Real Technique's Miracle Complexion Sponge
I'm a big fan of Real Technique's brushes and their Miracle Complexion Sponge. My old complexion sponge by Real Technique's was falling apart and I desperately needed a new one. I had it for a year and 4 months, so it's lasted me a while. As I've never done a post about the sponge before, I thought I'd do so. This complexion sponge is so good and I used my old one every time I wore makeup.
I've tried a few other blenders in the past couple of years. The first one I ever tried was from Primark. It wasn't that great and looking back now, I'm unsure why I continued to use it. It didn't blend that well at all. I then purchased the Real Technique's Miracle Complexion Sponge for the first time and have been using it since.
During the time that I've been using the Real Technique's sponge, I also tried Maybelline's Dream Blender and I didn't like it. I did write a post about it here. I also tried two of Primark's blenders again, this time they worked better than the first Primark blender that I tried. They worked really well to blend in my concealer, however not so much my foundation. From trying previous blenders, I've learnt to just stick with my trusty Real Technique's blenders.
Anyway, onto the actual sponge. The sponge comes in a clear, plastic packaging. The sponge is a bright orange, like tear dropped shaped sponge. There are 3 sides for 3 different uses:
- Rounded sides - blend large areas of the face with repeated "dabbing" or "stipling" motion.
- Precision tip - covers blemishes and imperfections.
- Flat edge - for the contours around the eyes and nose.
This complexion sponge is such a soft sponge. To use this I damp the sponge using a finishing spray and dab my products on as that works best for me. You can use it dry or wet, it works either way. This works well with liquid foundation/highlighters, cream foundations/blushers/contour, concealers and also works with powder. I love how well it works with foundation. I've realised that it does absorb some foundation in, but nothing major.
I used to use the flat part to apply powder with and to bake underneath my eyes. It worked really well, however it was a little messy on my blender as I used it for everything else. I started to use a triangle sponge instead.
Washing it is quick and easy. After a couple of washes, it stains a little bit, not hugely though. I wash it once a week, sometimes twice, it all depends on how much I've used it and whether it really looks like it needs cleaning. I wash my blender using my shampoo and it works really well.
Overall I love this sponge, that's why I repurchased it and I'll probably continue to for a long time. Real Technique's have released some new sponges, which look amazing. For £5.99 I think it's amazing and works really well.
- Easy to clean
- Works well with cream and liquid products
- Gives a really nice finish
- Easy to use
- Has 3 sides for 3 different uses
- Stains a little bit
- Absorbs a little bit of foundation, but nothing major
Have you used this sponge before? What's your favourite blender?