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beautyblender beautyblender&reg pro

What it is: An edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator made especially for professionals. What it does: Beautyblender&reg Pro is the perfect application method for darker-toned products that would be difficult to rinse clean from a lighter colored applicator. Use with complexion products, long-wear makeup, and self-tanners for flawless results. What else you need to know: Beautyblender Pro 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 beautyblender&reg pro

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Secret to Cleaning?
Is there a secret to cleaning this sponge easily? I mean, I refuse to but a $15 cleanser just for the sponge. Is that the way to go?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
charlie11
(San Juan, PR)
on beautyblender&reg pro
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Baby shampoo! Very affordable and more gentle.
answered 1 month ago
56lexis
answer 2
I use Philosophy facial cleanser to clean my Beauty Blender and it works wonders.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
triciamoniq
answer 3
I also was repulsed by the $15 cleanser and refused to buy it. I use baby shampoo and warm/hot water to clean my beauty blender after each use. I've had my beauty blender for about 2 months now and use it every day and have had not problems with it. Also, I "nuke" it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds once a week to kill the bacteria.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stephaniekiyomi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 4
I had mine for about a month now and I just a bar of soap (a gentle one, not one that will rip it off) and clean it after every use.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Keishla7
(Moca, PR)
answer 5
You say you don't want to spend $15 on their cleanser, but I bet you didn't want to spend $20 on a sponge either. That's how I felt, but I love them both! After seeing all the fabulous reviews, I bought their bar cleanser. I have never had any makeup applicator cleanser clean better or quicker. That bar is unbelievable. It cleaned some of my brushes I had almost thrown away b/c i thought they were beyond help! And it gets my beauty blender back to the way it was when I bought it.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
lrcsmurf
(Leesville, LA)
answer 6
Daily, I just use cold/warm water and a bit of mild bar soap, squeezing out the makeup. I'm not sure if this is recommended, but it works for me. I'll use the cleaner periodically.
answered 2 years ago
realfran
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 7
Anti bacterial hand soap. I had the same mentality about the blender cleanser. You need to rub it under water with the soap in a gentle massaging motion but it works just as well.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
eightbitbitty
(Canada)
answer 8
I use a plain bar of soap. Soak your beauty blender under warm to hot water and then lather it up with the bar of soap and continually squeeze the beauty blender, you will see all the makeup come out!! Keep squeezing under warm water and within two minutes you have a brand new beauty blender :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
xokimberly
(Canada)
Question
Will I notice a difference in the way my makeup looks?
I am currently using my hands to apply my foundation, will I notice a difference in the way it looks when using the Beauty Blender?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
makeupbylove24
(NY)
on beautyblender&reg pro
8 answers
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answer 1
200%! The beauty blender will give a more dewy finish, with no streaks of obvious lines from face to neck (provided you blend down your neck) the way your hands can. Also great for cream blush/bronzers.
answered 6 months ago
tmchugh90
answer 2
Not only will you use up LESS foundation and even though your hands seem "handy". This product honestly turns your foundation into an air brushed flawless look!!!

Go to Saphora, have a free mini makeover, ask about the sponge, have her show you how to use it and you'll be hooked.

