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Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Real TechniquesMiracle Complexion Sponge
 
4.5

(based on 630 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (328)
  • Easy to apply (233)
  • Versatile (231)
  • Long lasting (95)
  • Good pigmentation (47)

Cons

  • Stains easily (78)
  • Hard to clean (10)
  • Wears off easily (8)
  • Difficult to apply (6)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (291)
  • Normal skin (165)
  • Oily skin (164)
  • Dry skin (163)
  • Sensitive skin (157)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (159), Classic style (132), Trendy style (88), Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (213), Fair (175), Deep (20)

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4.0

better than beauty blender!

By beauty blender rival

from Maryland

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

So I discovered the beauty blender and love it. Then I saw a YouTube video about beauty blender dupes. This one is definitely a dupe...and I honestly like it better than the beauty blender!!! So much cheaper and it barely soaks up ANY product, it all ends up on my face where I want it :) I will buy oodles of these!

 
5.0

No More Beauty Blenders!!

By missyt

from STL

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Foundation Application
    • Highlight Contour
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    I was THE beauty blender advocate! You couldn't pay me to use another makeup sponge, in spite of the price I was loyal. Recently when my last BB was on it's last leg, I started googling duplicates and this one just kept coming up. Sooo I caved, made a special trip to ULTA which fyi I had never been to (don't ask me why) and a new makeup bestie was born. This is no duplicate this is the winner hands down!! The flat side is bomb for my under eye application and the round side does everything the BB does but better.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Great Sponge!

    By Nike Mamma

    from Texas

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        I like this product much better than the more expensive Beauty Blender (the egg).

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        You get what you pay for

        By julie

        from Monson, MA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            Product is inexpensive but you get what you pay for. It starting falling apart after first use.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Love this so much!

            By Kell

            from Nebraska

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              My make up goes on so flawless! I will buy this again and again!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              probably my favorite beauty blender so.

              By beth

              from yakima WA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Flexible
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  I use this product for full coverage foundation and it does an amazing job of equally covering my face.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  Overall good product

                  By BPC

                  from Brewer, ME

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Normal Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                    Overall a good product. If you use too much foundation, your application will look patchy.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Disney Diva

                    from Corona, CA

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Value
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                      Love this sponge! I'm on a tight budget so getting the Beauty Blender was out of the question but this does an EXCELLENT job for like half the price!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Affordable and Quality

                      By Sopherella13

                      from Florida

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Stains Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                        A true workhorse that lasts. It's been inexpensive but still high quality.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        love it

                        By shelly marie

                        from craigsville, wv

                        About Me Natural Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                          I cant say one bad thing about this little orange sponge! Its amazing! Before this i hated applying foundation but now it only takes a minute and makes my makeup look flawless! I am super dry so foundation tends to settle in those dry spots. But this makes my makeup look nice and even :) i even got one for my mom for christmas!

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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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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