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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+

Reviews

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Real TechniquesDual-Ended Expert Sponge
 
2.3

(based on 49 reviews)

29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies evenly (12)
  • Easy to clean (11)
  • Soft (11)
  • Smooth finish (10)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Feels rough on skin (21)
  • Uneven application (19)
  • Wastes make up (18)
  • Poor quality (16)
  • Causes streaks (11)

Best Uses

  • Liquid (10)
  • Highlighting & contouring (6)
  • Multi-use (5)
  • Powder (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (19), Budget shopper (15)

Reviewed by 49 customers

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4.0

I will buy this again.

By smcgrew

from Stillwater, OK

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

    This is a great product. I use it with my liquid foundation and it applies evenly and smoothly on my face. I love it!

     
    2.0

    Not as good as the original

    By Kay

    from Saint Louis, MO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Causes Streaks
    • Uneven Application
    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

      I grabbed this product instead of the normal orange Real techniques sponge. Definitely regret, since it's intended to be used dry. It just feels like such a waste of product, and it doesn't really take water well if you wanted to use it like the original sponge. I would suggest just using the other one.

       
      1.0

      Never will buy this again

      By Ann

      from Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Feels Rough On Skin
        • Wastes Make Up

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

          I did not like it because it is not soft it is hard. The original real techiniques the orange one is so much better and soft.

           
          1.0

          I wouldn't prefer anyone to buy this product.

          By Brit

          from Farmington

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

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

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

              Don't like that it takes all my product

               
              1.0

              Just don't get it

              By Kat

              from West Palm Beach, FL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Feels Rough On Skin
                • Poor Quality
                • Uneven Application

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                  I was in a really bad time crunch and needed a beauty blender. The original real techniques ones were out of stock so I just grabbed this one. No matter what I did it stayed hard as a rock, and it actually hurt my eye when trying to blend out my concealer. Just don't get it.

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointed

                  By Shely

                  from Nyc

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Feels Rough On Skin
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                      Horrible, the sponge is hard, horrible to apply

                       
                      3.0

                      Okaaayy

                      By Chels

                      from Salem OR

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Causes Streaks
                      • Feels Rough On Skin

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid

                      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                      I picked this up on accident I just saw the packaging and thought I had the real techniques sponge. Then I was curious once I pulled it out of the package I have tried it once and it just didn't blend the product well. It feels a bit hard when blending out your liquids. Then it says apply using dry. You get it wet and nothing happens. It's just a bit weird.

                       
                      1.0

                      Big NOPE!

                      By Mels

                      from SoCal

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Feels Rough On Skin
                        • Too Small

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                          I bought this on accident and tried it out anyway to see if I would like it. Nope! I saw the packaging say you need to use it dry, but the sponge is so small it took way too long to apply my foundation. I tried wetting it hoping it would expand but it soaked up nothing. Too dense, rough, and small for comfortable foundation application. Exchanged for the miracle complexion sponge.

                           
                          1.0

                          Wish I could exchange for the original one

                          By Mary

                          from Austin Texas

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Feels Rough On Skin
                            • Poor Quality
                            • Too Small
                            • Uneven Application
                            • Wastes Make Up

                            Best Uses

                            • Powder

                            Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                            I had high hopes for this beauty blender.
                            Totally not what I expected.

                             
                            1.0

                            I do not like the way it feels nor it's application

                            By Cross fit mom

                            from Corpus Christi tx

                            About Me Brand Buyer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor Quality
                              • Uneven Application
                              • Wastes Make Up

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                                I do not like the application or how it feels

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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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