20 January 2014

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge




I've had this for months and months now but it's been gathering dust in my beauty basket because I thought it would be complicated to use and I've not really had time to faff around doing my make up recently - how wrong was I?!

I've seen a few sponges around from Primarks offering to the infamous Beauty Blender and they've never really looked like they'd be my cup of tea but there's no way I could resist a new release from Real Techniques. Unlike the usual egg shaped sponge the Miracle Complexion sponge has a pointy end to get in those pesky places that are hard to reach like around your nose, there's a round side and also a flat side so no part of your face will miss out. I've never really understood how these work but it's so simple - I'm almost angry at myself for not figuring that out sooner! To start with I run it under cold water and let it absorb it all in (it will expand a little bit but not too much) and then I give it a good squeeze until there's nothing left to drip out and you're ready to go! 

Foundation wise I've only used this with NARS Sheer Glow so far and I tip a little bit on the back of my hand and dab it up with the sponge and it just drinks it up, it looks like there's hardly any on there but it's definitely in there! Then you bounce it on your face and it leaves behind the most flawless base I've ever had. I've also used this with concealer and got the same flawless result and I've seen a few people saying that they apply cream blush with it which I haven't tried but I definitely want too. This is a really soft sponge and feels lovely on your skin, it's such a gem for the price and I am now officially a make up sponge convert!

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12 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing! I might have to purchase as it's such a bargain :) x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's Boots 3 for 2 at the minute so you've got no excuse! xx

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  2. i definitely want to try this now! x

    also just letting you know i have a big beauty giveaway on my blog! its worldwide, and easy to enter xx

    http://gypsywardrobe.blogspot.fr/2014/01/600-follower-giveaway-pamper-pack.html

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    1. I really would give it a go, I love mine xx

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  3. This sounds fabulous! And a bargain for flawless looking foundation.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. It is a complete bargain for Real Techniques, I would pay more for the results! xx

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  4. Wonderful review I have seen this in boots but never thought of trying it as normally I use the core collection but might just pick this up sounds very nice and its a great price x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. I would really, really, recommend it :) xx

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  5. I have been so tempted to splurge on the beauty blender for months! Thank you so much for posting this, it looks great, and i love real techniques brushes :) where did you get it from?

    mermaidhairandtoomuchmakeup.blogspot.com/

    Emily xx

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    1. I got mine from Boots and it's 3 for 2 right now my lovely :) xx

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  6. I bought this a few months back in Boots after it caught my eye! I have the real tech brushes and thought this might be good too! Oh my gosh I have never looked back, I completely agree!

    Laura x
    blog-beautique.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I can definitely see me having to buy a back up of this because I'm using it every day! xx

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