Sunday, 25 January 2015

Real Techniques | Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Real Techniques is a brand that I'm sure everyone has heard of. I bought the core collection last year and to be honest, I wasn't blown away. I just don't know why but I hate putting foundation on with a brush. My face is always left with lines of foundation all over it and looking really streaky - not a good look! I decided to give Real Techniques another try and bought the Miracle Complexion Sponge at £5.99, which is a good price for a Real Techniques product!

I've never used a sponge to apply my foundation before so I was quite excited to try it out! I applied my usual foundation which is Rimmel's Match Perfection. The sponge is super soft and it blends the foundation into my skin so easily and I'm not left with that dreaded streaky look. My skin looks softer and smoother. I almost felt like I was using a different foundation because the results are so much better than they would be if I was using my fingers. I also love apply my powder and concealer with the sponge too! I know I'm going to keep on using this.

I honestly didn't know what I'd expect with using a foundation sponge as I didn't like the core collection from Real Techniques but the Miracle Complexion sponge has well and truely won me over! At £5.99, I'd urge you to just buy this sponge and leave the core collection unless you're a makeup brush lover! Plus, brushes are so expensive and I personally find them so awful to use. This is excellent value and the results are amazing.

My only problem is that I'll have to wash the sponge a lot and as a newbie to makeup brushes/sponges, I need tips on how to wash them :) How do you all wash your makeup brushes? Tell me in the comments below. What do you all think of Real Techniques? x

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  1. Ive wanted to try this for such a long time, great review especially as I use the same foundation!

    Beth x

    bethabigail.blogspot.co.uk | Beauty. Fashion. Life.

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    1. You should definitely try it it! It makes the Rimmel foundation apply flawlessly x x

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  3. I haven't tried using a sponge before but it sounds as if its better than using a brush! Glad you shared this :)

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've tried the brushes before and I don't know why but they just didn't work for me at all! I love the sponges. X

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  4. I never tried any sponge before even beauty blender but I'm curious!
    xx
    www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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  5. I use a sponge to put my makeup on too and I love it! This one sounds like a great product :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. I'm always going to use a sponge for my foundation now. This is probably one of the best out there in my opinion :)

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  6. I really want to try that, the only sponge I own is a Beauty Blender wannabe and I kinda hate it. I just have to find a store here in Portugal that sells that one without it being a complete rip-off!
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    1. I hope you find one soon! Its always disappointing when you get a bad purchase! Xx

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  7. I almost picked this up today but didnt, so regret it! sounds great

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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    1. Well you can always go and get it again now you know it's good :) it's a great price too I think! X

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  8. I have a couple of real technique brushes which I love, but this sponge looks great too x
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    1. I love the eye brushes from real techniques but the sponge is now my fave! X x

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  9. That sponge! Ahh! <3 Looks like a terrific product, I must purchase it someday! <3

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  10. aww can't wait to try it! I wasnt that sure, but now I think I'll give it a go! xo :)

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    1. I'm sure you'll love it too! It's a great find! X

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  11. I keep meaning to buy this! You've definitely made me want it even more now, haha!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. I hadmy eye on this sponge for a while too before I actually bought it! It's really worth getting :) x

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  12. I love my brushes however I got a makeup sponge for 99p from eBay and I love the way it makes my foundation look too! To clean I recommend leaving the sponge in some hot soapy water, it usually does the job for me! Great review xx

    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Wow, that really is a great buy! & thank you for the tip! Sounds like it's going to do the job for me too. x x

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  13. I definitely think I'm going to buy this now, I was always unsure if it actually worked!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

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    1. I was too especially because I didn't really like using make up brushes but this has worled so good! x x

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  14. I always wash mine with just baby shampoo, but be extra careful with sponges as they can flake and fall apart! I used to love real techniques but they've slowly been swapped out for my zoeva brushes!

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I've heard of washing it in baby shampoo before! Thanks for all the tips and I've heard lots of people liking Zoeva brushes! x

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  15. I never liked applying with a brush until I came across ELF's complexion brush. It takes some blending but it works :D Fingers have always been my top pick!

    I haven't even tried a sponge yet.. when you clean it.. how long does it take for it to dry? Do you need to buy more than 1?

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    1. Yeah, I still like to use my fingers to blend too :) & it doesn't take long to dry! I think they look a little used after a while so you would have to buy another a couple of months or something. x x

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  16. It makes a fabulous even complexion to apply foundation with a sponge, but I'm to lazy to wash it afterwards, so I just go on with my fingers...

