Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Beauty Blender Competitor!
I absolutely love this! When I came across this on the website, I thought is this another generic hard like sponge, or is this another real deal or cheaper alternative to the beauty blender! I bought it, and I loved it. At first I didn't know what I was doing because there were no directions. To dampen or not to dampen, so I tried both ways and yes you are suppose to dampen it. For those who are a budget buyer like myself, this is gonna be your best friend! It blends the same as a beauty blender, gives you amazing flawless coverage, and such a healthy glow. Amazing for all skin types and a bonus for those who have dry skin like me, because when dampen it adds extra moisture to the skin. The only con is, it is hard to wash, and it takes longer to get the soap out. Also when squeezing it compared to the beauty blender you will notice it loses its shape a little while the beauty blender stays in tact! I'm afraid it may give up on me early, but overall you get a bang for your buck and can't beat the price! I have a full on review and beauty blender comparison on my channel http://www.youtube.com/ReesieCherie I would love your feedback!
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointed
I've been debating writing this review for a while because it differs from the popular opinion. Many people say that this sponge is comparable to the Beauty Blender and others prefer this sponge over the Beauty Blender. I actually dislike this sponge and don't think it's a good investment.
I've purchased this sponge three times now because I was hoping that I had just received a bad sponge. However, I'm starting to believe that what I'm experiencing is the norm for the Real Techniques sponge.
The sponge starts off performing very well. It's soft, squishy, and bounces comfortably off the face when applying makeup... that is, for a short while. I've noticed that all of my sponges lose their shape after about 5 washes and then it becomes a pain to use. After dampening the sponge and wringing it out, the sponge holds dents from my fingers rather than bouncing back like it should. The dents in the sponge make it hard to get an even application when applying makeup.
I love the sponge at first but three different sponges have started losing their shape after less than a months worth of use/washing.
I purchased my original Beauty Blender in a pack of 2 and the first sponge has lasted over 8 months with almost daily washing. It has never lost its shape and it performs like the first time, every time.
I think that the Real Techniques sponge is worth trying due to the low price point but I do not think it can compare to the Beauty Blender. It provides similar results but because it loses its shape so quickly, it loses its ability to be a multi-tasking product. I use my Beauty Blender to apply concealer, foundation, blush, highlight, and powder. The Real Techniques sponge I can really only use for foundation and concealer because not all sides of the sponge can blend product flawlessly due to the dents retained from my fingers wringing the sponge out.
Reviewed by 5502 customers Maybe it's me....
Tmish from KCMO
I may have been over excited about this blender but I've only used it once and it has tears :( I am not really sure how to rate.
Only Beauty Blender I Buy!
Tay from Mesa, AZ
My friend recommended this brand to me after I was buying the cheapest drug store beauty blenders. I didn't believe her when she told me it makes a huge difference, but it does!
Alice from Maryland
Blends everything perfectly and doesn't leave any marks. Also absorbs a lot of water and I love the flat side, it's very useful when blending contour or putting on foundation on big areas like cheeks or forehead.
I will buy this sponge till they are no longer!
Keiley from Gadsden, AL
I always wet the sponge and put my foundation on and it always look flawless with it.
Best sponge out there!
Karla from Miami, FL
I heard great reviews from you tubers and friends so I decided to try it and it did not disappoint! Amazing sponge at a super low price (compared to other brands)
Nany from San Diego
It works great 👍
Nellster from Lansing, MI
I apply my foundation with this everyday, it just gives me a perfect blend all over my face
lindzloos10 from OH
i liked it. will buy it again if dose of colors is out of stock lol
L from L
This is an amazing beauty blender i love it sm
Not the expected size
Larry from FL
There is no clear size description in product information. After certain search in Q&A, it is said Left to right: 2.89" Front to back: 1.54" Height: 4.50". The actual size I received is the small one that none of the dimension is over 1".
The customer service's explanation is that the size could be after the sponge is soaked. I do not think so. I feel be deceived.
Abs from Texas
I picked up this sponge cause I heard some good things about real techniques and their sponges, but I was really disappointed. I only used it twice and washed it both times. The first time I washed it some small tears formed in the sponge. The second time I washed it, it completely fell apart. I've own other brands of complexion sponges before and they've lasted quite a while, so I think this is just a bad quality sponge.
Throwing it in the trash
Kim from San Diego, CA
I do not like these sponges they blend terrible and pickup foundation making my face look splotchy. Will not be using these.
kendall from Minnesota
Really is a game changer for applying makeup!
Marissam from Wisconsin
I've tried a few other sponges recently and none of them were even close to as good as this sponge. It's soft and contours to all parts of the face well. It's just the best!
Love this...1st makeup sponge I have used and it works great
kelly from Richfield, WI
use it for my foundation
g.elizabeth from clarksville indiana
nice and spongy got 2 because of bogo 1/2 off. totally worth it!
Cali916 from Sacramento
Not sure if they made any changes but the sponge is not as good as I use to remember it was. Disappointing...
Marts from Los Angeles
I was very much surprised at how much I liked. I thought it would not be as good as a B/B. Very bouncy does not soak up very much product. Only time will tell to it's longevity.
Liz from LA
I use to love this sponge. After a few uses, it rips easily. The quality definitely changed I will not be buying this sponge again
Best Sponge for the price
just honest from ca
I love this sponge . It's super soft and squishy . I would compare the quality to a real beauty blender . The only difference is the size . This is much bigger but great for covering the whole face super fast
Gets the job done
Sabrina from Az
This sponge gets the job done. It soaks up all the product tho so I feel like I'm wasting my liquids
Liv from WI
It is a great sponge. It gets very huge and is amazing a blending. After a long time though, it does fall apart and its hard to clean but it lasts for a very long time and isn't very expensive so its over all just a great sponge.
The best beauty blender on the market!
Courtney from Lexington, KY
I love this beauty blender! I have bought this exact one for several years now because nothing blends my makeup more perfectly than this beauty blender.
I will say that I do wet this sponge and then take off the excess water with a towel or napkin before using. I like to use warm water to loosen the sponge up and then I squeeze out the extra water into a towel.
Great price for product
Sahar from Fargo
I think this does a way better job than any brush and is reasonable price. Planning on to keep buying.
PERFECT SPONGE IN EVERY WAY
MrsH from Texas
This sponge has saved my life.
I received a random beauty sponge as a bonus gift with a water filter I purchased online that became my favorite sponge for a ridiculous amount of time. It didn't have a brand name and was impossible to find so I went on a hunt for something similar and decided to try this one. I was so surprised that I ended up loving this one even more. It becomes quite a bit larger when you wet it and has the perfect super soft consistency. I also love all the sides of this for different products. I use the flat side for foundation, the pointy side for concealer and the rounded side for my liquid blushes.