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Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge

Real Techniques

Dual-Ended Expert Sponge

Item #: 2501567

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Full Coverage Foundation + Contour! This Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge is designed for medium to heavy application coverage. The two sides help you cover and add color with ease.

Benefits:
  • Use orange side to apply foundation
  • Use pink side to contour, highlight, or apply blush

Features:
  • Dense foam for dry application
  • Replace every 1-3 months
  • Ideal for liquids or powders

Use damp with creams or dry for powders.

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How to Use+

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Real TechniquesDual-Ended Expert Sponge
 
2.2

(based on 110 reviews)

24%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies evenly (23)
  • Easy to clean (20)
  • Smooth finish (20)
  • Soft (20)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

  • Feels rough on skin (55)
  • Wastes make up (49)
  • Uneven application (47)
  • Poor quality (35)
  • Causes streaks (28)

Best Uses

  • Liquid (29)
  • Highlighting & contouring (16)
  • Powder (13)
  • Multi-use (10)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (41), Brand buyer (37)

Reviewed by 110 customers

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2.0

Do not buy this!!

By JB

from Detroit, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Causes Streaks
    • Feels Rough On Skin
    • Poor Quality
    • Uneven Application
    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

      I never leave reviews but I had to for this. It's AWFUL. It's hard, doesn't absorb water & just doesn't work. The only thing I still use it for is baking.
      I would not recommend this ever.

       
      4.0

      Love this will keep buying this

      By Sam

      from Yukon

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

        Used with liquid foundation and for contouring

         
        5.0

        Would buy again. Love it.

        By LK

        from Wappingers Falls, NY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Liquid

          Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

          Great for putting on foundation. Comes out evenly.

           
          1.0

          I would not waste my money with this again.

          By Hesamp

          from Brownsville TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Causes Streaks
            • Feels Rough On Skin
            • Uneven Application
            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

            It was super hard didn't even like using it. Definitely not worth it.

             
            3.0

            hate it

            By Mai

            from Georgia

            Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

            Can not wet it and even if i wanted to. Does not expand. Don't see it blend out and sucks up all pruduct.

             
            1.0

            stick to a tradition beauty blender

            By Raya Rose

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality
              • Uneven Application
              • Wastes Make Up

              Best Uses

              • Liquid

              Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

              It wastes waaaayyyy too much product. I found myself using about 6 pumps of my foundation instead of my typical 3. As for the contouring side, it was hard to blend. It took so much longer. I like the regular beauty blenders.

               
              1.0

              Waste of money

              By EC

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Causes Streaks
                • Feels Rough On Skin
                • Too Small
                • Uneven Application
                • Wastes Make Up

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                I wish I had read the reviews on this first. Sadly I threw away the packaging so can't even return. It doesn't apply makeup evenly and wastes it.

                 
                1.0

                Returning

                By Me

                from Minnesota

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Sponge did not expand with water.
                • Sponge stayed hard.
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Causes Streaks
                • Feels Rough On Skin
                • Poor Quality
                • Sponge stays hard.
                • Uneven Application

                Best Uses

                • To be thrown in the garbage.

                Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                Did not like. Sponge does not expand with water. Stays hard.

                 
                1.0

                Hurts!!!

                By Ceci

                from Austin,Tx

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Feels Rough On Skin
                  • Poor Quality
                  • Uneven Application

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                    This sponge hurt my face! I use the beauty blender and I bought this because of its versatility.

                     
                    4.0

                    So far so good!!!

                    By KJ

                    from Grand Rapids, MI

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid

                      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                      I have only used it once, so this might not be entirely accurate for everyone, but I'm loving it so far!

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                      2 Questions | 2 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Im trying to wet the sponge it wont get soft its too rough on this skin is this how it's supposed to be?
                        Asked on 2/22/2017 by Noorelhileh from Egypt

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Noorelhileh,

                          That's a great question - this sponge is a different type of material from our regular Miracle Complexion Sponge. This is meant to be used dry only. We will be posting a tutorial video on Ulta's product page within the next week that really shows how to use the sponge.

                          Because you're using it dry, you will get fuller coverage than using it wet,

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 3/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Can you also use the pink side to apply foundation or only the orange side?
                        Asked on 2/9/2017 by Cristina from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Cristina,

                          Thanks for your question on this brand new sponge!! The wonderful thing about our brushes and sponges is that, for the most part, there aren't any hard & fast "rules" about how to use them - it's all about however they work for you to get the look that you want. :)

                          So, if you like how the pink side works for applying foundation, absolutely go for it!

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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