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Is this good to use with a thick foundation?
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Is it sanitary to use it on more than one person if you wash it in between people?
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are these like the eco tools cellulose sponges?
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beautyblender the original beautyblender&reg

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&reg 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.
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Questions & Answers for beautyblender the original beautyblender&reg

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If you purchase the two pack, are they packaged individually?
Thinking of replacing mine and getting one for a friend, but only if they come in separate packaging. Thanks!
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 2
They both come in the same package.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
megz196
(Ontario)
answer 3
Well i purchased the one with the cleanser and two sponges and the two sponges came in one container so if I had to guess, id say that if you bought only the two sponges, they would also come together in one package.
answered 4 years ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 4
If you want it separate buy it separate because some come together and the other comes separate.
answered 4 years ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 5
They're not separately packaged, they come in a plastic bubble-like container. They are separated by a plastic disc.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
moonstruck1958
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 6
The 2-pack that I got was packaged in 1 container, so no - they are not individually packed within that little canister. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cinamonwinters
Question
is it better than a brush or regular sponge/ fingers?
i was wondering if this is better for application and would it be good for a liquid/gel like foundation such as MUFE face and body?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
I have never found a brush to be a good tool to apply foundation, so for me, this is the best product on the market. It is much better than using your fingers alone.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jdykes33
(Dothan, Alabama)
answer 2
YES! It gives an airbrush finish. But you have to make sure that every time you use it, you dampen it with water or else it won't work to its full potential.
answered 4 years ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 3
yes you could apply MUFE with the sponge .
answered 4 years ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 4
I use EL double wear liquid foundation and I prefer to use a stippling brush. Tried using only the BB and it didn't quite work as well for me. Plenty of other uses for the BB so I'll stick with my brush for now.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
dmsr
answer 5
I think it's better than a brush since sometimes a brush leaves streaks. You have to 'blot' your makeup not swipe it with this sponge. It works for any kind of makeup.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
moonstruck1958
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 6
So ive had mine for a month and i absolutely love it! i use it with my MAC face and body liquid foundation and the results are Flawless!! I dont think i will use the foundation brushes again. This is a really great buy and should be on every girls must have list.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
tropicalbabe
(LoS aNgeLeS, CA)
Question
Do they sell the beauty blender in Sephora stores or just online?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
ecklecticchic
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
Currently the Beautyblender is sold online only!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
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 2 years, 2 months ago
sparklingkatia
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
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 2 years, 7 months ago
mimille
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 4
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 2 years, 8 months ago
foxsy
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 5
As far as I've heard, it's only online!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
skearn
(Fresno, CA)
answer 6
Looks like only online. Every Sephora I have gone to and asked about it, says they only carry it online.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
vhurtado
Question
How do you store this after daily use?
After I use this sponge, it is still damp, so I don't like putting it in its little box because I can see it steaming up, and I'm worried about bacteria. But, if I leave the box open, dust, hairspray, perfume and other stuff settles on it all day. What is the best way to store it daily?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
kristallovesdogs
(Michigan)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
I've been using the Beauty Blender for quite some time now, and I have always left mine in the open container to dry. If you buy the double pack, it comes with a small pedestal insert in the packaging, and that is what I sit mine on to dry daily. I use my Beauty Blender almost every day (along with hairspray and other makeup products) and have had no trouble with other products getting on it. I think when you wet it before use that it would probably rinse away most of the other products that may have landed on it while drying.
answered 1 year ago
jcgirl13
(Johnson City, TN)
answer 2
While it's drying, I store it sitting sideways on top of the round container it came in. I also keep the container with sponge atop it on a shelf inside my medicine cabinet to prevent excess dust/particles in the air from getting on it. If you don't have a medicine cabinet shelf with doors or mirror covering it, I'm sure any drawer in your bathroom or wherever you keep your makeup supplies would serve the same purpose, just make sure it's vented slightly so a bit of air can still get into the area so your sponge will actually dry!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
BrookeSB
(Gillette, WY)
answer 3
The best way to prevent bacteria is to wash the sponge after every use. By doing that you can store it the way you do now.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KarisTerese
(Springfield, MO)
answer 4
I keep mine in the open with the other make up. I throw it in the washing machine once a week though. (I put it into one of those mesh bags.)
