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Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques

Miracle Complexion Sponge

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It's a 3-in-1 multi-functional makeup sponge by Real Techniques. The rounded side blends larger areas of the face. The precision tip covers blemishes/imperfections and the flat edge contours around the eyes and the nose, leaving you with a complexion that's smooth, enhanced and gorgeous!

Optimize your beauty routine with this 3-in-1 multi-functional sponge from Real Techniques!

  • Rounded sides blend large areas of the face with a repeated dabbing or stippling motion.
  • Precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections.
  • Flat edge for the contours around the eyes and nose.
  • Its versatile design evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish, leaving you looking gorgeous.


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Real TechniquesMiracle Complexion Sponge
 
4.5

(based on 4904 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (1638)
  • Applies evenly (1630)
  • Versatile (1596)
  • Good value (1479)
  • Smooth finish (1372)

Cons

  • Wastes make up (336)
  • Stains easily (291)
  • Poor quality (100)
  • Uneven application (80)
  • Causes streaks (34)

Best Uses

  • Liquid (1476)
  • Daily use (1338)
  • Multi-use (888)
  • Normal skin (762)
  • Oily skin (692)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (1147), Natural style (823), Brand buyer (577), Classic style (566), Trendy style (468)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (334), Yes (14)

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5.0

I would buy again only to blend/apply concealer

By Marie

from Palmdale ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Soft

Cons

  • Obsorbs too much product

Best Uses

  • Highlighting & Contouring

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

I use this to apply/blend under eye concealer . Also good for baking powder under the eyes.

 
5.0

Love it

By Nic

from Pennsylvania

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Easy To Clean
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    Applied liquid foundation evenly.

     
    1.0

    New Sponge is Horrible

    By Amy

    from Arizona

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    This was my absolute favorite sponge until they changed the material. I find it unusable now. The new sponge is too rubbery, doesn't blend or distribute product evenly across my face, and doesn't soak up or hold water well- when I dampen it, a lot of water goes on to my face instead of staying in the sponge which mixes with my foundation and makes it look strange. When I squeeze that excess water out, the sponge isn't damp enough to use. I have no idea why they changed this sponge.

     
    5.0

    Perfect!

    By Pam

    from FLORIDA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    My ride or die. ❤

     
    5.0

    my go to sponge

    By Bry

    from BG, KY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Easy To Clean
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    i use it to apply or blend almost anything except eye makeup. i have a separate one just for powders because i've noticed if you use a powder then use a liquid foundation on the same sponge it will cake on the sponge.

     
    5.0

    Would totally buy again

    By Dope Diva

    from Fort Wayne , IN

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Easy To Clean
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I love how evenly this sponge distributes product!! Very refreshing.

       
      5.0

      I buy this product every time I go into Ulta

      By Kendal

      from Beavercreek Ohio

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Wastes Make Up

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I wet the sponge just so it is damp, then apply my foundation.

       
      5.0

      Works with everything

      By Ari

      from Arizona

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish

      Cons

      • Wastes Make Up

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      I love to use this with my it Cosmetics CC cream and let me tell you, it is a dream!! I haven't tried it with Foundation cause I'm not into super full coverage but I have tried it with my tarts shape tape and it applied it nicely.

       
      4.0

      Fair price for a fair product

      By Chacha

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Smooth Finish

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        Best with liquid foundation

         
        3.0

        Handy Tool needs lots of care

        By Jenelle

        from Indio, Ca

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Cruelty-Free
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Not easy to clean
        • Wastes Make Up

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        My liquid foundation went on really well, however when it came time to wash it it took a lot of soap and water and it still didn't come all the way out.

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        • Q:

          WHY oh why did you guys change the product material? I used to love these so much and I bought several more recently only to find out they're not anything like the old sponges. They used to be soft, now they're firm and dense and work terribly. The difference was noticeable as soon as I touched it! Will you ever go back to the old (way better) material?
          Asked on 3/20/2018 by Disappointed Ex-Buyer from NJ

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi there, I'm so sorry you're not having the same amazing experience with our sponges. I've spoken to our Product Development team and they have said they haven't changed the formula drastically. They also did tell me that each batch of sponges can be a lot like a batch of cookies - there may be slight differences in each one, but it sounds like you're experiencing something different. I will share your comments with the team as well. Thanks so much for letting us know.

            Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from Real Techniques from Brand Answer
        • Q:

          I purchased this product a few days ago and when I ran it under water and squeezed the excess out, white soapy/foamy liquid came out. Is this normal?
          Asked on 1/28/2018 by Erin from Windham, US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Erin,

            We don't apply any sort of soap or foam when we manufacture these, so that shouldn't have happened. If you want to contact our Customer Service team, the # is: 1(844) 284-0774

            Thanks - and sorry about that experience!

            Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          Hi. Right now I am using a brush to apply my foundation but I feel like it's not giving me the coverage I need. Would a beauty blender be a better option?
          Asked on 1/6/2018 by BMW from Fayetteville, GA

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi BMW,

            We get this question a lot, so you are definitely not alone. I think you might like the level of coverage you get with our Miracle Complexion Sponge. You can use the sponge dry for fuller coverage, or wet it (and squeeze out excess water) to get a slightly less-full, more dewy look.

