The beautiful shape and affordability drew me to Real Technique’s new Diamond Miracle Sponge. I use their original Miracle Complexion sponge all the time (I even have four backups right now), and it gets the job done. As a disclaimer, I’ve never used a Beauty Blender. I don’t see the point in shelling out $20 for a sponge that has to be replaced in a month or so. While the Diamond Miracle Sponge is expensive for drugstore, it certainly surpasses the original and is still more affordable than a Beauty Blender.