Thursday, August 28, 2014

beauty review: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

this past weekend i bought myself the Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques. if you've ever watched a makeup tutorial on YouTube, chances are you've already seen their brushes used {you may even own a few yourself!}. of course, typical me {late to the party}, it wasn't until last summer that i finally purchased the brand's kabuki brush {review coming soon!} and followed with the purchase of a couple more of their best-sellers.

better late than never, right?

 in any case, when it comes to applying my makeup, i typically use my fingers, but i'm no stranger to using a sponge or brush. as far as sponges go, i've used many; i really like the sponge that some may consider the holy grail of sponges, the BeautyBlender. i don't personally own any of them, but have had them used on me by makeup artists. comparably, the Sonia Kashuk sponge is one i've used and repurchased for years. i consider this to be my fave, so you can only imagine that i'm feeling a bit torn when it comes to my feelings about the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge... 

thanks to its unique shape, the Miracle Complexion Sponge is multi-functional, and works a bit better than my favorite sponge. don't get me wrong, i still j'adore SK,

as the product promises, the different sides make the sponge give various finishes and ways to apply your foundation. the rounded sides blend foundation {and even loose powders} flawlessly to large areas of the face when a repeated dabbing or stippling motion is used. for perfect coverage of blemishes and imperfections, using the precision tip is best; use of the flat edge makes application of foundation and concealers around the eyes and nose so easy.

 i love this little orange gem!

the Miracle Complexion Sponge washes easily with a bit of shampoo and water {Sonia Kashuk makes my favorite cleanser}.

watch below as Sam Chapman {Real Techniques creator and fab makeup artist} shows off all the ways the Miracle Complexion Sponge can be used...

you can find all Real Techniques products at Ulta. be sure to visit for more info as well as tutorials for every product they make!

i bought this; pics taken by me :) 

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