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The Beauty Blender Versus the Miracle Complexion Sponge

If you use foundation and have been by a Sephora chances are that you have seen the little pink egg called The Beauty Blender.  This is a reusuable non latex foam makeup sponge that applies your foundation and blends it at the same time.  It is fast and leaves a nearly flawless and an even finish.  My only issue with this product is the price.  $19.99 for a little sponge?   Is that perhaps a little steep??  As it's popularity grows so has the competition!  Enter The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge(available at London Drugs).  At $9.99 I just had to do a little product comparison.

The Miracle Complexion Sponge is quite a bit bigger when dry and features a flattened end.  Although it has a flat edge I apologise as it isn't very clear in this picture. The Beauty Blender is pictured here in black(they now come in a pink, black, and white).  The Miracle Sponge has a noticeably denser core.  Both work in very similar ways.  They work best when run under some water and then you squeeze out the excess.  The water fills the sponge so it becomes nice and fluffy.  This ensures you don't suck up too much of your precious product.  It also gives you a sheerer finish.  If you like a fuller coverage simply stipple little more on. The larger end is for stippling foundation and the pointed end is for covering targeted areas such as blemishes or around your nose and eyes.  You can also use this sponge for cream products such as blush or for stippling on setting powder.  Now back to the review..

Beauty blender application on my hand

Beauty blender application on my hand

The Miracle Complexion Sponge

The Miracle Complexion Sponge

The results are in and I don't know about you but I can't tell a difference.  So while both are great, being a professional makeup artist I would carry The Beauty Blender in my pro kit because well… oh boy…. it's just prettier!!  I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff and for spending more money apparently.  Oh wait I do have another reason, it also comes in black! The guys like that. :)  But seriously I'm am more than happy with the results of The Miracle Complexion Sponge so I'll save that for my face.  I kind of like that flat edge.  I found it slightly faster than the Beauty Blender.  Now you have yet another thing to pick up on your list.  You're welcome.  :)

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