Looking for a beauty sponge? I’m all for splashing the cash when it comes to beauty. If it means I’m gonna have great skin, or my make up’s gonna look better, I’m quite happy going high end and paying those ghastly high end prices. I am however keen to sniff out the bargains and I’m quite pleased when I find a cheaper alternative to my high end luxuries.
As a beauty blender style tool has become a staple in my make up routine (they are perfect for seamless application of concealer) I thought I’d take a look at a more affordable option and compare against the more expensive alternative. I’ve picked the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge and the Beauty Blender. The prices of these will vary depending on where you purchase from but you looking at £5 compared to £16. Now I know there are plenty of other options out there but the Beauty Blender is kinda the original as most talked about and Real Techniques are a very much trusted brand.
The first thing you notice is the shape is slightly different. The Real Techniques has a flat bottom and the Beauty Blender is a definite egg shape. They Both have that essential pointy tip for getting right into corners, in particular around the eyes. It’s nice with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to have that alternative side, you can really get into every angle on your face. The texture of them is very different, the Real techniques is much more of a dense material where as the Beauty Blender is much more of a soft lighter material. Both can be used wet or dry, wet is recommended. The Beauty blender recommends that you towel dry before use. Both blend foundation and concealer beautifully into your skin.
This time round I’m on the side of save. To be fair I love both but I don’t feel the Beauty Blender offers anything more than the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
What are your thoughts on the beauty blender? Do you like them and which do you prefer?