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
gatsby
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 5
I suggest leaving it on a hand towel & placing a paper towel loosely over it to keep stuff from getting on it. That is what I do with mine. I don't suggest putting it in a drawer, cupboard, or other place that is going to have it in the dark when it is still damp because that provides the breeding ground bacteria is partial to having. It is the same logic of not putting away wet dishes in the drawer or cupboard to avoid bacteria that you should use for damp makeup sponges and brushes.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
answer 6
I leave mine out of the box but under the bathroom sink in thebathroom cabinet so it exposed to air but out of the way. If you express most of the water out the sponges dry very easily.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Binks
(Covington, LA)
Question
size?
i want to buy the two pack beauty blender it seems like a better deal but will they be full size? or smaller since it comes with two BB's ? plz help xoxo thankyou for the help :)
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
nikkimakeuplove
(chicago IL)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
i wanted to follow up my answer and saw i was describing the two-pack where the cleanser is included. any beautyblender that is sold (individually, two-pack or beautyblender + cleanser) is a full-size beautyblender.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 2
the two-pack has two full-size beautyblenders and a 6oz bottle of beautyblender cleanser.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 3
I purchased the double pack and they are both full size
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 4
Pretty sure they're full size! That's definitely a better deal.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hannah1027
answer 5
If you purchase the two pack of beauty blenders then you will receive two full size beauty blenders. I purchased the two pack for the same reason you stated (price). I kept one for myself and I gave the second to my mother. My mother hasn't really gotten into adding an extra step to her makeup routine, but I love this product! I use it every time I apply foundation, so I highly recommend it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
slizzyb
(Tennessee)
answer 6
They're both still full size.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gemini23
(Mountain View, AR)
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How long does it last?
I was wondering how long you can use this or how many applications does it provide would be very helpful in purchasing this product. Thank you.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Hollywood, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
I use my Beauty Blender until it's falling apart! I've had the one that I'm using now for about four months with no problems, and I use it every day. Just make sure to wash your Beauty Blender at least once a week with an antibacterial product and to let it dry completely each day so that bacteria do not have a moist environment to grow on.
answered 1 year ago
jcgirl13
(Johnson City, TN)
answer 2
The company suggests using the blender for six months. The beauty blender cleanser is supposed to prolong the life of the blender too.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KarisTerese
(Springfield, MO)
answer 3
I wash mine after every use, and it has lasted my 4 months now.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
mrsmega
answer 4
I've had the same beauty blender for about six months now and it works just like new. I wash it about once a week with baby shampoo and store it in the plastic container it came with. I use it every day.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
iheartmakeup07
(san francisco, Ca)
answer 5
I have used and cleaned the same one, almost daily, for six months
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
debifl
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
answer 6
It would depend on the way you care for the sponge. If you invest in them you should also buy the cleaner. I've only used mine for a couple weeks, but it looks as good as the unused one after it is clean & dry. I am blown away by how natural my makeup looks with this product & that I'm able to make my large pores disappear using this damp sponge & my usual brand of minerals. I don't need to use primer any longer & that saves me money. After using this product I can honestly say I'll be buying them as often as I need to get them, but with proper care I imagine it will be at the very least 6 months or more until it will even be time to start thinking about ordering another one.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
Question
How good does it work with the Makeup Forever HD Foundation?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
AdriChristine
(Mesa, AZ)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
The beauty blender works perfectly with MUFE foundations! Make sure to dampen the sponge first as the directions advise. The damp beauty blender will give flawless almost airbrushed finish
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KarisTerese
(Springfield, MO)
answer 2
I use the beauty blender to apply makeup forever HD foundation every morning, and it works wonderfully. I've tried foundation brushes, other types of sponges, and used my fingers and nothing works as well as this!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
meowcat21
(FL)
answer 3
It works amazingly. Wet your beauty blender first, I use a towel to get the excess water out, then apply your foundation. This way it isn't sucking up most of a $42 foundation
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sialovessun
(Marina Del Rey, CA)
answer 4
It works great with any foundation, including the MUFE HD foundation. That's my go-to foundation and the beauty blender made it easy to apply. I highly recommend it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
laze
(San Jose, CA)
answer 5
It works well. I put on all of my liquid foundations on with the beauty blender. hd foundation + beauty blender= perfect looking skin!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
istayflyy
(San Diego, CA)
answer 6
The Beauty Blender works great with all liquid foundations, including the MUFE HD Foundations. Please take a look at the "How to Use" tab above for specific instructions for use.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
what is the size of the beauty blender?
