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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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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 5 years, 9 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 9 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 1 year, 6 months 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, 4 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 4 years, 6 months 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 5 years, 8 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 5 years, 9 months ago
annie23
(Santa Clara)
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Should it be cleaned with water, makeup remover or something else?
asked 4 years 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 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 10 months ago
aheb
answer 3
Its come with the blender cleanser thats clean the sponge.
answered 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 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 ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 6
Beautyblender makes the blendercleanser to clean the beautyblender sponge. http://bit.ly/bawXSU
answered 4 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, 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, 6 months ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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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, 6 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, 10 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, 5 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, 6 months ago
cinamonwinters
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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, 5 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, 8 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, 10 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, 1 month 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
tropicalbabe
(LoS aNgeLeS, CA)
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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
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answer 1
Currently the Beautyblender is sold online only!
answered 1 year, 8 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 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, 6 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
vhurtado
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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
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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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 3 months ago
rapunzelesque
(Cordova, TN)
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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, 1 month 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 10 months 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, 3 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, 6 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, 9 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 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, 1 month ago
Binks
(Covington, LA)
Question
Sephora brand
I notice Sephora has there own Beauty Blender and I ask them whats the difference and they same it works the same effective way. So I wanted to hear yout thought. Becuase I love my Beauty Blender but however Sephoras brand is much cheaper (i believe its $5 each) its yellow.
asked 2 years ago
sparklingkatia
(Brooklyn, NY)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
more coverage with the non-Sephora brand and it expands when you get it damp. Gets into small areas easier
answered 10 months ago
karmagirl45
(Wilmette, IL)
answer 2
Don't get any off brand ones. I got one and it was really hard on my skin and really frustrating to use. Trust me! The beauty blender absorbs the water to grow so that it can apply easier and the off brands don't. I got one because it was cheaper and said it would work the same and it didn't do anything. Ive used face brushes to apply my foundation and they don't compare to the beauty blender. I hope this helped :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
alpha10
answer 3
I've used both, and the BeautyBlender texture is much better. Also lasted longer.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
arborgirl
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 4
I have used them both.. Honestly the only difference I did not like about the yellow Sephora brand was that it smelled... not pleasant.
Also the sponge it self is a bit harder! I ended up throwing away the yellow one after only 2 or 3 uses.. But does blend well and is Definitly ALOT cheaper..
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
moniestrella
(Orange CA)
answer 5
The sephora brand is egg shaped and it doesn't allow you to work through the corners like the beautyblender which has a tip. I prefer the beautyblender.
answered 2 years ago
mon626
answer 6
I tried the Sephora version. Not the same! The sponge is much harder, less flexible and doesn't blend as well.
answered 2 years ago
prettyreviews
(San Francisco, CA)
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, 9 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 3
I purchased the double pack and they are both full size
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 4
Pretty sure they're full size! That's definitely a better deal.
answered 2 years, 9 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, 9 months ago
slizzyb
(Tennessee)
answer 6
They're both still full size.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
gemini23
(Mountain View, AR)
Question
How good does it work with the Makeup Forever HD Foundation?
asked 1 year, 7 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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