The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is a soft “3-in-1” sponge that claims to effortlessly blend foundations and concealers. I must agree that it does exactly that. It’s dynamic shape allows precise application of liquids on every surface and contour of the face.

Size comparison between dry and damp sponge. It nearly doubles in size!

On a bit of whim, I decided to purchase the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge a few weeks ago. The Real Techniques sets are available in-stores in Canada, but there is limited selection, so I usually purchase mine off of Amazon or Feel Unique. After only using this sponge a few times, I must say I am incredibly impressed by the gorgeous finish it gives a variety of different liquid bases.

Liquid foundations look flawless when used in combination when this sponge is dampened under tap water. I have tried using the sponge with some light-medium coverage foundations as well as full coverage. It’s also great for cream and liquid concealers! And the result is amazing either way. The flat side is great to blend colour down the jawline and neck, and the rounded side is great for all over the face. I’ve found the pointed tip to cover under eye circles without looking cakey. So far, I’ve been washing this every 2-3 uses, and I find it washes up very nicely with little staining.

I personally do not own a Beauty Blender which is what this is most often compared to. I have however used a few knock-off versions (with the Revive Beauty Pro Makeup Blending Applicator being my favourite), but I have to say this little thing blows them out of the water. This has been my go-to for applying any kind of base!

Have you tried this sponge? What’s your favourite way to apply foundations?