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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 4872 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (1626)
  • Applies evenly (1615)
  • Versatile (1594)
  • Good value (1479)
  • Smooth finish (1361)

Cons

  • Wastes make up (329)
  • Stains easily (291)
  • Poor quality (96)
  • Uneven application (78)
  • Causes streaks (34)

Best Uses

  • Liquid (1463)
  • Daily use (1338)
  • Multi-use (880)
  • Normal skin (762)
  • Oily skin (692)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (1136), Natural style (823), Brand buyer (570), Classic style (566), Trendy style (468)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (334), Yes (14)

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4.0

Like it

By Fran

from Arizona

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

In the minority that prefers the new reformulated one. Keys differences would be the sponge becoming a lot bigger when wet and a bit more hard? than the original one.

 
1.0

Product changed

By Karson

from USA

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

Like others have stated, this sponge has definitely changed within the past year or so. It used to be so much more durable and now after one wash, mine leaves orange "crumbs" all over my face. So disappointed because this used to be my favorite sponge, so now I have to search for a new one :( please bring back the old sponge!

 
5.0

favv

By Liz

from 90255

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

It's amazing

 
4.0

used to be better.

By Minai

from Melbourne FL

Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

Been using these sponges for over a year now, as I have found they were comparable to the BB. The company did indeed change the material; you can see it, feel it and hear it. They're still soft and do bounce, just not quite like before. No issues with cleaning mine (I squeeze it in warm/hit water with micellar cleanser in it) and have not noticed any stains (I clean it after every use). It seems that the new material wears away faster, even with gentle care compared to the old material. Might have to just buy a BB instead.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have for sensitive skin!!

By Carebear

from Stillwater, MN

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    Finally an applicator that is gentle enough for my skin!! It makes my foundation look airbrushed for an amazing price! Will definitely buy again!

     
    5.0

    It does the job

    By Ali

    from Oklahoma

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    What else can you ask for? It totally falls apart after a month tho. U gotta replace em anywwy. Iss gross otherwise

     
    4.0

    Fantastic!

    By A.K.B

    from Indiana

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    I LOVE this sponge! It's fantastic when applying my foundation and it makes me look airbrushed! I don't like that after cleaning it a couple of times it starts to fall apart but I will say that you get a really good use out it before it falls apart. The price of the sponge is amazing and very worth it!

     
    5.0

    love

    By carly

    from florida

    Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

    my favorite , will always repurchase!

     
    5.0

    Best of the best

    By Chelsea

    from Scottadale, Arizona

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid
      • Multi-Use
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

      The best beauty sponge out there!

       
      5.0

      Two words LOVE IT!!!!!

      By Jo

      from Michigan

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use
        • Powder
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

        The only sponge I will buy to apply my foundation

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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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