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Review: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

real techniques miracle complexion sponge

Everybody loves Real Techniques. I actually think if you don't own and love a Real Techniques brush you aren't a legitimate beauty lover. Recently, they made their first venture outside of the brush world with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and I leapt and the chance to review this new item from the much beloved brand.

I purchased the Miracle Complexion Sponge from Boots and the very affordable price of €5.89. Currently the 3 for 2 offer is running in Boots so you can get them in these deals which is amazing. The sponge is probably most obviously comparable to the Beauty Blender which retails for close to €20, quite the saving.

The sponge has features that distinguish itself from the Beauty Blender. Rather than just being an egg-like shape, the Miracle Sponge has grooves and indents designed to be used for different parts of the face and different make-up tasks as explained on the packaging.

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To use the Miracle Sponge, it can be used wet or dry. I tried it both ways and I think I prefer it dry. I used it with a BB cream and a heavy foundation and it applied both really lovely. I found it gives very light coverage but had the opportunity to be buildable. Overall, my foundation looked very nice after using the sponge.

I also used it for concealer which proved less successful as I like a heavier concealer coverage that it seemed to be offering me. I just find I can slather on concealer best with me fingers to cover my dark circles.

Would I choose it over the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush? I don't think so. With a brush, I think I can just apply faster and more easily get an even coverage. Although, the sponge gave me nice, even coverage it did take quite a while of patting and I just like to slap it on in the morning and run. I also found I was using more product with the sponge compared to the brush as it was giving such a light veil of make-up over my face.

Overall though, the sponge is not a failure. It's actually really pleasant to use. Maybe on days where I have a free morning I will see myself using it to leisurely apply my make-up or when I just want a very light coverage on good skin days. I just think its going to take quite the foundation tool to get me away from the Expert Face Brush.