I recently purchased a real techniques sponge as I’ve heard many good things about it. I was a bit hesitant as I’ve found that in the past, just because things are cheaper doesn’t always mean there better. That is not the case for this at all. The orange sponge has won my heart. Not only is it a bit bigger then the beauty blender which at first I thought I wouldn’t like, after use I have found the larger beauty blender to have a much more air brushed look. it grabs more product so you don’t have to go over the same area twice. Im not a huge fan of the flat end as I just like the curved part but it doesn’t bother me much as I use that part to hold. I find it to be a bit stiffer, which oddly I like more then the denseness of the BB. The Real Techniques sponge is a lot easier to clean and doesn’t stain at all. I clean my sponges after each use as I don’t like the bacteria staying on the sponge along with the application. When put in water, it grows. Not to the extent of the BB, however it does get a bit larger. I find with the BB it will take me at least 5 minutes to clean throughly and with the RT sponge it takes no time at all. One minute tops.
I would give the RT sponge a 4 out of 5 simply for the fact that Im not a fan of the flat part and I wish there were more colours such as how the BB has. I don’t like using the same sponge day after day, I like to change it up every day and rotate them. I wish the RT sponge had a verity of colours so I could do this.
I have purchased thee beauty blenders so far. The nude, black and pink(original). I have had problems wit the pink one twice and the black one once. the nude I find stains so easily I don’t ever use it. The beauty blenders I am finding to crack very easily and get almost like a little hole on them. I have not had this problem at all on the Real Techniques sponge. Ive used it about a dozen times so far. After four uses with my black BB, it started to crack.
Real Techniques sponge defiantly wins for sponges.