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Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Real TechniquesMiracle Complexion Sponge
 
4.5

(based on 583 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (295)
  • Versatile (211)
  • Easy to apply (207)
  • Long lasting (84)
  • Soft (42)

Cons

  • Stains easily (70)
  • Hard to clean (10)
  • Wears off easily (8)
  • Difficult to apply (6)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (270)
  • Dry skin (152)
  • Oily skin (151)
  • Normal skin (150)
  • Sensitive skin (147)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (139), Classic style (121), Trendy style (84), Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (197), Fair (156), Deep (19)

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5.0

This is great!

By Sarah

from Clovis, CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    I really love this product! It made my foundation look great! It was easy to use, and very easy to clean.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    love this product!

    By manders

    from new york

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          This product is great for someone just starting to use makeup sponges. It is super easy to clean and use and the shape allows you to get into all corners of yoyour face.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Monicacf

          from Florida

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Even Application
          • 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:

            Dupe for the Beauty Blender

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            LOVE it! Great price for AWESOME product

            By NewMakeUp

            from Appleton, WI

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              I use it everyday to apply my Kat Von D foundation and it goes on flawlessly every time! I use it damp. I just run it under water and than squeeze it. It's an awesome sponge and you can't beat that price! If you're thinking about buying this, buy it! You won't regret it! I haven't used it dry but I prefer using it damp anyways!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Definitely a MIRACLE!!

              By regeeenuh

              from Fresno CA

              About Me Trendy 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 read a lot of reviews on this sponge before I purchased it and I'm pleased to say that everything was true!! I have very dry skin and I have NEVER found a brush/sponge that works for me and this one is a solid gold WINNER! I absolutely LOVE it! Please try it for yourself! It's wonderful and super affordable!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                Works great

                By Love make-up

                from Dallas

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  Sponge is great for smoothing foundation, cream blush and concealer.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  better than beauty blender

                  By Cydnorf

                  from Kingston, tn

                  About Me Trendy 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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                    I love this complexion sponge and would choose it over a beauty blender any day.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    3.0

                    Good product, doesn't work with my skin.

                    By Nicole

                    from Pennsylvania

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Stains Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                        I think this would be a great product if my skin actually agreed with it! The only times I use this is to blend my under eye concealer and to blend concealer over blemishes. For some reason, I cannot use it with my foundation. When I use it on my cheeks, it irritates my skin, causing it to become red, blotchy, and very itchy! :( It works great for under my eyes though, I dont know what the problem is. I was really looking forward to trying this, I just wish it worked with my entire face instead of only certain areas.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Great dupe!

                        By Juls

                        from Hoboken, NJ

                        About Me Classic Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use

                          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                          Wanted to save money by buying this product and I am so happy I did. This is a great dupe as others have said. I will never go back to using anything else when applying foundation.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium
                           
                          5.0

                          A Must buy

                          By GinaMichelle

                          from Moorestown, NJ

                          About Me Classic Style

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • 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:

                            This is a beauty blender dupe- I don't know what I applied my make up with before this tool. Flawless finish- makes you look air brushed.

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Medium

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                            • 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
                            • 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
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