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.
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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