B Beauty Makeup Sponge Review

Hello Everyone,

So if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I posted a picture of some products I picked up in Superdrug recently. I didn’t pick up that much on this trip but what I did pick up was the B Beauty Makeup Sponge. There have been so many dupes for the Beauty Blender and one that a lot of people love is the real techniques sponge. Personally I am a big fan of that sponge and think it works great but I was really intrigued to try this one out and see how it went.

I have heard some reviews about this sponge none of which have been bad so I decided to try it out and I’m glad I did. The sponge retails for €7.65 which is a lot more inexpensive than the original beauty blender.

On first impressions it looks very like the original beauty blender. The colour and size are both nearly identical. The only difference I noticed off hand was that the B sponge was a lot more dense and firm than the beauty blender. I thought that would change when they became softer in water but it didn’t. The B Beauty sponge is just a lot more dense in general but I don’t see this as a bad thing as I think that it doesn’t feel too dense that it is uncomfortable to apply your makeup on with, I actually quite like the denseness of it as I feel like it is really good at pressing the foundation into the skin. I actually really like the pigmentation that it gives and how even though I like to wear matte foundations, as it is wet it helps to leave my skin looking naturally dewy which I am really liking lately. It applies the makeup evenly without leaving any streaks behind, which is something brushes tend to do quite often.

Of course like any sponge, it does absorb your makeup more than a brush does but that is only natural to expect. It does absorb more than I would like it to, especially of the foundation, for example, I would use one pump of foundation when applying with a brush but when I use the sponge, I need two pumps to get a good even coverage across my face and even at that it isn’t as full coverage as it would be if I used a brush.

In saying that though, a full coverage foundation is not the look I personally go for so it doesn’t both me at all but if you were looking for full coverage, just be aware that you might have to use a little more product than you are used to when applying with a brush.

Overall I actually really like the sponge and will definitely keep using it. Of course it has some downsides but I like it just as much as the real techniques sponge as I think they are very similar and the only real difference is the denseness of the B beauty sponge. Definitely give it a try if you are on the lookout for a new makeup sponge. I hope you all like this post, let me know in the comments what your favourite sponge is or if you have ever tried this one. See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,

Lauren,

x.

25 Comments

  1. September 26, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    I’m loving the eco tools sponge at the moment. It’s replace my Real Techniques sponge for now.

    • September 27, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Oh I’ve never tried that one, I’ll have to have a look out for it πŸ™‚

  2. September 26, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    It looks very similar to the real beauty blender. I’d love to see a water soaking test for it tho.
    Insightful post x

    Shehzadi | heybeautybae

    • September 27, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Yeah they look so similar. It doesn’t really change in size that much when it is wet, which was really surprising πŸ™‚

  3. September 26, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I used to love the RT Sponge but I feel like they changed the formula and it just doesn’t hold up the same. Lately I have been using the Ulta beauty sponge and I love it. Thanks for sharing! xo

    • September 27, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Yeah I haven’t repurchased it in a while, they never seem to have them in stock anymore πŸ™‚ thank you πŸ™‚

  4. September 27, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I had never really seen this before but it looks promising! Have you tried the sillicone ones? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them πŸ’ž

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:26 am

      No i haven’t tried them yet but I’m definitely going to get my hands on one and I’ll do a review πŸ™‚

      • September 28, 2017 / 10:12 am

        I’ll be patiently waiting πŸ™‚

  5. September 27, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I’ve just started buying B. products and I’m loving them so far! I’ve been wondering whether to get this or not as I really do need a new sponge. Thanks, I love your blog πŸ™‚ ❀
    https://beautylabs93.com/

    • October 2, 2017 / 8:28 am

      Definitely give it a try, I really like it😊

    • October 2, 2017 / 8:28 am

      Its so good and not expensive at all!😊

  6. September 28, 2017 / 7:45 am

    I have this sponge too, I prefer it to the real techniques sponge. I got mine on half price which was even better! X

    • October 2, 2017 / 8:28 am

      Yeah same I think its better too!😊

  7. September 30, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Heyy I’ve nominated you for the sunshine blog award in my recent post as I’ve been really enjoying reading your blog recently xx

  8. October 24, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I used to love this one, until I tried New Looks on! It comes in a pack of two; pink and black – but honestly I’d just throw the black one away. The pink one though is πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ» if you’ve not tried it definitely give it a shout. It’s super soft and not to dense!

    • October 26, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Oh I’ve never even seen that one, I’ll have to try it out πŸ™‚

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