Beauty Review: Beauty Blender vs. Complexion Sponge

7:16:00 AM

Good Morning! I am back with another beauty review. These have been some of my favorite posts lately. Mainly because I love trying new products and sharing them with you all. Today, I will be reviewing the beautyblender® vs. the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge. They are very similar products and give you most of the same results. But, I wanted to break it down for you and give you my honest opinion about both. 

First off, I have been using the beautyblender® for a while now. I have loved it since I first tried it. However, I don't love the price. I find $20 on the expensive side for just a sponge. Now onto the product details...It is described as "an edge-less, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator. The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. Use it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product." I find the beautyblender® to work really well at blending out my bb cream and concealer. It makes putting on my makeup a breeze. Plus, it gives you a flawless, dewy finish. The only downside to this product is that you can only buy it at Sephora and beautyblender.com. They have recently come out with a couple a different sizes and colors of the blender {I am looking to get my hands on a smaller one for blending out concealer under my eyes}. They also have a special cleaner to use to help when cleaning your sponge. Overall, the beautyblender® is a wonderful product and I would recommend it if you are in the market for a new sponge.

Let's move on to the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge. I had heard a couple of good reviews on this sponge, so I wanted to compare it to my favorite beautyblender®. I have been using it since I purchased it a month ago. It is very similar in design, texture and shape to the beautyblender®, except it has one flat side instead of a rounded side. I almost like this better because it  allows for better coverage when blending the foundation. The pointed end is great for blending in concealer around the eyes. You also use this wet for a dewy look or dry for a more full coverage look. You can find this product at Ulta, Walmart, and realtechniques.com. It is $10.99 for 2 sponges. That is a great deal because you are supposed to replace your sponge every 1-3 months. I would also recommend this product if you are looking to buy a makeup sponge on the lower end of the price range. I think it is a great product for the money, you really can't go wrong with this one.

Overall, I love each of these products the same. The both preform well for my makeup needs and I would happily repurchase them. If you are in the the market for a new beauty sponge I would suggest purchasing the Real Techniques one first to see if you like the concept of a beauty sponge. Then, if you are happy with it, try the more expensive version.

Have you tried the beautyblender® or Real Techniques Sponge? If so, which one do you like better?

Thank you for reading, xo.


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