Product Review | Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($5.99, Target) made its way to the beauty world upon the entrance of the Beauty Blender. This claims to be the dupe to the Beauty Blender sponge. This is supposed to be a versatile beauty tool made with revolutionary foam technology to create a flawless finish to any makeup application. It says to use damp for a dewy glow or dry for full coverage. The rounded sides blends liquid makeup on larger areas of the face (you can also use the flat side, if you wish), the pointed tip works well for smaller eyes such as around the eyes or nose. This product is latex-free.
I first became intrigued with this product early in 2015 and purchased one. I am now on the 4th sponge as I also own the original Beauty Blender (which I love a lot) to alternate use with. Price wise, this is a good alternative and it has now become easily accessible at stores like Target, Ulta and Walgreens. The sponge is soft and it does blend foundation or tinted moisturizer well, however, my issue is with the consistency of the product. I loved the first ever sponge I bought. It lasted me a good 4 months (with daily washing/cleansing of the sponge). The material was a lot dense. My second & third sponge (it was one of those duo packaging they had) had a terrible quality. It was not dense. Due to that, it soaked up a lot of the product instead of depositing them on the skin. It also deteriorared a lot faster (see photo above). Within a month, my sponge had cracks here and there.
That being said, it is a good alternative sponge (if you get a good quality one that is soft but dense at the same time) but it will never be something to replace the Beauty Blender with, in my opinion.