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Recent Question:
I was wondering how long do these last ? Like do you have to buy a new one like every 2-3 months ?
Recent Question:
Is this as good for the face as a normal (pink) beauty blender?
Recent Question:
Im a pro MUA. Can this brush be cleansed/sanitized after each use?
Recent Question:
Do i have to wash it immediately after use or can i go to school then wash it when i get home? Will it get ruined or moldy?
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What size is this supposed to be? I bought one and the size seems smaller compared to what I thought it would be.
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Is this as good for the face as a normal (pink) beauty blender?
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Do I have to clean it RIGHT after I use it? Or can i go to school then clean it when I get home? Will it get moldy if I don't clean it right away?
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is it come 2 beautyblender in 1 box or in 2 individual box?
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Does this work with tinted moisturizer?
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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
How do you clean it?
Can you clean it with water and such? The beauty cleanser seems expensive and i'd like to avoid it. Thanks :)
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
SingingBirds98
on the original beautyblender&reg
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've had good luck cleaning it with olive oil. Dab the oil onto the areas with stains/dirt and squeeze. Add some warm water and just keep doing that until it's clean. I saw that advice elsewhere online and I am quite happy to report it works quite well.
answered 4 weeks ago
mnda
answer 2
baby shampoo or a gentle foaming cleanser is ok. I use anti bacterial soap after couple of uses.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
yZyL
(BC)
answer 3
I use Dawn dishwashing soap that is antibacterial! It works just as well and gets the job done.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Reviewgiver0
answer 4
I use the philosophy face wash and all the dirt comes out like a dream plus I use it for my face! So I think anything that is thick and like soap will work!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 5
I use hand or dish soap, like I do with my brushes and it seems to work just fine
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kch06
(tulsa, ok)
answer 6
I use Sephora brand Brush Shampoo. It's a spray that works great, think it's only like $12?
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sarahmichelle19
(Oregon)
answer 7
use baby shampoo or a very mild fragrance free anti-bacterial soap
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
SLIIIIIIIM
(gods green earth)
Question
Does the sponge need to be washed after each use?
asked 6 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Stockton, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
7 answers
Answers
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 3 months, 2 weeks ago
bogusia018
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
It absolutely does!
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 8 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 4 years, 9 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, 3 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 5 years, 8 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 6 years, 7 months ago
annie23
(Santa Clara)
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, 8 months ago
star24
(Houston, TX)
on the original beautyblender&reg
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It absorbed most of my NARS tinted moisturizer! I suggest use a brush or your fingers!
answered 1 day ago
xahra
answer 2
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, 6 months ago
ponuzi
(The Bay Area, CA)
answer 3
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, 6 months ago
mkatharine
(Greenville, SC)
answer 4
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, 6 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 5
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, 8 months ago
sbetsy
(USA)
answer 6
I use it with mine and it works perfect!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
adriananoelle
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 7
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, 8 months ago
makeupaddictrn
(Kingman, AZ)
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 5 years, 4 months ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 2
They both come in the same package.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 8 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, 9 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, 3 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 5 years, 4 months ago
cinamonwinters
Question
Can you only buy this product line online?
Or are they in-store too?
asked 3 years, 9 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 8 months ago
kam96
answer 2
Definitely sold in all Sephora stores!
answered 10 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 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, 1 month 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, 9 months ago
lindsey927
(Nashville, TN)
answer 6
Online only.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lagolden
(New York, NY)
Question
Cut
I must have cut my nicked my beautyblender with my fingernail while cleaning it. Should I discard it?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
nancygiaee
(Owings Mills, MD)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
i can't say for this, but for an older blender it started to tear on the sides. I continued to use it no problem at all
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
erica0811
(nj)
answer 2
I wouldn't, unless its a huge hole. Just make sure you clean it real well when cleaning it
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Aprilmarie110
(Orange County, CA)
answer 3
Unless it is very large u have a small nick in mine and it works just fine.....
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Ashlynn12234
(Kansas City)
answer 4
Unless the nick is affecting the coverage while using the beauty blender, you should be able to keep it. Make sure to keep your beauty blender clean as well.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
KarisTerese
(Springfield, MO)
answer 5
I didnt but it depends how bad it is. use your common sense.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
aussiekath
(Florida)
answer 6
if it is altering the makeup application then yes. otherwise... no
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
SLIIIIIIIM
(gods green earth)
Question
Does the beauty blender come with a big or some sort to store it in?
Someone told me that it comes with a storage bag but it didn't say anything about that online. I am just curious what to expect if I ordered it.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
adri16xoxo
(Greenwood, IN)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
Mine came in a small plastic container that doubles as a little platform for drying after use. It would work well as a storage container, it's rigid.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
JenniferSB
(Virginia)
answer 2
I believe the bag you are referring to is in the Air Port Pure Kit by Beauty Blender. This kit contains an "Air Bag" to place your Beauty Blender in while traveling or for storage to allow it to dry out after use. I've been using the Beauty Blender for quite some time. I use the original container that it comes in and just turn that upside down to create a pedestal to sit the Beauty Blender on to dry after use. If you buy the two pack of Beauty Blenders, it had a small pedestal in the middle that I have used to allow mine to dry as well.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jcgirl13
(Johnson City, TN)
answer 3
mine just came in the plastic cylinder container. I do wash it after every use and then set out on top of the cylinder to dry it's a prefect perch for it. then after its dry you can put it back in, and close the lid.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
colleenvy
(NY)
answer 4
Mine came in a tiny plastic container anything extra will probably cost you.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 5
Nope, mine just came in plastic packaging, but not storage plastic.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
autummmn
answer 6
No mine did not come with a storage bag
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
morgan27
(Toms River, NJ)
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, 9 months ago
effervescence
(Montreal, QC)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
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, 10 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
alpha10
answer 4
Yeah mine also did not have instructions so I just went online and saw youtube videos on it.
answered 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 8 months ago
gatsby
(Raleigh, NC)
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, 7 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 3 years, 6 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, 6 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 3
I purchased the double pack and they are both full size
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 4
Pretty sure they're full size! That's definitely a better deal.
answered 3 years, 7 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, 7 months ago
slizzyb
(Tennessee)
answer 6
They're both still full size.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
gemini23
(Mountain View, AR)
Question
Do they sell the beauty blender in Sephora stores or just online?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
ecklecticchic
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Currently the Beautyblender is sold online only!
answered 2 years, 6 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, 10 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 5 months ago
foxsy
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 5
As far as I've heard, it's only online!
answered 3 years, 6 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 3 years, 6 months ago
vhurtado
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