Thursday, 25 June 2015

Makeup Sponge Review: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

Hey everyone, today I have a review of Real Techniques' Miracle Complexion Sponge and I hope you enjoy reading it. Any recommendations or thoughts you have for me on what to try out are really appreciated.

The packaging is cute and a little different to the usual, box-shape standard that you tend to usually get with other make-up applicators. It is very detailed about what is inside and what it can do for your skin which I think is an added bonus!

I love Real Techniques' brushes which I've also reviewed here.  In the past, I've used my fingers before then converting to my holy grail which is the buffing brush that comes with the Core Collection Set. So I was a little wary and possible biased when I came to use the Miracle Complexion Sponge. I have also never tried the Beauty Blender either which everyone raves about so I didn't have anything to compare it to. 

The sponge is designed to be used, either damp or dry, to apply, blend and buff in your base make-up. The dome part of it is for applying make-up all over your face and the flatter side is for larger areas with a pointed tip to blend in the make-up into all the nooks and crannies. The shape of the sponge is pretty useful and a great concept but I felt like you couldn't use as much of the make-up product as you could with your fingers or a brush. 

As you can see from the picture, you can see how much the sponge soaks up more of the product rather than allowing it to spread around your face. I felt like I get more of a natural, better finish with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush rather than using this. It was rather time-consuming and I felt like I had to use more layers than usual to cover up my blemishes. It was also hard to wash out as well and also very time-consuming.

The only good thing it was actually useful for concealer. Instead of using the same brush or my finger, I can use it to press in my concealer and blend in any product into any tight spots that my buffing brush can't get into. So I wouldn't necessarily recommend buying this because I've heard more bad reviews about it more than good ones, mine included. But if you can afford spending a fiver or so to try this out than it may work out better for you than for me.

You can it from Amazon for £4.48
Or from Boots for £5.99

Have you used this before? What did you think of it?
Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

32 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this complexion sponge! Great review.

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Shame I didn't like it myself. Thanks for reading. x

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  2. Amazing :3

    Ana ♥
    http://aruivablog.blogspot.pt/

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  3. I really think I should get a sponge like that! Love your blog, keep up the good work :)

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  4. I completely agree with you, it's a bit disturbing how much product these beauty sponges soak up! I think I'm one of the very few people that have decided to stick to brushes :) lovely review x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I'm gutted that I bought this now x

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  5. I've never tried a make up sponge mainly because I have been worried about it soaking up my (rather pricey!!!!) foundation so I'll defs keep with my trusty brushes!

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    1. Yeah it does soak up alot of the foundation so definitely wouldn't try this again x

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  6. I never tried this, or the Beauty blender. I'm all about brushes!
    xx

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    1. Yeah I am definitely all for brushes now :) x

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  7. Gret review! thankyou for sharing xx

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  8. Great, honest review. I also really disliked this sponge. For starters, feels like memory foam and it's a nightmare to wash. It's cheaper than the Beauty Blender, but just not worth the purchase in my opinion. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Yeah I agree, I'm sorry I bought it now x

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  9. Good review! Ive always thought they look impossible to keep clean which really puts me off x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

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    1. Yeah it is fairly hard to clean and use I find. Thankyou for reading x

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  11. I have a beauty blender and definitely agree that it's easier/better for concealer! It soaks up too much of my foundation and that stuff ain't cheap ;)

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    1. Exactly! Thankyou for agreeing x

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  12. Great post! Been wanting to try out a blender, this review really helps!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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  13. interesting
    i've always wanted to try they're products
    and yeah maybe i'll get the sponge for concealer application :)
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's possible a little bit pricey just for a concealer application but it is up to you :) x

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  14. Just stumbled across your blog & thought i'd let you know that I love it! I will definitely be following and looking out for future posts! :)

    Very helpful review. I have been contemplating buying the Beauty Blender recently following advice from the lady on my Clinique counter, and wondered if this would be a cheaper alternative. Having read this, along with many other negative reviews, I think I will give it a miss!

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    1. Aw thankyou very much! Yeah I'm glad you're giving it a miss, I wish I had now! x

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  15. I LOVE blenders... I need to try this.

    Ash,
    www.AshleyTamarra.com

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    1. Hope you like it better than I did x

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  16. Nice Blender :)
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