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Dual-Ended Expert Sponge

Real Techniques

Dual-Ended Expert Sponge

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Full Coverage Foundation + Contour! This Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge is designed for medium to heavy application coverage. The two sides help you cover and add color with ease.

Benefits:
  • Use orange side to apply foundation
  • Use pink side to contour, highlight, or apply blush

Features:
  • Dense foam for dry application
  • Replace every 1-3 months
  • Ideal for liquids or powders

Use damp with creams or dry for powders.

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Reviews

Product Reviews

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Real TechniquesDual-Ended Expert Sponge
 
2.4

(based on 265 reviews)

29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies evenly (70)
  • Soft (61)
  • Smooth finish (54)
  • Easy to clean (51)
  • Versatile (33)

Cons

  • Feels rough on skin (98)
  • Wastes make up (93)
  • Uneven application (88)
  • Poor quality (83)
  • Causes streaks (50)

Best Uses

  • Liquid (82)
  • Highlighting & contouring (40)
  • Multi-use (39)
  • Powder (37)
  • Travel (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (95), Brand buyer (81)

Reviewed by 265 customers

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4.0

Decent

By Courtney

from Peoria, Illinois

Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

I like this sponge but it feels kinda hard on the face while patting foundation. Love it for contouring though.

 
5.0

Love it!

By K

from ND

Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

Not sure why everyone says it's hard or doesn't apply makeup. I love this thing and it's so easy to use. I have just put on my bronzer and highlight with my brushes and then use the pink side to blend in. Works PERFECT every time.

Not sure on liquid-I use an IT brush for that. But this sponge blends great for me!

 
1.0

Why

By SssZzz

from Texas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Hard
    • Poor Quality
    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

      Thought I would be able to use this like their other sponges. Even though it looked small I thought maybe this one would enlarge after becoming dampened. However, that is not the case. I began to dampen it and seemed to become softer yet it didn't grow at all. When I tried to use it to apply product to my face it felt hard and did a horrible job of blending.

       
      1.0

      Hard

      By Brzz

      from Los angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

          I love the plain orange sponge, but this one is really hard :( no matter how much you run it under water, just feels like a squishy rock on my face. Had to get this one because they ran out of the other one, gets the job done but i just don't think it blends as well as the other one

           
          1.0

          THIS SUXKS

          By rachaek

          from mrytle beach, sc

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Feels Rough On Skin
            • Poor Quality
            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

            Too hard and eats makeup :(

             
            1.0

            I am not liking this at all and won't use it.

            By Judy

            from Roseville

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Uneven Application

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                Did not like this at all. Too hard for me to use.

                 
                1.0

                Very hard and soaked up all of my product!

                By Danielle_1993

                from Philadelphia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean
                  • Not Effective
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                    I was very excited to try sponges for the first time and was recommended real techniques! I'm disappointed because this product seemed so promising, but made my prep so difficult. The sponge is extremely hard and my product (foundation and powders) seemed to be soaked right into the material.

                     
                    1.0

                    Nope

                    By Ally

                    from Oklahoma City Oklahoma

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Causes Streaks
                      • Feels Rough On Skin
                      • Poor Quality
                      • Too Small
                      • Uneven Application
                      • Wastes Make Up

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                        This didn't expand it was hard and I think I would rather use my fingers than this I prefer the original real techniques sponge

                         
                        1.0

                        Sad Day

                        By august10

                        from TX

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not Effective
                          • Poor Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                            I love the orange sponge so I grabbed this at checkout hoping it would be the same. It's not. It's very hard and doesn't change no matter how much you run it under water. I tried using it and I think the sponge soaked up all of the foundation before it made it to my face :(

                             
                            1.0

                            Hard as a rock

                            By Ashley

                            from New Jersey

                            Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

                            This will not do much blending. Not sure what the purpose of this sponge is. It doesn't even come close to RT sponges. The rest of the line is amazing, to include their brushes! I'd skip on this one.

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                            • Q:

                              Im trying to wet the sponge it wont get soft its too rough on this skin is this how it's supposed to be?
                              Asked on 2/22/2017 by Noorelhileh from Egypt

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi Noorelhileh,

                                That's a great question - this sponge is a different type of material from our regular Miracle Complexion Sponge. This is meant to be used dry only. We will be posting a tutorial video on Ulta's product page within the next week that really shows how to use the sponge.

                                Because you're using it dry, you will get fuller coverage than using it wet,

                                Hope that helps!

                                Answered on 3/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                            • Q:

                              Can you also use the pink side to apply foundation or only the orange side?
                              Asked on 2/9/2017 by Cristina from US

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi Cristina,

                                Thanks for your question on this brand new sponge!! The wonderful thing about our brushes and sponges is that, for the most part, there aren't any hard & fast "rules" about how to use them - it's all about however they work for you to get the look that you want. :)

                                So, if you like how the pink side works for applying foundation, absolutely go for it!

                                Thanks!

                                Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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