Easy and effortless to use product with absolute AMAZING results! Bought the sponge Pro & Now use 1/2 the foundation The sponge (I bought the pro) sells at a VERY reasonable price and now have a priceless look! n
I've had MANY complements ranging from how porcelain and incredible my face looks up to had I Dermabrasion? Awesome product, once demonstrated you'll be hooked!!!
answered 7 months ago
suzielynne
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
BB, airbrush and hands are best for foundation applying. If you like what you see when using your fingers - why you need a BB?)
answered 8 months ago
BeautyFreedom
(Toronto)
answer 4
yes you you shouldn't use your hand, they are way to rough for your skin the beauty blender is way better and it will work better than your hand ;)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Mariboo28
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
Absolutely, the beauty blender gives a nice air brushed look, I was a die hard hand foundation applier until I started using the beauty blender. It gives a smoother look and really blends the make up into the skin with minimal effort.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stephaniekiyomi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 6
Yes! I used my hands to apply my BB cream before purchasing this and after much debate, finally decided to buy one. It works like magic. It's really easy to blend and build and the foundation applies flawlessly. I'm still using the same BB cream and foundation but they feel like different products now that i'm using the beauty blender--much more coverage and feels so much better on my skin.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
mminjk
(Cypress, CA)
answer 7
I have noticed a change adds to my foundation application, I have very dry skin, even applying products to help, the beauty blender adds to my foundation it prevents any of my foundations from magnifying my dry patches.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
answer 8
Definitely! Makeup will look smoother and more natural.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Inventress
(Toronto, ON)
Question
Sponge cracking?
I purchased the double pack after reading many positive reviews including people saying they've used them for ages. I've had my sponges for two weeks, have only used one, and there's two cracks in the sponge!! I don't understand how, I followed the instructions for wetting, twisting, towel squeezing it and dab then blend when applying the foundation. I haven't attempted to clean it with anything, so it wouldn't be a harsh product eating away at it. I'm so confused and ready to return the set to the store. Any ideas??
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
discordkitty
(Ontario, Canada)
on beautyblender&reg pro
7 answers
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answer 1
I don't think you're supposed to twist it. I usually just squeeze mine with my hand to get the excess water out and that's sufficient. I would take it back to Sephora with a receipt (or call customer service) to get a new one.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gingernaute
answer 2
all i can say is that the first two i had, i was too 'rough' with (because i was used to putting that much pressure into using my regular sponges) and those degraded over about two months... however, with my new sponges, i've taken a gentler hand with them and haven't seen any cracking in 6 months.. seems silly for a sponge but perhaps they need handled with special care or the break apart quickly
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Yiffy999
answer 3
It usually happens if you have a long nails.
answered 8 months ago
BeautyFreedom
(Toronto)
answer 4
I would not twist the sponge, I just squeeze it with my hands, I typically don't even squeeze it out with a towel because I like when there's a little extra moisture. I think the twisting is what may have caused the tearing
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stephaniekiyomi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 5
Just squeeze only!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
beeyes
(Mooresville, N.C.)
answer 6
Make sure to use the solid cleaning formula designed to go with it. Sephora sells it for $16. Sounds like it needs to be cleaned. I've had mine for three weeks and it looks/feels great.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kalichik
(Austin)
answer 7
Sounds like its the twisting it is still a sponge, so maybe switching to just squeezing in your hands with a paper towel.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
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Black vs. Pink BB?
What is the difference between the black and pink beauty blenders? is it just the color?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
layali
(Chicago, IL)
on beautyblender&reg pro
6 answers
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answer 1
Apparently the only difference is that black is the universal beauty color of the world which is why the pro is black, also it does not show stains as much as the pink so it is more preferential to professionals because of that. Hence the "pro"
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stephaniekiyomi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 2
Yup! Just the colour!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
fossileyes
(Leiden, NL)
answer 3
just the color
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
lilu1982
(houston, tx)
answer 4
Yep, just the colors :).
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
It's just the color as far as I can tell and I have them both. The pink may be a trifle larger, but it may also just be larger because I've had it longer and it doesn't shrink all the way back anymore.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
jeankn
(Mandeville, LA)
answer 6
The only difference is the color.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Can I clean my BB with a gentle makeup brush cleanser?
Instead of using the cleanser that's made for the beauty blender, can I clean it with my gentle makeup brush cleanser?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Jaimeroo
(Draper, UT)
on beautyblender&reg pro
6 answers
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answer 1
i'm sure you could.. maybe cross-check the ingredients between your cleanser and the ones made specifically for it ??
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Yiffy999
answer 2
You can use non-alkaline soap. It really works for it.
Brush cleanser like brush shampoo will works too.
answered 8 months ago
BeautyFreedom
(Toronto)
answer 3
I clean my beauty blender after every use with baby shampoo, and it works like a charm. It removes the make up stains and once a week I put it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to "burn off" the bacteria. I'd say that these two things really keep my beauty blender clean and disinfected.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stephaniekiyomi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 4
Yep, I even use shampoo when I'm desperate lol!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
cdn1
answer 5
I use blush cleanser & dish soap :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
efugas
(Nova Scotia, CANADA)
answer 6
I clean mine with Sephora's Makeup Brush Shampoo and it works well enough. I don't see any damage to my Beautyblender.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Inventress
(Toronto, ON)
Question
Difference in product
What is the difference from the pink beauty blenders and the pro double blenders?
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Calgary, AB)
on beautyblender&reg pro
6 answers
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answer 1
No difference:)
answered 8 months ago
BeautyFreedom
(Toronto)
answer 2
Apparently the only difference is that black is the universal beauty color of the world which is why the pro is black, also it does not show stains as much as the pink so it is more preferential to professionals because of that. Hence the "pro"
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stephaniekiyomi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 3
They're the same, just the colour is different. I find the black doesn't look as stained with foundation as the pink, but it's the same material. :)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
fossileyes
(Leiden, NL)
answer 4
In my opinion the pink one is much more durable than the black one. I used the pink one consistently for about 6 months and i had the black one for about a month and a half and its falling apart.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Jargi
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
answer 5
I have used the pink one for about 5 years. Awesome product. Great for all kinds of needs. Wet, dry, sheer, thicker. Amazing. I then tried the white one and thought it was a bit better, lighter, smoother finish. When the black one came out, I was sold. It has a better more defined finish , it is easier to clean, it is a superioir product. I have even tried before the knck offs beauty stores are selling around, waste of money. Stick with Beauty Blender. Buy the black one . I wish back in the day I had the opportunity to start with the black one. So much better.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
fitnessmodel
(Miami.FL)
answer 6
The only difference is the color. Absolutely the same otherwise
answered 2 years ago
jeankn
(Mandeville, LA)
Question
Does the pro bb come as a set of 2 or just one?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
antoinetterk
on beautyblender&reg pro
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
One.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gingernaute
answer 2
just the one sponge
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Yiffy999
answer 3
I believe just one! At least that is how many came in my pack! Hope this helped!!
answered 6 months ago
Ave1234
answer 4
If the picture shows two, you get two.
answered 1 year ago
fossileyes
(Leiden, NL)
answer 5
For your convenience, the Pro Beautyblender is available in both a duo (Item #1540343 for $28.95) and a single (Item #1532134 for $19.95)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
How often should I clean/replace?
I use the sponge at least once/day if not twice (morning and evening application). I am currently rinsing with soap every few days, however I'm not sure if that is enough? Is it sanitary, does bacteria grow in the sponge? How often should I toss and get a new one?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
amylynngrover
(Los Angeles)
on beautyblender&reg pro
5 answers
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answer 1
You need to clean it after each use. Because you use it for liquid textures, bacterias reproduce much faster in sponge than in the dry texture brushes.
answered 8 months ago
BeautyFreedom
(Toronto)
answer 2
I wash mine after each use with baby shampoo and warm/hot water. I started doing this because I didn't like the look of makeup left on the sponge. Additionally, I "nuke" my beauty blender for 15-30 seconds once a week to kill "burn off" the bacteria. I've had mine for about 2 months now and have not had any problems with it yet.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stephaniekiyomi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 3
To my understanding, you should not be twisting it while cleaning. Look up some videos on YouTube so you can get a better understanding~
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
sh1ne
(Fairfield, CA)
answer 4
Every 3 or 4 months you have to change it. I don't know about the bacteria growing in it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
CaritoRdguez
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
I bought the pot of Beauty Blender Cleaners, and what I personally do, is every time I finish my makeup, while my foundation is drying on my face, I swipe by BB through the cleanser, mush it around, and then run it under water while rubbing against my palm. Then it put it on its stand to dry while I finish my makeup. Takes 10 seconds and a very effective daily cleansing. Good luck! :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
kristallovesdogs
(Michigan)
Question
Black vs. White vs. Pink!
I own the pink BB and am looking to buy another due to a lot of dye seepage, tearing and staining. I am wondering if I should go for the black or white.
-Does the black dye seep out when cleaning?
-Does the white one stain badly?
-Which one is more durable?
-Easier to clean?
-Longevity?

