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Is it worth it? Or should I buy a regular concealer brush?
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I bought the BB on April 2nd, I've used it almost every day, and the sponge already has several tears. Is that normal for this product?
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Should the color be running?
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does this come with 2? like 2, one for each eye? or just one to do one at a time? and does the stickiness wear off?
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Any color dye? Same material as original one?


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. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
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Questions & Answers for beautyblender the original beautyblender&reg

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I do not wear foundation, but I do use tinted moisturizer. I apply to my entire face and then put bronzer and blush on top.
Is the product helpful for tinted moisturizer application?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Dallas, tx)
on the original beautyblender&reg
7 answers
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answer 1
Probably not necessary for a tinted moisturizer. I think it's more for medium to full coverage foundation and concealer. Not sure if you've tried it, but a stippling or even kabuki brush works great for tinted moisturizer or more "sheer coverage" makeup
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
erica0811
(nj)
answer 2
Yes this product is really helpful for tinted moisturizer, it gives you an even application of product and still leaves your skin looking flawless
answered 2 years ago
BabyBoo13
(Oakland, CA)
answer 3
I used this with my NARS tinted moisturizer and it applied AMAZINGLY!! Very pleased with it, you'll love it
answered 2 years ago
tlam33
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
This sponge works with any liquid type of formula!
I use it for foundation and concealer!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
gloriaasy
(Irvine, CA)
answer 5
This product works on any type of liquid foundation whether it be a very lightweight product to something heavy!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
abskiis
answer 6
Yes, I use it with my hourglass tinted moisturizer and find it just as helpful as with the foundation application.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ElizLiza
(Pebble Beach, CA)
answer 7
Absolutely. It will blend and smooth the tinted moisturizer on just as it does with regular foundation.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
darlenam
(Philadelphia,PA)
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Does the sponge need to be washed after each use?
asked 7 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Stockton, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
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 11 months ago
bogusia018
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
It absolutely does!
answered 1 year, 10 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, 4 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, 5 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 5 years, 11 months 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, 4 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, 3 months ago
annie23
(Santa Clara)
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&reg
7 answers
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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, 10 months ago
yvonne44
(pasadena,ca)
answer 2
I have used for tinted sunscreen, works great!
answered 5 years, 1 month 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, 2 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, 7 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)
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Black spots on my beauty blender?
I've only had my beauty blender for about a week, but the last time I used it was two days ago (8/24/13). I was in a hurry and just put it back in the container it came with. I forgot about it until today (8/26/13), and I noticed that there are little black dots in the middle section of the sponge. I'm assuming this is mold/mildew, should I throw it away? I've tried washing it with the recommended cleanser, but the black dots are still there.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on the original beautyblender&reg
7 answers
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answer 1
Sounds like mold to me. I'd get rid of it & purchase a new one.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
happymomof1
(Torrance, CA)
answer 2
Wash it in soap to get rid of mildew, and never leave it an place with stagnant air again or it won't dry.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
loveleh
answer 3
I would recommend throwing it away... This happened to me once before, too. I was traveling and left the Beauty Blender in its container for a couple of days. I tried washing it with Dawn antibacterial dish soap under very hot water several times and the spots would not come off. A friend recommended washing it in bleach, but honestly if you can see mold on something still, that can be hazardous to your health.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
jcgirl13
(Johnson City, TN)
answer 4
Yes, it is more than likely mildew/bacteria. I would throw it out. I never store my beauty blender in the container. I turn the sponge pointy side down and set on top of the container so that it is always open and can dry.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Donna906
(South Tampa, FL)
answer 5
Take it back to sephora they might give u a new one if the old one is unusable
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lilattie
(bronc ny)
answer 6
to me it sounds like mold/mildew. I would personally throw it away, I think it you let it air dry uncovered it will help solve the problem. Also wash it with an antibacterial soap after every single use
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
obnurse86
(USA)
answer 7
Throw it away!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
wendyomgwar
(Baltimore. MD)
Question
What is a similar product to the beautyblender?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
alyyk123
on the original beautyblender&reg
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, 7 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, 1 month 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, 4 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, 4 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, 9 months ago
KatiFitz
(Bunker Hill, WV)
answer 7
For personalized product recommendations, we invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA. Please choose menu option 2 to speak directly with a Beauty Advisor.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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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 ago
kittitykattity
(Raleigh, NC)
on the original beautyblender&reg
7 answers
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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 5 months, 2 weeks 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, 7 months ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
answer 7
i would advise yu to buy the white beauty blender to avoid that problem :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
SLIIIIIIIM
(gods green earth)
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 6 years ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 2
They both come in the same package.
answered 5 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 5 years, 4 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 5 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, 11 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 6 years ago
cinamonwinters
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 4 years, 10 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 4 years, 7 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 4 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 4 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 4 years, 8 months ago
torii28
(CA)
answer 5
YES
answered 4 years, 9 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 4 years, 9 months ago
rapunzelesque
(Cordova, TN)
Question
Can you only buy this product line online?
Or are they in-store too?
asked 4 years, 5 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 1 year, 4 months ago
kam96
answer 2
Definitely sold in all Sephora stores!
answered 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 9 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 4 years, 5 months ago
lindsey927
(Nashville, TN)
answer 6
Online only.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
lagolden
(New York, NY)
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 4 years, 1 month ago
jcfrizzle
(Fredericksburg, VA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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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 1 year, 9 months 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 1 year, 10 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 3 years, 4 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 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month ago
nichole0217
(Chicago, IL)
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