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beautyblender the original beautyblender®

What it is: An edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator. What it does: The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. Use it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product. What else you need to know: Beautyblender features an open cell structure that fills with small amounts of water when wet. This allows the sponge to be “full” so that the makeup product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time. When wet, beautyblender doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size when it air dries. Handcrafted in the USA. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
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Questions & Answers for beautyblender the original beautyblender®

Question
How long will it last before it needs to be replaced?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
aurora329
(san antonio, TX)
on the original beautyblender®
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It says three months but it really depends on the use. I hardly used mine (becuase i had no reason to wear makeup for the longest time) but now i use my beauty blender daily and it has lasted more than 3 months, while it is still going strong i will need to replace it soon. It also depends on how you take care of it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Denver,CO)
answer 2
My first blender only lasted me a month, only because I didn't care for it properly and I pretty much ripped it in half. Oops! But, my second blender, last me about 10 months. I wear makeup almost daily and used it every time. I recommend that when you clean it, be very careful! Don't try to man handle it or you'll end up ripping it apart like I did. If you're gentle it'll definitely last more than 3 months.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
Three months if you use it daily. You can probably use it for a longer period of time. But for $20 averaged over three months.... this product ends up costing you about 2 cents a day.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
xtinax
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
The instructions say it should last for about 3 months, but I have a feeling that with proper care it will last much longer.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
hendrixa
(Eure, NC)
answer 5
I went ahead and ordered the 2 in a set instead of one. They are very well-made, I was actually very surprised by them. They are the easiest things ever to clean. You can just run them through water and lay them out. They dry super fast! I've been using mine for almost 2 months and they look as good as new.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
kristaspeck
(Texas)
answer 6
BASED UPON USAGE
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 7
3 months if cleaned properly!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
leobeauty28
(Norfolk, MA)
answer 8
I wish I knew! I plan to use mine until I start breaking out or it falls apart!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
rapunzelesque
(Cordova, TN)
Question
Do they sell the beauty blender in Sephora stores or just online?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
ecklecticchic
on the original beautyblender®
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
They do sell them in stores! They either have their own little shelf or are in with all the product minis! That's where I got mine
answered 4 weeks ago
sophiaweiland
answer 2
I was able to purchase mine in-store.
answered 7 months ago
LadyMsJay
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
Currently the Beautyblender is sold online only!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
Do you know they sell the Beuty Blender at Duane Reade, but the high class DUane Reade...the one of 6th avenue NYC. I always get mines there instead of waiting.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sparklingkatia
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
It says the only sell them online, but I just got one at my local Sephora yesterday, but I know they don't always have them (they must sell pretty quickly)...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mimille
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 6
I tried to find it in our local Sephora store and the girl looked at me like I had lost my mind.. ("The Beauty what??") She gave me a free shipping code and I was able to order a pair online. Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
foxsy
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 7
As far as I've heard, it's only online!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
skearn
(Fresno, CA)
answer 8
Looks like only online. Every Sephora I have gone to and asked about it, says they only carry it online.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
vhurtado
Question
how do i store a beauty blender and it's dupes after using it?
how am i supposed to store the beauty blender when it's damp? do i just leave it out on my desk? i just feel like if i leave it out it'll catch dust and bacteria
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
andyhtrieu
on the original beautyblender®
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
After washing it, I place it (pointy side up) into the lid of the container it came in.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
happymomof1
(Torrance, CA)
answer 2
For travel, I've heard of people using plastic easter eggs to store it. But for day to fay use, use the plastic container it came in. When it dries, it will fall into the container, and when it's wet, it will rest on top.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
lushieforlife
(Illinois)
answer 3
I just store it on the little container it came in on top of my vanity.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
LauriLizbeth
answer 4
You use the container it came in to store it. Since the sponge is still damp, it sits on top of the opening. When it dries, it just slips right down in to the container.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
jdavis9761
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 5
I just store it in the little container it comes in. It has a hole in the top that lets in air.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Maggie1106
(Swampscott, MA)
answer 6
I rest it on top of the container it was in when I purchased it. But yes, I leave it out on my desk/on top of my beauty organizers.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
forgivemehera
(Hyde Park, NY)
answer 7
I use a small shot glass to keep mines inside of on a counter, it air dries and if it has dust on it, I rinse it off before using anyway to dampen it. Also it comes with a nice plastic container with holes so it is safe and able to dry.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
popcornlover722
(Orlando, FL)
answer 8
The casing it came in doubles as a stand for when it's wet but if you've thrown it out use a small dish or even a shot glass to set it on so it's not just rolling around on your desk
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Kyndra
(Boston, MA)
Question
Does this absorb a lot of product?
