Search Sephora

Looking for Answers about this Product?

Bath & Body(Q:1758 A:6085)
Fragrance(Q:2331 A:7923)
Hair(Q:3020 A:11144)
Makeup(Q:45380 A:137716)
Eye Makeup(Q:12093 A:49490)
Face Makeup(Q:26156 A:65931)
BB Cream & CC Cream(Q:1614 A:5068)
Blush(Q:2178 A:6626)
Bronzer(Q:820 A:2878)
Concealer(Q:2141 A:4706)
Contour(Q:99 A:259)
Face Brushes(Q:598 A:1916)
Face Powder(Q:1754 A:4502)
Face Primer(Q:2262 A:8166)
Foundation(Q:11563 A:22490)
Foundation Sets(Q:680 A:1423)
Luminizer(Q:737 A:2716)
Makeup Remover(Q:82 A:408)
Tinted Moisturizer(Q:1274 A:2917)
Lips(Q:4714 A:15166)
Nails(Q:1094 A:3798)
Palettes & Value Sets(Q:1200 A:3001)
Men(Q:265 A:688)
Skin Care(Q:16668 A:57953)
Tools & Brushes(Q:3832 A:8758)
Shop now at Sephora
or
Choose a Category
 
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
What are these sponges made of?
Recent Question:
would these be useful for applying eyeshadow primer?
Recent Question:
How do you clean the sponge?
Recent Question:
When will they be in store in Texas?
Recent Question:
really like this tool on my 2nd one. Why do they crack or split so easily? Am washing aft
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
How do you clean the sponge?
Question:
Could you use sponge to blend out creme blush?
Question:
Is this new sponge more pointy than the pink one or is it just my eyes?
Question:
Are you supposed to get it completely clean?
See all questions : Makeup Q & A : Face Makeup Q & A : Makeup Sponges & Applicators Q & A


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.
Questions & Answers:
88 Questions
 | 
440 Answers
Overall Rating:
4.568 out of 5
4.6
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for beautyblender the original beautyblender&reg

