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Friday, 13 September 2013

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

A fortnight ago, Beauty Chamber asked if I would like to review the new Sponge from Real Techniques.  
Image of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Image of Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Welcome to the newest edition from the Real Techniques range - the Miracle Complexion Sponge.  

I am a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes and personally think Samantha Chapman is a genius.

I must admit, from the onset, that I have never been a huge 'Sponge' fan when it comes to applying makeup.   However, lately I have been looking for something that will help blend the foundation in better around those ever amounting mass of wrinkles and lines I seem to be getting - as 30 fast approaches.  

First impressions were good, in a nice bright orange shade, this sponge is soft with 3 distinct surfaces.  It has rounded edges, a precision pointed tip and a flat surface, ideal for those places on your face that are harder to blend i.e. the corners of your nose.  
I like to use this sponge after I applying my foundation with the RT Buffing Brush. 

The creases down the sides of mouth, I like to call them laughter lines, tend to gather foundation residue - by dabbing the sponge on and around this area the foundation blends better into the skin, thus resulting in less prominent lines.  

Another bonus about this sponge is that it is easily cleaned and can be used damp in which it holds it's shape.  

I really like this product and for £4.99 it is a steal and begs me to ask the question - Why on earth would you pay £16 for the very popular Beauty Blender? 

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42 comments

  1. I was getting really tempted to invest in a beauty blender after hearing so much about it but I'm so happy that Real Techniques have brought out this, much more affordable and it sounds like it works perfectly!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It is really good and cheap - even better.

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  2. I've just received a beauty blender but I might buy the real techniques version & put them to the test!
    I'm more of a brush lover too!

    Kerys | Little Bo Blab
    -xo

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    1. i'd love to read your review so keep me posted. xx

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  3. I am the same and have actually never used a sponge to apply make up before but for that price I will definitely check it out.
    The shape of it looks great to apply concealer/foundation under the eyes.


    www.anautumnheart.blogspot.com

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  4. I tend to prefer a sponge for lighter makeup days :) Glad Real Techniques came out with a more affordable version!

    XO, Abundance of Erica

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    1. That is a good idea. I wear a bb cream most days use a foundation when my spots are out in force. xx

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  5. I'd love to try this as I've never tried any form of make up sponge before, it's also super affordable too :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. One for your basket next time you are in boots xx

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  6. Interesting, I've never really liked sponges either, but for that price you can definitely try it out!

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. If you buy it, let me know how you get on xx

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  7. This is definitely a great 'tool' when it comes to blending your foundation. Plus its super affordable!


    Sarah
    Pretty Gloss ♥ beauty, makeup & a bit of life..
    bloglovin | twitter | pinterest | facebook

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  8. I like the sound of this! Been curious about a beauty blender for a while, this looks very similar.

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. So similar - the cosmo one looks identical to the BB but is also so much cheaper. x

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  9. Great post! If I find this, I might just pick it up!

    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. Desperate to get my hands on some Real Techniques brushes!!
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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    1. I'm currently running a collab giveaway with another blogger - see a few posts down, you could win some.

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  11. Looks really good!

    x
    www.thecherryfactor.com

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  12. I have not long purchased the Models Owns blenders for £5 and really love them. I don't how I used to do my makeup without them!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Yeah i've heard good things about those to xx

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  13. Great post ;)

    http://closertotheedgeblog.blogspot.com/

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  14. I agree why pay more for the other beauty blender when this is such a bargain xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  15. Loving it! Getting it! Thanks for the review! :)

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  16. Real techniques have some great products and this looks like no exception! :) x

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  17. I have also just purchased this beauty blender but I am yet to use it as I am obviously waiting to photograph it for my blog, so your review is very useful! I am also Scottish, nice to see some other Scottish girls on here :)

    ellelaww.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Interesting, I have found similar sponges for 3-4 canadian dollars, to me, they are all the same.

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  19. I have a Beauty Blender and love it! So, i def need to try this. I haven't seen them over here yet. I'll be keeping my eyes open for it.

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    1. I'm not sure if they are out in the States yet - I can send you one if they aren't. xx

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  20. I can't see why you'd bother getting the Beauty Blender either! I'm intrigued by sponges, I think I'd either love them or hate them! xx

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  21. I think sponges are so much better sometimes because brushes can sometimes i a bit weird haha i like using them because you dont get streakyness

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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  22. Thanks everyone - It is lovely to see that so many of you share the same thoughts about this as me. Andrew, I think I need to challenge myself to sponge using for a week to see how I get on, at the moment i'm kind of just blotting with it. xxx

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  23. I like using brushes to apply my makeup and haven't tried using a sponge before and i'm undecided as to whether I want to... However, now RT have released one, and it's really affordable, I am more tempted!

    http://ordinarygirl-laughingirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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