Is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge a Dupe for the Beauty Blender?

Well is it?!   It seems everything I’ve watched and read, the opinions are divided.  Either people love it and never buy another Beauty Blender or they hate it and declare nothing can come between them and their Beauty Blender.  Since the internet could not give me a definitive answer I decided that meant I had to find out for myself.


I bought a Beauty Blender within six months of it making its debut.  I have to say I really like it and until the Real Techniques Sponge I hadn’t been able to find anything close.  I bought a kinda look-a-like sponge from Target and also one I found at Marshalls.  Both were a disappointment as they were hard and didn’t give me the coverage that the Beauty Blender did.  I was then on the “Only Beauty Blender” bandwagon.


When Real Techniques came out with their sponge I wasn’t going to give it the time of day as I’d been fooled before and didn’t see the sense in wasting my money.   Fast Forward to the end of 2015 and I’d seen a few of my favorite You Tubers and Beauty Bloggers say they really like the Real Techniques sponge… and then Ulta ran a special on Real Techniques… so yeah I mean really the Universe wanted me to buy this right?!

Ok, so here is the down and dirty aka my opinion.  Is the Real Techniques Sponge a dupe for the Beauty Blender?  Its close but no cigar… but, its still a good product and I think the closest thing you can find to a Beauty Blender.


  • It is softer then any of the other sponges I’ve used but the Beauty Blender is softer.
  • I like the flat edge as its good for blending in around the nose and under the eyes.
  • It holds a little more water then the Beauty Blender so it also soaks up more product.
  • Using Heaver concealers and foundations I can’t tell a difference between the two.  But using a lighter or more watery product I feel like the Beauty Blender gives me more bang for my buck aka more coverage.


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge $6.99 at Ulta 

Beauty Blender $20.00 at Sephora 

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