            The one thing to note with a sponge - these do need to be cleaned every week to two weeks and then replaced every 60-90 days since they're porous. But they're really inexpensive, so no one seems to mind that at all!

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          Can this be washed, and how? How long may I reuse it?
          Asked on 1/6/2018 by Maddi from SoCal

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Maddi,

            Great Question!! :) A lot of it depends on how often you are using your Miracle Sponge, and how much makeup you typically wear. We recommend that you wash your sponge at least once a week with makeup shampoo (make sure you also squeeze out any excess water and let it dry in an open, cool, dry place).

            If you're a heavy makeup wearer, we would recommend replacing between 30-60 days. If you're on the lighter makeup side, we would recommend replacing every 60-90 days.

            And obviously if it seems really dirty and gross, make sure you replace it asap! :)

            Hope that helps!

            Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          What is your recommendation of how often you should buy a new sponge ? Or is it just whenever it gets dirty and gross ..
          Asked on 12/26/2017 by Payton from Indiana

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Payton,

            Great Question!! :) A lot of it depends on how often you are using your Miracle Sponge, and how much makeup you typically wear. We recommend that you wash your sponge at least once a week with makeup shampoo (make sure you also squeeze out any excess water and let it dry in an open, cool, dry place).

            If you're a heavy makeup wearer, we would recommend replacing between 30-45 days. If you're on the lighter makeup side, we would recommend replacing every 45-60 days.

            And obviously if it seems really dirty and gross, make sure you replace it asap! :)

            Hope that helps!

            Answered on 12/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          I bought this recently because of all of the good reviews. How come when I use it, I don't get great coverage like everyone else is? It just feels like i need to keep reapplying more foundation, which is of course not good. I pump my fenty foundation on the back of my hand, dot on my face, and then try to blend. Am I doing something wrong?
          Asked on 11/28/2017 by Jasmine H from Georgia, US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Jasmine,

            Thanks for your question. Our experts recommend that you slightly dampen the sponge before use. You also will want to use lighter, sweeping motions, which will blend the product along the surface area of your face. Pressing the sponge hard on your face may cause more absorption overall.

            All in all, brushes and sponges will absorb a small amount of the product, just by their very nature; but overall, you shouldn't find that it's absorbing a significant amount.

            To be perfectly honest, I'm much more of a fan of using brushes, rather than sponges, just because I think I get better coverage with brushes. There are so many people who love their sponge, but I'm one of those who will pick up a brush any day!

            Thanks. Hope that helps.

            Answered on 12/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          Are the sponges recyclable?
          Asked on 11/12/2017 by Stevie Marie from Las Vegas, NV

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Stevie,

            Great question! So, the sponge is made from polyurethane foam, which cannot usually be recycled, but I would recommend a quick call to your local recycling center. They may allow that type of material to be recycled.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 11/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          I have dry skin . Are you suppose to wet it first , then squeeze it , then add the foundation to the sponge or to your face ?
          Asked on 11/1/2017 by BeachBarbie8 from Maryland

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi BeachBarbie8,

            Great question. For dry skin, always make sure you're moisturized and using a primer that is specifically for dry skin (I have dry skin too, so I know the struggle!).

            The best way to get a more natural, dewy look is to do exactly as you listed: wet the sponge and squeeze it to get a lot of the moisture out. As far as how to apply foundation to the sponge, what I like to do is add a bit to the back of my hand, dip the sponge in and apply. Some people dot foundation around their face and use the sponge to blend, and others add directly to the sponge.

            I feel like I use less makeup if I apply from the back of my hand, but that's just a personal preference.

            Thanks.

            Answered on 11/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          Is this blending sponge as good as the ulta blending sponge or is this one better
          Asked on 8/3/2017 by Jasmine from San Antonio tx,US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Jasmine,

            There are certain situations where that phrase "you get what you pay for" is true. But I don't think this is one of them. Our Miracle Complexion Sponge is, without a doubt, our most popular item in the Real Techniques line not only because it's affordable, but also because it is high quality.

            One of the reasons I would probably recommend going with the Miracle Complexion sponge is its affordability. Because of the porous nature of these sponges, you will want to change it out every 90 days or so, based on how you use it. If it was something you bought once every year, a splurge might be the way to go - but because you will need to replace it pretty often, your wallet might like it better if you went with the Miracle Sponge.

            And, you can also buy our Twin Pack Miracle Complexion Sponge and save a few bucks (http://www.ulta.com/miracle-complexion-sponge-set?productId=xlsImpprod12231055) or our Four Pack and save even more (http://www.ulta.com/4-miracle-complexion-sponges?productId=xlsImpprod15361251)!

            If you do a search for Beauty Blender vs Miracle Sponge on Google or YouTube, you will probably find a lot of people saying that the Miracle Sponge is the way to go. I tend to agree with them! :)

            Thanks!

            Answered on 8/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
        • Q:

          How should I let this dry? Is it okay to just leave it out laying on a towel?
          Asked on 6/27/2017 by Kiyeera from Los Angeles, CA

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Kiyeera,

            Great question.

            After washing, make sure all excess moisture is squeezed out from the sponge. Store it out in the open so it can air dry. I usually place it on my soap dish or on a dry wash cloth. The one thing we do not recommend is to put it in a closed environment where air can't get to it (like a case or a drawer).

            Depending on how often you use it, make sure you replace it every 60-90 days.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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