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 5555 customers Yes
Nae from Addison, Il
Very soft easy to use as well as easy to clean
Favorite beauty blender
Loren from California
This beauty blender makes me foundation and concealer go on soooo smoothly. I also use this after i finish my makeup routine so i can blend everything in and look flawless and dewy. I highly recommend!
Amy from Columbus Ohio
I don't understand the hype about this, i got it wet like I do my beauty blender and started to use it and all it did was soak up all my foundation. I had to use twice as much as I do with a beauty blender . & it didn't even blend or apply good. Confused how this has such good ratings .
Stop spending $20 on a sponge
Mara from Texas
I tried the real techniques complexion sponge for my foundation and was amazed. When wet it's almost triple the size of my beauty blender and it has the angled edges which really help when applying foundation. I love it and am embarrassed I was spending $20 for a sponge all this time.
Nice foundation applicator
Chrissy P from Ridley
Easy to use & applies foundation nicely
zoey from pa
great price, soft, squishy, perfect size. 10/10 recommend
Never fails me
Gigi Marie from NYC
I use this sponge damp and it expands to a decent size and it blends my foundation and even my concealer when I choose to wear makeup. It also is easy to clean (I use the beauty blender solid cleaner) and it works really well.
Really good sponge!! Not too hard, not too spongy.
Alasha from Michigan
This sponge is perfect for everyday. It's budget friendly and applies my foundation really well. I like the flat end for easy application.
charley from Florida
so soft a perfect for blending
Better than a beauty blender
Lauren from Los Angeles
I love the consistency, the flat edge, and the price! This blends better than a beauty blender and doesn't absorb the foundation like most copies. I also love the flat edge and use that part on my whole face, not just my eyes. 10/10 recommend.
Great for the price
Amy from MD
Great sponge, inexpensive
Meredith from Parkersburg, WV
Just like beauty blender, if not better, and much cheaper. Applied my makeup nicely and evenly. I would recommend to a friend.
enita from bristol, ct
Coach who loves Coach from TX - TEXAS
I used this for my liquid foundation on my face and it blended well. It didn't take as long as it does with the brush.
Never spending 20 dollars on a BB again
Thankful from Detroit, MI
I've gone through 3 Beauty Blenders and even though they provided my dry skin with a better application than a brush, I always felt like they weren't the best product. Blending many different foundations out always left small lines/unevenness, even with a brand new sponge. I tried out a few cheaper sponges but disliked the texture so I always went back to BB. Then one day I just didn't feel like spending $20 on a sponge. So I tried this. It is so perfect. The texture feels a little more firm than BB, and the flat side is perfect for applying and blending foundation. You get a much larger area covered and I haven't experienced any weird lines or unevenness from the blending process. For the price, I think everyone should try this out just to see if it's a product they would like. I bought a bulk amount and I'm never buying BB again.
I'd buy again, but it's not my favorite
Monroe from Niles ohio
I keep forgetting how much I don't really care for this sponge. It's not terrible but it's definitely not great. It feels too rubbery and doesn't really blend all too well. I also wish it was softer.
Whit from Asheville
I used the OG Beauty Blender for many years before trying this one. RT is my favorite! I've probably purchased it at least 3x now. I always, always have one in my makeup bag! Super easy to clean, also!
Actually a difference for me
Allie from Washington
I've been using cheap makeup sponges forever because I figured that a sponge is a sponge, but I decided to "splurge" on this $6 friend and I have to say I saw a huge difference in application and results. I use Tarte amazonian clay and it looked so much better after using this sponge compared to my TJ Maxx bargain bin stuff. Maybe you guys already knew about the difference in quality but I didn't so you can pry this sponge from my cold dead hands. Who knows, maybe I'll try something besides an e.l.f. brush next. Good sponge 10/10
such a steal
alli from tx
this sponge is great and applies everything really nicely, it's super good for the price.
Emma from California
This is the best blending sponge I've ever used it makes everything apply so nicely!
A Beauty Staple
Catlady7 from Arkansas
I love using these sponges to apply my foundation, however, I wish they could be cleaned weekly,
This sponge is amazing!!!
Joanna from Salinas, CA
I love how my foundation looks when I apply it with this sponge.
Better than beauty blender
Great from NY
You don't always have to wet this sponge to use it that's how great it is. I use this for powder as well and to blender concealer and foundation. Just use some soap and hot water and almost every single thing comes off.
They always have great sales. And the price compared to the beauty blender.
the beauty blender is so drying that you can't use it dry and it absorbs most of the product and the price is really high I bought for 4 in total. So the price was really high as compared to these I can buy way more of the real technique sponges for that amount of money.
And they don't clean as well and usually has more holes and slices on the blender
Anna from M
I have tried so many beauty blenders and this one is excellent! Blends so well and is a fabulous price!
Always always will use this sponge
Rebecca from Texas
What can I say , this blender is awesome ! I like it because it's firmer than the beauty blender and makes foundation application super easy and it doesn't break down and fall apart even after I wash it several times .