First Impression: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge


For a while now I have been wanting to try the world-famous Beauty Blender but I can not get myself to spend $20 on a sponge. I have tried knock-offs and have been disappointed every time. Yesterday as I was walking through Khols I spotted the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge stood there for a minute then walked away. As I continued to look around in the cosmetics section I kept thinking about how much I wanted to try it so I went back and grabbed it. It was only $6 which to me seemed more reasonable than the price of the beauty blender. Being a recent grad and having loans has made me much more frugal with my money. I used it for the first time this morning and this is what I found.

  • I prefer to use my sponges wet because I have very dry skin. Most of the knock-off beauty blenders I have used in the past didn’t expand at all when I ran them under the sink. This one did. It has to be almost twice its original size.
  • I found it to be a very soft sponge which for me is exactly what I want! Who would want to pounce a rock-hard object on their face???
  • I don’t like how porous it is. I find the holes to be larger than those in a regular cosmetic wedge which may be what caused the foundation to sit on my face funny and look a bit cakey.
  • I love the shape! The flat side is the perfect size and shape for blending out under eye concealer as is the point of the sponge. The point is also great for getting around the nose.
  • I felt like it absorbed a lot of my foundation and my foundation applied a bit patchy.


I was a bit disappointed with how my foundation looked after using the Miracle Complexion Sponge. The shape of the sponge is amazing but the quality of the sponge seemed to be the problem. I’m also not used to sponges like this so it could be how I am using it that’s the problem. Maybe I had too much water in my sponge. I will be experimenting with it more to see how it works the best. I’ll keep you posted! REMEMBER: just because this product isn’t perfect for me (at the moment) doesn’t mean it won’t work for you!

Dry Sponge Discovery

Today I tried using the sponge dry. My foundation went on beautifully however I like using a damp sponge to get the extra hydration because it softens the sponge. I think this sponge could find a permanent place in my routine it just might take some getting used to!