Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Sunday, September 15th 2013 0

Sam Chapman's latest wonder tool

It's fair to say that in a short space of time, Samantha Chapman has revolutionised the way we apply our make-up with her Real Techniques range. The sheer amount of people I speak to who are using these on the regular is just astounding.

But when I heard that the next installment was a sponge, I couldn’t help but feel dubious. If there’s one thing I never use, it’s sponges. Convinced that Sam couldn’t be wrong after she’s been so right about everything else – Expert Face Brush, anyone? – I put it to the test. Of course, she was right, and my make-up bag has been revolutionised yet again.

Let’s start with the obvious comparison – what’s the difference between this and a Beauty Blender? For a start the price. Sam’s is a mere £4.49 over at POM Ltd (which, by the way, is a one stop haven for colour brand lovers). A single Beauty Blender will cost you £16.00. Then there’s the differences in shape; Beauty Blender is an egg shaped sponge, whereas the Miracle Complexion Sponge is slightly more unusual. A rounded base is used for larger application areas, then a flat section helps to pat colour into place and a pointed tip is great for contouring or precise clean-ups.

Miracle Complexion Sponge

When it comes to BB Creams or lighter coverage foundation, there’s not necessarily a need to use this. If you’re going for a flawless finish, or want a medium + coverage, this one will definitely be worth trying. Use alone for a full coverage or slightly damp for ease of blending and a softer finish. This will also be a magic worker for anyone who loves to really contour the skin for that Kim Kardashian sculpted look. Use 2 shades of foundation to deepen and highlight areas of your face accordingly, then take a dampened Miracle Complexion Sponge to gloss over the joins and leave you with a super smooth finish.

Trust me on this… even if sponges aren’t your thing, this one is a deal breaker. Besides, if you’ve watched Sam and Nicola avidly like I have on the Pixiwoo YouTube channel, I think you’ll know by now that there’s nothing they don’t know when it comes to make-up.

The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is £4.49 at

P.S POM Ltd is a fairly new beauty website, Professional Online Make-up. Have you had a mooch on there yet? Think of all of the amazing looks you see on Instagram – Anastasia eyebrows, Sleek palettes, Illamasqua foundations – and POM has them all in a one-stop location but an edited collection of the best bits. It’s my go-to for narrowing down which items I really need to get from any brand. Take a look!

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