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Real TechniquesDual-Ended Expert Sponge

Real Techniques

Dual-Ended Expert Sponge

Item 2501567

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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.

Details+

How to Use+

Reviews

Product Reviews

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Real TechniquesDual-Ended Expert Sponge
 
2.4

(based on 219 reviews)

29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies evenly (61)
  • Soft (55)
  • Easy to clean (45)
  • Smooth finish (45)
  • Versatile (26)

Cons

  • Feels rough on skin (93)
  • Wastes make up (87)
  • Uneven application (83)
  • Poor quality (69)
  • Causes streaks (46)

Best Uses

  • Liquid (72)
  • Highlighting & contouring (34)
  • Powder (33)
  • Multi-use (32)
  • Travel (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (85), Brand buyer (76)

Reviewed by 219 customers

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1.0

Doesn't expand or get soft

By Janey

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

All other Real Techniques sponges I have used expanded and got soft and squishy when placed under water, this did not and remained hard.

 
2.0

Too Stiff

By Sweetc18

from North Carolina

Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

I wasn't very happy with this sponge. I had been using the regular orange real techniques sponge and love it, but this one was a disappointment. When I tried to wet the sponge it didn't do anything. It stayed stiff and didn't grow. I did not like using it to apply foundation at all. It was extremely too stiff and had no bounce to it. I wouldn't recommend.

 
5.0

Better Then A Beauty Blender

By Anna the awesome

from Houston TX

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use
    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

    This is AMAZING! I have used my $20 beauty blender for so long and never thought it could get better. This is super affordable and high quality. I would buy this if I were you. Trust me you won't regret it

     
    3.0

    not great.

    By Joie

    from CA

    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

    this sponge is definitely one of the worse ones I've tried. no matter how much you soak it, it does not get any bigger. and it's pretty tiny to begin with. it's hard, too. not very good

     
    3.0

    Fingers are cleaner

    By simplysharon

    from bradenton, fl

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

    • Multi-Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

    Would Not recommend this sponge or any sponge. Fingers r better since they r cleaner. It does add smoothness to your foundation but Not so ez to clean. Especially if your foundation is not water based.

     
    3.0

    Love real techniques

    By Kim

    from Utica ny

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Causes Streaks
      • Uneven Application

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

      I love real techniques I usually just buy the basic sponge but I bought this one and I was disappointed I feel like it makes my makeup streaky and blotchy it so I don't recommend this sponge but I will deffinately still be using the basic sponge they make

       
      5.0

      Perfect sponge

      By Abby

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

        This works perfect! I can quickly and evenly apply foundation on those busy days!

         
        1.0

        Nope

        By Alli

        from Kentucky

        Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

        It was terrible! Worst beauty sponge I've ever used.

         
        5.0

        Ahhhhhmazing!

        By Riss

        from Virginia

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • High Quality
        • Smooth Finish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

          This product is amazing!! I see a lot of reviews saying it don't work well wet... but you're supposed to use it dry as stated on the packaging!! It gives amazing coverage and works beautifully. I'm stoked, thanks RT!

           
          1.0

          Terrible! Doesn't soak up water and hurts when you blend!

          By Toria

          from Pasco WA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

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

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Dual-Ended Expert Sponge:

              This sponge does not soak up water whatsoever I've tried it many times and it hurts your face when you're trying to blend it cuz it's so hard and soaks up your foundation I would not recommend this at all!

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              2 Questions | 2 Answers
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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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