Question
Does the sponge need to be washed after each use?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Stockton, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It absolutely does!
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
happymomof1
(Torrance, CA)
answer 2
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 9 months ago
loveleh
answer 3
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 3 years, 10 months ago
atnola
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
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 4 years, 4 months ago
moonstruck1958
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 5
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 4 years, 9 months ago
J5678
answer 6
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 5 years, 8 months ago
annie23
(Santa Clara)
Question
Full Coverage?
I feel like i have a lot of blemishes so i like full coverage foundations. Does this applicator allow maximum coverage or does it apply foundation lightly?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Austin, Texas)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
as long as you dampen your blender first, it allows for maximum coverage. once i actually forgot to dampen and the sponge soaked up my foundation pretty quick. now i make sure i dampen it and let it sit for a couple of minutes while i prime & do something else first. the dampened sponge also feels a little cool on your face, its more refreshing than using a brush application - i love it
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
erica0811
(nj)
answer 2
I have acne scars that I like to cover up, so I also like full coverage. I started using the beauty blender sponge without getting it wet first and the coverage is wayyyyy less sheer. So, it can be used wet to achieve a sheer look, or dry to achieve a full coverage look.
answered 8 months ago
VickyStone
(Petaluma, Ca)
answer 3
You can apply your foundation as light or as heavy as you want with this applicator.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
moonstruck1958
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 4
Absolutely works as full coverage. This sponge is really what you want it to be. If you want full coverage, just use more makeup on the end of your beauty blender, or go over your face twice to build your coverage. I have a lot of blemishes and dark spots on my cheeks and this is the only thing that covers it while still looking natural. Using the pointed end also helps to target small blemishes.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
J5678
answer 5
I have used this with both liquid foundation and with mineral foundation. Personally, I found that it increases the coverage with the mineral makeup without adding a cake-look. For my liquid foundation, I felt like I was wasting too much product to get full coverage (Dior is too expensive to waste). So, I use a brush in the spots I want more coverage and then the beautyblender for application over the rest of my face. Hope I helped...:)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
MandyCD
(Portland, OR)
answer 6
No, I don't think it works well for full coverage at all. I'm very acne-prone with scars from prior acne as well, and I didn't have good results with this sponge. Try a cream foundation instead of a liquid, and use a good foundation brush. :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MissMagic
(Brentwood, CA)
Question
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, 5 months ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 2
They both come in the same package.
answered 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 10 months 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, 4 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, 5 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, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
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, 7 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 3 years, 9 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 3
yes you could apply MUFE with the sponge .
answered 3 years, 10 months 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 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
tropicalbabe
(LoS aNgeLeS, CA)
Question
Does this absorb less makeup than other sponges
One of the reasons I switched from my regular ole disposable makeup sponge to a foundation brush was the huge waste of foundation when you use a sponge. Does this sponge absorb/waste less foundation than a regular makeup sponge? Does wetting the sponge help minimize wasted foundation in any way?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
curiousbuyer516
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You are recommended to wet the BB before using it. Doing this, the sponge has soaked up liquid leaving more of your product to blend.
answered 3 years ago
busybee156
(arizona)
answer 2
If you wet the sponge, the water fills the pores of the sponge, thus not allowing excess product to be absorbed. Absolutely no product is wasted with the Beauty Blender :)
answered 3 years ago
joh1234
(New York City, NY)
answer 3
for me i feel like i use less makeup with the beauty blender and i used to use a brush or a regular sponge too. so im fairly sure it doesnt absorb nearly as much of your foundation
answered 3 years ago
luvxxmakemeup
(houston)
answer 4
The beauty blender absorbs way less foundation than other sponges would. All you have to do is fully wet it so it fills up with water and then squeeze it so it just feels a little damp, then I usually wipe it a little with a towel so that there's no excess water there. Hope that helped!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
torii28
(CA)
answer 5
YES
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
venus6
answer 6
Here's what I do: I dab my foundation onto my whole face with a finger and then use the sponge to pat/stipple/blend it out. I haven't been pouring foundation on the sponge or even dipping the sponge into the foundation. (I have put a dab on the tip of the sponge to use around my nose.) I sure hope that helps. Have fun playing!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
rapunzelesque
(Cordova, TN)
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 2 years, 9 months ago
star24
(Houston, TX)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
sbetsy
(USA)
answer 5
I use it with mine and it works perfect!!
answered 2 years, 8 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, 8 months ago
makeupaddictrn
(Kingman, AZ)
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, 8 months ago
nikkimakeuplove
(chicago IL)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
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, 7 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, 7 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 3
I purchased the double pack and they are both full size
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 4
Pretty sure they're full size! That's definitely a better deal.
answered 2 years, 8 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, 8 months ago
slizzyb
(Tennessee)
answer 6
They're both still full size.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
gemini23
(Mountain View, AR)
Question
Do they sell the beauty blender in Sephora stores or just online?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
ecklecticchic
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Currently the Beautyblender is sold online only!
answered 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 11 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, 5 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, 6 months ago
foxsy
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 5
As far as I've heard, it's only online!
answered 2 years, 7 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, 7 months ago
vhurtado
Question
How do you clean?
I need to clean all of my brushes religiously so my I don't spread bacteria because I have acne, so how would you clean this exactly? Soap and water? Can I use a brush cleanser?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
jcfrizzle
(Fredericksburg, VA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you use a gentle cleanser or any cleanser on your face regularly, use that. It cleans the sponge well and you won't break out because your skin is already familiar with the cleanser.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Choezin
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I would use just a tiny bit of baby shampoo and water. Let it lather up real well and just keep rinsing and lathering. OR you can buy the cleanser for it.
answered 3 months ago
Aprilmarie110
(Orange County, CA)
answer 3
You simply clean this with water and baby shampoo or a very gentle soap by holding it under running water and squeezing the blender with soap applied. You will be able to see the makeup-colored water running off. However, after a while the foundation color tends to stain the pink but it is still clean.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
iheartmakeup07
(san francisco, Ca)
answer 4
Use something super gentle to clean all product from your beauty blender properly, I'd go with something like Baby shampoo or moisturizing shampoo- many brush cleansers contain alcohol, and I could see that eating away at the sponge, wearing it out much faster than normal.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
blysse
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
They sell a cleanser in addition to the Beautyblender, but I just used my mild face soap to gently clean it and it came out great.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
foxsy
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 6
Beautyblender makes a cleaner for their sponges that works great. You can also use the cleaner on your other makeup brushes. I wouldn't suggest using regular soap on your brushes, though. I've heard it can be abrasive and damage them.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
nichole0217
(Chicago, IL)
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 2 years, 5 months ago
kittitykattity
(Raleigh, NC)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sometimes, when you wash it the first few times the color seems to bleed out just a little bit.
answered 3 months ago
Aprilmarie110
(Orange County, CA)
answer 2
You may have just gotten a bad blender. Explain your problem and bring it back to exchange it at Sephora.....
answered 9 months ago
Ashlynn12234
(Kansas City)
answer 3
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 1 year, 5 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 4
It hasn't for me and when I wash it out a pink dye has not run off so you should exchange yours!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 5
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 2 years ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
answer 6
i would advise yu to buy the white beauty blender to avoid that problem :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
SLIIIIIIIM
(gods green earth)
| prev... 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ... 9 | ...next