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I'm always too lazy too but I decided to pull my act together :) x x

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  17. I seen this in Superdrug the other day and was so tempted to buy it but changed my mind, your review may have just won me over! Also, I just wash my brushes/sponge with shower gel or hand wash and warm water, it actually works really well! xx

    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh thanks for the cleaning tip :) & hope you get this one! It's soo amazing :) x

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  18. I've wanted to try this for the longest time - I think I'm definitely going to have to pick this up after reading this post! x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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    1. You should try this as it's so much better than I expected it to be! x

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  19. I love sponges to apply foundations - Love real techniques products x
    Lovely post :)

    S H A N E L

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    1. I love using sponges better than the RT brushes. I love using the RT eyeshadow brushes though! x

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  20. I tryed sponges a few times but I wasn't convinced... may be with this... ? ;) Thanks for the advice ! xxx http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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    1. This is the only sponge I've used and it's great so you should try this one. x

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  21. I love the sponge too! I know you said you're not a huge makeup brush fan but you should try the Zoeva brushes. They're so so amazing and I'm pretty sure they'll convert you into a makeup brush lover! xx

    taraclare.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Zoeva brushes sound great and I'd love to try them :) x

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  22. I've been waning to buy a sponge to apply my makeup, but having to wash it everyday puts me off soooo much!!!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Washing the sponge is annoying and I'm lazy so I don't wash it everyday, haha :) x

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  23. Oh I can't believe you were disappointed with the brushes! Though to be fair I don't have their foundation brush as I dont wear it. But im in love with using their brushes for eyeshadow. As for cleaning - hot water and baby shampoo :)

    Cats In Crop Tops

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    1. I was so sad when I didn't like the core collection! I think it's just because I'm not a fan of makeup brushes. I do love the eyeshadow brushes though! Thanks for the tip, xx

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  24. This sounds like a fantastic sponge! Great review :)

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    xx

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  25. Have you used the beauty blender? If so I'm wondering if you could do a post where you compare them? This is so much less expensive than the beauty blender!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. I've never tried a beauty blender before but they sound great! x

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  26. Had no idea about the sponge. I have heard great things but I swear by my sephora brush. Need to try this sponge!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  27. Girl I LOVE that sponge! Use it everyday since I've bought it.

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  28. Really interesting, I have not tried anything by this brand before.

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    1. This is a very popular brand :) but I only have a few pieces because it's expensive. x

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  29. I've been looking a a sponge like this for some time and hope to find it soon! Great review! =)

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  30. Sounds great, I really want to try it . xox

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  31. Great review. There is nothing that beats an egg sponge. It's just the best way to apply foundation, at least for me.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. I agree, nothing beats this for me right now. x

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  32. that sponge is so good, i got one recently and my makeup has improved. http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hello darling! I've heard wonders about this sponge, but I stick to brushes :-)
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. I really like the sponge and I actually like it better than brushes.x

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  34. Great post!
    Have a great Monday!
    xo from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo
    http://www.trenchcollection.com/

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  35. Everyone uses beauty blenders are they better than foundation brushes?
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    1. I love them better than makeup brushes as makeup brushes make me look streaky! x

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  36. this sponge looks so good. Ty for this post

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  37. I love using sponges especially the Beauty Blender but like you I hate washing them so much it is such a faff! xx

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  38. I never thought of actually using of these before, I've seen them but just walked by but it does sound really good! Maybe next time I'll have to get one :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
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    1. I always walked past them too until I decided to give it ago :) It's worth a try. xx

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  39. I have read so many amazing reviews on this sponge but never ever thought of using it for myself. Thank you for this great review, I think I'll pick this up to try this weekend!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I hope you get to try it as it really is worth a try :) x

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  40. Nice!

    xx

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  41. This is a great dupe for the beauty blender! xx

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    1. I haven't tried the beauty blender but I've heard great things about it! x

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  42. i really like these sponges!!

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  44. I have been using a sponge to apply my foundation for such a long time now and I also think it leaves much better results than a brush.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN

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    1. I agree . The finish a sponge gives is much more flawless :) x

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  45. I completely agree like when I use brushes for foundation there are just brush lines everywhere! I use a dupe for this I found on eBay and then buff it in with my brush :) I do want the real thing though!




    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. I hate using brushes! It's good to know someone other than us hates them too :) Everyone else loves foundation brushes. The sponge is way better and the real techniques on is definately worth getting :) x

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  46. I've never used a sponge for applying foundation either! And apparently it does make a difference... Hmm I might try it! Thanks for another great review!! <3
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. I have really noticed a difference in my make up so I say it's worth a try! It does work wonders :) x

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  47. I have and love this :D Such a great Real techniques creation, Great review as always <3

    Serene xoxox


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  48. I use rimmel match perfect too - and was really considering trying this sponge out instead of using my typical real techniques foundation brush! Think your review has persuaded me to try it now - I didn't realise it was so cheap to buy either! :)

    Thanks for posting!

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter


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    1. I know! The price is really great considering it's a real techniques product! x x

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  49. dont sponge absorb more of the makeup than brushes though?

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    1. I've heard of this too! I don't think it's happened to me though? unless I just haven't noticed, haha :) x x

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  50. Wow it really looks good, so natural

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  51. Oooh, I've been meaning to give a foundation sponge like this a try- I need to pick one of these cute sponges up! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  52. been wanting to try this since I saw it, love real techniques! just find it weird, a sponge? ha! xx
    heymil.blogspot.co.uk

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  53. I was ways wondering about this sponge as well, im not soo big fan of foundation brushes either, with this review I think i will have a try on the sponge!

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