So we all love a good make up post, but what about the stuff that really matters…what you apply it with! So I thought I’d do a little post on the notorious make up sponges that give us that flawless finish. The three that I tested were just a bog standard make up sponge, the second is the Real Techniques sponge and the final is the iconic Beauty Blender.
The first that I tested was just a make up sponge from my local beauty outlet, I paid £3 for this. To be honest for the price, I actually quite like this. It increases a lot in size as you can see below, but it’s a really good sponge for the money. The quality of it is really good for the price, however it is a little stiff and took a little bit of getting used to, as I’m an avid user of the Beauty Blender. I was intrigued by the shape of this so I gave it a whirl and it’s a good little sponge, but I tend to use it less for my foundation application and more for baking purposes.
The second is the Real Techniques sponge, which again I was really intrigued by the shape. I’ve heard and read a lot of good reviews on this so I wanted to see what all of the hype was about, and let me tell you, the hype is justified. I think I actually love this sponge a little more than my Beauty Blender, which I never thought I would say (or type), it’s really bouncy and soft and really does give a flawless finish. I find myself reaching for this for everything, concealer application, foundation application and baking/setting the whole face. It’s really versatile and for £4.70 you can’t go wrong. They also do a multipack of these, four sponges for £14.78, so buying four of these is cheaper than buying one Beauty Blender – bonus!
Finally, is my beloved Beauty Blender. This has been my ride or die for so long. This one is part of a two pack and the packaging is adorable. This is the original and in my opinion one of the best, that I thought could never be replaced. Even though I have now fallen in love with the Real Techniques one, I will always have a special place in my heart for my BB. You can do everything with this sponge and the results are always perfect and flawless. The only downside to the Beauty Blender for me is the price, at £16 it’s a bit steep, especially if you’re using them for your make up kit.
This is the size of them when they’re dry, and below is when they are damp, so you can see the difference between the two pictures. Overall, they all have their uses and are great for all sorts of different application techniques.
What’s your favourite beauty sponge?