This is the prefect sponge for dry skin. I've completely stopped using brushes for my concealer and foundation and I've stuck to this. It's very soft and makes a flawless finish. It has lasted me a few months, but of course products do wear and tear. I purchased this at kohls for under $10. I payed $4 the first time, and the second time I payed $2 but that's because of discounts and coupons. But I believe it retails for $6.