Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge review

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge review

As a loyal BeautyBlender fan, I am always skeptical of other makeup applicator sponges BUT am also always on the hunt for a good, cheaper alternative. So when I received the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to review, I had high hopes it would be a “miraculous” dupe!

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The sponge itself is about the same size as the beautyBlender but it has all sorts of edges!

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It’s perfect to lightly apply foundation over blemishes and imperfections in a controlled, precise way.
Blend large areas of the face with a repeated dabbing or “stippling” motion. I bounce this thing all over my face!

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For the contours around the eyes and nose.

Versus the BeautyBlender:
RT sponge has a denser material, so less absorption of product. Due to this denser material though, blending isn’t as soft as with the BB sponge.
As for the multiple “sides”, I LOVE this. I am able to blend, blend, blend around my nose with no hard lines.

Well, I’m sold. Sorry BB sponge but I’m a Real Techniques girl now. What pushed me over the edge was the price difference. Beautyblender is $26 CAD. Real Techniques is $10 CAD!

Grab your Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge  at London Drugs, Lawtons, Pharmasave (and I have heard Walmart may have them).





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  • Glad you found a cheaper alternative! I liked this sponge, but I just prefer using brushes so much more! 🙂

  • Is there finally an affordable beauty sponge that’ll finally convert me away from my stipple brush?????

    • I’ve never used a stipple brush to apply foundation, not sure why. I should tr it out sometimes!

      • I use the elf studio ones. the regular size for most of my face, and the small one for my nose and t-zone. although, the small one keeps its shape very nicely, so I recommend that one.

  • This is the first sponge that I try and I absolutely love it! I never apply my foundation, bb cream and/or concealer without it now.

  • Tanya Lovetere

    I have this but only used it once. I don’t know if i didn’t wet it enough but when I tried to apply my concealer I felt like the sponge soaked it up. I have pretty dark circles so I need a decent amount of concealer. Any suggestions?

    • I think for concealer I would use a brush to blend it out (I actually use a RT lip brush).

      • Tanya Lovetere

        yeah thats what I currently use…a concealer brush

  • i love how your photo captures the divet in the sponge so perfectly.

  • Random question but can you use sponges like this with powder foundation as well as liquid?

    • I would stick to brushes for powder, but if it’s a wet/dry powder, I say why not since you have to wet these sponges before application.

  • I got this sponge a couple of weeks ago, and I really like it! It gives a great finish!

  • I’m glad this sponge is awesome because it’s sated my urge to try the bb. Yay for saving money!

  • I love this thing! It works so well and it’s a great price too. Win win 🙂