Hello everyone! It is time for another cosmetic’s products post, with today’s one featuring two well known sponges in the whole world : Real Techniques Sponge vs Beauty Blender. Both of these products have rave reviews and both of them seem working well so we probably do not regret picking either up. Before we get into it, let us try to give you a quick run down on just which one is the best.
Price and Shape
At the time of writing this article, we have checked the price and the Beauty Blender is currently retailing on Amazon at $20.00 and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is $8.78. The Beauty Blender Cleanser is retailing at $11.22. It means that price wise Real Techniques Sponge vs Beauty Blender, the Beauty Blender is over 2.5 times more expensive than the Real Techniques Makeup Sponge and that is all a significant difference.
Both the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and Beauty Blender are having a similar size when both dry and damp condition. The Beauty Blender comes as an accentuated egg shape, which is good for large area blending or an area around the lips and upper eyes. However, it can perform poorly around the more awkward areas of the sides of the nostrils, under eye and inner corner eye. The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is more of a funky shape. The tapered tip is more pointed than the Beauty Blender means to help with getting into those unwanted areas round the eyes or covering spots well. There is also a section at the large end of the RT Sponge that looks like it’s been sliced off. And it looks little strange, the flat side and angled edges are perfect for getting into the creases around the nostrils, getting right under your lower lash line and contouring more angular areas like the nose.
Texture and Blending
This is where the 2 different products are far enough away. When you can directly compare two products at the same time the difference in the texture is surprisingly clear. RT Blender is slightly denser than Beauty Blender, and therefore, fractionally more severe. Actually the Sponge Makeup technique feels like a kind of neoprene wetsuit cloth. It feels very smooth and very chewy with a good amount of resistance when mixing on the face. Beauty Blender in direct comparison is much more padded with less resistance but also feels quite crude compared to a real Beauty technique sponge. It really feels like a cheaper quality sponge.
A simple but absolutely effective test. When you applied the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation to both sides of your face and then used Beauty Blender to blend one half of your face and the magic of a real technique of skin sponge to mix the other half. While two sponges feel different on your face, this real Makeup technique sponge hands win. It is so fast and easy to blend using RT, the whole process is easy. You can achieve almost identical results (except in awkward areas around the nose and eyes) with Beauty Blender but take on so much more and with quite a bit of effort.
For the bottom line, it looks like both of you will feel like the Real Techniques sponge is worth it enough if you are looking to save some money or your budget and it can get comparable results for using a Beauty Blender. Based on price itself, you can use two Real Technique sponges for the price of one Beauty Blender.