Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

As some of you might have seen I recently reviewed the Beauty Blender Sponge. After a lot of feedback from you guys you suggested having a look at the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge as a really competitive, more affordable dupe. You can get this for around £6.00 – 6.50 depending on where you look-  eBay / Boots / Beauty Expert / The Hut / Look Fantastic

So what is the difference between the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and the Beauty Blender?

When you first look at the product you will notice that this little orange sponge sports a unique flat edge that is not seen on any other type of beauty blender. I must admit when I first saw the packaging I thought that the little thing had been crushed, turns out nope!, it’s a feature. This one little addition to the sponge makes it really great at working it into the areas that required precision and helps a tonne with apply foundation evenly across the entire face. So I’m not sure if I should class this product as a dupe as with the development work by Sam Chapman they seem to have added a great feature.

Both the Sponges are latex free, I know that this isn’t always a biggy to most people but anything that will stop the chance of making my skin react to a product is great. Recently I’ve been reacting to everything, even plasters!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Any differences in use?

I watched a video by Sam Chapman into using the sponge. I noticed that she didn’t first submerge it in water as recommended with the beauty blender. But when I tried to first use it I personally thought that I get a far better result by using it in the same way as the beauty blender. By first placing it in water and using slightly dampened. It could be just down to how I prefer to use these types of sponges (let me know if you guys think the same in the comments below).

Are they comparable?

Well I have only been using the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge for a few days now, and to be honest i’m preferring it for my day to day use the flat edge is super useful. I would think that it might need replacing a touch sooner than the beauty blender but for the price difference you can buy 2 for the same amount as the beauty blender.

I will be creating a video comparison in the upcoming days of the Beauty Blender vs Real Techiques vs Primark so if you’re looking forward to that remember to keep checking out my Youtube Channel (or subscribe). Let me know of any other beauty blenders that I might have missed to compare. Also remember to share and like with anyone that you think might like this Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

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  1. 2014/07/26 / 19:24

    I have both and use both depending on the foundation I’m wearing. The beauty blender I use if I want to sheer out something a bit heavy and the RT sponge I use if I want more full, precise coverage. I too submerge both in water before use!

  2. Jemma
    2014/07/26 / 22:22

    Such a well put together post!
    I’ve never seen one quite like it :’)
    I need to start using my own a bit more actually- It’s been a little neglected as of late

  3. 2014/07/26 / 22:29

    great post! i love using the beauty blender for my concealer, and started using it for my foundation. I find it so much better than using a brush now! maybe I’ll consider trying this out, seems very promising!

    – melissa

  4. Charley
    2014/07/26 / 22:42

    I have the Nanshy sponge that’s very similar but I’m such a die hard brush fan. Doesn’t stop me from wanting this on my way past the beauty aisle though! Very well laid out post!

  5. Connie
    2014/07/27 / 01:31

    I’m definitely going to need to check this beauty sponge out. It seems like a great, cheaper alternative.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee

  6. Mysty Nyckel
    2014/07/27 / 02:15

    Thanks for the review! I definitely prefer these sponges wet! I’m not sure why anyone would use them dry??

  7. 2014/07/28 / 06:27

    Been meaning to get my hands on this! I’ll have to give it a go if I ever find it in a store!

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