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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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Real TechniquesMiracle Complexion Sponge
 
4.6

(based on 3769 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (1470)
  • Versatile (1336)
  • Easy to apply (1200)
  • Soft (982)
  • Applies evenly (940)

Cons

  • Stains easily (288)
  • Wastes make up (176)
  • Poor quality (47)
  • Uneven application (36)
  • Difficult to apply (31)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1338)
  • Liquid (852)
  • Normal skin (762)
  • Oily skin (692)
  • Dry skin (691)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (334), Yes (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (823), Budget shopper (676), Classic style (566), Trendy style (468), Brand buyer (326)

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5.0

I would definitely buy this again and recommend it!

By Dollface

from Moreno Valley, Ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    I use mine wet to apply my foundation and cream contour. It's very soft. I like to clean mine with soft soap antibacterial soap mixed with olive oil. Works great for me!

     
    5.0

    My fave!!

    By Ang

    from Downey, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Liquid
      • Multi-Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I mainly use for my foundation, concealer and loose powder. Its amazing, just make sure to damp for better results for your foundation.

       
      5.0

      SO GOOD

      By Sam

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        This sponge is so good it feels, it feels like you're patting pillows on your skin.

         
        4.0

        Excelente

        By Wy

        from Brasil

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          I love

           
          3.0

          Good

          By Opal

          from Houston

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

          • Wastes Make Up

          Best Uses

          • Liquid

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          Good

           
          5.0

          Love this product.

          By Cathy's makeup addiction

          from Pensacola, Fl

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Cruelty-Free
          • 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 love how my makeup looks after using this sponge.ma

             
            4.0

            It is an average product

            By kate

            from las vegas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cruelty-Free
            • Easy To Clean
            • High Quality
            • Soft
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Causes Streaks
            • Uneven Application

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            It doesn't stay wet or blend evenly

             
            5.0

            Fave Sponge!

            By Mary L

            from SoCal

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Liquid
              • Multi-Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              Best sponge I've tried. I gave up on an IT foundation brush because it left streaks, this doesn't. Love the flat side. Then I flip to the pointy side to get in the creases.

               
              5.0

              My favorite

              By Joss

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  Love it

                   
                  3.0

                  Heart Broken--Quality of Sponge Has Changed

                  By DreamGirl143

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Smooth Finish
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring
                  • Liquid
                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  This was my holy grail sponge and I loved it way better than the Original Beauty Blender because it covered more areas of my face and it's comparable in softness and bounciness. However, I am heart broken that RT has changed the softness and bounciness of the sponge. I just bought a new RT sponge to replace my old ones and the sponge was super hard and had barely any bounce. It's very difficult to blend foundation with this new version of the sponge due to it's lack of bounciness. I will have to go back to the Beauty Blender RT please make your sponges like you used to!

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                  • Q:

                    Can I wash it with regular soap
                    Asked on 3/9/2017 by Mar from Arizona

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    How to identify real or fake real technic sponge? Is it by made in China?
                    Asked on 3/8/2017 by Tris from Hong Kong

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      HI Tris,

                      If you're buying from Ulta, it is a real Real Techniques sponge. :)

                      We do make these sponges in China.

                      Thanks.

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

                    Can I use this to bake my undereyes and for my cheeks below my contour?
                    Asked on 1/30/2017 by Patricia

                    1 answer

                  • 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
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