Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge

08. november 2013


Hello my lovelies! Today I'll be reviewing the Miracle Complexion sponge from Real Techniques. I have to say I'm very excited for this review. This little sponge truly is a miracle and it has changed my foundation routine forever. Not to be overly dramatic, but I very much doubt I'll be applying foundation with brushes ever again. :)





So, I've been applying my foundation with my Real Techniques Buffing brush until I've tried this sponge. I liked using that brush and I liked how it made my foundation look, but whenever I had a bit of a dry skin problem, my foundation would really cling to those dry patches and that would drive me crazy. Because of that I kind of stayed away from foundations, using only the mineral one from Lily Lolo. Recently though, I got some testers from high end foundations and decided to try them out. I used this sponge to apply all of them and the final results blew me away. Not only was the application a dream and so very pleasant, my foundation looked flawless. Yes, you could tell I was wearing foundation, but it looked great. Even my husband complimented me - he said my skin looked airbrushed. Now, that's never a bad thing in my mind... :)





As you might already know, these kind of makeup sponges are meant to be used damp - so you take the sponge under running water and wet it (it also gets a bit larger when it's wet). I squeeze it a couple of times so it really gets wet all over, then I squeeze as much water out of it as I can and squeeze it a couple of times with a clean towel so it ends up being damp, not wet. Because it's damp, I feel it makes the whole application that much more pleasant - it's kind of refreshing in a way. I don't feel like it 'drinks up' too much foundation. Though not all foundations are meant to be applied with a sponge (especially those really watery or water based). 

Cleaning also hasn't been a problem - I clean it with a solid soap, not liquid and it works great. After I clean it, I just let it to air dry (of course I make sure it's only damp, not wet prior to drying). 

This sponge has been said to be the best dupe for the famous Beauty Blender. Now, I don't know about that, but I can tell you it works great. I still might try out the Beauty Blender because I'm curious what all the fuss is about and if it's really that much superior to all other makeup sponges on the market. :) For now though, I'll be happily using this little 'miracle'. The price is excellent - only $5.99 (4.50 €) on iHerb.






So what are your thoughts? Have you tried this sponge or any other dupes for the famous Beauty Blender?


20 komentarjev:

  1. Mika me, zelo me mika. Sicer pa super ocena, zelo dobro je napisana. :)

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  2. Super ocena :) Mogoče jo kupim enkrat, ko kupim kakšen tekoči puder, ker skoz samo Lily Lolo uporabljam :) Sam je s to njeno kolekcijo čopičev in gobice res zmagala! :))

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    1. Hvala! Res je super... tudi jaz sem uporabljala samo Lily Lolo, ampak pozimi imam vseeno raje nekaj bolj vlažilnega in sem se odločila preizkusiti nekaj testerjev 'višje razrednih' tekočih pudrov. Ta mesec bom pa kar kupila enega od teh, ker me je navdušil... najbrž tudi zaradi uporabe te gobice. :D

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  3. Fajn ocena:) A gre popolnoma vse iz nje, ko jo očistiš? Jaz imam nek ponaredek iz Ebaya in mi je kar vredu, je res drugačem finiš, ko uporabiš gobico. To je meni še posebej všeč poleti, ker se mi zdi, da z gobico dobiš lažjo prekrivnost:)

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    1. Hvala! :)

      Ja, zaenkrat gre čisto vse iz nje ko jo očistim... ne vem ali bo s časom postala bolj umazana.

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  4. So far I only tried ebay sponge (fake beauty blender), and I have to say I cannot imagine putting my foundation without it, and since I have it for quite a while I think it's time for new sponge, this sound amazing for that amount of money, and RT brushes are also one of my favorite, so I don't doubt quality :)

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    1. It's a great little sponge, great quality as are all Real Techniques products... :D

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  5. Jaz pa nisem ravno navdušena nad temi gobicami. Imam sicer samo Cosmopolitanovo, ampak vpije preveč pudra in predolgo traja, da ga nanesem. Ostajam pri RT čopičih ali pa prstih ker pač traja nekaj sekund, da vse nanesem in zblendam. Lahko pa da sem samo jaz tak idiot in ne znam pravilno te gobice uporabljat :) Sem pa od Cosmota kupila zato ker te od RT še ni bilo nikjer za najdt :)

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    1. Jaz sem pa zelo zadovoljna, nanos mi vzame prav toliko časa kot če bi puder nanašala s čopičem... Pa tudi zelo prijeten mi je nanos, v bistvu zdaj prvič v življenju dejansko uživam, ko nanašam puder. :) Meni je res super tale gobica...

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  6. Me mika ta gobica in jo bom po prebranem najvrjetneje tudi naročila. Super ocena :)

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    1. Hvala Urška! Priporočam nakup! :D

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  7. Me je mikala, pa sem čakala na kakšno oceno, tako kot je tale tvoja, da se mi prikaže pred nosu in mi je ni potrebno iskat.
    Že to, da te reči "dela" make up artistka meni pomeni, da bi res mogle biti dobre. Njihovi čopiči so odlični, sedaj po tvoji oceni, pa rabim še telo gobico :)

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    1. Haha... no, me veseli, da ti je moja ocena pomagala. :D Toplo priporočam gobico!

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  8. Iskreno, zelo me mika. Sem imela sephorino gobico in je bila bolj kot ne "bleh". In jasno, veliko dražja. Morda si omislim to. Ko grem iz no buy diete. :-D
    Si probala stippling brush?

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    1. Meni se ta zdi zelo dobra, sploh pa za takšno ceno. :) Ne, stippling brusha nisem probala, imam buffing brush in mi je zelo všeč, tak gost, lepo nanaša puder.

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  9. nisam ju probala, ali mislim da budem, super zvuči :)

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  10. I need this :) Če mi je že Essencova super, mam še večja pričakovanja za tole :)

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