No.1 Real Technique© Miracle Complexion Sponge
It looks like someone took a slice out of the side of this latex-free sponge and that’s precisely what makes it such a multi-use tool. A 3-in-1 multi-functional makeup sponge for anyone who spends extra time polishing your complexion, this is a great all-in-one tool that helps you do just that. A worthy competitor to the beauty blender throne at half the price.
USD$10 – Sephora
No. 2 Too Cool for School© Marshmallow Puff
This curvy over-achiever which helps you blend away. It also has a small divot which can aid in more precise application. From the Korean makeup house, Too Cool For school, the marshmallow puff gives users holding the round bottom provides a softer application, whereas gripping the ridge of the sponge, the application will be more intense. The pointy side is great for under the eyes and between the eyebrows, while the flatter domed end is nice everywhere else. While people have complained about the dense & hardness of the sponge, it definitely has its own value.
USD$10.50 – Amazon
No. 3 Mad for Makeup© Better Beauty Blender ~ Flawless Finish
This amazing almond shaped sponge helps give you a flawless finish, while providing the right balance to rub you the right way. Created by Seattle Inspired Makeup house; Mad For Makeup, who support women Empowerment via affordable makeup accessories & donations; the flawless finish the sponge provides is thanks to the semi firm sponge texture that creates a stippling effect when you apply makeup that leaves an incredible airbrushed look. Really, you’d swear you came straight from a professional makeup artist & only paid a fraction for it. A great alternative to the beauty blender. For public sale early September, 2016.
USD$ 5 – madformakeup.co
No. 4 MAC All Blending Sponge
A latex-free coral sponge for applying creams and liquids with flawless control. It gives you a flawless natural finish on your face while being easy to grip. The all blending sponge was one of the first beauty sponges to come to the market and have its own fan base. The softness and sponge texture has its concerns, but it effectiveness and capabilities of the sponge are without question. A good alternative from the beauty blender while spending half the price.
USD$10 – MAC
No.5 Sephora 3D Precison Sponge
Get an even makeup with this sponge that can create different layers without the need to be mixed. This Round-shaped sponge tip reaches a wider area & have a small pointy end that helps with application of concealer, cream blush, and liquid and solid foundation. Its Free of latex, Texture antibacterial, but note that it’s no Beauty Blender. The hardness & pores of the sponge have certain concerns, but at its price it can be considered an appropriate alternative to the beauty blender.
USD$12 – sephora