Beautyblenders are my favorite makeup sponges I've tried. And I have tried my fair share since they are the most expensive, of course I tried to find something comparable. It just doesn't really exist. I like the lighter colored beautyblenders because they don't fade when you wash them, which makes me feel like it might now be good for your skin. You definitely have to keep them clean, I use the beautyblender pro solid, which is wonderful. It spreads like a dream, especially helping concealer invisible under that tricky undereye area. Ecotools is a close second, though.