Everyone has their styles and techniques for getting that flawless base. Have you ever noticed a professional makeup artist’s vanity? They have a few beauty blenders always kept in their vanity. Since I like to experiment with new makeup products and tools, my recent research that has changed my makeup game is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
Though not everyone is a professional makeup artist or a makeup junkie, everyone has their own equipment pieces. Some like to blend makeup with the warmth of their fingers, few with a foundation brush, while others want to merge with a beauty blender. In my opinion, a perfect makeup base can change your makeup game, and the most basic and simple look can turn out to be appealing.
About Real Technique
Real Technique is a beauty brand owned by Sam and Nic Chapman- UK’s number one YouTube beauty channel-Pixiwoo. The brand manufactures some supreme quality makeup tools at a considerable price.
Shape of Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is designed with utmost supremacy, keeping in mind all the base makeup requirements. The Real Techniques sponge is egg-shape helps to blend the makeup effortlessly.
The sponge is flat at the bottom and helps reach flat surfaces like the neck and forehead. The flat surface can also be used with powder products to sharp the under-contour line.
The curved sides are perfect for applying makeup on larger areas such as cheeks.
The pointed side precision tip is used for difficult to reach areas such as the sides of the nose, corner of the eyes and under the eyes, blemishes and-so-on.
While the sponge is perfect for foundation application, it works quite well with cream products such as concealer, blusher, and even contour.
I got Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge from Dubai, and the sponge came in a plastic packaging with all the instructions impressed on it. Inside the plastic packaging, there was a sponge and a case. The case is quite sturdy and is perfect for travel.
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is almost half the price of a beauty blender. Thus, it is quite an affordable dupe. It cost approx.—$ 6.98 with a case.
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is readily available in the US. However, in India, it is only available online so far.
How to use Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
There are many ways of using a beauty blender, here are some of them;
For Full Coverage- Use a Dry Beauty Blender
To achieve full coverage, look with a foundation, always use a dry beauty blender. Take the foundation on a foundation plate or back of your hands, dip the beauty blender into the foundation and apply on the face in stippling motions until everything is blended well. Do not drag the foundation.
For Dewy Finish- Use a Damp Beauty Blender
The dewy finish is something that is in trend these days. For a dewy finish, all you have to do is soap the beauty blender in water, squeeze out the excess water, and apply foundation with the damp beauty blender. You can also use rose water or makeup setting spray for long-lasting makeup.
To rectify cakey makeup- Blot
To repair patchy makeup, use a tissue paper on the affected areas to remove excess oil, apply a small amount of concealer or foundation, and dab the damp beauty blender.
For Brighter and Vibrant undereye- Bake your makeup.
You can use the flat side of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to bake your makeup. All you have to do is dip the sponge into the loose powder and apply it under the eyes with a gentle stroke. Allow it to stay there for about 10 minutes and remove the excess with a brush.
For natural pink cheeks- Apply cream blusher.
After foundation and before loose powder, apply a coat of cream blusher and blend it with a blender for a more natural look.
Don’t worry if something is extravagant: Blot and blend.
If so, ever you do a little extra with any product, gently blot the affected areas with a clean damp beauty blender. In case if it still doesn’t work, use a tiny amount of foundation or translucent loose powder and dab it on.
Set your makeup- Spary and dab
My most favorite hack among all is this one. Spray makeup setting spray all over and dab with a clean beauty blender after few seconds. Your makeup is locked and packed for a long day.
Pros of Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
- An excellent dupe for the Beauty Blender.
- Worth the money spent.
- Blends the makeup seamlessly.
- Perfectly shaped.
- It can be used with multiple products.
- Soft and spongy.
- Easy to use.
Cons of Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
- Absorbs a lot of makeup.
- Not readily available in Indian stores.
- A bit difficult to clean with thick and heavy products.
Will I recommend buying Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge?
Ever since I have got this beauty blender, I am obsessed with it. The sponge does a fantastic job of blending the makeup, giving that perfect finish. Yes, the blender picks a bit extra product, but I won’t mind using some additional product for the kind of finish that I get at the end. Someone who loves using sponges over brushes would love using this one. I will surely recommend Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to everyone out there looking for a good quality beauty blender without hurting your pockets.
Will I buy it again?
Off course, yes.