Rated 3.85 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Replaced my RT Miracle Sponge!
I've tried so many beauty sponges, ranging from questionable bargain store sponges up to the iconic Beauty Blender. Until this point, my tried and true was the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge, but that product has lost the title to the NYX Complete Control sponge. It blends things out beautifully without soaking up a ton of product. It washes easily and withstands being roughed up when cleaned. It doesn't tear or fray. I really love this product and hope it's a permanent fixture.
Most Helpful Critical Review Becomes misshapen when dampened
I had high hopes for this sponge; it seemed soft, and looked like it would be perfect for baking and contouring. I'm personally very familiar with the Real Techniques blending sponges and I had hoped this would be similar to it. I was wrong. I took it out of the box and felt that it was rather firm, but most sponges are when they're dry. So, I ran it under the faucet to dampen it and I noticed that it enlarged greatly when full of water, but when you ring it out it keeps the squished shape it had in your hands. Almost like if you squished Playdough. I kept saturating it with water to see if it would ring out properly, but there was no luck. I rung it out with a towel too, and that only seemed to worsen the weird shape that the sponge had possessed. I couldn't even try to apply or blend makeup with this, as it would have been too misshapen to be precise with. When I let it dry for 24 hours, it still had the awful shape. I guess this is an okay sponge if you plan to use it dry, but I don't know anyone who still applies makeup with a dry sponge. Definitely a terrible sponge in my book.
Reviewed by 46 customers My favorite blender.
Cyn from Indianola, IA
I love how dense this sponge is and it is so much cheaper then some of the others that I have seen. It is a good size big enough that it fits in your hand nicely. Not sure how helpful the specific shape has been compared to others but I will definitely be sticking with this one.
CathyMS from New York City
I got this as a free gift with purchase. It's terrible. It's totally rubber. It's hard. Just bad.
Love this makeup sponge
ZenJen from Land of the Palm Trees 🌴
It was given to me as a present and I absolutely love this sponge. Beauties that are used to a RT or BB sponge might have a problem with the density of this sponge, but I like it. It's not too soft and it doesn't absorb all my product. With the BB my foundation would soak right into the sponge however, I still love my BB but I notice I gravitate towards my NYX sponge more. My sincerest and personal opinion is to give this sponge a chance I think you will enjoy it. I have had mine for a year I take very good care of it and wash it after each use and it has held up very well 💕
On the fence
Rosemarie from Sin City
It's really hard, even wet it's a strange texture. It sounds hollow as I bounce it on my face. But it does a decent job blending my concealer and the angles are great. It just feels so weird...
Firm and amazing!
Kassie from Washington
I LOVE this sponge. I truly do feel like I'm in complete control of my makeup when I'm using it. This sponge is very firm which helps it do its job really well. I get the sponge damp before each use. I found the perfect balance of sponges for me was this Nyx brand sponge that is firm and the Elf brand concealer sponge because the elf sponge is super soft and fluffy and this sponge is firm, they complete each other. I never give products five stars but this baby is getting five stars!
MacKenzie from Michigan
This boy SOLID. Like ROCK HARD. But honestly made my spot concealer look pretty good. Haven't tried with a full face of foundation though.
Sofia Raja from New York, NY
Easy to use for applying concelor/foundation. The pointy top works well for under the eyes, which I suck at covering when using my old make up sponges. Better than ones I've used in the past.
Lusine from Armenia
I'm in love with this product. It came as a present with my latest order. It blends my foundation really very well.
Love this! Perfect sponge for me.
Kassie from Oregon
I may never buy a different sponge again.
Im a brush girl but this sponge...
sosa from arizona
i love this spongr it blends beatifly and doesnt eat product
Ely from Fresno ca
Love how this product helps blend my foundation in. The flat side is also great for contouring or concealing.
MistyDay from Oklahoma city
I love this. Its worth every penny. Better than the regular shape beauty blender.
I like these BECAUSE they're dense
corpsesprinkles from WI
I also really like the wedge end. I grew up using those foam wedges, so works better for my muscle memory. This thing barely eats makeup, and it's super sturdy - I've had one for over half a year (cleaned after every use) and it's still going strong (although it's a bit rough now, so I purchased a new one.) taking off a star because the one I got from Ulta seems slightly less quality than the one i got directly from Nyx. packaging is a little cheaper, and the sponge edges on the wedge aren't fully smooth.) but I've tried the elf ones, the actual BB ones, and one other Idk the name of. this is the only one I've liked
Lady Viking from Los Angeles
Got this as a free gift with NYX purchase. I hate it. Way too hard and no "give" to it. It's going straight in the trash.
This made me sad - love the angles
Charlie from NC
I got this as a free gift with purchase, but ended up tossing it after a few uses. Design wise it's awesome - the flat edges are useful. I like the size. Something about the consistency of the sponge prevented me from getting the foundation on at all, let alone even. I tried dry, mildly damp, very damp - it would just pick up the foundation off of my skin. I had to resort to other methods every time I tried to use it. I love NYX (helllo liquid matte and epic ink!) but this is a hard pass for me. I am going to stick to my Real Techniques.
Worth the money!
Susan M from New York
I really like this sponge because it really blends your liquid foundation and also does a great job when using setting powder under the eyes. The flat tip at the top of the sponge makes it easier to get int the corners if your eyes and nose.
Way too dense
Laurzy from WA
This sponge is like bouncing a ball on your face. The angles are cool but I don't like how the bottom is flat and not rounded. The RT sponge or L'Oréal sponge are much better choices.
Awesome for the price
Hussygirl02 from West Covina,ca
My skin look amazing
i love this sponge!
Landyn S from undisclosed
i got this sponge for free and i love it! it blends my makeup perfectly! i use it for foundation, concealer, and baking. i used the "beauty blender" until i got this for free and i was like ok i am gonna give this a try and i did and i love it! i got rid of my beauty blender and use this instead! i highly recommend this!
Don't get why the bad reviews related to density
ladypink208 from Phoenix, AZ
so many reviews saying that this is really dense and they dont like beating their face with this. To me, this is good because the more dense it is, the less porous which means less makeup soaked in and less product wasted. also no patchiness as well. I got this free with a nyx purchase online and it's great. Can be used wet or sprayed with morphe setting spray to prevent cakiness.
Cyndir712 from Lincoln, NE
I received this as a gift with one of my orders. I've always been a foundation brush believer and was usually happy with the results. That is, until I tried the Complete Control Blending Sponge. This is truly the best blender I've ever used! I'll be ordering a few more to keep on hand, especially since my puppy ate the last one.
Joy79 from Bismarck, ND
Have tried a lot of sponges and this is best affordable one I have found!
I will give it 3.5 *
Kanira from Reno NV
Mary from Midlothian VA
Usually I am a big fan of nyx products however This is absolutely the worst beauty sponge I have ever used. Way over priced for the quality. Highly disappointing.
literally a rock beating your face
Tania from Texas
worst makeup sponge I've ever used for the price!! Save your coins and find a different alternative!