Beauty blender Vs. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

After the above mentioned makeup sponges came out, it has been a never ending competition between the two. There are a lot of videos and blog posts, and a lot of different opinions at which people swear by. Now it is my turn to add a few words into the bunch.


Size and shape

As seen on the picture, the Real Techniques (RT, on the left) sponge is visibly bigger than the Beauty blender (BB, on the right). After I soaked them under the tap, and squeezed out the excess water, their size ratio stayed almost the same. Perhaps the RT sponge grew few cubic millimeters more than the BB sponge.




When I applied the foundation with the sponges, I couldn’t tell a difference. Both of them were soft and easy to handle. I had no problems blending the foundation out in the corner of my eyes, or on wider areas like my cheeks or forehead.

The only difference was due to size and texture.

The RT sponge is larger which meant I could spread the foundation easier, everywhere I wanted it to be. That saved time but since its texture was softer than BB sponges´, I had to spend a bit more time to get the final finished look..

The BB sponge is smaller due to the fact that I spent a second or two more applying the foundation. BB´s plus was its texture. In my eyes, it gave an airbrushed look quicker, and with less effort.

Tomāto/tomăto. In the end, the time I spent applying my foundation was the same with both makeup sponges.


The verdict

If I had to choose only one, I would choose Beauty blender makeup sponge. In reality, I am using them both equally.

If you have the budget, take BB, if not, you´ll do fine with RT sponge too.


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33 thoughts on “Beauty blender Vs. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

  1. I’ve yet to get on the hype about either of these, and I’m unsure if I ever will… despite everyones praise about the beauty blender I’m just not sold on it. Is it really worth it? xxx

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  2. Interesting. I would like a cost comparison I’m off to google now. I’ve really only see the BB ones and know everyone and their brother swears by them. I’m good with brushes, but will occasionally use a beauty wedge if I want to save time. I’ve never been as much for liquid so I tend to not use any of the stuff.

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  3. How was the RT to clean? The BB is a bitch-and-a-half to clean unless you have the special “soap” that goes with it. But I’m with you on using the BB or good dupes for makeup application. I’ve used my fingers in the past and was “blech” about it–I’m heavy handed. I’ve used brushes as well and found that some of them had a tendancy to streak the foundation on my face. Overall I am happy with blending sponges–but my issue with BB is that, for the price, the life of it isn’t that long.

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    • I am using the special BB soap for every sponge and brush I have. BB cleans better than RT. I suspect it’s because RT takes bit more foundation in it than BB.


  4. I haven’t used Beauty Blender yet, I’ve got the RT and I love it. I must check out Beauty blender after this review. Thanks for sharing 🙂 X

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