I know this little sponge has been ranted and raved about for quite some time now but I never really thought it appealed to me as such. This is the ‘Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge‘ its $6 on the website which works out at £3.27 with the currency conversion. I got mine in Boots for £5.99 but used some of my points to pick one up because I gave in to the hype and thought oh just do it its basically free with my points, right?
I think the packaging is nice maybe a big excessive for such a small product its in a big bit of plastic. I do like how it showcases it and how bright it is but maybe a litlte less packaging may be an idea, we want to save the planet you know.
There are so many others on the market very similar and you can buy an endless supply of them from overseas on eBay.
It has lots of edges for different parts of the face, The Rounded Sides are for the larger areas of your face using a dabbing or stippling motion to get the best effect, The Precision Tip so the pointy bit covers blemishes and imperfections and the Flat Edge is for around the nose and under eye area.
Personally I like the flat edge and use it the most and use only a small part of the rounded area to blend. This doesn’t mean it will be the same for everyone it is all about what works best for you individually.
I dampen mine before use as when it is just the dry sponge on your skin the foundation tends to sink into the sponge rather than spreading and blending but it can be used dry as well. I run it under the tap and squeeze any excess I then pump my foundation on the back of my and and dot on my face where I then use this to dab and blend. Full coverage foundations for me work better with this so I have been going between my YSL Youth Liberator Foundation in B30 and BourJois Healthy Mix Foundation in Vanilla as the serum version was sold out in my shade , it will be mine soon though. Light coverage foundations seem to almost disappear so I prefer a brush when using them.
Did this give me airbrushed skin? No but it is close its not good for my dry patches under my nose and I know for some people it helps with theirs, but it does even out the coverage. I use it with my under eye concealer too and it stops build up in the creases as well as any tide marks your foundation may leave. I think the quality of the product is amazing, it is durable and easy to clean without the fear of it falling apart.
There are online tutorials you can follow so I may give these a go and you never know may do my first makeup look on here soon!
What do you think of the Miracle Complexion Sponge?