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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge: Product Review

While travelling to Nashville last month, West Jet failed to deliver my suitcase… I was completely devastated! I’d been planning my outfits for months, I had my entire makeup collection in there, and I was dressed like a complete hobo on the plane (lesson learned). The sweet girl that worked for West Jet told me that my bag would unfortunately be arriving the following day (FML), but that I could spend $150US to get me through the next 24 hours. My girls took me to a Target and hyped me up, and it took about an hour…but we walked out with a new top, jeans, (undies!), sandals, and some makeup to make me feel like a human being again. Here’s the end result!

My goal while at Target was spend the least amount I could on clothes, and as much as I could on makeup. This was honestly a hard task, especially because I needed clothes, but I was able to walk away with a few new makeup products, including the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($14.99/Cdn for 2-pack). I’ve seen this at Rexal in Toronto 100 times, as well as all over the internet, and was always super curious as to whether it could compare to my beloved Beauty Blender ($28/Cdn).

I’ve been using a Beauty Blender for about 3 years now, and it’s part of my daily routine. I especially love the way it blends out my under eye concealer, but it’s equally great at applying foundation. The problem is, at $28/Cdn, it’s not something I’m excited to replace every few months, especially because brushes last years!

Excuse the dirtiness! Once the sponges are dampened, (Beauty Blender in pink, and Miracle Complexion Sponge in orange!) they are very similar in size. The BB is rounded at the bottom and pointed at the end, and the RT is pointed at the top and flat on the bottom, which is for contouring. I don’t totally love the flattened edge of the RT sponge, and mainly just stick to the pointed edge, but with the BB, I use the pointed for concealer, and the rounded for foundation. So in terms of shape, the Beauty Blender wins.

The Real Techniques sponge washes like a dream. I like to use a Dove Beauty Bar and water to clean mine (you can read my how-to guide here!), and it looks good as new after. The Beauty Blender I find a bit challenging to clean, not terrible, but the RT sponge rinses so easily that I am happier to wash more often.

The Real Techniques sponge is just as good (if not honestly better) than the Beauty Blender, so for me, this comparison is going to come down to price, and for nearly a quarter of the price, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is the clear winner for me!

What do you think of the Real Techniques Sponge?

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