It works but...
I use my beauty blender for around 3 months. I double cleanse it with oil make up remover and a bar of soap AFTER EVERY USE. (Removes the most stubborn make up stains. I don’t stop cleaning until I see make up on my sponge. After rinsing well, I squeeze out as much water as I can.) When I’m about to dispose it, I cut it in half just to see if mold has formed inside. No matter how much I cut it, I see no mold. I’ve done this to all my beauty blenders. But, it can be a bit pricey to throw out this tool every three months.
So, I tried the REAL TECHNIQUES SPONGE. After dampening it with water, it grew a lot bigger than my beauty blender would. Wow!
It’s a lot softer and for me I it spread my foundation more evenly. I wash it like I would the beauty blender. But when I wash it, I felt like it was more fragile than the beauty blender. It would have small tears after washing. I would often see my nail marks forever embedded on the sponge. Wear and tear was definitely a lot faster so I decided to dispose of it after using it for only 1 1/2 months. Before putting it in the trash can, I did my usual mold check... huhu! Lo and behold, my sponge had small black spots on it... 🤮🤢🤮 It’s so soft and and nice on the face and it did spread my foundation more evenly BUT it absorbs more make up, more liquid and apparently MORE BACTERIA! No thank you.
6 months ago