I have been using the Beauty Blender for a very long time now. Today’s trial was to introduce a few other sponges and see if I can be swayed from the tried and true. I used the Ulta sponge (small size orange sponge) and the real techniques blender (large size orange sponge) in addition to my tried and true beauty blender.
First things first, I didn’t love the Ulta sponge. It felt a little stiff and did not blend product enough for me even when used damp. For someone with a relative petite hand this would likely have a good feel. The pointy side and the flatter side were attractive for the multi-use possibilities. I will continue to try this sponge to see if the material relaxes with use. If it has a softer feel I might be swayed in its usefulness in my makeup bag.
As a first timer with the Real Techniques sponge if was amazingly effective. The larger size was intimidating but the product design is spot on. I was able to move easily in the corner of my eyes and around my face surface. It also came in handy when cleaning up my eyebrows. I will continue to use this. When I have a beauty giveaway this will be one of the gifts. Everyone that is serious about a flawless look should snatch this up. The finish is flawless and smooth. It is a great compliment to the original beauty blender but I suspect it will carve out its own niche in my makeup routine.