Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review

Thursday, 26 June 2014

This Saturday is my brother's Wedding so I came home to Sussex last night to help with any last minute preparations and have a few appointments...opticians, eyelashes, nails, hair, wedding rehearsal etc.

And in case you wondered I am the most excited I think I've ever been for any event EVER.


This morning I headed into town to go to the opticians. My contact lenses have been bugging me recently so I wanted to get some different ones... anyway whilst I was there I went shopping :) Obviously!


I got a beauty blender! 


I've wanted one for ages but never got round to it. Plus I quite like using my fingers to apply my CC Cream or foundation. I got the Real Techniques one. The "Original Beauty Blender" doesn't seem to be available in Boots or Superdrug. I got the Real Techniques one from Superdrug as they didn't have it in Boots and it was £6.99 whereas the Original Beauty Blender is £16 (I just checked on their website). Quite a difference in price but from reviews I've read the Real Technique one wins!






The beauty blender (which is what I'm going to call this even though technically it is a "Miracle Complexion Sponge") is a kind of egg shaped sponge (not a fun sponge!!) with a pointy end for applying foundation around your nose etc. You can use it wet or dry. Today I used it dry but I am going to try it wet tomorrow. Then I will know which technique I prefer for the WeddUing on Saturday.





Unlike the original beauty blender this one has a more pointed side which if you contour with cream rather than powders would be perfect.


Once you've got the standard sillyness out of the way...

Do you want to build a snowmannnnn

Anyway! Like I said I used it dry and put my Smashbox CC Cream in Medium on the back of my hand. I felt like the sponge absorbed quite a bit of product, but I've now looked online and apparently it doesn't do that when wet. I had to probably use 50% more product than usual. It was worth it though, it gives you that airbrushed looking finish. Here I am with just the CC cream on, I used the side for the big areas of my face then the point to do my inner eye corners and around my nose.



I then added my powders, bronzer, blush and highlighter. They actually went on really smoothly over the CC Cream. I think that's what I like the most about the beauty blender, it just made my base really smooth.



I then added the rest of my makeup. The other day I mentioned how much I love my new Anastasia Beverley Hills Dipbrow. It is literally so good! I recommend to anyone who currently uses a pencil, you can build up the colour and use a thin brush to get the look you want.




Here is my finished look. I mean come on how much better do my brows look in the before and after. Brows are my THING so I'm so glad I found this product.





UPDATE

Wet the sponge. It works so much better and doesn't absorb all the product you are applying to your face!






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