This or That?! Sponge Off!

Beauty Blender vs. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I don’t always post about makeup, but when I do, it’s legit.

When it comes to makeup, I am crazy about application tools. Some say that your fingers are the best tools when it comes to applying face makeup, but I would have to strongly disagree. I have mainly been an avid makeup brush junkie since they have existed, but recently I have been reaching for a new found love. If you were to look at my collection, I have brushes galore but now the makeup sponges are moving in!

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Two tools I have been reaching for lately have been the original Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. Both of these sponges can be used wet or dry, and allows for foundation and other products to blend seamlessly into the skin. In the photos below, I have pointed out the similar design of the sponges and how you use them to help you achieve your ideal look when applying your foundation.

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This or That?!

Now for my thoughts about both of these products.

 + BEAUTY BLENDER REVIEW +

I thoroughly enjoy using this product. It is easy to hold as it fits comfortably between your fingers and works wonders in blending around the nose as well as under the eyes. I have not tried using the Beauty Blender dry, but that is because I simply love the result I get when using it wet! The foundation I am currently using with this product is the LANCÔME ‘TEINT IDOLE ULTRA 24H FOUNDATION and these two make a perfect pair. The weight of this foundation is slightly dense as it is a full coverage foundation, but using the Beauty Blender with this foundation wet, allows it to feel lighter on the skin. The beauty of the Beauty Blender is you can use this to blend in a wide variety of products such as foundation, concealer, cream blush/bronzers, highlighters, and more!

When it comes to price, the original Beauty Blender is around $20 each. Yes, this is a bit steep for a makeup sponge, but I would recommend it if you are a collector like myself. Id also like to state that considering the size, it can take some time to fully blend foundation/products into the skin, depending on the type of product you are using. For example, using foundation all over the face can take some time to blend considering the size of the sponge is small (as the dome shape to me is often difficult to use vs. using a makeup brush). Just something to keep in mind.

 + REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE REVIEW +

The size of this sponge is perfect. The flat edge is not only perfect for precision blending, but it is great to use all over the face. This is a huge upside when comparing it to the Beauty Blender as you are working with a small domed shape to cover a vast area, especially when applying foundation. As for price, this sponge retails for $6.. What a steal! As for the tip of the sponge, I don’t see much difference in usability versus the Beauty Blender, but the fact that it has this feature, I classify it as a pro in my book. Although it is much bigger than the Beauty Blender, I like the way it fits in my hand. In comparison with the Beauty Blender, you can also use this sponge to blend a wide variety of products as I listed above.

The way this sponge blends foundation wet versus the Beauty Blender makes a huge difference. I have noticed that the foundation comes off a bit more streaky as if the sponge isn’t holding on to the product. I prefer to use this sponge dry or slightly (and I mean slightly) damp. When using this sponge dry, I recommend using foundation or products in small doses when using it to blend.

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I hope you will find this article useful when shopping for your next makeup tool! Which would you choose?! Leave your comments below!

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++SUGGESTION! Pair With These ++

With Love,

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