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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

Question
Can you use regular brush cleaner on beauty blenders?
I noticed there was a specific brush cleanser for beauty blender.... can you use regular brush cleanser?
asked 1 year ago
HunterL
on the original beautyblender&reg
7 answers
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answer 1
yes!
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
kkaattee
answer 2
I used my regular brush cleaner with mine and it worked fine. Makeup that was left on immediately came off.
answered 1 year ago
StylistSarah
(Pennsylvania)
answer 3
yes, but not even the patented cleaner will remove the foundation from the sponge...it probably only removes the bacteria
answered 1 year ago
lbrownster
answer 4
Hello. I use gentle facial cleanser to clean my beauty blender. I think it is more effective.
answered 1 year ago
dollslife
(Washington DC)
answer 5
i used my bare minerals brush shampoo on it.. although it didn't look as if all the product was off the blender, it still felt relatively clean and i used it again and again.. hope this helps!
answered 1 year ago
Alyssa320
(NYC)
answer 6
Yes. You can use regular brush cleaner. But I think the Beauty Blender cleanser does a better job at cleaning it.
answered 1 year ago
iloveblush
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I wouldn't use the spray kinds. but if its a shampoo type, it should work.
I've used the Dr.Bronner soap with this because the liquid beauty blender soap takes forever and it worked great
answered 1 year ago
infinitise
(Calgary, AB)
Question
How often do you need to throw one of these away?
I can't see how I'd buy a rather pricey sponge if I'll throw it away in a few months, whereas I can keep my brushes for a lifetime.
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
Saku
(New York)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
They say every 6 months... But if yours is cleansed regularly and is taken car of every 8 months or if it rips.....
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Ashlynn12234
(Kansas City)
answer 2
Its meant to be replaced every 3 months but with proper care can last a year or so from what i have heard. Just take really good care of it. And when it starts to stretch and just not work like it used to its time to toss it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Denver,CO)
answer 3
The Beauty Blender is intended to be thrown out every 3-4 months. However, with my personal beauty blender I have been using it for 7 almost 8 months (with regular washings, although I do not use the BB cleanser). With my professional Beauty Blender that I use on clients, I do toss them after 2-3 months.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
makeupmeghann
(Waterloo, Ontario)
answer 4
I use mine daily and I flip it around so I use a clean side every day. I end up washing it every 3 days or so. With regular use, it really does last about 3-4 months. It eventually breaks down a bit (gets less compact), and I replaced mine after it tore from storing it in a zippered case. I've tried other disposable, and one similar non-disposable one from target (about ten bucks), but have found that nothing really compares to the beauty blender.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
answer 5
Beautyblender posted an instruction video on You Tube that recommends replacing the sponge after three months, but I'm sure you can stretch that out longer if you take good care of it.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
ageandwisdom
(New Jersey)
answer 6
Just as is true for your brushes, as long as you regularly clean the sponge it can last you forever or at least until you decide it's time for a new one. They sell a specific cleaner for this product that you can also use to clean your brushes.
answered 6 years, 4 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 6 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Austin, Texas)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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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 10 months 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 1 year, 4 months ago
VickyStone
(Petaluma, Ca)
answer 3
You can apply your foundation as light or as heavy as you want with this applicator.
answered 5 years 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 5 years, 5 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 6 years, 2 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 6 years, 3 months ago
MissMagic
(Brentwood, CA)
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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 5 years, 1 month ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 2
They both come in the same package.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 5 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 4 years, 5 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 5 years 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 5 years, 1 month 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 5 years 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 4 years, 3 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, 5 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 3
yes you could apply MUFE with the sponge .
answered 4 years, 5 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, 8 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 5 years 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 5 years ago
tropicalbabe
(LoS aNgeLeS, CA)
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Should it be cleaned with water, makeup remover or something else?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
vanityprincess
(NY)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
I clean mine with mild antibac soap & warm water. Squeeze excess water out and lay on kleenex to air dry.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
rockmom66
(Minot, ND)
answer 2
I use baby shampoo that was 2/$1 and it works fine. I have never tried the expensive cleanser and never will. There is still some makeup stain that stays on the sponge but I don't mind.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
aheb
answer 3
Its come with the blender cleanser thats clean the sponge.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
preciiousbarbie
(ny,united state)
answer 4
I typically rinse my sponge out with water. I have seen the price for the cleanser and it's a little expensive so I don't use mine on an everyday basis. However, cleaning with water will not damage your sponge in the least! I cannot even notice a difference between the cleanser and water.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
joey101
(Denver, Co)
answer 5
I use the cleanser it comes with. It smells beautiful and it really does lather up very nicely. Sudsy and great. Smells pretty and stays soft!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 6
Beautyblender makes the blendercleanser to clean the beautyblender sponge. http://bit.ly/bawXSU
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, 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, 11 months ago
curiousbuyer516
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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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, 8 months 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, 8 months 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, 8 months 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, 8 months ago
torii28
(CA)
answer 5
YES
answered 3 years, 10 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, 10 months ago
rapunzelesque
(Cordova, TN)
Question
Can you only buy this product line online?
Or are they in-store too?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
robbybobbybabby
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
they sell them in stores, ive seen them mostly around checkout.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
kam96
answer 2
Definitely sold in all Sephora stores!
answered 7 months ago
Sephora4944
(Toronto, ON Canada)
answer 3
You can get them in stores, but there are some great deals online that aren't carried in the store.
answered 9 months ago
andeem76
(San Manuel, AZ)
answer 4
These are typically sold in stores as well. You might want to call your local Sephora just to make sure they carry the exact product you want.
answered 10 months ago
melisg1
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I looked at two Sephora locations in store and they did not have it.. my guess is that it is only online!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lindsey927
(Nashville, TN)
answer 6
Online only.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lagolden
(New York, 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 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 4 months ago
sbetsy
(USA)
answer 5
I use it with mine and it works perfect!!
answered 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 3 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 2
the two-pack has two full-size beautyblenders and a 6oz bottle of beautyblender cleanser.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 3
I purchased the double pack and they are both full size
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 4
Pretty sure they're full size! That's definitely a better deal.
answered 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 months ago
slizzyb
(Tennessee)
answer 6
They're both still full size.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
gemini23
(Mountain View, AR)
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