Thanks ya'll :)
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Dallas)
on beautyblender&reg pro
5 answers
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answer 1
black, easier to clean. i own a few colors and they seem to get discolored after some months but the black one looks good as new
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
anacrystal
(queens, new york)
answer 2
I haven't used the white one, but I have the black one and no, the dye does not seep out. I've heard that's a problem with the pink and red ones only.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gingernaute
answer 3
I have washed my black one without any dye seeping out from it and the employee recommended it specifically because it does not stain as badly.
answered 3 months ago
lilyyyy
answer 4
Haven't had any problems with the dye. Even during cleaning.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
SummerDew
answer 5
I've tried both the pink and the black beauty blenders and I can say that the black one does NOT seep out black dye (or any dye at all) when cleaning.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
d2j8
(Richmond, VA)
Question
is there any difference between beauty blenders other than the color
asked 1 year ago
faide
(Littlerock, ca)
on beautyblender&reg pro
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
there is no difference with the color variation, not that i can tell. they perform the exact same way and i only prefer the black color for applying sunless tanner or anything else that might permanently stain a pink bb sponge
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Yiffy999
answer 2
Between the two large ones (The pink and the black?) I have both and don't notice any difference whatsoever. I do prefer the black one just because it looks less dirty after use. But that's just a mental thing.
answered 6 months ago
OddLot
answer 3
No, I tried all of them in work. It depends just on which color do you prefer. I like black because it looks like "new" longer than pink or white.
answered 8 months ago
BeautyFreedom
(Toronto)
answer 4
I've only tried the Original in pink and the PRO in black, and yes, besides the coloring factor, i find the texture for the black one is more resistant and feels more like a sponge. The pink is more soft and silky. The makeup application in both cases is just as good. From the endurance point of view I can see the PRO lasting more time without tearing. Hope it helped!
answered 10 months ago
SonitaCM
(Caracas, Venezuela)
answer 5
They are all identical
answered 1 year ago
Cbratton
(Riverside, Ca)
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