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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 4036 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (1470)
  • Versatile (1424)
  • Soft (1201)
  • Easy to apply (1200)
  • Applies evenly (1173)

Cons

  • Stains easily (288)
  • Wastes make up (216)
  • Poor quality (53)
  • Uneven application (45)
  • Difficult to apply (31)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1338)
  • Liquid (1060)
  • Normal skin (762)
  • Oily skin (692)
  • Dry skin (691)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (334), Yes (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (836), Natural style (823), Classic style (566), Trendy style (468), Brand buyer (413)

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2.0

wouldn't buy again

By manda

from washington

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cruelty-Free
  • Soft

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Uneven Application

Best Uses

  • Powder

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

wasn't a big fan of this. it made my foundation cakey even when damp & i applied it dry & it still made my foundation cakey

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By K.Carrasco

from Oklahoma City

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 love this blender! it's great to apply foundation and contour

     
    3.0

    Felt so different

    By Sponge lover

    from None

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I usually LOVE these makeup sponges but when I purchased this last one it was very different material than the previous ones I had. It was much more pourous which I found weird. It absorbed more of my liquid foundation than normal and it is very hard to deeply clean. Don't get me wrong it is still a great sponge for the price I just deffinitely noticed a difference in this sponge and previous ones I've had from the same brand.

       
      5.0

      Better Cheaper alternative to Beauty blender

      By MommySince99

      from San Clemente, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        I almost always use the original brand for anything but as I was buying a replacement for my beauty blender I came across this alternative at a much lower price. I thought I would use it in the meantime but to my surprise this actually picks up less product (liquid foundation) so you don't need to use as much, blends faster and the flat side actually does better applying make up under the eye. Needless to say, I didn't buy the original beauty blender anymore and will buy this from now on.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Eh

        By Kggy8

        from Detroit mi

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Soft

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Uneven Application
        • Wastes Make Up

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        I use it to apply my foundation and it's not that great, I also use it for baking my face and it works but, not for what I bought it for

         
        4.0

        I love it!

        By Rob

        from Waldorf, MD

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          When I first used it. I hated it! It felt weird and I didn't like how my make up looked. After trying it again I fell in love! I guess I had to break it in. I use it on a daily basis. I can't believe I almost passed on this product.

           
          5.0

          Best blending sponge ever

          By Jess

          from Moreno Valley, Ca

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            Works just as good as beauty blender for a quarter of the price

             
            5.0

            Love this sponge

            By Larzakulator

            from Slidell, LA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring
              • Liquid

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              I use this when applying foundation. I love using this. It's really easy and leaves a nice appearance afterwards.

               
              5.0

              My go-to sponge

              By Kat

              from Tennessee

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Foundation
                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                This my go-to sponge for applying my foundation. I love using a sponge, and I appreciate that this product gives me an even, soft application with a much lower price point than the Beauty Blender. It makes it a lot less pricey to replace on a regular basis to stay hygienic.

                 
                5.0

                I love this product!

                By Tor

                from Morrisville, VT

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid
                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  I love this! The way one end is flatter works well with foundation!

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                  • Q:

                    How should I let this dry? Is it okay to just leave it out laying on a towel?
                    Asked on 6/27/2017 by Kiyeera from Los Angeles, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Kiyeera,

                      Great question.

                      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. The one thing we do not recommend is to put it in a closed environment where air can't get to it (like a case or a drawer).

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

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Are these sponges latex free?
                    Asked on 6/3/2017 by Taylor from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Taylor,

                      Yes - these sponges are latex free! :)

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    I've purchased many firm sponges that don't work well, is this bouncy and soft? if it's more firm, then what would you say to be the MOST BOUNCY soft sponge at Ulta?
                    Asked on 5/31/2017 by leah b from tacoma washington

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Leah,

                      Good question - and, based on my experience, I'll answer it as best I can, since I do think the Miracle Complexion sponge is very bouncy. :)

                      The one thing I remind a lot of people of is that these sponges are kind of like cookies - they are made in batches, and sometimes certain batches are slightly softer than others. Overall, I think this item is the most bouncy sponge we make.

                      Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    I'm prone to break outs. How often should I clean it? Can I spray a daily brush cleaner on it?
                    Asked on 5/29/2017 by min from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Min,

                      Great question! Depending on how much makeup you use, you should clean the sponge every couple of days, for sure. And make sure you replace it every 30-60 days. For people with sensitive skin, I recommend every 30 days.

                      I would not use a daily brush cleanser spray on this item since that won't clean as well as an actual shampoo or wash will. What I would recommend is a Brush Shampoo from our sister brand, EcoTools. It's made with more eco-friendly ingredients and doesn't contain certain chemicals that you might find in other cleansers. That item can be found here: http://www.ulta.com/makeup-brush-cleansing-shampoo?productId=xlsImpprod13501085

                      Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Where are the real techniques miracle sponges made?
                    Asked on 5/17/2017 by Neha from Houston

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Neha,

                      Our Miracle Complexion Sponges are designed in Chicago, and manufactured in China.

                      Thanks.

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Is it normal for there to be soap or some sort of foam within this sponge when it is new? I bought it and took it out the package, ran water over it and it started to get extremely soapy as I squeezed the excess water out. I did not put anything on it..
                    Asked on 5/11/2017 by Sylv from Queens, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Sylv,

                      That is definitely not normal. We don't apply any sort of soap or foam when we manufacture these. If you want to contact our Customer Service team, the # is: 1(844) 284-0774

                      Thanks - and sorry about that experience!

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    I purchased this sponge about a month ago. I really like the feel and coverage it gives. I wear light cream foundation makeup 5-6 days a week, only applying in the mornings. After about a month of use, it is flaky away already. That is exactly why I wanted to get away from the other makeup sponges I've been using for years. They don't last long. Is that a normal amount of lifespan to expect?
                    Asked on 4/17/2017 by Kristin from Portland, OR

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Kristin,

                      We do recommend replacing your sponges every 30-60 days, and if you're using it every single day, you probably want to replace it every 30 days. Or use it every other day and on the days you don't use your sponge, use a brush. You might find that that extends the life a little bit.

                      Thanks - hope that helps!

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    what are it's dimensions?
                    Asked on 3/30/2017 by aracely from katy tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Dear aracely,

                      Left to right: 2.89"
                      Front to back: 1.54"
                      Height: 4.50"

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    I know that this products works well with a liquid foundation, but I am wondering if it works just as well with a cream foundation? Thank you.
                    Asked on 3/23/2017 by Aynia from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Aynia,

                      For a cream foundation, I would probably use a brush as I think you will get more use out of your makeup with a brush on cream, rather than the sponge. There are two foundation brushes I would recommend.

                      The first is our Expert Face Brush, which would give you medium to heavy coverage based on its bristle density & cut:

                      http://www.ulta.com/expert-face-brush?productId=xlsImpprod4260015

                      The other brush comes in our Flawless Base Kit and it's actually my favorite brush in the collection. It's the Buffing Brush; it's like the Expert Face brush, but the bristles are less dense and a bit fluffier, so it gives you a bit more of a light to medium coverage:

                      http://www.ulta.com/flawless-base-set?productId=xlsImpprod15361243

                      Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Is it latex free?
                    Asked on 3/22/2017 by SeeSee21

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi See See,

                      Yes, this is latex-free.

                      Thanks.

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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