Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I was using The Perfectionist Airbrush Sponge from Sephora, but when it came time to replace it, I decided to try out the Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques since the line is now FINALLY being carried at the Pharmacy Jean Coutu near my house. This sponge seems to be the one most recommended as a good dupe for the pricy Beauty Blender (which I have not tried as I don’t want to spend that much money on a disposable sponge).

Here’s what it says on the Real Techniques website:

This versatile beauty tool was designed with a revolutionary foam technology to evenly blend makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish. Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage.

  • rounded sides blend large areas of the face with a dabbing motion.
  • precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections.
  • flat edge for contouring around the eyes and nose.
  • ideal for liquid foundation.

For best results, replace your makeup sponge every 1-3 months.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I love the shape of this sponge, especially for blending out concealer, especially under the eyes. It isn’t as soft and squishy as the one from Sephora, which makes it a lot easier to control application and blending.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

When I use my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (review here), I’ve been applying the foundation to my face with fingers and then I use the sponge to blend and smooth it out.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is a “springier” foam than that of the one from Sephora which I found to be a little too soft and squishy. I’m very happy with this purchase.

Which sponge do you use? Or do you use brushes for your concealer and foundation?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this.



41 thoughts on “Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

  1. I had this once upon a time but it tore apart so quickly, only after a few washings (and I wore dish washing gloves). I also wasn’t too fond of the flat side… the rounded surface of an egg shape sponge gives a better diffusion imo!

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      1. I heard the quality declined from the original batches… I had mine about 2 yrs ago, so who knows. Maybe they’re since improved based on the complaints? (I’ve read a lot about people experiencing tears in theirs too)

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  2. This is as close a dupe to the original beauty blender you’ll find. I have this and like it, but it absorbs a lot more product than my beauty blender does.

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  3. I use the bb, I tried the Sonia Kashuk dupe and wasn’t happy so I’m scared to veer away again. But I love the RT brushes and it sounds like it might be worth trying the sponge!

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  4. I LOVE the RT one! I’m currently using the Beauty Blender because I used Birchbox points to get it for free and it’s all right. I have to say that I love the RT one so much more though! I will be buying it again soon! 🙂 xo

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  5. I just got this sponge too! I think i might be doing something wrong. Normally i use a brush to blend so this is my first experience with a sponge and i seem to just be making my product separate on my skin. I’ll keep using it, there may be some sort of learning curve for me 🙂

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    1. Is your sponge too wet? Because that happened to me.
      I’ve been using my finers to apply my foundation and then using the sponge to blend and buff it out, and also using it for concealer blending out.
      I’m horrible at using a foundation brush, it always ends up streaky and cakey, so for me, that is my technique to learn!

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  6. I’ve only used the BB, which I like a lot (but tend to be a bit lazy to use). I do want to try other brands’ versions; I’ve seen some at Winners so that’s probably where I’ll pick one or two up one day! The RT will definitely be on my list.

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