Hey friends! I hope you are all well. Today I will be doing a review of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge that I recently purchased. As always, all opinions are my own and please let me know your views on this applicator in the comments below.
Before purchasing this sponge, I’ve read and heard from friends about their love/hate relationship with this product. I would say I came to trying the Miracle Complexion Sponge from an unbiased perspective since I had never tried using a sponge to apply my makeup. The sponge is marketed to be used both damp or dry to apply, blend and buff in your foundation base or other wet, cream products. There’s a domed end for buffing, a flat side for larger areas and a pointed tip to get in all the small areas such as under the eyes or around the nose.
To begin, I think I used this applicator completely in the wrong way. I thought I had to apply my foundation directly onto a damp sponge then bounce the product in using the flat part of the sponge. I kept pouring the foundation onto the sponge and wondered why barely any product was being applied on my face! After watching a few videos, I realised that you apply the foundation in a swiping motion similar to a brush and then buff in the product using the bouncing method. This worked much better and I got a far more even application.
I particularly loved using this for tapping in concealer. Sometimes a brush can just wipe away the coverage of a concealer but the tip works well for precise application. Comparing this to the Real Techniques Expert Face brush (as seen above), I much prefer to use a brush for my base layer as I waste less product since the sponge unsurprisingly soaks up some of the foundation. I have now incorporated this sponge into my routine if I want a flawless under eye look. But I would probably say this applicator will not be making an appearance into my core make up tools.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this mini review and don’t forget to leave your opinion or suggestions on how to optimise usage of the sponge in the comments below. Til’ next time, bye! Una X