Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

For a few years now, beauty blenders have been all the rage and I have to say I just wasn’t into the hype around them. I love a good ol’ buffing brush for my foundation. One day my best friend Chandler suggested I give one a try I decided to take one for a spin.


I headed into Boots to find the RT equivalent of the higher end Beauty Blender. I picked up a double pack of sponges from my local boots for about £10, a steal compared to the real deal which come in at about £16 for one sponge. I always use this product damp, as I feel it gives you a more flawless finish.

This sponge is perfect for applying concealer as it tends to concentrate the product on the problem area rather than just brush it away. The pointed end is perfect for under eye concealer and concealing around the nose, as these areas need precise and higher coverage application. It is also great at applying cream blusher, I use my Nars Orgasm Blush Stick and concentrate it on the cheek area and I blend with this.

However, I am still going to need some convincing when it comes to foundation application. On the one hand I love it, it gives a good finish, is easy to use and easy to clean (always a bonus). I have been using it daily for the last few weeks and my foundation looks just as good as with a brush. But there are a few downsides, which could totally be down to me using it wrong!  I find some areas of the face really struggle to keep the foundation and I often have to check for white patches before moving on to the next stage. I also find myself using 3x more foundation to cover the same area. With a brush I use 1 pump for the whole face whereas here I use three.

Let me know your thoughts on the Miracle Complexion Sponge or any tips you have for me below!

Until Next Time,

Laugh, Love and Shop

Charlotte xx


  1. May 11, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    It definitely is an awesome sponge! Great post ❤️

  2. May 12, 2016 / 9:32 am

    I love it 😉 Although I was told to dab foundation on my face rather than try to blend it when using the sponge… Have you tried that? 🙂 <3

    • June 6, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I have tried it after your recommend and it works a heck of a lot better – thanks ? xx

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