Thursday, 16 November 2017

B. Blending Beauty Sponge vs. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Makeup sponges are my everyday makeup bag essential. I swap and change my products and brushes regularly but the one thing that remains are those lovely little sponges. I started using them about two years ago now, and I am always on the lookout for bargain beauty buys (as i'm sure you guys are too). So I recently picked up the B. Blending Beauty sponge and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge for a little comparison post seeing which brand I think is the best value for money. 

The B. Blending Beauty Sponge is priced at £4.99 and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is priced at £5.99 so both similar prices, but can both also be bought in larger packs if you're into hoarding sponges like me. The B. Blending Beauty Sponge can be picked up in a pack of 4 sponges for just £14.99, whereas the 2 pack of Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponges are priced at £10.99. 

I personally prefer the application of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge as it seems a little less dense than the B. Blending Beauty Sponge when applying product to the skin. Whenever I apply makeup using the B. blending beauty sponge I feel as though more of the makeup is absorbed into the sponge than is applied to my face, and whatever product has made it onto my face just hasn't blended well. Whereas when using the Real Techniques sponge it applies evenly across the skin giving a flawless finished application. 

Longevity of the Sponge
When it comes to washing the sponges I definitely think they both have their own minor faults.The B. beauty sponge seems to leak some sort of pink dye which isn;t really what you want to see when you're using it on your face everyday right? Then there is the Real Techniques sponge which seems to retain makeup insanely well - so much so I can't get it completely clean half the time without tearing it when scrubbing too much. 

Overall my personal favourite of the two is the Real Techniques sponge, it gives a flawless base and soft application. Yes it is more expensive than the B. blending beauty sponge, but in my opinion there is no real competition here. 


  1. Great post! I was just wondering whether to buy another beauty blender or changing for a real techniques one. My choice is made now, thanks ;)