(Pink- L'Oreal, Purple- Quo, Red- Morphe, Orange-Real Techniques)
Confession: I’ve never tried a real Beauty Blender. I would love to try one, but there’s something about handing over 28$ dollars for a sponge that makes me cringe. My dog or my son can easily take that sponge, and it’s gone...
The first beauty sponge that I used was the Real Techniques one. It’s very easy to find in Canada and reasonably priced. The shape of the sponge allows you to use it for concealer or foundation. It does a very good job of blending both, and the colour makes it easy to wash.
The second sponge I used was by Quo Cosmetics (purple) and I realized that I really preferred the shape for foundation. It’s very easy to hold, and again affordable. The Quo sponge does soak up a lot of water, and I have to squeeze it in a towel before using it but it does a good job. It is also a bit more stiffer when comparing all the sponges. Quo is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix in Canada.
I purchased the Morphe sponge online, and really liked the feel of it. It expanded well, and I didn’t feel like it absorbed too much product. Unfortunately for me, I grabbed it the wrong way, trying to get it out of a container and tore it on the bottom. I couldn’t use it for foundation with the little tear in it. Since Morphe is not easily available in Canada and I chose not to repurchase for now.
I wanted to try the l’Oreal sponge and was very impressed by how soft it was, how much it expanded and it looked and felt identical to the Morphe one. The Morphe one was my favourite of those I tried, but it has now been replaced. I’m really loving this sponge. It has the shape I love in a sponge, it has the softness and doesn’t soak up too much product. The price is great, it's easily accessible and the quality is on point.
Have you found a great affordable sponge?