I'm used to applying my makeup with my fingers, which doesn't waste much product at all. I've been reluctant to buy one of these because I'm worried the sponge would absorb a lot of product and waste it. Can anyone offer any input on this? Thanks!
asked 2 years ago
lauuuren
on the original beautyblender®
8 answers
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answer 1
just make sure you wet it! run it under water for about 30 seconds, give it a few squeezes so the water gets in, squeeze excess water out, and then let it sit for a few minutes... prime & moisturize in the meantime, by then it'll be ready for application. as long as the blender is wet, it doesnt soak up your foundation/concealer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
erica0811
(nj)
answer 2
YES! But only dip it in a little bit of makeup at a time, you can always go back and apply more.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Aprilmarie110
(Orange County, CA)
answer 3
what i usually do is put a couple of pumps of my foundation at the back of my hand. and then using my finger, apply the foundation in dots all over my face and then use the beauty blender in a stippling or bouncy motion.
answered 2 years ago
sonjaweber
answer 4
I was worried about the BB absorbing my foundation at first too, but it hardly does that at all. The trick is to stick the BB under luke-warm running tap water until it is completely soaked - it will almost double in size, then squeeze out all of the excess water, then put your foundation on the BB. [=
answered 2 years ago
mcnerdly
(PDX)
answer 5
As long as you use it damp as suggested, it doesn't really absorb much! It'll get a little dirty but it won't absorb any significant amounts.
answered 2 years ago
blushingbell
(Columbus, OH)
answer 6
I read many reviews that claim the beauty blender absorbs your products but I have not had that problem. I've used it wet and dry with powder and creams and don't use anymore than usual. In my opinion this product is a beauty must have.
answered 2 years ago
dollslife
(Washington DC)
answer 7
For me the best application is with fingers, and when I'm done I lightly press beauty blender all over face for airbrush streak free effect. Than you don't waist any product.
It absorbs some but not as much as regular sponges though, the thicker the foundation the less is being absorbed. Sometimes I do apply make up with it (heavier foundations), I place bigger dots all over my face and than dot dot dot (not smear) my beauty blender.
Love it so much and highly recommend it. Also it last for ever, very durable with proper care.
answered 2 years ago
bigslacker666
(NWPacific)
answer 8
Applying makeup with finger is great, but I would suggest you use your finger and then bounce the moist blender all over your face to blend and even it out. I doesn't soak up foundation, at least that's never been the problem with me.
answered 2 years ago
iloveblush
(New York, NY)
Question
Does the sponge need to be washed after each use?
asked 7 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Stockton, CA)
on the original beautyblender®
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes wash after each use! I learned this lesson the hard way and my sponge was moldy one month after buying it. I washed it once a week and kept it on the counter in the lid it came in and after a few weeks it had black dots on it. I thought it was makeup at first but a week later they doubled and after Googling it I realized it was mold and had to toss it! I love the airbrushed finish so I immediately purchased another one and have been diligent about washing it and two months in, so far so good!
answered 1 year ago
bogusia018
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
It absolutely does!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
happymomof1
(Torrance, CA)
answer 3
It depends on your skin type, whether you use it on a clean face, and where you keep it. If its kept in a place with good air circulation, and you use it on a clean face you should be good to clean it every couple of uses. (The same amount you would need to clean your face brushes) That being said if you have oily skin you will need to clean it more frequently, and even if, say, you used it on monday and never cleaned it then didn't need to use it again until saturday you should still clean it as if you had used it for the past couple days first, because you left product on it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
loveleh
answer 4
Um, yes it absolutely must be washed after each use. It takes at least 1-1/2 to 2 days for the sponge to fully dry all the way through after using it, and if you allowed it to sit damp for that long with moist dirty makeup and moist dead skin cells then you will FOR SURE have a nice little mold culture growing from the center of the sponge by the next time you use it. And no, it does not matter if you only used the sponge to apply makeup to a "clean" face. damp dead skin cells are a PRIME environment for mold growth, "clean" or not.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
atnola
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 5
I wash it after every use just because I like my sponges clean and if you wash it every day, then you don't have to worry about it staining with your makeup.
