henderson said...

Ah thanks so much Zara - and welcome! X

LeeLee said...

Great review. I haven't heard of this product. I will check it out. :)

Keit said...

It looks like the green thingy on top of The Sim's heads :D
I should try this, I've been searching for a good sponge.

Btw, I just wanted to thank you for sharing my video and saying those kind words. They made me extremely happy, you're the best ^_^

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks lovely...never been one to use sponges, but this one looks quite fun to use. Will have to look into it and try it out!! Happy Monday doll x

The Dainty Dolls House

Emma Henderson said...

No problem at all Kate - I LOVE your videos! xo

Almu said...

I need to try this! great review! :) <3
FeelBella

Leanne said...

Everyone has been ranting and raving about this! I never use sponges for my makeup (well, I haven't in a longggg time) and I'm almost afraid to try one haha. But for €5.99 I think I'll have to give this one a go!

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Adele said...

Love the sound of this sponge. I recently bought a new stippling brush & adore that, but at such a good price I may give this a go & see which gives the best effect.
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Karen Constantine said...

Ooh I have to pick this up stat, I keep meaning to, thanks for the nudge :)

Makeup Monster said...

I'm rubbish I usually just use my fingers!:)

FASHION TALES said...

I have to say, I finally bought one of these and absolutely love it. Didn't think it was going to be different at first, but I'm so happy that I got one. :) Great review!/Madison

Johanna said...

I stopped using sponges so long ago but this..is a whole different story. Great review!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I have a few sponges and really should start using them again!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Deborah said...

I really need to start using sponges to apply my makeup more. I think I'll pick this one up since you seem to like it. Great review :]

xo Deborah
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Pink Elephant Blog said...

Sponges freak me out a little bit. I prefer a bush or fingers but I've heard lots of good things about it and I've been a little curious ;)

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

So that's how you get a natural yet airbrushed look!

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Chloe said...

I've been using this but not getting the absolute fuss... I haven't been dampening it though, must try it tomorrow!

Anya Jensen said...

Looks awesome - I always use my fingers, but this one looks like it does tricks :)

Emma said...

I don't think I've ever used a sponge to apply my make up! But that makes me even more curious to try it out! The finish looks great in the photo!

Emma x

Hope you're well Emma! It's terrible how you go away for a week and it takes two weeks to catch up!!

Makeup Over Mind said...

Been loving this sponge too! :)

Kim Alston said...

sounds great. i haven't used a sponge in a really long time.
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Gemma T said...

I totally agree! I loveeeeee this so much, I cannot get enough! I have been using this over any brushes lately, it's just so good! xx

Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

Sam said...

I actually saw this on store shelves here this month and wondered how it would be, thanks for the review, sounds good!

Alisha Shaughnessy said...

love this!! Using it with healty mix foundation at the mo and my foundation has never looked so good if i do say so myself!! :D

Elle Sees said...

it's on my list to try!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about this because it gets such good reviews but I always hated sponges. I think for the price, it's worth a try.