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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques

Miracle Complexion Sponge

Item #: 2265607

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It's a 3-in-1 multi-functional makeup sponge by Real Techniques. The rounded side blends larger areas of the face. The precision tip covers blemishes/imperfections and the flat edge contours around the eyes and the nose, leaving you with a complexion that's smooth, enhanced and gorgeous!

Optimize your beauty routine with this 3-in-1 multi-functional sponge from Real Techniques!

  • Rounded sides blend large areas of the face with a repeated dabbing or stippling motion.
  • Precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections.
  • Flat edge for the contours around the eyes and nose.
  • Its versatile design evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish, leaving you looking gorgeous.


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4.6

(based on 3462 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (1470)
  • Versatile (1233)
  • Easy to apply (1199)
  • Soft (736)
  • Applies evenly (691)

Cons

  • Stains easily (288)
  • Wastes make up (111)
  • Difficult to apply (31)
  • Poor quality (27)
  • Hard to clean (25)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1338)
  • Normal skin (762)
  • Oily skin (692)
  • Dry skin (691)
  • Sensitive skin (648)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (334), Yes (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (823), Classic style (566), Budget shopper (496), Trendy style (468), Brand buyer (234)

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5.0

Game Changing Makeup Applicator!

By Jenny

from Pennsylvania

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    I always used the triangle sponges to apply makeup until recently. I have heard so much about this Beauty Blender but I did not want to spend a lot of money on one sponge. So I grabbed this and it changed the way my face looks. My skin almost looks airbrushed. Even my husband noticed and said I looked so good the first day I used it. I have some scarring and a few spots that this blended so evenly. I won't use anything else now. I love this little orange blender!

     
    5.0

    Love Real Techniques!

    By erica030609

    from Biloxi, Ms

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid
      • Multi-Use
      • Powder
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      This is one of the best sponges I've ever used. It's denser than what I usually buy, I'm glad I bought it. I use it to blend and bake my concealer.

       
      5.0

      Great Beauty Blender Dupe

      By akt

      from OR

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        I love this product. It feels exactly like the original Beauty Blender but you save $14 by purchasing this. Using sponges like this totally transformed the foundation application game for me, and I will never go back to my old ways of applying with my hands! The only flaw with sponges like this is that they do collect a LITTLE bit of your foundation so some product is lost along the way but overall I would absolutely recommend this product for foundation application.

         
        4.0

        Good sponge

        By Sheri

        from Redlands Ca

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Wastes Make Up

        Best Uses

        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        I use this sponge to apply and smooth my foundation

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Nina

        from NJ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          I always bought the beauty blender but when I saw this I thought I'd give it a go. It's just as good as the beauty blender but it does give out faster. It lasted about 4 months and btw is not that easy to clean. But all in all is worth it.

           
          5.0

          have purchased multiple times

          By jersey girl

          from NJ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            when i use cream or liquid foundation i use this sponge. love it, especially the flat side.

             
            5.0

            Sponge

            By Otter

            from Franklin Tennessee

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring
              • Liquid

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              Great product

               
              4.0

              Love this product

              By KC

              from Illinois

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Cruelty-Free
              • Smooth Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                I love this product, but find myself buying a new one about every 6 months due to it being very dirty even after I clean it.

                 
                4.0

                like the shape - ergonomic

                By laura

                from Chester Springs PA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • helps blending all makeup you might be using.

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  I like the smoothness of the sponge. Also the flat and pointed ends.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best makeup spong

                  By Jami

                  from Myrtle Beach, SC

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Liquid
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                    This is my favorite beauty sponge. It helps me apply my makeup evenly. I never get streaks. And it makes my makeup look natural, not cakey. I love that I can use it for foundation and concealer. My only dislike is after a month it starts to break apart and I have to replace it. Brushes tend to last for a long time, but the sponge is replaceable. Thankfully at the price point and Ulta sales its not too expensive to replace it.

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                    • Q:

                      What our the 3 ways I can use the real technique beauty sponge? I guess my question is what is the flat side of the Beaty sponge for?
                      Asked on 12/29/2016 by Ally from Harwood, Missouri

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Ally,

                        The great thing about the Miracle Complexion Sponge is that it's so multi-functional that you can use it however it works best for you.

                        Our makeup artists (who are the geniuses behind the brand) recommend that you use the flat side for applying your foundation and blending. It enables you to get an even finish and you can also "push" the sponge onto your skin, which will leave bit more product on the areas you might need a bit more coverage on.

                        You can watch their tutorial here: http://www.ulta.com/miracle-complexion-sponge?productId=xlsImpprod5960824

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this with cream foundation? If so, how well does it work?
                      Asked on 12/10/2016 by Randallstown Rie from Lindstrom mn

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Randallstown Rie,

                        Great question. The sponge is one of the most versatile tools in our portfolio and works so well with all types of makeup, from foundation to contour to blush. With cream foundation, you can use it either wet or dry. If you want fuller coverage, you would use the sponge dry. If you want a dewy, lighter look, wet the sponge, squeeze excess moisture from it and use the foundation that way.

