ULTA
  • Home
  • / Makeup
  • / Brushes & Tools
  • / Sponges & Applicators
  • / Miracle Complexion Sponge
Real TechniquesMiracle Complexion Sponge
Real Techniques

Miracle Complexion Sponge

Item #: 2265607

Ask a Question
Details+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Real TechniquesMiracle Complexion Sponge
 
4.4

(based on 1086 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (600)
  • Easy to apply (446)
  • Versatile (402)
  • Long lasting (205)
  • Good pigmentation (100)

Cons

  • Stains easily (135)
  • Difficult to apply (13)
  • Wears off easily (13)
  • Hard to clean (12)
  • Messy (11)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (528)
  • Normal skin (308)
  • Dry skin (304)
  • Oily skin (302)
  • Sensitive skin (286)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (312), Classic style (245), Trendy style (178), Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (396), Fair (350), Deep (41)

Reviewed by 1086 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Love it

By makeupgirl

from dayton ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I can't believe I waited so long to try this. These are great. I'm going to buy more for sure. Puts my foundation and concealer on perfectly. Love this product can't say enough good things about it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Great Dupe

      By Court

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Good Value
      • Soft
      • User Friendly

      Cons

      • Stains Easily

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I purchased this as a dupe for the beauty blender, after hanging out on /r/makeupaddiction i had heard many good things about it and that a lot of people like it even better than the BB. This is absolutely the best make up purchase i have ever made, it has stepped up my foundation game and has never looked so good.
      The best method i have found is to use my fingers to apply dots of foundation on my face, i then use this sponge to stipple (as i color correct & do not want to mix it, but cover) once everything has been covered I am then okay to finish blending. This helps to limit how much make up the sponge can absorb.
      Also as far as cleaning goes, i have used clarifying shampoo and that works great, i have also heard using oil is a great way to clean them.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Great make up applicator

      By txmmw

      from Houston, tx

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Different Angles
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Foundationblush
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      Excellent make up sponge for the money.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great sponge!

      By Tweety

      from Visalia, CA

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I had been using the Beauty Blender for months but it began ripping. I was planning on buying another BB but didn't want to shell out $20, so decided to give the real techniques sponge a try. I absolutely love it, this morning was my first time using it. I noticed no difference from this to the BB, maybe that it's even softer. I will definitely be sticking to the real techniques sponge from now on!!

       
      5.0

      Definitely a must have

      By MKat

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soft
      • User-friendly
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        I've used other make-up sponges, but haven't been willing to spend the big bucks for the Beauty Blender without trying out all of my budget options first. I tried this one on a whim and I have got to say, it's amazing. The sponge is so soft, and you can actually see it expand when soaking it with water before using. It's become a relaxing part of my morning to just gently bop my foundation on.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Next best thing to a Beauty Blender!

        By Szajnie

        from Maine

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          This is a great, inexpensive, applicator sponge. It works well with most every foundation, the material is nice, and the shape makes it fabulous for getting angles under the eyes and along the nose.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love this applicator!

          By Katie

          from Columbia, SC

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            I was told this was the best sponge applicator out there. When I went in-store, it was sold out. So I opted for an off-brand alternative. It was just okay. I got this on the BOGOHO sale and am so glad - I went back and bought two more! It's great and gets in all of those small spaces, like under the eye. Perfect.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Great Product!

            By RachoBabes

            from Schererville, Indiana

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              I bought this before purchasing a beauty blender due to the value. I am very happy with the quality of the product and will not be purchasing the beauty blender, because this product does the job at a fraction of the price.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Best foundation application

              By AJ

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                This is my favorite way to apply my foundation. I dampen it and then press the foundation into my skin. I've never tried the beauty blender and have heard so many good things.. I bought this one because it's about a third of the cost. It works great. I wash it after every use and have found it lasts through about 25 uses. I'm now on my third one, and keep a new one as a back up now once I feel I need to throw it out.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                BEST PURCHASE EVER!!

