Ever since I fell in love with the Beautyblender, I’ve been wanting to try the Real Techniques version. I never did because all of the Beautyblender dupes I’ve tried ended up being terrible, hard and they all caused me headaches. Even though I didn’t have many positive experiences with Beautyblender dupes, I decided it was time for me to give this Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge a try anyway. Today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about this little sponge, make sure you keep on reading!
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge comes in a plastic box. The box itself is pretty basic and clean and only contains the necessary information. On the back of the box it tells you something about the shape of the sponge. It’s clear that it’s different from the egg shaped Beautyblender because this one has a flat side.
On the back they explain that the flat side is made for contouring. The round side and the pointy side are just like the Beautyblender meant for blending your foundation and concealer.
Even though they say that the flat side is made for contouring, I like it a lot for blending out concealer underneath the eyes as well. It’s not as precise as the pointy side, but it does work really well. It’s also really nice for applying powder underneath the eyes if you’re going to bake that area. Aside from that I also like using it for blending out my foundation in general.
The other sides are pretty similar to the Beautyblender. I like switching up between the areas of the sponge I use and therefore I don’t really have a part that is my favourite. All parts do a great job at blending my makeup, some parts are better for certain areas and some are not, but overall all parts of the sponge are great.
The main reason why I held off buying this sponge for so long is because I was scared it would be way too hard and dense like all other Beautyblender dupes. To my surprise this one isn’t. It’s literally the first, and so far the only, makeup sponge that I’ve tried that isn’t so hard it causes headaches.
This sponge however is way nicer to use when it’s dry, but that’s something I prefer with sponges in general. If you wet it a little it’s even softer, it’s super bouncy and it applies your makeup flawlessly without hurting your face.
The only strange thing I noticed about this sponge is that the first time I used it, it seemed like it was filled with some sort of soapy stuff. Because of that stuff the sponge was a bit less bouncy and soft and it didn’t blend my foundation as easily as it did when I managed to get all of the stuff out.
So my tip here is to wash this baby before you use it, and make sure all of the soap is out before you use it. Don’t be lazy like me and just do it.
But overall this is a great sponge. I’m positively surprised by it. It’s way cheaper than the Beautyblender and it does the same job. I’m a huge fan and therefore I highly recommend giving this sponge a try! It’s definitely worth the money!
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is available at Etos and online (lookfantastic.com) for €7,99.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and let me know which Beautyblender like sponge is your favourite!