Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – Review & Photos




Product Description
Optimize your beauty routine with this 3-in-1 multi-functional sponge. Rounded sides blend large areas of the face with a repeated dabbing or “stippling” motion. The precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections. The flat edge is for the contours around the eyes and nose. Its versatile design evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish. Use with your favourite foundation to help reduce the appearance of pores


Applying foundation with sponges like the beauty blender or the Real Techniques Complexion sponge is all the hype right now. I have always used makeup brushes to apply my foundation and I never really had any issues with it. But as a confessed makeup addict I was really excited to be given the opportunity to test out this complexion sponge by Real Techniques.

So I will admit I fell for the hype and have tried the beauty blender sponge which to be quite honest I was never really impressed with the results it offered. The Complexion sponge from Real Techniques has a different design shape than the beauty blender. It has three different sides, rounded side, flat side and a precision tip which makes applying foundation and concealer easier without using different brushes for different areas of the face. Before I tried the Complexion sponge from Real Techniques I didn’t have high expectations to be honest but surprisingly I am really impressed withย  the results it provided without breaking the bank. I have very dry skin, I’ve struggled with it all my life and as I age I notice more dry patches on my skin. If you have dry patches then you know adding foundation and concealer can make your skin look like a crater; not cute. When you have dry skin and you apply your foundation with a makeup brush no matter how soft the brush is it can actually make your skin more dry. The buffing and swirling motion of a brush in a way exfoliates your skin which is the worst thing for dry skin. With the complexion sponge I can achieve an airbrushed look and my skin that looks healthy and moisturized.

Most people refrain from using sponges to apply their foundation because hygiene is a worry. I am actually a little OCD when it comes to deep cleaning sponges and my makeup brushes. I deep clean this sponge about two times a week with an antibacterial soap. I prefer to use an antibacterial soap rather than baby shampoo. After I am done washing the sponge I squeeze out any excess water and leave it out to try. This sponge is great quality I haven’t noticed any tears and completely forms back to it’s original shape once it has completely dried.



How I Use The Miracle Complexion Sponge

  • I always moisten the sponge with luke warm water and squeeze out any excess water from the sponge. The sponge should be damp for best results.
  • Then I take my foundation and apply it on my face. Then I take the damp sponge and blend the foundation into my skin. If you need more coverage then it’s best to use patting motions with the sponge.
  • I like to use the flat cone side to apply my concealer since the shape fits perfectly in that area of my face. You could even use bottom cone side to roll the sponge which helps to blend the concealer or foundation more evenly.




Real Techniques Miracle Complexsion Sponge - Review & Photos




Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - Review & Photos
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

ย  Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - Review & Photos






What I Like

  • Affordable
  • Excellent for people with dry skin
  • The sponge can be used wet or dry, for best results it’s better to use it damp
  • Soft
  • Excellent quality
  • Easy to clean
  • Doesn’t lose it’s original shape after deep cleaning
  • Provides light to medium coverage
  • Can be used to apply foundation, concealer, blushes, bronzers and highlighters


What I Don’t Like

  • Doesn’t provide full coverage like a buffer brush can



I love the versatility of this sponge from Real Techniques. Unlike other popular sponges on the market the complexion sponge has thee different sides which is great for applying makeup in hard to reach places on the face. It’s feels very soft on my sensitive skin and significantly reduces the appearance of dry patches. Even though you can achieve full coverage with this sponge it doesn’t provide the kind of full coverage that a buffer brush can provide, but that’s a sacrifice I am willing to make if it means my dry patches will be less visible.





FarleyCo, Real Techniques




DISCLOSURE: This post contains product(s) sent from the company or their PR team for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own and unbiased for the products mentioned.

About Beautetude

My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 10 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • wow! is amazing,i want it

  • I would love to achieve a flawless look Simera.. at my age that is getting a little harder, lol

    This sounds like a really great product ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just purchased pretty well all new make up, which is exciting and my beauty box is at the post office for me to pick up tomorrow. I am so excited… ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

    • OMG that was pretty fast! Please let me know how you like the box

  • Gladys Jane

    sounds like a great products..

  • For me, looks like the pros are enough to try.

  • Farahana

    Great review

  • Elena Dal Maso

    A very interesting flexible sponge. I’d like to try it ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Sometimes I want to start wearing foundation just to be able to test out this kind of sponge ๐Ÿ˜‰ I could try it with my eye concealer though!

  • Gemma Donohue

    Wonderful job
    With this awesome review
    Is very impressive how much we can learning from your blog
    I guess I need to tray this with my foundation ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fabulous post darling

  • Manasi
  • mademoisellemode

    OOh really nice !


  • Indian Savage

    This is very useful my sweet Simera.
    I’ve to try it
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary Fashion blog

  • Jackie Harrison

    Great review I have it and use it when the day I do not want to much coverage and also I wash it with antibacterial soap I agree with you in regards to have it clean I’m also a ocd.
    Great honest review I always trust you for making a decision in trying products even though I have this one now I know the way I use it is the right way.

  • Real techniques makeup tools are always best… loved read your review :*

  • Great review, babe!
    Happy Tuesday!


  • Great review; I like the fact that it retains its original shape after washing. Most sponges tend to shrink or shred after multiple washing.

    • That’s not the issue with this sponge. It’s awesome.

  • i love the way you wrote this post.. so informative..though i personally find a stippling brush much better for application ,.. Sponge wastes a huge amount of product and it needs more effort ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Missy May

    I just use my fingers to apply my Foundation. *covers face* I feel it more than using brushes and whatnots. Lol! Never heard of this sponge before – looks good, but bummer it didn’t work out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sorry if you got the wrong impression but I really love this sponge

      • Missy May

        Ooops!! Apologies hun – my mistake please.

  • I see a lot of people using beauty blenders/sponges now but I haven’t tried it yet:) Definitely looks helpful that it has a precision tip:)

  • Natasha Bhatt

    Beauty Blenders are not readily available here bt wud love to try it sometime I love how it had 3 different sides to it making foundation application easier.. nice review Simera ๐Ÿ™‚

  • never tried it but i like that it’s meant to leave a natural finish


    Inspirations Have I None

  • Akaleistar

    I usually use a brush or my fingers, but I’ve been meaning to try a sponge ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Well if you end up trying it let me know how it works out for you.

  • borka gamero

    awesome sponge!

  • Your review is really helpful. I had my mind from sometime but was not too sure,
    I am glad i found your review ๐Ÿ™‚ will surely get this next when i’ll shop from iherb

  • BeautyUnearthly

    Thanks for such a detailed post!

  • mademoisellemode
  • Marianna De Luca
  • Trebds Gallery

    I not tried it but I heard it very well.

  • MilanoTime

    So impressive!
    Have a nice day babe <3
    New post on my blog:

  • lovely review Simera ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great review! I wasn’t sure, but now I want to try the sponge myself :))

    Lu | The Blog of one Balgarka

  • Lovely sponge! I will search to buy it!

  • I love their brushes so this must be awesome! Have an amazing weekend Simera!



  • I love buffing brush a lot and sponges are not my thing ๐Ÿ™‚ but this one sounds like worth a try ๐Ÿ™‚ nice review Simera..

    • I know what you mean I typically don’t reach for sponges to often.