Review: Heme Transparent Puff vs Real Techniques and BeautyBlender

I’m sure you’ve heard of the latest trend for applying your foundation – the Heme Transparent Puff. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s basically this cute teardrop-shaped puff that has a cute smiley face on it. Here:

Heme Transparent Puff

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We managed to get our hands on it so today we’re giving an unsponsored and unbiased review of the Heme transparent puff vs the all time favourites, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and the BeautyBlender. Read on for the review and video demonstration!

We wanted to test out which of these 3 applicators absorbs the least product and gives you the best finish.

To make this review unbiased, we pumped an equal amount of foundation (1 pump) onto each hand and blended them out with the different applicators.

Heme Puff vs BeautyBlender:

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We applied 1 pump of foundation onto each hand and blended it out with the BeautyBlender and the Heme Baby Q Transparent Puff respectively.

The BeautyBlender lived up to its name and was able to blend out the foundation quite well despite absorbing quite a fair bit of product. The product was ‘pushed’ into the skin well enough to create an airbrushed finish. On the contrary, the Heme puff left some streakiness behind and did not allow the foundation to settle into the skin as naturally as the BeautyBlender.

Watch this video to see the difference!

Heme Puff vs Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

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We did the same thing for the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge vs the Heme Baby Q Transparent Puff, with just one pump of foundation on each hand.

Upon touching the Real Techniques sponge, I realised that it is much smoother and softer than the BeautyBlender. What was interesting from the result was that the RT sponge actually absorbed lesser product than the BB! Even though the RT sponge absorbed lesser products than the BB, we felt that the finish was slightly better using the BB as it looked more natural. With the Real Techniques sponge, it didn’t blend the product out as well as the BeautyBlender did.




  • Natural airbrushed finish
  • Able to get to harder-to-reach areas such as inner corner of eyes
  • Comes in different colours
  • Soft and bouncy material


  • Absorbs quite a fair bit of product
  • Cleaning is tedious
  • Must run it under the water for it to swell up before using


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge


  • Fairly natural finish
  • Comes with a flat side to ensure faster and easier blending for the face and forehead areas
  • Feels softer than the BeautyBlender
  • Absorbs little product


  • Only 1 colour available
  • Tip is not sharp enough so areas between the eyes and nose might be harder to reach
  • Maintenance may be troublesome for some, just like the BeautyBlender


Heme Transparent Puff


  • Absorbs almost no product at all
  • Cleans easily and need little to no maintenance
  • Low absorbency ensures that the coverage of the foundation is not compromised


  • Material doesn’t feel as comfortable when in contact with the skin, feels a little plasticky
  • Might leave a streaky finish and unable to spread well if too much product is used
  • Only 1 colour available
  • Flat shape so might be harder to grip onto when blending


In conclusion, I feel that all 3 applicators are winners in their own field, be it absorbency, finish, shape, or even the maintenance level. If you’re looking for the most natural finish: the BeautyBlender. If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to the BeautyBlender: the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge. If you’re looking for an applicator that won’t compromise the coverage of your foundation and easy maintenance: the Heme puff.

Watch the video to see how the applicators performed!

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