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Real Techiques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, review, blog, test, foundation, my pale skin, em ford

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, review, blog, test, foundation, my pale skin, em ford

The Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge is a product i'd been meaning to pick up for quite some time, but kept forgetting to do so. On a recent supermarket trip whilst visiting my family, I noticed the sponge in the beauty aisle and in a now or never situation... it made it's way into the trolley.

Retailing at £4.99 the sponge is incredibly affordable, and not only that, but it's easy to use too.
To apply my foundation using it, I first soak it under the tap in cool water and squeeze out the excess. I like to dispense a little of my Nars Sheer Glow onto my hand and then in small stages, I'll gently take the flat edge, and begin to apply over my skin, in an almost bouncing sort of way - never dragging. If needed I'll change to the pointed end to make sure the product is applied under my eyes and around my nose, ensuring it's all even and blended out. 

I find that applying my Sheer Glow foundation in this way does make the product more sheer, and gives it a lovely natural dewy look on my skin - which makes a refreshing change.

What I liked about this sponge is how it can be used for different purposes in different ways. One end of the sponge tapers down to a point which is extremely useful for blending out concealer under your eyes, The sides are rounded which makes for easy bouncing of product onto your face and the other end is flat which allows for precision application of foundation or even contouring. 

My only negative with this sponge is that, no matter how much I seem to clean it, it always seems to be stained with foundation - which makes me feel a little uneasy about using it again.

Overall, a great budget buy and one that has made its way into my every day make up essentials... it just leaves me with the question.. How do you store yours? 

Em xxx

13 comments:

  1. I can not tell you how long I have been meaning to give this a try! Every time I am out shopping I always forget to pick it up haha. It sounds amazing and I haven't tried a complexion / beauty sponge for foundation application before so I am excited to see how well it works :)

    For storage I would probably get a cute little bowl or something for it to sit in on my vanity :)

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  2. I ended up with a beauty blender and didn't like the staining either. It actually got moldy after a while! I haven't used sponges since.

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  3. I've heard a lot about this product, it does sound great but does it not make your make-up feel thick or caked-on? Don't know why but sponges always remind me of having your face painted as a kid! Maybe I should just experiment myself, see what happens!
    Sophie xx
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  4. I love this sponge have had a few now at this stage and they are amazing for making your foundation completely flawless! I just wish it wasn't so difficult to clean, mine is also standee and I have managed to rip the sponge before trying to get the stains off! I just store it on top of my brushes x

    Beauty with charm

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  5. I definitely need to pick this up! Sponges are my favourite way to apply foundation and I have heard so many good things.

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  6. I really am tempted to buy this now! I was only looking at this sponge last week in Boots. I'd really like to see the results :) x x

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  7. I've been a bit scared about using this but I think I might give it a whirl now. I've heard the beauty blender hard brush cleaner works well on sponges. I use it for my brushes and it works amazingly well on them - maybe give that a go? LB xx

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  8. I intend to buy one soon....It's great how you can use it in million different ways. Can't wait to get one.

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  9. The sponge looks gorgeous, I definitely have to add on my wishlist. Also I noticed that you have such a pretty pics, they're s bright how you get that ?

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  10. Need to get this soon. It kinda looks like the beauty blender with a cheaper price range :) Can't wait to try it !

    xo
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  11. I've been meaning to pick this up. This post has inspired me to go get it this week. :)

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  12. I've just ordered this sponge and still waiting for it to arrive. Can't wait to try it.

    emmatheakerx.blogspot.co.uk

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