The first thing you should know about me is that I cannot live without my beauty blender. I use it to apply my foundation, concealer and finishing powder for a flawless finish. If I could take one beauty tool to a desert island this would be it!
I set out looking for an alternative that was a bit easier on the bank account but just as flawless in application. Introducing Real Techniques Complexion Sponge. I purchased the two pack on Amazon however it is available locally at London Drugs.
At first glance it is larger than the Beauty Blender but still has the pointed tip for application around the eyes or lining finishing powder. Its absorption of water I would rank higher than the beauty blender, I found I had to really pat it on a towel otherwise it was too damp. Lastly the Real Techniques sponge has a flat bottom which I have found perfect for baking under the cheeks to draw a straight line along the jawline.
In terms of pricing, the Real Techniques sponge is much more affordable, I bought two for $15, where as one Beauty Blender retails for $28.
Overall, I have been extremely happy with the Real Techniques sponge after using it this past month. I would not hesitate to continue buying this brand and would definitely recommend this sponge for anyone looking for a quality sponge at an affordable price!
PS The key to using any blender or sponge is to use it damp. It allows an even application of both liquid and powder without soaking up all your product!
I hope you have enjoyed this review!
Have a great week!