I know this is the extremely unpopular opinion that will get lost in the sea of ranting and raving, but I'm gonna be honest anyway. When I first heard about the beauty blender, I thought that it was all just smokes and mirrors and that the trend would pass. It didn't. So I finally broke down and got one. First of all, it's twenty dollars. That's a little steep for me, personally, but that can be overlooked. For a good product, I'm willing to splurge. I gave this not one, not two, but an entire week's worth of chances before I finally just gave up and threw it away. It feels super soft and squishy just in your hand, but when you run it under water to make it expand, it's about as good as using actual cotton fluff or soap lather. It's WAY too soft. Every bounce and/or swipe on the face gets me dangerously close to stabbing myself with my own nail, and I don't have anything close to a heavy hand. The foundation or concealer or whatever it is that you're blending it with just slips and slides all around. Maybe I did something wrong or there's something that someone isn't telling me, but this was far from a favorite. Personally, I much prefer my real techniques sponge. It does an incredible job blending out liquid and cream products, doesn't soak up excess product, and is firm enough to give you some control over where it all goes. I personally wouldn't recommend this one.