I know that Sephora carries a mini beauty blender and a large one. I am looking for the regular sized beauty blender is this the regular one or the mini one?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
m4makeup
(Mississauga)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
I've only seen one size of the BeautyBlender at Sephora. I know, I was hesitant too because it was small in size, but when you let it absorb water (and of course squeeze the excess after), it gets bigger. Big enough to apply foundation, Concealer, etc on to your face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
thekatrinas
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 2
the one i bought was the small one but you put it under running water and squeeze and it will grow to the size of your palm just wrap it in a towel and squeeze excess water before use. It makes it easier to blend any liquid product.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 3
The regular one is a small one (fits in a closed fist). But when you add water to it, it gets big.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
aNgi386
(Salinas, CA.)
answer 4
I only know of one size. This one looks small, but when put under running water (which is what you're supposed to do in order for it to work correctly) the size expands.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
gmacatbag
(San Jose, CA)
answer 5
The pink is the regular. It looks much smaller but more than doubles in size when wet. Both are great purchases. The smaller is great from the under eyes.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
EBecks
(Madison , WI)
answer 6
This is the standard full size and not a mini.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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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 2 years, 11 months ago
star24
(Houston, TX)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
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 2 years, 9 months ago
ponuzi
(The Bay Area, CA)
answer 2
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 2 years, 9 months ago
mkatharine
(Greenville, SC)
answer 3
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 2 years, 10 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 4
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 2 years, 11 months ago
sbetsy
(USA)
answer 5
I use it with mine and it works perfect!!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
adriananoelle
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 6
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 2 years, 11 months ago
makeupaddictrn
(Kingman, AZ)
Question
Packaging
I managed to find the beautyblender in store but the packaging is a lot tighter than what I've seen online. The plastic box is just big enough to fit the dry version of the sponge, there is no plastic pedestal or insert saying how to use it. Is this normal?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
effervescence
(Montreal, QC)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
I ordered my Beauty Blender from Sephora.com and it came in what sounds like the same packaging. When dry, the sponge fits neatly into the little plastic tube, but when it's wet, it sits atop the tube to air dry.

I think it's normal ;)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
OhioMichelle
(Columbus, Ohio)
answer 2
The plastic box becomes the pedestal -- I'm not sure about the instructions, though!

Once you've washed your sponge and it no longer fits in the container, place the container open-side up and rest the sponge on it's base. It's like placing an apple on top of a glass of water -- it won't fall into the container but it won't fall off either.
This will allow the sponge to air dry; if the bottom of the sponge (resting on the container) is still wet after the rest of the sponge has dried, rotate the sponge upside-down to let the base of the sponge dry.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
BrookeBurns
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I have noticed that too. I did end up buying one and it had the instructions in it. And the small packaging works awesomely. Because since it grows, after your done using it the sponge is huge and you just sit it on the top of the container and when it is drying it gets smaller and finally drops back into the container on its own.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
alpha10
answer 4
Yeah mine also did not have instructions so I just went online and saw youtube videos on it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 5
I use the plastice container to hold the wet sponge. I just place the beautyblender on top of it. By the time I get home, it almost fits back inside!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
smaree
(Ft Myers, Fl.)
answer 6
I had to go to Youtube to find a good illustration on how to use it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
gatsby
(Raleigh, NC)
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