Friday, 20 November 2015

Real Techniques sponge vs Primark

I have been using my trusty Real Techniques sponge for a few months now and would never turn back. At £5.99 it is a decent price however when I saw that Primark had their own version priced at £1.50, I leaped at the chance to try it. It is always good to save a few pounds right? Here is what I think of it:





Shape
Although the Primark sponge looks just like the original beauty blender, I still prefer the shape of the Real Techniques version. This is just personal preference as I like the flat side as I feel like it applies my foundation much quicker. Nevertheless the pointed end of the Primark sponge is perfect and gets to my under eye area with ease.

Firmness
As the Real Techniques sponge is firm, it still is really soft and is easy to squeeze. However the Primark version is a lot firmer and is not as squidgy. This is so hard to describe! Even when applying foundation I felt that it was a little hard and just did not feel as comfortable as my Real Techniques one. I would not stop using it for this factor, it is definitely something that I could adjust to. 

Application
I know a lot of people like to use the Real Techniques sponge damp however I much prefer to apply my foundation with it dry. My face just felt way too shiny after using it wet, maybe I did not squeeze the water out enough. I feel like it does not absorb too much makeup and creates a flawless base. However the Primark sponge is much better used when it is damp, it is harder to squeeze out the water though as it is a very firm sponge. I did notice that it soaked up a lot of my foundation making me use a lot more which is a bit of a waste. The final result did look good, not as smooth as when I used my other sponge though.




Overall the Primark sponge is definitely worth its mere £1.50 price tag however I am going to stick to my Real Technique version, it just creates a much more flawless base and is easier to use due to not having to dampen it. At least I have my Primark one as a back up now!

18 comments:

  1. same! I got the Primark one too, and for foundation application I'm not a fan, try using it to settle your concealer instead ;) I swear by it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. oh I will definitely try using it for that! thanks for the advice:)!

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  2. I've never tried any! I definately want to try the RT sponge, but in Spain it's a little bit difficult to get (I've seen it just in one store).
    I own the Beauty Blender and it really is amazing, have you ever tried it?
    Have a good day, lovely xx

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    1. Oh I love it, if you manage to find it then definitely try it:) No I have not tried the beauty blender but would love to!

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  3. I didn't get on with the RT sponge but I adore my Primark one so much! I have had three already! I am using a very matte foundation so that could be why as the RT one made it so blotchy!

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    1. awh really? shows how much different products work for different people:) I will definitely keep trying with my primark one though:)

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  4. I've heard tons of amazing reviews on RT sponge and being a BIG fan of the brushes I have to try it ^^ Great review!

    Z ♥
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    1. definitely try it, it is a holy grail for me now!

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  5. I personally find that Primark makeup brushes and applicators are really good for a little while, but they get wrecked so easily! Real Techniques definitely tends to last longer for me, so in a way it's more cost effective to have one rt brush that I can use for ages rather than having to go back and keep buying Primark brushes! Great review x

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  6. Oo I was thinking about getting one of these beauty blenders - think I will give the Real Techniques one a go as it sounds good!

    Hannah x
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  7. I'd say stick with Real Techniques too, price definitely is an indicator most of the time as to what type of quality you're getting. Always stick to what you know!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  8. I was going to purchase the Primark one not that long ago, but decided to go with the Real Techniques one! I agree with you, it creates such a flawless and even base! Definitely feel like I made the right choice going with Real Techniques one now I've read your post!xx

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