Friday, 24 April 2015

Beauty Sponges: Beauty Blender vs. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Hello Lovelies!

I have been wanting to do this post for a while now so here it is! The smackdown between the very loved Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. 
They are two comparable beauty sponges that are designed to apply makeup flawlessly and provide a natural sheered out look. There are plenty of ways you can use the two sponges and I will let you know how I use them!
So to start off, the Beauty Blender is a higher end sponge that can be purchased on several websites and Sephora stores. It retails for $26 which is quite expensive for a sponge but it quite different than your typical sponge. 

The Real Techniques sponge is an affordable beauty sponge that can be purchased at Ulta, Winners, some Wal-marts and online at the Real Techniques website. This sponge retails for $5.99 which is such a great price for this sponge. 
I have 4 sponges so I was able to demonstrate how the sponges both look when dry and when they are damp. As you can see they expand in size and in my opinion beauty sponges are meant to be used wet! It applies flawlessly when used damp.

A lot of people believe that the beauty blender cannot be duped but I truly believe that the Real Techniques sponge is a great alternative. Here's why:
- Both sponges are meant to be used wet.
- Both sponged expand when wet.
- Both sponges apply makeup flawlessly
- Both sponges apply liquid foundation and powders wonderfully
- Both sponges pick up excess foundation and can be used to sheer out foundation

The main difference is that the Beauty Blender has a very unique bounce to it. When it is wet and you squish it between your fingers it sinks all the way in. It has a thinner more airy sponge. Its hard to explain and thats why I have attached a photo. 
When you squish the Real Techniques sponge it is thicker. Your fingers don't squish down all the way. Also the real techniques sponge tends to retain a little bit more water even after it is rung out. I prefer that fact though because that means it stays damp the whole time your applying foundation. 
 *Dry sponges*
*Wet sponges*
Overall the two sponges apply the foundation and concealer the exact same way. I love the two of them equally. If you are trying to save some money get the Real Techniques option and if you have a little money to splurge the Beauty Blender is worth it. They are both wonderful sponges!

Let me know if you've tried any or both! I would love to read your opinions and if you haven't tried them I strongly recommend you do! It could really change your makeup game!

30 comments:

  1. You have literally read my mind because I have been wanting to try the beauty blender for ages but wasn't sure! Thanks soo much Jenan this is such a great review! Much love ♥♥

    Anisha ♥ All You Need Is Red Lipstickl

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    1. That is so funny! I'm really happy this helped and like I said I really love both! So if you want it definitely go for it! Just make sure you use it damp, its really a game changer!

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    2. Will do! Thanks so much again! Xxx

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  2. I have a Beauty Blender in a Sephora gift bag that I can't wait to try, especially after reading your post! xx

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  3. I cant live without my beauty blender!
    www.norawears.com

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  4. I don't have a sponge! But if I have to buy it I will buy the RT one :) xx

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. The real techniques one is so great!

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  5. I don't have a beauty blender but i want it. :)
    Kisses ! <3
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    1. If you want a nice splurge I would go for it!

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  6. thank you very much for stopping by and following :)
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  7. I love these beauty blenders! I have quite a few: from Sephora, H&M, and "Hello Beauty"
    Have a lovely weekend!
    xo from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo
    http://www.trenchcollection.com/

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    1. Yah I've tried other sponges and these two are my favourites!

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  8. I have been wondering whether I should buy the RT sponge, and I think you have me convinced! I can't get the beauty blender in shops in the UK so I think I will opt for the RT sponge!

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. From what I understand, real techniques is more accessible in the UK anyway! Definitely get the RT sponge! Worth every penny and they do the same thing! I promise :)

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  9. I've been thinking of what sponge to get and I'm happy to see both are great!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. They are both great, just make sure you get your hands on one of them ASAP! They are amazing!

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  10. I HAVE THIS BLENDER, VERY NICE
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    following you dear, please follow back dear.
    thank you

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  11. I think I'll pick up Real Technique to try soon. I can't wrap my head around spending so much for a sponge so I'll continue giving beauty blender a skip. Good to know both are good!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You really should try a beauty sponge and since the beauty blender is really expensive definitely grab the RT one!

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  12. Fantastic Review Jenan! Thank you for the great Photos :)

    lovely Greetings <3

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  13. Nice review, days ago i bought a beauty blender online and can't wait to get it!


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    1. ooh thats exciting! I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  14. I own the RT one and I LOVE IT <3

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