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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 2637 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (1469)
  • Easy to apply (1199)
  • Versatile (1057)
  • Long lasting (508)
  • Soft (334)

Cons

  • Stains easily (285)
  • Wastes make up (45)
  • Difficult to apply (31)
  • Wears off easily (25)
  • Messy (22)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1337)
  • Normal skin (762)
  • Oily skin (692)
  • Dry skin (691)
  • Sensitive skin (648)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (823), Classic style (566), Trendy style (468), Budget shopper (210), Brand buyer (100)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (962), Fair (891), Deep (119)

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5.0

I need to stock up on this one

By 2 busy 4 make up

from Gilbert, AZ

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    Soft, light, and apply anything you put on it evenly. Doesn't absorb the make up, though it can hold onto a lot of water, so it just needs a little splash and its ready to use!

     
    5.0

    I would buy it again

    By Lesla

    from NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid
      • Multi-Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      Blending!

       
      4.0

      Great bargain beauty blender

      By Luna

      from Michigan

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Wastes Make Up

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I'm not a serious makeup oficionado so I wanted a less expensive beauty blender. It has worked wonderfully for applying my daily concealer. It loses its shape a bit when washing but quickly regains it upon drying.

       
      5.0

      Miracle and magical

      By French Anne

      from Houston , TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Multi-Use
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        I use it for contouring and highlighting. Precision and smooth application

         
        4.0

        This has been my go to blender ever since I discovered it!

        By Kaile

        from Miami, Fl

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Must be damp to blend perfectly

        Best Uses

        • Blending out finished makeup
        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        For the price this blender is amazing, I've repurchased it a few times and I refuse to buy any other sponge, it works amazing. The only con is that I find I do have to dampen the sponge to get the best results, so I can't use it on the go.

         
        4.0

        i like it!

        By Skyler r.

        from spokane, wa

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Foundation
          • Highlighting & Contouring

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          i use this product to blend out my foundation and concealer, i like it but it feels more dense than the beauty blender- overall, i like it and it's definitely an inexpensive alternative for those who don't want to spend more on the beauty blender!

           
          5.0

          great applicator

          By dawn in dallas

          from dallas, texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Highlighting & Contouring

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            highligher/concealer

             
            4.0

            I have already purchased multiple

            By Makayla

            from Fresno CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Quality
            • Smooth Finish
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Liquid

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              This is great! The only bad thing is that it does stain very quick.

               
              5.0

              This sponge is a great product!

              By Hollygirl3946

              from Dayton,Ohio

              About Me Budget Buyer

              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 think this sponge is better than a beauty blender all day long! Real techniques is a great brand there sponge works great for foundation,highlighting,contouring and more! I also own some of their brushes what a great brand!

                 
                5.0

                Great buy!

                By Tiff

                from Missouri

                Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                I don't really see much of a difference when I use this sponge to apply my foundation vs when I use my beauty blender. It works very well. The only thing I have a problem with is, it's very hard to get clean.

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  can you use this sponge for you when you contour , for when you blend it?
                  Asked on 5/14/2016 by makeupobession101

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi makeupobsession,

                    This Miracle Sponge is one of the best, most multi-tasking product we make, and I love when people ask questions about it! :)

                    The answer is yes - it will work really well for blending a contoured look. It will also actually be great for applying the contour directly to the hollows of your cheek. If you check out the video on the Miracle Complexion Sponge page on Ulta.com, there is a video tutorial by one of the makeup artists who helped us create this item. At the 1:27 mark, she shows how to apply blush with the sponge, which you could copy for your contour product.

                    Hope that helps!!

                    Answered on 5/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Hello! I have had this sponge for a few months now, and am wondering when I should purchase a new one? I wash it before every use, and I love it! Thanks!
                  Asked on 4/26/2016 by Alivia from Michigan

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Alivia!

                    We LOVE that you love the Miracle Complexion Sponge!! It is such an amazing product, isn't it?! :)

                    That is fantastic that you are so conscious of cleaning it - using clean tools is so key to getting the most out of them! I would probably recommend cleaning it after each use, so the product that you've used doesn't have a chance to soak in to the sponge.

                    Make sure, also, that you put it on a little tray or towel in the open air to dry it, too - that's key to extending the life of the sponge.

                    If you use your sponge on a daily or somewhat regular basis, we recommend replacing it every 60-90 days. Since it sounds like you're taking such good care of it, you could probably go about every 90 days!

                    Thanks so much - hope that helps!

                    Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  what is the flat side of this sponge used for?
                  Asked on 4/11/2016 by rose from california

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Rose,

                    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/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5960824

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 4/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Does the sponge contain latex or is it latex free?
                  Asked on 3/31/2016 by Agharper03 from Raleigh, NC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Agharper03,

                    It's a great question, and one we get often! The sponge is made from polyurethane foam which is latex free.

                    Thanks so much!

                    Answered on 4/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  I break out around that time of month on my chin, it gets dry and flaky sometimes, my question is does this work on dry skin or does it accentuate dry patches?
                  Asked on 3/16/2016 by dee from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Dee,

                    Thanks so much for your question. It can be a challenge sometimes, can't it?

                    I can tell you that the Miracle Complexion Sponge is probably one of the best applicators you can use for dry, flaky skin not only because of it's softness, but also because you can easily push the product on your skin and blend a bit gentler with the sponge that a normal brush.

                    Part of what is going to affect your skin's dryness will be the types of products you use. I would recommend speaking to your doctor or a dermatologist to get their advice on ideal products for your skin type.

                    But, for gentle application, the Miracle Complexion Sponge is a wonderful thing!

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 3/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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