Have also followed instructions as to how to care for the product. I don't use it everyday as it is a hassle to clean straight away. I've had it only 6 weeks and already there are obvious tears in the sponge. I think I'm better off investing in a brush. Its way to expensive to keep replacing. Though I like the dewy look I get with it for day time. I'll try the Sonia K soon see if that's a bit better....it certainly is cheaper.
When I first bought the Beautyblender, I was in love. It seemed to make my foundation look even more perfect than it did with the 187.
Boy, was I wrong. First of all, the cleaning process is a little ridiculous for my taste. I actually like to clean my brushes really often, probably because I'm washing hair, but washing a sponge every night is definitely not my cup of tea.
Every time I use this product, I follow the instructions exactly. I wet it down so it can expand to its fullest potential size, and squeeze the extra water out in a towel. Then I either put foundation directly on the sponge or on my hand, and then bounce the sponge around my face.
It does blend product nicely. But this sponge cannot get my makeup in the lines in my face like a stippling brush can. So as a result, after just a few minutes of having foundation on, the makeup creases horribly in my forehead line (the huge line that pops up when you raise your eyebrows). And I'm not even raising my eyebrows to make the line pop out.
Smoothing this crease out can do the trick temporarily, but little by little the buildup comes back. Every time. And trust me, I ALWAYS set my foundation with loose powder.
I much prefer brushes. MUCH better investment. This crap lasts you, what, 3 months, and it's almost half the price of a MAC 187. The 187, and brushes in general, can last you YEARS with good care.
The packaging sucks, too. I'm not the type of person that reads instructions before taking something out of its packaging, but apparently that's the case with this product. There's a specific way to remove the sponge from its case. Pathetic. I just ripped the thing out unknowingly. Luckily the sponge did not tear, but others have reported multiple tears even while removing the sponge correctly.
My advice: look elsewhere when buying a makeup applicator.
well, I bought this tool as part of a kit, so it didn't come in its usual packaging, so there was no tearing. It's a lovely tool, excellent job in making your foundation look airbrushed. However, it doesn't clean too fast, so if you're short on time in the mornings, that might not be good. But it's a great tool, I'll def.be buying more.
This is probably the best sponge on the market. It's really cute and pink and blends evenly without any lines- my only issue it that you must wash it every time you use because it gets dirty really fast and then it's not so cute anymore :)
Well, I seem to be definitely in the minority here......read the glowing reviews and decided to purchase this product - although it's ridiculous to spend so much $$$ on a sponge - but hey, if it will make my makeup look fabulous thought it would be worth it.
This sponge did NOTHING for me....my makeup looks much better when applied with my fingers or a simple CVS sponge.
What a waste!
like all the others, I hesitated for along time before buying this because I'm such a bargain shopper. But HOLY COW! it's been a must have in my kit. it is totally worth every penny to look flawless and be eco-friendly.
I thought this would be a really gimmicky product and was reluctant to buy it. Before purchasing this sponge, I either used my fingers or my Prescriptives foundation brush to apply makeup. I gave in and ordered the BB hoping for a tool that would give me even, light coverage and it really does deliver. I've had mine for a couple of months now and while the pink dye that comes off on my towels during the first washings is annoying, I'm still very pleased. I used the sample of the cleanser that came with the sponge, and honestly can't tell a difference between using that and anti-bacterial hand soap. I wash mine before and after each use and it has not started to disintegrate or anything. Since it is expensive, I will repurchase this only if I get at least a full year of use out of it (I deducted one lippie because of the price). If not, I'll try harder to find the Sonia Kashuk version when my BB needs replacing. Overall, does a really good job of blending my Revlon CS foundation so I recommend giving this product a try.
I love love love this sponge. It's pink and cute AND does the job really well. At first, I was a bit hesitant to buy this product because I thought it was too expensive for a little sponge but then I got a gift card to Sephora and purchased it. It was packaged nicely and it also came with a cleanser (which by the way works amazing too....I also use this to wash my other brushes). The beautyblender works just like a stippling brush much like the MAC 187. I first spray my Mac Fix+ onto the sponge and then dab it into my foundation. It gives me the most amazing dewy complexion ever with good coverage. The pointed tip is great for smaller areas like around the nose and inner eyes. Definite repurchase!
I love my Beautyblender! I always used ordinary makeup sponges to apply my foundation but the Beautyblender makes applying easy, streak-free and creates a beautiful natural finish. I dampen my BB with some LRP Thermal Water and tap and blend. I also use it to apply cream blushes; previously I hated cream blushes because I never could make them look natural but this little pink eggie does the job very well!
To clean I use the BB Cleanser which is the best cleanser for sponges IMO; it removes any stains quickly and thoroughly.
I bought the kit with two sponges and the cleanser for 35 Euro. Quite expensive but worth it! Highly recommended! Update: while I still think this is a great sponge I found my regular makeup sponges to do the job as well and they're much cheaper. So I won't repurchase but it's still worth trying!
This a great bledning sponge, its soft. It has a little tip on this tear shaped form that helps to blend into small areas. I got the kit which includes the wash for it. I have actually just been using the wash on my other brushes as well!!! Kind of expensive but it is good for a long time.