Saturday, June 02, 2012

Real Techniques Stippling Brush vs The Beauty Blender

Hello my lovelies! 

So sorry I haven't posted in long time, I don't know what's wrong with me I always put off posting! I never really think I have anything interesting to post about and I'm also more of a video girl but hey ho I'm going to try and get back into the swing of things! 

I thought that today I would do a review/ comparison of the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and the Beauty Blender.   

Sorry the brushes are dirty but I'm in a bit of a rush so I didn't really have time to wash them! :)

So I first purchased the beauty blender and when I tried it I was in a rush so it sort of came out patchy and it didn't really look that appealing! I then purchased the Stippling brush and when I first tried it I was very impressed! My foundation blended in really well and it overall left a really nice finish, I carried on using this for a week or so. Then today I found myself with some extra time so I thought I would try the Beauty Blender again, the first time I tried it I sort of just swirled it around my face (there is no better way to describe it :L) but today instead I dotted the foundation around my face and used the blender to dab it into my skin. Now this method does take a bit longer but I found that it left really nice results, it doesn't even look like I'm wearing foundation.

Both the Beauty Blender and the Stippling Brush both have their up and downsides, so I'm going to give you a list of each!

Beauty Blender
Stippling Brush
Cheap - I purchased mine off eBay for around £4.
Leaves a very nice finish.
Made of a strong material.
Soft on the skin.
Leaves a natural finish. 
Flared out bottom so it can stand alone.
Small and compact, easy for travel.
Quick and easy to apply foundation.
Takes a bit longer to achieve a nice finish as oppose to the brush.    
Its fairly expensive
Make up on the sponge is more easily transferable to clothing etc.
Sometimes it doesn't blend as well on my nose, you can see brush marks.

Overall I would give the beauty blender a 4.5/5 and I would give the stippling brush a 4/5. I think that after today I've become a firm lover of the beauty blender, I'm so glad I gave it another chance and I would say that personally for me it JUST pips the stippling brush to the post! Although saying this the Stippling brush is still absolutely amazing! I would definitely recommend them both! 

This is a photo of how the beauty blender worked with my foundation. 


  1. hallo! cute blog c:

    this'll probably sound a bit weird, but i don't suppose you have anything left from your older account, like a picture or anything? you probably get this all the time but i thought your shorter haircut was perrrrrrfect and exactly what i wanted, and then one day all evidence of it disappeared, haha. i've been trying to cobble together a comparable example to show my hairdresser, but yours was totally the best!

    and, i always got brush marks on my nose as well. i kind of gave up on everything and just go for it with my fingers nowadays. i should probably look into these blender things.

  2. You should clarify that this is NOT The Beauty Blender - it is a knock-off/dupe 'blending sponge' version. The real version is far, far better than any dupe - but so much more expensive! Useful post. I'm glad you gave the sponge a second chance.


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