Beauty Blender vs. Real Techniques, Sephora, and CVS Beauty 360

Beauty experts and novices alike love the way the Beauty Blender makes smoothly distributing concealer and foundation on the face super easy. We’ve tested a few dupes (we don’t get paid to do so!) to help you save.

Beauty Blender Blending Sponge vs. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Similarity Score: 95%

The Beauty Blender is softer and less dense than the real techniques and is an egg shape with a smaller point which was better for accessing the under eye area. Real techniques is egg shaped at the top but has a flat bottom and is slightly larger. The flat bottom helped blend the foundation faster on the bulk of the face but the egg point is larger than BB so it was slightly more difficult to blender under the eyes. Both did an identical job of blending foundation on skin. The beauty blender was slightly softer on the skin but was barely noticeable. Both double in size when placed under water. Switch? YES, especially given the price difference of the BB $20 and RT purchased on sale for $3.50 Buy Our Pick

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Beauty Blender Blending Sponge vs. Sephora Collection Total Coverage Sponge

Similarity Score: 82%

Testers PREFERRED this sponge because its shape allows for a controlled grip while applying. It is a little firmer than the Beauty Blender and doesn't absorb as much product- which means more product on your face! It plumps up about the same when lukewarm water is added, and we were able to spread our foundation smoothly. Buy Our Pick

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Beauty Blender Blending Sponge vs. CVS Beauty 360 Premium Blending Sponge

Similarity Score: 65%

At first feel, the tester liked the CVS version. It is shaped just like Beauty Blender, puffs up in the same way, and spread makeup evenly. However, there are two things we don't love. One is the CVS is a little harder and not as bouncy. The main thing we don't love is that the pink dye in the CVS beauty 360 sponge comes out and can get on our faces- not trying to dye the face! Buy Beauty Blender

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