Battle of the makeup sponge

My preferred method of applying foundation is to use a makeup sponge and “bounce” the foundation onto the face. So welcome to my battle of the makeup sponge.

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I have used the Beauty blender for years, I love the finish it gives, but the cost and accessibility put me of.

I had heard some great things about the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge.

I had come across a similar makeup sponge at a cheap cosmetic store, so I decided to put all three to the test.

Battle of the makeup sponges

                  left to right – beauty blender – cheap makeup store sponge – real techniques
 

 

All three sponges are a similar size, but they all feel different. The Beauty blender and the real techniques are quite similar in feel, they are both soft and you can see the structure of the sponge when wet. The Cheap cosmetic store sponge is very dense and very firm to the touch, you can not see the structure of the sponge when wet.

I have taken some pictures of each sponge, while damp using the same amount of pressure to demonstrate how dense each is.

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Beauty blender

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Cheap cosmetic store

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Real Techniques

As you can see the cheap cosmetic sponge is much denser than the beauty blender and the real techniques sponges.

I found using the beauty blender and the real techniques sponge both very comfortable and found the results fantastic. When attempting to use the denser, cheap store sponge it was so dense it was uncomfortable to “bounce” on the skin and the finish was no where near as nice as it was with the other two sponges.

I have “bounced” some foundation onto some paper to show you how the structure of the sponge disperses the foundation on the skin.

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left to right
                                        Beauty blender – cheap store-Real techniques

As you can see the real techniques sponge and the beauty blender have a very similar application, where as the cheap store sponge is so dense it just forces the product onto the skin.

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My pick of the three is the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge, at half the price of the beauty blender with very similar results it was a clear winner for me.

How do you prefer to apply your foundation? xD