Monday, 16 May 2016

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Hey beauties! Sorry for the lack of posts last week, I was super busy and couldn't find a spare minute to sit down and write! My boyfriend turned 22 last week (and yes, we have sung said Taylor Swift song many a time) so I was either prepping presents or having a lovely time celebrating with friends and family for his birthday. But today I'm back with a new beauty post about a product I have read lots of reviews on and couldn't wait to try myself!

A few weeks ago I picked up the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge which you may have seen in this haul post. Being an avid fan of brushes, I'd never really tried using a sponge to apply my foundation and was really interested to see what sort of effect it created. I'm someone who loves a dewy, natural finish with my makeup and this little sponge is said to deliver that glowy look, so I was excited to give it a try!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Foundation Base Review Close Up Belle-Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Foundation Base Review Close Up Belle-Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

So the idea behind this product is that it's meant to create a flawless yet natural look to the skin, even with heavy duty foundations. I think this is nice for the Summer time when you still want some coverage but at the same time want to allow your skin to breathe and look natural. I've found this sponge does decrease the coverage of my foundations quite a lot, resulting in ones like Rimmel Match Perfection and Revlon Colourstay looking more like a tinted moisturiser/ light weight foundations. It does however apply the product evenly and smoothly so you do get that natural no makeup look which is perfect for Summer.

This little egg shaped sponge feels really dense and is soft and squishy so feels really nice against the skin. The smell of it is a little odd, but after you wash it a couple of times it does start to fade. The different sides to this sponge also have their own functions, such as the pointed side is to get into smaller areas like your nose and under the eyes. I like to mainly use this sort of area of the sponge as I find it gives a nice finish - I don't really tend to use the flat side too much as it can feel like your wiping the product on to your skin as apposed to buffing it in.

With sponges it's also said to be best if you dampen them down before hand (totally up to you though as it can be used dry). At first I was using a bit of water but I found I wasn't loving the results with this. So I went out and picked up The Body Shop's Vitamin E Face Mist to dampen the sponge before use. I've really enjoyed this product as it's so nourishing for the skin but also helps my foundation blend out flawlessly with the sponge - definitely a great little duo!

I've really been enjoying this Miracle Complexion sponge and has now become a staple part of my foundation routine. Of course this is meant to be a dupe of the Beauty Blender, but for just under £6 this product is purse-friendly and does the job really well! A definite necessity for any makeup obsessive!

Have you tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge?
Do you prefer brushes or sponges for your makeup?

7 comments:

  1. I've been using this sponge for around 6 months now and I still love it. It does suck up a lot of product (I prefer to use it dry) so trying to get the minimum amount of foundation I wear all over my face is always a challenge. I'd still always choose the sponge over a brush now though.

    Raise The Waves

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  2. I love this so much, I definitely want to get the double pack asap so I can have a back up! I must try it with the Vitamin E mist, great tip :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  3. I look at this practically every time I go into Boots but I still don't have one. I do love my Zoeva brush so much but everyone raves about the finish uses a makeup sponge gives xx

    kizzyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love this sponge so much, bought my third one the other day, it applies foundation for beautifully, I haven't used a foundation brush in over a year. Great review. xx

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  5. I love this sponge, I've been using it for 5 months now and I haven't used a foundation brush since.
    taniaawrites.blogspot.co.uk x

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  6. I have been using this sponge for a while now and I even think that I prefer it over my beauty blender at times. The shape of it means that I can get into the sides of my nose well and I like the finish that it gives too. I am currently using it with my Charlotte tilbury magic foundation which is my Go to foundation nowadays to get that dewy finish :)

    Lovely post, Have a great day! ♥

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  7. i loved my rt sponge but i had to chuck it as it was getting too dirty :( deffo going to have to get another xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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