Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beauty Blender vs Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge! + Giveaway

Hello Everyone!

This blogpost marks my 100th entry on this blog - wow! I started this such a long time ago and to see how far my posts have come and how my blog is starting to get to where I want it to be, is definitely exciting! Stay tuned until the end of this post for a little 100th blogpost giveaway! :)

I apologize for this post being a day late, my house recently had a really bad leak, so there have been fans EVERYWHERE that were so loud, I couldn't even hear myself think. That is why this post is late because I couldn't focus long enough to write it. Thankfully, today marked the last day of the fans from hell - YAY!

Anyways, lets go on with this blogpost. I decided that something that I haven't seen a lot of videos/blogposts on is comparing the Beauty Blender with the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. I have used both a very good amount of times, so I figured that I would be a good person to tell you which one is better.


For starters, they both have the same concepts. You run them under the faucet, getting them fairly wet and then you ring all of the water out of them, revealing a much bigger and bouncier sponge. The wetness of the sponge is supposed to make your makeup look more natural and applier better.


These sponges have a big price difference, hence why I think you should do your research before purchasing one of them. The Beauty Blender retails for $19.95 at Sephora and the Real Techniques one retails for $5.99 and can be purchased at Ulta.

When I was making my decision on which one I was going to buy, I googled it. I found a video reviewing them both and the person that I watched, liked the Real Techniques sponge better. Obviously I was going to go with that one because if it was better, why would I buy a much more expensive one?

I purchased mine at Utla back in August and instantly loved it. The shape is very nice, in that the flat edge allows you to press on whatever product you are using it for seamlessly. It also has a pointier end that is good for focusing on the smaller areas of your face, like the corners of your nose and your under eyes.


As time went on, I realized that my makeup was starting to absorb into the sponge. Even when I would clean it, the stain wouldn't come out. Now this didn't bother me as I didn't see it as a drastic thing, but overtime that gets annoying thinking that you've lost product along the way.

Fast forward to early January, when I was at Sephora, I saw the Beauty Blender in the little checkout area and thought to myself "why not pick it up? Everyone raves about it, you might as well try it" so into my basket it went.

First thing the next day, I applied the same amount of CC cream that I always do on the back of my hand and picked it up lightly with the rounded end of the Beauty Blender. As I started pressing it into my skin, I instantly noticed a difference. It was so much bouncier and lighter than the Real Techniques sponge and it seemed to make my CC cream look like just another layer of skin.

The shape of the Real Techniques sponge never bothered me until I tried to go back to it. The slanted edge seemed so unnecessary to me and the Beauty Blender's shape just made so much more sense. It was such a seamless application and there was no comparison.


As you can probably guess by my raving review about the Beauty Blender, I obviously prefer it. If you are just starting out with makeup however, you should buy the Real Techniques sponge. It does the job pretty dang well and you cannot beat the price. For me however, it just wasn't cutting it any more. The Beauty Blender is such an amazing product and I never notice my products getting absorbed into it or the sponge starting to tear as I've noticed the Real Techniques one has.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!! 

I will be giving away one Beauty Blender to a completely random person that enters. I want everyone to experience this amazing sponge, because it truly has made a difference in my makeup application. 

RULES TO ENTER!!

1. Enter through tweeting me @FashionandM321 why you want to win this! 
2. Must be following me on Twitter and be subscribed to my YouTube!
3. Must live in the United States! (This giveaway is not international) 

The giveaway winner will be announced on my blogpost on Wednesday February 25th! That gives you 13 days to enter - good luck! 

xoxo



Abbey

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