Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sponge Showdown!

I've always used a stippling brush or my fingers to apply foundation, but I have always lusted after the Beauty Blender. You know, that $20 sponge? Before you all hate me....I really do think it is worth it, and for those of you that have it...awesome!

Personally, I just can't afford a $20 on a grad school budget when there is so much other beauty to haul!
I have only played around with the Beauty Blender and used it to apply makeup to others. I do not own one, so this is based on feel, and observation of makeup application only. The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge is roughly the same size and is meant to do what the BB does.
FACTS:
BB                                             RT
Tear Drop                                 Oval with flat section
Expands in water                      Expands in water
$20                                            $6
Pink/White/Black                      Orange
In my experience, the use is the same. You get the sponges damp, apply makeup, and blend out. This does not have as fine as a tip as the BB does, but the flat side is a great addition for smoothing.

Overall, the BB may last longer, and may be a bit easier to grip and use, but this is the closest thing I have found to a dupe for it. And at $6, I am not complaining!

Are you a loyal BB fan, or will you be trying the Real Techniques version?
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12 comments:

  1. I have this to try, but haven't yet for some reason. I love my BB a lot, so yeah I'm kind of thinking nothing can really replace it for me.

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    1. If you are a die hard, it probably won't replace it, I think this will only really sway people as a product who haven't tried the BB for a long time.

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  2. Thanks for doing this great review Margo!! I am a BB fan, but they are too expensive I agree. I really want to try out this real techniques one though!! You can't beat $6!

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    1. No you can't!! I know BB's will always be just that much more superior, but till I can afford them all the time, this works.

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  3. Oh lord I can't apply makeup to save my life! I'm so glad you found my blog so that I found yours! PS, what program are you in for grad school?

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  4. great review doll !! for the price its great :) xx
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  6. i did this today on my This or That post and then i saw your post just now! i totally agree with your results!

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    1. Just checked yours out! Great minds think alike!

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  7. Would you believe I have a Beauty Blender and never tried it?? Thanks for the review on this cheaper alternative!

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    1. No problem Tina!! If it gets wrecked or a little dirty, $6 is much easier to swallow than $20.

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  8. Thank you so much Katherine, that made my day! Love your blog as well and following you on bloglovin and gfc :)

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