Sunday, 24 November 2013

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge | Review




Hey girlie's!!!

Beauty blenders and complexion spongers seem to be everywhere at the moment, and being the make up brush lover that I am I was really on the fence as to whether I should jump on the beauty blender band waggon and try one, Well.... After a few months of thinking should I, shouldn't I??? I finally caved in and treated myself to one.

I decided on the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, firstly because I love all of my Real Techniques make up brushes so I figured the miracle sponge would be just as good, and secondly because I found the original beauty blender to be quite expensive and the Real Techniques sponge seemed the more affordable option for me being priced at just £5.99, bargain!!!

The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is a 3 in 1 multi functional sponge that claims to give you a pixel perfect, flawless base with high definition results. The sponge has 3 sides, a flat side, a rounded side and a pointed precision tip. The flat side of the sponge is great for applying foundation, it will give you a light, even, flawless finish and is great for getting underneath the eyes and around the nose area, which are both places that a brush is sometimes not as precise. The precision tip is great for covering up any blemishes and imperfections with your concealer of choice and the rounded side of the sponge is great for blending large areas of the face, applying cream blusher and you can also use it for applying powder to the face too.

So you may be wondering how I use the Miracle Complexion Sponge??? Well... Firstly you can use the sponge damp or dry, the choice is yours but I prefer to use it damp, I always find the finish seems more flawless that way, I simply wet the sponge and wait for it to expand slightly, then squeeze it tightly to remove any excess water, you only want the sponge to be ever so slightly damp not wet. I then dab my foundation around my face how I usually would if I was using a brush, and using the flat side of the sponge I use a dabbing/stippling motion to work the foundation in, I then swap for the rounded side of the sponge and again using stippling motions blend the foundation and the finish is incredible, it honestly looks so so flawless I couldn't believe it. I use the precision tip for my blemishes and it covers and blends them really well leaving no cakey concealer build up, and I adore using the rounded side of the sponge for applying my cream blush, if you struggle with blending cream blush I'd definitely suggest you get the complexion sponge as it blends cream blush beautifully. I also love how the complexion sponge feels on your skin and in your hand, its really soft and slightly springy/bouncy.

To wash the Miracle Complexion Sponge all I've been using is an antibacterial washing up liquid, it cleans the sponge up really well and kills any horrid germs, I've also used shampoo which worked just as well but I found it took me alot longer to get the foundations colouring out of the sponge so bare that in mind. I'd recommend washing the sponge every 1-3 uses depending on whether you've used cream blushers and powder with the sponge as your not going to use your sponge to apply foundation if you've still got yesterdays excess cream blush on it.

Overall I found the Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques amazing to work with and it really made a difference in how flawless my base make up looked, I'd definitely recommend it to someone who maybe struggles with blending their base make up or if you like a nice light flawless finish then you'll love the little sponge.

Have you tried the Miracle Complexion Sponge or the Original Blender??? What did you think??? Yay or nay???

Hayley

12 comments:

  1. I've been uming and ahing over buying into one of these. Especially when Real Techniques brought theirs out.
    The only thing that was concerning to me was the washing process and how clean it'll actually get. But I guess this depends on how often you wash it.. Really..
    I'm still really tempted and you may have swayed me come payday!
    Caroline.x

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    1. Ohhh I hope I have swayed you hehe, as for washing id defo recommend using an antibacterial washing up liquid as shampoo takes ages to get the makeup stains out xoxo

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  2. I wanted to try this out but steered clear of it might have to give it a go x
    http://followeroffashionn.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I was the same for so long, but if your going to buy any id defo recommend the Real tecniques sponge as itd affordable and brillaint!! :) xoxo

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  3. I fell in love with this sponge soo quickly!! I prefer to use it damp too, the finish is so lovely that way. xx

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

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    1. Ohh yes using it damp defo improves the finish hehe, I love it :) xoxo

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  4. I haven't tried any beauty sponges..but I will now! Looks lovely and with a decent price tag :)

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    1. I'd definitly recommned giving this one a go, the orignal beauty blenders are far to pricy for me but the Real Techniques offering really is brill!!! xoxo

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  5. I think i need to try this asap! Great post!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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    1. Oh yes you do sweetie hehe :) Thank you ver much! xoxo

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  6. I have an identical version from Models Own and i love it!
    A FASHION FIX

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    1. Ohh really, I would never have thought to even look at models own for a makeup sponge hehe xoxo

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