answered 6 years ago
moonstruck1958
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 6
I clean mine after every single use. It only takes 30 seconds, plus it makes the beauty blender seem brand new every time I use it.
answered 6 years, 5 months ago
J5678
answer 7
The sponge needs to be washed when you would throw away/ wash other sponges, not after each application. I actually like keeping mine unwashed for awhile because as it gets more product in it it performs better. You use it on a clean face anyway. That being said you do need to clean your sponge after awhile to kill bacteria that start growing on it and excess product that can cause breakouts.
answered 7 years, 4 months ago
annie23
(Santa Clara)
Question
What is a similar product to the beautyblender?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
alyyk123
on the original beautyblender®
7 answers
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answer 1
I've tried just about every makeup sponge including some suggested and they can't come close to the same results! I have large pores that show under makeup & primer using any other sponge even using the same technique as instructed for the Beauty Blender. This is the only product that hides my large pores using only my vegan friendly minerals. I don't even need to use primer because this sponge works it's magic with very little help from my minerals. It is well worth buying & I can honestly say I'd pay quadruple the current price for the results I get using it!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
answer 2
I havn't found anything of similar quality. If the question is of price, this is definately worth it!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
makeupmeghann
(Waterloo, Ontario)
answer 3
Have not found a similar product - this is worth the cost!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
bellabella5
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 4
I honestly don't see any other product out there that is similar to the blender-triangle wedge sponges just don't have the same kind of density of this sponge
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
maria51va
(alexandria, VA)
answer 5
Sephora has created a dupe to this which is found in both stores and online. You can also find a dupe at Target by Sonia Kashuk.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I regular sponge that you wet.. it might take a little longer "bouncing" the product around since it wont be as big as the bottom of the blender but i think you will get the same results. You could also buy the cheaper versions... Sephora (yellow blender) has one and they sell one at Target (purple/blue)
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
KatiFitz
(Bunker Hill, WV)
answer 7
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
sunscreen
I'm using DDF tinted sunscreen. can i apply sunscreen with this sponge ?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Amherst, MA)
on the original beautyblender®
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I personally don't recommend you using this with a sunscreen of any kind because the water that is applied on the sponge might not make your sunscreen work properly. For many sunscreens you have to wait at least 15 minutes before water or sun exposure. Apply the sunscreen or tinted sunscreen using your hand or maybe a dry brush.:)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
yvonne44
(pasadena,ca)
answer 2
I have used for tinted sunscreen, works great!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
bellabella5
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 3
I guess you could, but it would seem to me that applying the SPF with your fingers would work better.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
jdykes33
(Dothan, Alabama)
answer 4
Yep! I do.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
aheb
answer 5
absolutely!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KayBee
(Philadelphia, Pa)
answer 6
I don't know why you couldn't apply sunscreen with it - you can use it for liquid or mineral foundations. Keep in mind that the sponge is WET for most applications so you might be diluting and wasting some of your sunscreen.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
dmsr
answer 7
I believe you can use this sponge for any type of application. Personally I like to thin my foundation or whatever down with a little water so it's not so thick on my face and wrinkles. This sponge would work great for anything you can thin with a tad bit of water. Sunscreen would work too. Just make sure you rinse it out with water before storing away for the next application.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
SuzieBee
(Ponsford, MN)
Question
does it have container coming along?
