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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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Does the sponge need to be washed after each use?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Stockton, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
It absolutely does!
answered 1 month 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 7 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, 8 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, 2 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, 7 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, 6 months ago
annie23
(Santa Clara)
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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 4 years, 3 months ago
parabenoid
(emeryville, CA)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
venus6
(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA)
answer 2
They both come in the same package.
answered 3 years, 3 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, 7 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, 7 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, 2 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, 3 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, 2 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, 5 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, 7 months ago
tsao
(New York, NY)
answer 3
yes you could apply MUFE with the sponge .
answered 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 10 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 4 years, 2 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, 2 months ago
tropicalbabe
(LoS aNgeLeS, CA)
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Should it be cleaned with water, makeup remover or something else?
asked 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 7 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, 7 months ago
aheb
answer 3
Its come with the blender cleanser thats clean the sponge.
answered 3 years, 7 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, 8 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 3 years, 9 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 6
Beautyblender makes the blendercleanser to clean the beautyblender sponge. http://bit.ly/bawXSU
answered 3 years, 9 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 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 months ago
torii28
(CA)
answer 5
YES
answered 2 years, 11 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 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, 6 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 2 years, 4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 6 months ago
sbetsy
(USA)
answer 5
I use it with mine and it works perfect!!
answered 2 years, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
vban
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 3
I purchased the double pack and they are both full size
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
msmisty
(Colorado)
answer 4
Pretty sure they're full size! That's definitely a better deal.
answered 2 years, 6 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, 6 months ago
slizzyb
(Tennessee)
answer 6
They're both still full size.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
gemini23
(Mountain View, AR)
Question
Do they sell the beauty blender in Sephora stores or just online?
asked 2 years, 5 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, 5 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, 9 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, 3 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, 4 months ago
foxsy
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 5
As far as I've heard, it's only online!
answered 2 years, 5 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, 5 months ago
vhurtado
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, 2 months ago
kittitykattity
(Raleigh, NC)
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
Sometimes, when you wash it the first few times the color seems to bleed out just a little bit.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days 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 6 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, 2 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, 2 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 1 year, 9 months ago
missgemini
(Northern CA)
answer 6
i would advise yu to buy the white beauty blender to avoid that problem :)
answered 2 years ago
SLIIIIIIIM
(gods green earth)
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 2 years, 2 months ago
SingingBirds98
on the original beautyblender&reg
6 answers
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answer 1
baby shampoo or a gentle foaming cleanser is ok. I use anti bacterial soap after couple of uses.
answered 6 months ago
yZyL
(BC)
answer 2
I use Dawn dishwashing soap that is antibacterial! It works just as well and gets the job done.
answered 1 year ago
Reviewgiver0
answer 3
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 1 year, 2 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 4
I use hand or dish soap, like I do with my brushes and it seems to work just fine
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kch06
(tulsa, ok)
answer 5
I use Sephora brand Brush Shampoo. It's a spray that works great, think it's only like $12?
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
sarahmichelle19
(Oregon)
answer 6
use baby shampoo or a very mild fragrance free anti-bacterial soap
answered 2 years ago
SLIIIIIIIM
(gods green earth)
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