Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Makeup sponges seem to be really popular nowadays and with the likes of top makeup artist and plenty of online beauty gurus using them, it's easy to get sucked into the hype of wanting one.  With so many brands offering makeup sponges, it's hard to decide which one to go for... the most popular and well-known sponge has to be the Beauty Blender which is egg shaped, has a pointed tip and originally only available in pink but now comes in a range of colours.  The second most talked about makeup sponge is probably the Real Techniques one which is orange and quite oddly shaped but is much more affordable.

I've been a proud owner of both sponges for over two years now and have finally made up my mind which one is my favourite...  after trying and testing both for so long I've realised that the Beauty Blender ticks all the right boxes and is a winner for me.  The reason being is that it gives that perfect airbrushed look and it blends perfectly.  Don't get me wrong, the Real Techniques sponge is brilliant too but both materials of sponge are slightly different and I just find that the Beauty Blender sponge works amazingly well and is better quality.  I also find that it's easier to clean and looks brand new when washed, whereas the Real Techniques sponge still looks a bit dirty no matter how many times you wash it and it changes shape slightly.

They both expand when wet but I find that the Beauty Blender expands the quickest and is larger than the Real Techniques one.  Both of them do hold water very well and are super lightweight but I think the Real Techniques sponge can sometimes feel a little bit 'soggy.'  Even though I prefer the Beauty Blender, I own both the pink and white version and I find that the pink one is still the best... the white one doesn't seem to expand as good as the pink.

I got my pink Beauty Blender from Sephora, Las Vegas back in 2013.  I purchased the white version from a professional makeup site (camera ready cosmetics) and my Real Techniques sponge is from Boots.


  1. i really need to try a beauty blending sponge!

    from helen at

    ps. there's a USA beauty giveaway inc lorac, tarte etc on my blog! click here.

  2. I love my real techniques sponge but may have to give the beauty blender a go!
    I suppose two sponges are better than one and it's pink!

    I also nominated you for the versatile blogger award which you can find here :)
    All Things Amrit♥

  3. I have both too and I agree the beauty blending is only slightly better. I still use both but I'd say I use the beauty blender a lot more :) x

  4. I have the real techniques sponge and i love it so much xx


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