Friday, 30 September 2016

BETTER THAN THE BEAUTY BLENDER? REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE REVIEW


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?

Love 
Kiran

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16 comments

  1. I almost bought this sponge the other day and Im kicking myself now that I didnt.

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's good! Let me know if you try it xxx

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  2. I'm a die hard fan of the beautyblender. I have this RT sponge but I wouldn't say it's better than the bb! The bb is much more bouncier while the RT is a bit denser. Nonetheless, this is still a good option and gets the job done! :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. I found a great dupe for the beauty blender so might test it out and compare! Thanks for sharing, you always look gorgeous xxx

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  3. I was surprised to like the RT version just as much as the Beauty Blender!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  4. I prefer the Beauty Blender because I think it's a bit bouncier! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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    1. Ooh I have been hearing that! Need to try it, I think! Xx

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  5. I definitely love the shape of this sponge, I don't have the beauty blender but I am pretty content with the RT sponge
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Yeah the shape is really amazing and it makes application so quick and awesome, I love it! Xx

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  6. I am obsessed with these i have about 5 of them now haha i cant get over how good they are

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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    1. I love that you can buy them in packs now too, yes! Feed my addiction xxx

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  7. I stick with either a brush or fingers as I use very light and fluid foundations. I have tried the beauty blender and returned it because I hated the finish on my skin.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I remember you talking about it, honestly that's why I didn't buy it! If you haven't tried this sponge I think it would be quite nice, it looks really natural on me and yet can be built up. Thank you for commenting xxx

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  8. I must say that I still prefer using a BeautyBlender; it lasts longer and is easier to clean. I have to agree that washing RT sponge can be a nightmare! Which is why I was my sponges prior every single use (I guess it is more hygienic as well). If BeautyBlender works best with organic soaps, then I would recommend using a liquid soap (even shampoo) to wash RT. Hope it helps! Love the shape of it though.

    Naya
    www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Tempted to buy it now just because it is easier to wash haha, the struggle is real. Thank you for commenting, Naya, you sweetheart xxx

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