                By regeeenuh

                from Fresno CA

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  I have sensitive/dry skin and this sponge works like a miracle!! I wash it every morning (hence the sensitive skin) and it usually is pretty damp when I apply my foundation, which gives me a flawless dewy complexion. This is my second sponge and it's AMAZING! I will continue to buy this product, and it's so affordable!! Best product ever!!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »

                  Q&A

                  Product Q&A

                  Do you have questions about this product?

                  Get answers from in-house experts.

                  31 Questions | 31 Answers
                  Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                  • Q:

                    Is it better to use the sponge wet or dry? I like a flawless look.
                    Asked on 6/6/2015 by Stacey from Springfield, LA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      From Real Techniques:

                      "As with most of our items in the Real Techniques line, the 'beauty' is that you can use these however you like best! If you like to use the Miracle Complexion Sponge dry with liquid, go for it! Wet with powder -- awesome! It does really depend on the look you're going for and the product(s) you're using. The feedback we get most often on this fabulous item is that many of our customers like to use it damp with liquid foundation. However you use it, if you love it (and clean it regularly), we can't ask for much more!"

                      Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this a latex sponge?
                    Asked on 5/2/2015 by Emjay93

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product is made from polyurethane foam which is latex-free.

                      Answered on 5/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I haven't bought this product yet, and before I do I would like to know if it is scratchy against sensitive skin? Also, will it be smooth and easy to use.
                    Asked on 4/20/2015 by R.R_Beautyqueen from Tulsa, OK

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is extremely soft and smooth. It is also latex-free, so it is a wonderful option for those with sensitive skin. It is easy to use - please be sure to check out the tutorial video on the product page for tips! :-)

                      Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    What is the thickness, length and width?
                    Asked on 3/30/2015 by Sheri from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The Miracle Complexion Sponge measures approximately 2.5" x 1.65" x 1.75".

                      Answered on 4/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does this blend good?
                    Asked on 3/8/2015 by abbey from michagan

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Miracle Complexion Sponge is specially designed to buff and blend makeup for a flawless finish. Check out Sam's tutorial video on the product page to view results!

                      Answered on 3/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do you need to wash the sponge after each use?
                    Asked on 1/19/2015 by MM

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      How often the Miracle Complexion Sponge should be washed depends on how often you use it and how much product is applied with it. A good rule of thumb is to wash it, on average, approximately every two weeks. Similar to washing your makeup brushes, a brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo is the best way to thoroughly clean the sponge. If the sponge is being used heavily, wash it every week.

                      Answered on 1/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Will this sponge still work for applying skin colour adapting bb creams such as the body shop all-in-one bb cream?
                    Asked on 1/19/2015 by Fruity from London, UK

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      You can absolutely use Miracle Complexion Sponge to apply BB cream flawlessly!

                      Answered on 1/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    What is the best way to store the sponge? Especially when it is still damp
                    Asked on 1/11/2015 by Jess

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      We recommend storing the sponge in an area where it will have the opportunity to fully dry out such as a bar soap holder or small dish. You may also place it on a dry washcloth or small (dry) towel. The sponge is best maintained by allowing it air dry.

                      Answered on 1/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    What should I wash it with?
                    Asked on 11/8/2014 by nina

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Similar to washing your makeup brushes, a brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo is the best way to thoroughly clean the sponge.

                      Answered on 11/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can you use it with lotions?
                    Asked on 10/13/2014 by Jaclyn from Nj

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      While the Miracle Complexion Sponge can be used with lighter lotions (BB/CC Creams or lighter facial moisturizers, etc.), it was designed to be used with foundations, primarily. Since lotions usually have a heavier consistency, those who use them in that way may find that the sponge may need to be replaced much more often and/or it may not perform as well as it should after several lotion uses. For that reason, we would recommend that it's used with foundations, rather than lotions.

                      Answered on 10/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                  Do you have a question about this product?