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Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Real TechniquesMiracle Complexion Sponge
 
4.5

(based on 526 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (257)
  • Versatile (186)
  • Easy to apply (179)
  • Long lasting (68)
  • Soft (41)

Cons

  • Stains easily (60)
  • Wears off easily (7)
  • Difficult to apply (6)
  • Hard to clean (6)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (230)
  • Dry skin (132)
  • Normal skin (130)
  • Oily skin (130)
  • Sensitive skin (128)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (117), Classic style (106), Trendy style (75), Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (173), Fair (129), Deep (17)

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5.0

Don't know what I would do without this

By Marie

from Nebraska

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • 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 run the sponge under water before using it. I just put the foundation directly on it and dab it on my skin. It blends like a dream, and my foundation doesn't get cake-y. Be sure to wash it regularly so it lasts awhile. I hear it's also a great dupe for the Beauty Blender.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    It is what it is...

    By Michele'

    from Corpus Christi, TX

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      Bought this bueaty blender based on its design and was NOT disappointed. The flat side allows for perfect under eye coverage application and also works fantastically on clean up for your eyeshadow and give it a straight crisp line.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      so great!

      By wazzup

      from salt lake city, utah

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      i really like this sponge because it's super affordable and gives you an amazing coverage.

       
      3.0

      okay

      By jordancarol

      from everett, wa

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Messy
      • Stains Easily

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      It was an okay product, blends very well, just wasn't for me.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      great sponge for the price

      By lipstick collector

      from chelsea, ma

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Pigmentation
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        Make sure you blend well!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        WOW!

        By BeautyLover

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Stains Easily

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        This product is very interesting. I really love the shape of the sponge and all the different angles it provides to blend certain products in. I use this sponge with my foundation and concealer. I use the flat part to apply a more full coverage look for foundation and the pointy side for under-eye concealer. This product is a really good value. Perfect for beginners wanting to try out a makeup sponge. The only thing is that it does stain with product. That really doesn't bother me because I clean it and I know it is clean. Anyone looking for a good value makeup sponge or who is new to the idea should buy this!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Does the job!

        By Nina

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            This sponge functions just as well as the Beauty Blender. I have used both products and the Real Techniques product doesn't really differ with respect to quality and performance. If you want to save 15 bucks I'd highly recommend trying this out.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            2.0

            fell apart :(

            By Nadia

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            loved this sponge until I had washed it for about the third time and pieces of the sponge started coming off. it also seems to soak up my foundation.

             
            5.0

            Great Makeup Sponge

            By Candy Lady

            from Rock Hill, SC

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              Makes the skin look flawless.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              ***Flawless

              By Ren

              from Los Angeles, California

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Air brush Finish
              • Flawless Coverage
              • Makes Blending Fast
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                I absolutely love this product! Flawless coverage, blend so fast

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Can you use this while its wet? And what should i wash it with?
                  Asked on 10/11/2014 by Jaclyn from Clifton new jersey

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, Miracle Complexion Sponge can be used damp or dry.

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

                    Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How well will this product work with a very liquid product like Maybelline Dream Wonder? It's not a thick liquid at all. Will that just soak right up into the sponge? Should a thicker foundation like Revlon PhotoReady be used instead.
                  Asked on 9/10/2014 by Gabby Lynn from Utica, Ny

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The Miracle Complexion Sponge works best with foundations that are more liquid; however, it can be used with all types of foundation. Even pressed powder foundations are able to be used.

                    Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this sponge latex free
                  Asked on 9/7/2014 by Mary

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I know that the Beauty Blender is directed to be used damp, and this tool is very similar to the BB. However, I have read from previous questions that this sponge can be used damp or dry, so my question is which have you found works better, wet or dry??? Or does it depend on the type of product that is being used?? Like for example powder vs liquid.
                  Asked on 9/4/2014 by Nicolette from Bay Shore, New York

                  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 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How often should I buy a new one?
                  Asked on 8/19/2014 by Brandon

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This depends on how frequently you use the sponge. If you use it every day and/or wear a lot of foundation/concealer/powder, you should replace minimally every 30-45 days. If you are lighter makeup wearer and/or use the sponge 3-5 times a week, you can extend that time out to every 45-60 days.

                    Answered on 8/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Can I use this with a BB cream like the rimmel 9-in-1 one or is there a better product?
                  Asked on 8/11/2014 by Carson from USA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is it latex free?
                  Asked on 8/8/2014 by luvmakeup43

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 8/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How often should I wash it?
                  Asked on 8/8/2014 by bgaga

                  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 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Can this product be used with powder foundations such as Bare Minerals? How would I use it with them if so?
                  Asked on 7/30/2014 by Addicted to makeup

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, this product can be used with any type of makeup formulation: cream, liquid, powder, loose, or pressed. Use the flat side of the sponge to apply all over the face, and the flat edge to apply and blend in hard to reach areas. You can also use the rounded side for lighter application.

                    Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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