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 12/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Is it soft? How soft?
                      Asked on 11/23/2016 by alexis from California,Us

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Alexis,

                        These sponges are very soft. While it's hard to describe a level of softness online, I would say they are a bit firmer than a marshmallow, but still very squishy! :)

                        But yes, they are quite soft!

                        Answered on 12/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Does the sponge have latex?
                      Asked on 11/11/2016 by Pinky from Tucson, AZ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Pinky,

                        This sponge is latex-free!

                        Thanks.

                        Answered on 12/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I'm not too familiar with sponges; so, I was wondering what's the difference between applying liquid foundation with a sponge versus a brush like the expert face brush? Thanks!
                      Asked on 8/22/2016 by AAA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi AAA,

                        I think you asked one of the best questions I've gotten! :)

                        The Miracle Complexion Sponge is our #1 best selling item, mainly because it is so unbelievably versatile with what you can with it. We love our brushes around here, and we don't feel that a look is complete without them; however, that sponge is pretty unique.

                        One of the main differences is that you can use the sponge either wet or dry, depending on the look you want to get (which you can't really do with brushes). You can also use the various side of the sponge to contour & highlight, apply blush, apply concealer - you name it, you can pretty much do it with the sponge.

                        I would definitely tell you to check out the video tutorial on the sponge on Ulta.com (link here: http://www.ulta.com/miracle-complexion-sponge?productId=xlsImpprod5960824).

                        Hope that helps - i think you will find that, if you buy it, it's one tool that you just didn't know how you lived without!

                        Answered on 9/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I've just started using this product and have found it absorbs some of my foundation rather than blending it - is there a way to avoid this? Thanks
                      Asked on 7/20/2016 by H from UK

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi H,

                        Thanks for your question. I'm not sure how you are applying your foundation, but if you're using liquid foundation, our experts recommend that you slightly dampen the sponge before use. You also will want to use lighter, sweeping motions, which will blend the product along the surface area of your face. Pressing the sponge hard on your face may cause more absorption overall.

                        All in all, brushes and sponges will absorb a small amount of the product, just by their very nature; but overall, you shouldn't find that it's absorbing a significant amount.

                        Thanks. Hope that helps.

                        Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      How do you store this sponge after using it?
                      Asked on 7/8/2016 by Liz

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Liz,

                        Great question. You will want to make sure you clean the sponge thoroughly; you can use either our Real Techniques Gel Cleanser (Ulta Item 2291546), or our eco-friendly cleanser from EcoTools (Ulta Item 2297645).

                        After washing, make sure all excess moisture is squeezed out from the sponge. Store it out in the open so it can air dry. I usually place it on my soap dish or on a dry wash cloth.

                        Depending on how often you use it, make sure you replace it every 60-90 days.

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 7/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Hey there! Just purchase this product and I was wondering how do I clean it?
                      Asked on 7/5/2016 by emsweets from Chicago, IL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi emsweets,

                        We LOVE questions like this - cleaning your brushes & tools is *so important*! Real Techniques makes a brush cleanser that you can use to clean your Miracle Sponge. It's Ulta Item 2291546 and is specifically formulated for makeup brushes & sponges.

                        Simply wet your sponge, apply a dime-sized drop of the cleansing solution onto the sponge and work into the sponge thoroughly. Like with your favorite shampoo, "rinse & repeat". Do this until your sponge is clean, then make sure to squeeze any excess moisture out of the sponge and allow it to air dry out in the open.

                        You can also use a gentle baby shampoo on this too.

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 7/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Is is latex free
                      Asked on 6/7/2016 by Esh

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Esh,

                        Great question - and one that we get a lot! This sponge is latex-free and is made from polyeurethane foam.

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 6/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      How does the Miracle Complexion Sponge compare to the Original Beauty Blender? I don't know whether to save or splurge but I want the best quality.
                      Asked on 5/18/2016 by Tate from Chesapeake, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Tate,

                        There are certain situations where that phrase "you get what you pay for" is true. I don't think this is one of them. Our Miracle Complexion Sponge is, without a doubt, our most popular item in the Real Techniques line not only because it's affordable, but also because it is high quality.

                        One of the reasons I would probably recommend going with the Miracle Complexion sponge is its affordability. Because of the porous nature of these sponges, you will want to change it out every 90 days or so, based on how you use it. If it was something you bought once every year, a splurge might be the way to go - but because you will need to replace it pretty often, your wallet might like it better if you went with the Miracle Sponge.

                        And, you can also buy our Twin Pack Miracle Complexion Sponge and save a few bucks (Ulta Item #2284068)!

                        If you do a search for Beauty Blender vs Miracle Sponge on Google or YouTube, you will probably find a lot of people saying that the Miracle Sponge is the way to go. I tend to agree with them! :)

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 5/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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