I have had my eye on this for so long and although I could have bought this online, I wanted to see them in the store before I puchased one. Yes, I am strange like that but I prefer to see things before I buy them. This is one of the Limited Edition Valentines Day Beauty Blenders that come in red and I preferred that over the white one I could see. I noticed the normal ones come in a bigger packaging but I think that I like this smaller packaging as once the Beauty Blender has been dampened it grows in size so the little pot becomes like a stand for it so it doesnt have to touch a dirty work surface etc.
Now, I know the question you're dying to ask, how does it compare to the Real Technique's Miracle Complexion Sponge? Well, there is no comparision. This so much better than the RT's sponge and that's suprising coming from me because I LOVE the Mircle sponge, but I can't deny it, I bought 2 and the second time I bought one, it didnt bounce back and it didnt apply make up on my face aswell as the first one did so my impressions went down a little from then. Don't get me wrong, I have most of the RT's brush collection and I think they're amazing but their sponge isnt as good as the Beauty Blender.
I like the finish the BB gives my foundation but the real magic happens with my concealer. Getting the right tool to blend in my eye concealer is realy hard for me, I suffer really bad from creasing and powder can just make it cake up in the fine lines so much more. The BB blends out the product whilst picking up the excess but still giving it the coverage that I need to conceal my dark circles. I also like how soft it is around my eyes, I have quite sensitive eye skin so this feels nice around that area as brushes can feel quite harsh.
I picked this up from Selfridges for £15, so it's a little more expensive than the RT's sponge, but I think its worth it.
Do you have the Beauty Blender? What are your thoughts?