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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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4.5

(based on 2436 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (1469)
  • Easy to apply (1199)
  • Versatile (983)
  • Long lasting (508)
  • Good pigmentation (280)

Cons

  • Stains easily (285)
  • Difficult to apply (31)
  • Wears off easily (25)
  • Messy (22)
  • Wastes make up (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 (88), Brand buyer (43)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (962), Fair (891), Deep (119)

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4.0

Favorite Sponge

By Eves

from Houston, TX

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Causes Streaks

Best Uses

  • Liquid
  • Multi-Use
  • Powder

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

I love this sponge. I can never understand how people buy the Beauty Blender for $20 when you have this gem for a fraction of the price! I love the flat edge of this sponge; I use that side to blend in my foundation. I use the more pointier side to blend in my under eye & to bake.

My only con to this sponge is that the material of it isn't consistent. I'll have an amazing sponge that's super fluffy and easy to work with, then I'll have a random one that isn't as fluffy and applies like rubber.

 
4.0

Good for setting concealer under the eyes

By Shell

from Garland Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    Good product

     
    5.0

    Must have!

    By Biancaannlush

    from Hemet CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Liquid
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I absolutely love this, I've tried other brands and shapes, but this one has been my go to...I won't buy anything else.

       
      5.0

      So much better To use

      By Myrna

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        It is very easy to use to apply makeup and it makes it feel so soft

         
        5.0

        The best beauty blender!

        By Laura Beth

        from Birmingham, Al

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          I love this! It makes the application of my liquid foundation super even!

           
          4.0

          Must have!

          By Heather Rae

          from Lathrop ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid
            • Multi-Use
            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            Love this sponge! Way affordable and just as effective as the more expensive sponges.

             
            4.0

            Great but...

            By worth the buy

            from Texas

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            Soft sponge, I stick to using my brush for applying foundation and use this for just baking. I tried to apply my foundation with this and it made my nose flake up being that I have dry skin around my nose. My brush never gave me that problem. I'm giving it 4 stars still because it's great for when I bake and when I'm cleaning up my lipstick with the flat side of it.

             
            4.0

            Great!!

            By Lorenalaballerina

            from Dallas, Tx

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multi-Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              I love this product. Applies makeup evenly on the skin. Would totally buy again

               
              5.0

              Beauty Blender

              By Jaymi

              from ATL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Easy To Clean
              • Smooth Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                It works great with my liquid foundation.

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Vhdz624

                from Lancaster, TX

                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 how this applies my foundation so smoothly! Definitely recommend!

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                  49 Questions | 49 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • 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
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