I wonder how to keep this sponge in a box? it's not convenience to carry around in purse,right? Please tell me any your idea if you already got it. Thanks any way.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
luxury
(texas)
on the original beautyblender®
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you ABSOLUTELY have to put in your purse, or you're traveling with it...I'd suggest going to your local pharmacy, and asking for a round pill bottle- I have one that's about 2" in diameter and 3.5" high. Or, look around at home and see if you have an old one that you can wash out & sanitize :)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
blysse
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend buying this product if you intend on carrying it around in your purse just because the sponge is easily ripped if bent the wrong way. If you absolutely need to carry it around, you can place it in a paper towel and then into a plastic bag.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I saw little pill boxes at the drugstore that would work. They're just about the right size for this; you might have to squeeze the sides of the Beautyblender just a little. Or if you own the MUFE kabuki to go, the little zip bag is just about right, too.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
delamaine
(Sammamish, WA)
answer 4
You can keep this sponge in a small plastic container and put it inside your purse- be sure it's hygienic. But as for myself, I put this sponge in a plastic box along with its cleanser and my other sponges. Rarely bring beautyblender sponge anywhere with me because I use it only for applying my makeup base at home.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
dechadance
(Upland, CA)
answer 5
you could keep it in a purse or you could buy a makeup kit to put the sponge in.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 6
I don't carry mine with me. The foundation I use is great and lasts 15 hrs, so I never need to reapply while I'm out. If I had to take it with me though, I would put it in a ziploc baggie and stick it in my makeup bag in my purse. This is because it stays damp for a while after using it.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
jsc81581
(Rockford, IL)
answer 7
Well, there is this platform thingamajig that it comes with, where you can set it down in the little hole of the platform so it dries. That way it's not sitting on the desk getting dirty or anything. But as for carrying it around in your purse, I wouldn't suggest it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
Question
Does this work with tinted moisturizer?
I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and I am wondering if this product might absorb my makeup since the coverage is already pretty sheer? I usually just apply with my fingers, but I'd like to try the sponge to avoid shine and create a natural finish.
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
star24
(Houston, TX)
on the original beautyblender®
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It absorbed most of my NARS tinted moisturizer! I suggest use a brush or your fingers!
answered 8 months ago
xahra
answer 2
It's a sponge so it will absorb a little of your makeup. I use Giorgio Armani foundation, which is very liquid, but it works amazing. I used to apply it with my fingers too, but I find the sponge to be easier and quicker.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ponuzi
(The Bay Area, CA)
answer 3
I would suggest running it under water before popping on the TM. I also use it with my Laura Mercier TM, and it works beautifully. I think wetting it allows it to blend better and also absorb less product. I think you could also "build up" the coverage of the TM with a few small layers with this sponge-and still have a very natural finish.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mkatharine
(Greenville, SC)
answer 4
I use the beauty blender as instructed to apply tinted moisturizer and I have not noticed it eating up the product to the point that I cannot see any on my face so I would say go ahead and try it with your tinted moisturizer, works for me.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 5
I haven't tried it with a tinted moisturizer but I'd recommend wetting the sponge before you dip it into the tinted moisturizer so that it will absorb less.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
sbetsy
(USA)
answer 6
I use it with mine and it works perfect!!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
adriananoelle
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 7
I use Laura Mercier too, and yes, it works with the beautyblender. I make sure the sponge is damp, put a bit of tinted moisturizer on it, then press it into my skin. The finish is a lot nicer than with a brush or fingers.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
makeupaddictrn
(Kingman, AZ)
Question
does the pink dye ever go away?
I bought the beautyblender after reading/seeing so many positive reviews. BUT, anytime I use it, the pink dye mixes with the makeup I am applying and leaves my face pink... not cool. Has anyone else experienced this? Does it ever go away? I've washed it several times with no change.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
kittitykattity
(Raleigh, NC)
on the original beautyblender®
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Mine keeps oozing pink every time I wash it. I use the solid bar that comes with it too and nothing else. After reading these other posts, I'm considering exchanging it for one that isn't do that.
answered 6 months ago
SparkleAddict23
answer 2
Sometimes, when you wash it the first few times the color seems to bleed out just a little bit.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Aprilmarie110
(Orange County, CA)
answer 3
You may have just gotten a bad blender. Explain your problem and bring it back to exchange it at Sephora.....
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Ashlynn12234
(Kansas City)
answer 4
the shape of the beauty blender is what makes it a great item so if its the same shape get it, and i mean the point helps blend the under eye well!
answered 3 years ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 5
It hasn't for me and when I wash it out a pink dye has not run off so you should exchange yours!
answered 3 years ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 6
I would think this would only be possible if a harsh soap is being used to clean it. Antibacterial soap, dishsoap, handsoap, bodywash, and shampoo are all bad to use on makeup sponges or brushes. Even some brush cleaners are not gentle enough, so the best bet is to only use the actual cleaner for the sponge. If you use the cleaner that came with it then I would think it is an issue with that sponge in particular. I get no color rinse or transfer with mine & I wash & use it daily for the past couple of weeks.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
answer 7
i would advise yu to buy the white beauty blender to avoid that problem :)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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