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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
 
2.3

(based on 67 reviews)

28%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies evenly (15)
  • Easy to clean (14)
  • Smooth finish (14)
  • Soft (13)
  • High quality (8)

Cons

  • Feels rough on skin (31)
  • Uneven application (26)
  • Wastes make up (26)
  • Poor quality (22)
  • Causes streaks (16)

Best Uses

  • Liquid (14)
  • Highlighting & contouring (8)
  • Multi-use (7)
  • Powder (7)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (21)

Reviewed by 67 customers

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4.0

Loved

By Gerib

from Detroit mi

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Easy To Clean
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Multi-Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

    Loved for concealer .

     
    1.0

    Not really a fan

    By Akemy

    from Rego park, NY

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Feels Rough On Skin
      • Poor Quality
      • Wastes Make Up

      Best Uses

      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

      Well I was really excited to buy this, but when I got home and cleaned it and everything I was a little upset by how stiff it was even when it had been soaked in water, it didn't double in size or even grow a bit. It was stiff as if it were new. The regular real technique blender grows in size as soon as you soak it in water, but not this one.

       
      1.0

      Worst sponge ever

      By Brittany

      from Sc

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

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

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

          It does not absorb water so it stays hard .. feels like ur putting makeup on with a rock ! && it made every pore stand out even tho I had primer on ! I do not recommend this to anyone!

           
          1.0

          Not worth the money saved

          By Val

          from Concord

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Feels Rough On Skin
            • Poor Quality
            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

              Just invest in a Beauty blender. The orange side feels awful when applying liquid foundation. Doesn't blend well, I've tried it damp and dry but still very stiff and rough.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Worst Product from Real Techniques

              By Katie

              from Texas

              Pros

              • Colors

              Cons

              • Hard
              • Poor Quality
              • Too Small

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                Worst product ever. is there a 0 stars. Too hard, feels like im putting my make up on with a rock.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I would not buy this sponge

                By Lex Parker

                from Cincinnati,Ohio

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean

                Cons

                • Feels Rough On Skin
                • Poor Quality
                • Uneven Application

                Best Uses

                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                The sponge is extremely hard and rough even after being dampen. I would recommend the diamond or original orange sponge! This is a waste of money

                 
                3.0

                a waste

                By teenamarie

                from chester pa

                Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                horrible

                 
                1.0

                Not as good as I expected

                By Lillyyy

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

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

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                    I was excited to try out this new beauty sponge. I've tried almost all of the Real Techniques beauty sponges, but I was not a fan of this one. You're supposed to use it dry, but it is too hard, and it feels completely rough on the skin. It also wastes a lot of makeup when applying. I think it is a waste, but I do love all the other sponges I've tried from this line !

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Ok

                    By Cassie

                    from Cincinnati,OH

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cruelty-Free

                    Cons

                    • Causes Streaks
                    • Uneven Application
                    • Wastes Make Up

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                      I'll stick to brushes. Felt like coverage wasn't even and soaks in most of the foundation.

                       
                      5.0

                      Wish I bought more than 1!

                      By LMDiva2

                      from Hephzibah

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Applies Evenly
                      • Smooth Finish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Liquid
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                        I didn't think I would use it as much as I have! Flawless foundation application. I love the flat top!

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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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