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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques

Miracle Complexion Sponge

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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
 
4.5

(based on 2102 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (1375)
  • Easy to apply (1105)
  • Versatile (884)
  • Long lasting (476)
  • Good pigmentation (265)

Cons

  • Stains easily (274)
  • Difficult to apply (30)
  • Wears off easily (24)
  • Messy (22)
  • Flakes (15)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1244)
  • Normal skin (707)
  • Oily skin (650)
  • Dry skin (648)
  • Sensitive skin (607)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (763), Classic style (529), Trendy style (436), Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (892), Fair (838), Deep (108)

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4.0

Good substitute for a beauty blender

By Virginia Lady5

from Wisconsin

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    Used it to apply my liquid foundation. It was very close to a beauty blender for less than half the price

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Would buy again

    By Unicornbox

    from Ohio

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        If your looking for something inexpensive, this is great.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love it!!!!!

        By Jbrown1911

        from Niles oh

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends well
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          I use this sponge to blend liquid foundation and it blends well.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Perfect!

          By CLK

          from Louisiana

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          Perfect sponge without the price of the original BB. Love this sponge!

           
          5.0

          Love this little sponge!

          By Meredith

          from Little Rock, AR

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 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:

            Great price! Easy to use!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Makes my foundation look flawless and natural I'm in love !!

            By HeyLesly

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              I have replaced my brushes for this little amazing sponge. It does beauty wonders.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              3.0

              Good for the price!

              By Nickkycolee

              from Orlando, Fl

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Messy
              • Stains Easily
              • Wears Off Easily

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Normal Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              This sponge soaks up a lot of product and is hard to clean. However, it is easy to use, gives a noticeably better foundation and concealer finish, doesn't require you to squeeze out with water every day, and is easy for every day use. I simply don't like that it looks and feels impossible to get rid of bacteria and such so I keep shampooing and have thus have repurchased a few.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Definitely a must have!

              By Legal Tender

              from Mississippi

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  This is a great tool to have in your makeup bag. It definitely helps to evenly apply foundation.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Sponge!

                  By Chloe

                  from Springfield, MO

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  I love this sponge to apply my foundation and concealer. I refuse to pay 20 dollars for a beauty blender, so this is a great option! I just clean it with baby shampoo after each use to keep it nice and sanitary.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this again !

                  By Nati

                  from Florida

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                    I use this product for my everyday foundation routine. The sponge is so soft and nice on the skin and it blends amazing.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Do you have to wet your miracle complexion sponge like the beauty blender before applying foundation?
                      Asked on 3/9/2016 by Preeences from Los Angeles, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Preeences,

                        Such a great question and one that we get quite often!

                        The amazing thing about this sponge is that you can use it either wet or dry, depending on the look you are going for.

                        For a more airbrushed finish, it's best to use the sponge wet with liquid or cream foundation. Submerge the sponge in water and the squeeze out the excess liquid. Apply the foundation directly to the sponge and work through the skin, blending and building to the desired coverage.

                        For a more natural finish, you can use the sponge dry with a powder foundation.

                        And, since the sponge is so versatile, you can use the pointed tip with concealer to hide any blemishes or spots.

                        Remember to always wash the sponge thoroughly after use and allow it to dry on a soap dish or tray to enable air to get to the entire sponge.

                        Thanks and enjoy!

                        Answered on 3/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this to contour with powder? Or does the contour product have to be liquid?
                      Asked on 2/11/2016 by April from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi April - Great question! And I actually went to our Contouring Expert for the answer. Here is what she said: It is actually perfect with both liquid and powder makeup. If you want a sheer or matte finish, just use the sponge dry, if you want a dewey or heavier finish you can get the sponge wet, ring it out so its just damp and use your powder with that!

                        Hope that helps! Thanks so much for asking!

                        Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Is this actually soft sponge texture? I bought a "sponge" before and it was very hard and didn't absorb water nor apply foundation very well.
                      Asked on 1/31/2016 by Jenna

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Miracle Complexion Sponge is on the firmer side, but it can be used damp or dry. Its texture is very soft and smooth, and it works wonderfully for both application and blending of foundation and other makeup. We definitely recommend watching Sam's tutorial video that is embedded within the product description!

                        Answered on 2/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this sponge to apply syrums eye creams and moisturizers? If so how should I apply those? Should I use one for my makeup and a separate one else for skincare ?
                      Asked on 1/26/2016 by Andrea from Greenville, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        That is a great question! This little sponge has so many wonderful uses & we just keep coming up with more! However, we actually do not recommend that you use it with any type of skin lotions or serums. Typically, those types of product have a thicker consistency than the sponge can handle and may clog it up, which could lead to it not being a hygienic as it normally should be. If you have a very light serum, you could use it in small amounts under your eye, using the space right near the point of the sponge (use more of the side of the sponge, not the actual point – we don't want you to poke your eye out! :-) ). If you are going to use light serums on your sponge, make sure you use a separate one for your makeup and make sure you clean the serum sponge every time you use it!

                        Answered on 1/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      how often do you need to clean sponge
                      Asked on 1/26/2016 by tanya5725 from Bellflower, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This sponge can be cleaned easily using a brush cleaner or mild shampoo. Simply wet the sponge, apply the brush cleaner/shampoo, and massage to create a lather. Rinse thoroughly, squeeze out excess water, and allow to fully dry. We recommend cleaning your sponge at least once weekly, and more frequently if you have acne-prone skin.

                        Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I currently use an all natural foundation, but my skin is very oily. Does this product work well with all foundations? Also, what foundation and primer do you recommend for oily skin? Should I apply more foundation or less? I have a hard time making my make up last for more than a few hours. Help!
                      Asked on 1/15/2016 by Helpless and Interested from Fontana, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        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.

                        Please visit your nearest Ulta Beauty store, where one of our store associates would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect makeup regimen based on your skin type:

                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                        Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How often is it recommended to replace this sponge fora new one?
                      Asked on 11/19/2015 by Nikki from Conroe, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        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 11/20/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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