Battle of the Blenders | Which Is Really Better? | Beauty Blender vs Morphe vs Real Techniques

Battle of the Blenders | Which Is Really Better? | Beauty Blender vs Morphe vs Real Techniques
Hello beautifuls! I have a very exciting post today, and it's something I've been wanting to do for a while. I'm not sure how you like to apply your liquid foundations, but a couple of years ago I fell in love with using a sponge. I used to use a brush, but I found the application could look streaky or cakey. With beauty sponges, I find I get an even amount of coverage and my makeup always looks flawless. But with so many beauty sponges out there, which one is the best?

Today, I'll be talking about three sponges, comparing them, and telling you if they are worth the money. I have tried so many sponges, and I have found that these three are the most popular and comparable. The three sponges I will be discussing are: Beauty Blender ($20) Morphe Sponge ($6.99) and Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($6.99). Clearly, the Beauty Blender is the most expensive, but is it really the best?

As a side note, I always use these sponges damp. I also use my sponge to set my face with loose powder, I find that this keeps my makeup lasting all day. Check out one of my previous posts to learn more!

Beauty Blender

Shape: This is the classic egg shape. The top is pointed, which is great for detailed application, and the bottom is more rounded for larger areas.

This is the original holy-grail sponge, and it has been my favorite for years. I find that this sponge is the softest one of the three, but it also absorbs the most product. When I use this I get a flawless-no cake application.

When it gets wet it expands almost triple in size. I always squeeze out the extra water with a towel, and this really helps the application. I find that this sponge can last up to six months if it is cleaned often. I also don't find that the color bleeds when I wash or rinse it. 

Morphe Sponge 

Shape: This is similar to the shape of the Beauty Blender, but it has an indent in the middle. I find this makes it easier to use the sides of the sponge to blend in the product.

I tried the Morphe Sponge and have really been enjoying it the past few months. Why? Well, first of all, the price, at $6.99, it doesn't hurt my wallet. However, I find that this sponge is much denser that the Beauty Blender. For me, that doesn't make that much of a difference. It definitely retains more product, but I find I get a better application with a denser sponge.

Similar to the Beauty Blender, the Morphe sponge also expands around 2x it's size, but it doesn't expand as much as the Beauty Blender. The first time I washed this, some of the red dye did bleed, but after that, I have not had any issues.

Side note: If Morphe is hard for you to get, I find that the new L'oreal Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender ($7.99) is almost identical. 

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Shape: This is an egg shape, with a pointed side, round bottom and a flat edge.

I might get a lot of hate for this, but I have never liked the Real Techniques Sponge. People constantly compare it to the Beauty Blender, but I really don't like how this sponge applies the product. I find it is much stiffer than the Beauty Blender, it also takes a lot of effort to blend. The Morphe sponge is denser that the Beauty Blender, but I don't have any issues with blending. With the Real Technique sponge, I find it looks patchy and doesn't blend well.

This sponge also expands around 2x the size, and had no issues with the sponge dye when I wet it. I have also found that this sponge is more fragile and tears easily.

So which one is my favorite? I think I will always go back to the Beauty Blender. It is the softest sponge, applies product flawlessly, and for the money, it lasts the longest. However, the Morphe Sponge is not far behind. I constantly alternate the two, and usually, don't have a preference. What I like the best about the Morphe Sponge is the price, it's almost 1/4 of the price of the Beauty Blender. I can't even compare the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to the other two. I would rather buy the Beauty Blender, or go cheaper with the Morphe Sponge (or the L'oreal Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, which I mentioned earlier).

Well, there you have it! The battle of the sponges is over, and the Beauty Blender has won! Let me know if you want to see more beauty battles like this!

Battle of the Blenders | Which Is Really Better? | Beauty Blender vs Morphe vs Real Techniques
What's your favorite beauty sponge? Comment below!

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  1. i do love the real techniques sponge and so good for only £6 xx

  2. For someone who is absolutely unaware of the intricacies of makeup, I would rather stay schtum than make a fool of myself :P

    On a different note, your blog looks really easy on the eyes and elegant, Lee. It's a well chosen theme and equally crisp pictures have been clicked by you. Kudos!

  3. Feel like such a fraud for never actually trying the original beauty blender. This has swayed me haha!
    Jen, Velvet Spring. x

  4. Such a useful post! I have the RT one and to be honest I've never gotten on with it, I just assumed I didn't like beauty blenders. But maybe I'll give the Morphe one a go!

    The Makeup Directory

  5. Beauty Blender wins for me too. I like the sponge to be soft and have a decent amount of bounce ;) I don't hate the RT one though I am obsessed with the new mini versions they've released xxx

  6. I definitely agree! I have the real techniques sponge and while it's ok, nothing beats the OG beauty blender :)