How has it taken me so long to write this review? I have had this for months now and I have been using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge religiously most days. I bought it out of pure curiosity, I wasn't quite ready to make the leap and buy a beauty blender so I thought this would be a nice compromise as it is so affordable. In addition, I take the Pixiwoo sisters' word as gospel so if they created it and are using it, loving it, I am buying it. That's just me, they are one of the few people on #TeamInternet (I am rolling my eyes) that I actually trust.
I love the orange colour, the idea behind it is you use it damp for a natural finish or dry for full coverage. It is latex-free and designed to be used with liquid products. My honest opinion is that it is a fantastic tool. I would not recommend using it dry. At all. If you use it dry, you will hate it. Your foundation just sits on the skin and looks as unnatural as humanly possible. The best way to use it is run it under the tap, repeatedly squeeze the sponge while it is under the water wringing the excess water from the sponge and you will see it triple in size. I pour out some foundation on my hand, dab the flat edge of the sponge in it and wipe it all over my face. Then reassessing, I pick up a bit more product on the flat edge and dab on areas that need a bit more coverage. I also use the sponge to blend my concealer, it works really well for that and I use the pointed end for blending out a cream contour. Something I have only recently tried.
The shape of the sponge is an aspect that really appeals to me. Firstly, it is so big that it makes quick work of your foundation. It takes me 10 seconds to actually apply a decent layer on my face and it looks good, which is brilliant. The flat edge is great for large areas, such as applying foundation on the face, I also love it for applying setting powder especially under my eyes. The pointed end great for more precise areas like around the nose and blending out the contour. I think it is great there are two different sides as it means you can use one side for foundation and one side for contour without having to wash it in between.
The only downside is washing it. It takes me ages to wash it and I would recommend washing it prior to each time you use it. I simply rub it against some normal soap and some antibacterial liquid soap until the water runs clear. It is such a pain, I wish there was a quicker way to clean it. If you know of any, please let me know in the comments below. In other news, I have found a sponge that looks identical to the original beauty blender from B in Superdrug. It was around £5 and I will be testing that out in the coming week, so stay tuned for that upcoming review. In the meantime, hope you all have a fabulous weekend, I am in London so follow me on Snapchat (alittlekiran) to stay up to date plus I love talking beauty with you guys. It is so much fun. Thank you for reading. Take care.
What is your favourite makeup tool?