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BeautyBlender vs. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge


I keep hearing about this beauty blender! But it is pretty pricey for a sponge. I have heard that the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is pretty good too but not quite the same quality.

I haven't purchased either yet but hear the BeautyBlender is the best.

Is the beauty blender really worth the price? The cheapest I can find it for online is like $25.

Amazon has the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for $9.99.

Does anyone use either of these? Any thoughts or suggestions where to purchase these?
Nov 11, 2015 @ 10:43 am

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I'm no help...I just blend with my fingers
Nov 11, 2015 @ 10:44 am

Not tried myself

But I think some reviews here said the cheaper knock offs were just as good!
Nov 11, 2015 @ 03:21 pm


My daughter is in cosmetology and prefers the Beautyblender. We also found it for $25. So have recently been buying the same shaped sponge at Shoppers for $5. The Sephora brand one is good too. Can't remember the price though.
Nov 11, 2015 @ 11:00 pm


I think the trick to these sponges is how you use them. They are sponges, so they soak up a lot of product unless you wet them first and then squeeze out the excess. I still prefer my fingers, and makeup brushes. I think you'd have to be careful, and clean those little sponges often so they don't grow bacteria.
Nov 12, 2015 @ 08:29 am

Real techniques

Well I caved and ordered the real techniques sponge on amazon, should be here Monday!
Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:17 pm


I own both the Real Techniques Sponge and the BeautyBlender and they work equally as good. I prefer the RT for the large flat side for blending my cheeks and neck but the BB has a tip that works perfect for the inner corners of my eyes and under-eye area. I would try the Real Techniques first to make sure you like how a wet sponge blends because it was a little strange and hard to get used to but once you get the hang of it it's amazing!
Nov 14, 2015 @ 11:31 am


I bought Changeshopping(TM)Pink Droplet Beauty Sponge Latex Free Blender Makeup Flawless Liquid Foundation, from amazon. You get 2 in the package. I paid $2 and something all together and that's with shipping. Looks like the beauty blender and it works great!
Nov 15, 2015 @ 02:36 am

Beauty Blender Scare

Make sure that after you have used it and re-wet it to clean it that you keep it in an open place to dry! And that you help by blotting and squeezing it dry too. After the first two weeks of use, I noticed these black dots on mine, and it turned out to be black mold yuck! Sephora was good about it and exchanged it no questions asked, but still...good thing I caught it before putting it on my face.
Nov 16, 2015 @ 11:07 am


I think they are both equally as good. I buy the make up sponges I use from Marshalls now however. They are good quality, and work just as well!
Nov 21, 2017 @ 07:25 pm


I actually prefer the shape and feel of the RT one. It is a lot "bouncier" and I like the flat edge on the top for getting into the undereye area and around the nose! I think you will really enjoy it!!
Nov 22, 2017 @ 09:23 am

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