Review | Real Techniques Complexion Sponge


Review Real Techniques Complexion Sponge
Right now, there are a few things  that have taken the beauty world by storm. Contouring products, Brow products and Beauty Blenders. I have been very curious about the beauty blender because many people swear by it and its kinda pricey- about $20 for one and you're supposed to replace it every 3 months. I love using my brushes so I was quite skeptical about using a pricey sponge that needs to replaced frequently compared to a brush.

Review Real Techniques Complexion Sponge
Real Techniques released the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge sponge which is supposed to be a dupe for the real Beauty Blender at a fraction of the price. It retails for $5.99 and its available at most drugstores and other stores where Real Techniques is sold. This sponge is latex free so its ideal for those who have an allergy to latex. This sponge is a bit different from the Beauty Blender as the Beauty Blender is a tear drop shape and the RT sponge has a tear drop shape on one side of the sponge and the other side has a slanted flat edge for the contours of the eyes and nose. The tear drop side has a pointed tip to cover blemishes and imperfections and blend concealer in your inner corners of the eye.
Review Real Techniques Complexion Sponge
I have not tried the Beauty Blender.... yet but I want to soon. I have tried a ton of beauty blender dupes- some I like and some I don't like. I had high hopes for this sponge because of all of the hype. For starters, I do not like that the sponge does not have a lot of bounce to it. I like to stipple my foundation and concealer on and I feel like it doesn't have much bounce to it so blending is a chore. I also find that the pointed end is not pointed enough to blend concealer in the inner corners of my undereyes. I think that the flat end of the sponge may be nice for those who like to contour with cream products.

Overall, this sponge did not wow me- it works fine. There are faux beauty blenders that I have purchased on ebay for less than this sponge that work well.

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