Inspired by reading so many 'Best of 2013' posts, I decided that it was high time I picked up the much hyped Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques.
Real Techniques can do no wrong in my books, and it was love at first use with their budget friendly, Beauty Blender-esque offering. The Miracle Complexion Sponge is simply amazing for applying any kind of liquid base to the face. I've used it with my BB Creams and Tinted Moisturisers for a fresh, no fuss, everyday look, and with my heavier coverage foundations in the evenings. With the latter, I find it works the best in achieving a beautiful flawless finish because it helps to sheer out the liquid, but still remains buildable without ever looking cakey.
The shape of the sponge makes it easy to hold, the different areas are also a breeze to work with (the pointy end is ideal for those tricky areas, whereas the flat part allows you to cover larger amounts of spaces quicker) and its texture is light and bouncy, but retains the right amount of firmness to get the job done.
I don't find that it absorbs as much product as other sponges I've used in the past have, so it's perfect for using with high-end foundations without the worry that you're wasting anything. It's a little annoying to clean which was to be expected, but I rinse it under warm water after nearly every use (and always after the second) with some Dr Bronner's Magic Soap and let it air dry. All in all, a handy piece of kit to have in your make-up bag!
The Real Techniques Miracle Sponge is priced at around £4.99 and I bought mine from feelunique.com
Do you use the Miracle Complexion Sponge or something similar?
P.S The winner of the Laidbare giveaway is Hannah! Congrats, have emailed you :)