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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 4408 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (1537)
  • Soft (1491)
  • Applies evenly (1472)
  • Good value (1471)
  • Smooth finish (1243)

Cons

  • Wastes make up (298)
  • Stains easily (291)
  • Poor quality (68)
  • Uneven application (68)
  • Difficult to apply (31)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (1338)
  • Liquid (1335)
  • Multi-use (808)
  • Normal skin (762)
  • Oily skin (692)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (1042), Natural style (823), Classic style (566), Brand buyer (521), Trendy style (468)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (334), Yes (14)

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5.0

I love it!

By Breanna

from Minnesota

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    I use it to apply liquid foundation and it works really well!

     
    4.0

    I bought this before and I bought it again!

    By Nicole Thomas

    from Waterbury, CT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Cruelty-Free
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        My last one lasted me a very long time. It doesn't waste a lot of product.

         
        5.0

        I

        By Vannah

        from Irmo, SC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

          Use it for foundation. So quick to apply

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again.

          By Ella

          from Texas

          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:

            I use this sponge like everyday and it applies my foundation nicely.

             
            5.0

            Will repurchase.

            By Cris

            from Maine

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            Soft. Best beauty sponge I have used.

             
            4.0

            Makeup glides on smoothly. Love the flat edge.

            By Ladysand

            from Amarillo Tx

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

            I do wish it didn't absorb so much of my foundation tho.

             
            5.0

            Dupe for beauty blender

            By Lillie

            from Cleveland TN

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baking
              • Liquid
              • Multi-Use
              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              Very much a dupe for beauty blender at less than half of the cost. I continue to buy repeatedly.

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Potato

              from Fremont, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Wastes Make Up

              Best Uses

              • Liquid
              • Multi-Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

              I find it better to buy this than a beauty blender.

               
              5.0

              Beauty Blender's cheaper twin

              By Ecasciano

              from Lehigh Valley, Pa

              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
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                I love using this to apply liquid foundation and loose setting powder. I believe it gives a flawless finish just as beautiful as the Beauty Blender.

                 
                5.0

                Best makeup sponge money

                By Lizzy

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

                  I've used many types of makeup blends and this is by far the best one. Works best when wet.

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Are these sponges latex free?
                    Asked on 6/3/2017 by Taylor from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Taylor,

                      Yes - these sponges are latex free! :)

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    I've purchased many firm sponges that don't work well, is this bouncy and soft? if it's more firm, then what would you say to be the MOST BOUNCY soft sponge at Ulta?
                    Asked on 5/31/2017 by leah b from tacoma washington

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Leah,

                      Good question - and, based on my experience, I'll answer it as best I can, since I do think the Miracle Complexion sponge is very bouncy. :)

                      The one thing I remind a lot of people of is that these sponges are kind of like cookies - they are made in batches, and sometimes certain batches are slightly softer than others. Overall, I think this item is the most bouncy sponge we make.

                      Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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