We all love a good makeup blending sponge. After the release of the pretty pink BeautyBlender, brands were coming up with their own blending sponges, some hits and some misses. This post is a comparison of the Original BeautyBlender and The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, I’ve seen many reviews and comparisons of these two and I thought I would add my own review and opinions on these.
Let’s start with The Original pink BeautyBlender, it retails for $20. It is a teardrop shape, edgeless and comes to a precision point. It’s about the size of an egg when dry but when wet the sponge doubles in size. The B.B website claims it’s the worlds first edgeless,non-disposable,high-definition cosmetic sponge. You can use it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, pretty much any complexion product. It has an open cell structure that fills with a small amount of water when wet making it much softer, this way the product sits on top of the sponge and less of it is absorbed into it, so supposedly you can use less product. After use you let it air dry and return to its original size. On the website it gives a ‘How to use’ pretty simple of course, wet.squeeze.bounce…
- Wet-Beauty.Blender with water
- Squeeze-out the excess liquid, using a towel if available
- Bounce-primer,foundation,powder,cream blush or any other products across the face for flawless results.
You can purchase the Beauty.Blender from beautyblender.com , belk.com [in the beauty section] on sephora.com and in store at Sephora, those are just a few places.
Now we are at the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, it retails for $6. It’s an oblong shape with rounded sides, pointed precision tip, and a flat edge. It is slightly bigger than the B.B, and sadly its not pink 😩[terrible I know] I feel that this sponge is a little more versatile than the BeautyBlender, considering its larger and it has the flat edge, and you can also use the Real Techniques sponge wet or dry. The website claims if you use it wet you get a dewy glow and dry for a full coverage. Also the real Techniques website claims…
- The rounded sides bled large areas of the face with a dabbing (bouncing) motion
- The precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections
- The flat edge for contouring around the eyes and nose
- Also ideal for liquid foundation
You can purchase the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge from RealTechniques.com , ulta.com and in store at Ulta, target.com and in store at Target, among other places those are just a few.
I own both of these sponges and to be honest I use my Real Techniques sponge WAY more than my BeautyBlender. I feel that I get better coverage with the RT sponge even when wet. I definitely utilize the flat edge of it, when it comes to setting my under eye. Since its bigger than the B.B it doesn’t take as long to apply my foundation and concealer. Given the the RT Sponge isn’t quite as soft as the B.B Sponge, but I still love my orange sponge more.
Have you tried the BeautyBlender? Have you tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge? If so which do you prefer, pink, orange or both? What are your thoughts? Please leave a comment with your thoughts, opinions, stories or if you just want to show that you liked the post I’d be happy to see that as well, those comments always make me smile, actually all comments make me smile. Also if you haven’t already please let me know if you’d prefer “Mascara Monday” or “March Mascara Madness” please let me know I really want everyone’s opinion.
Until next time. XOXO Anna! 💋