Do not buy any beauty sponge other than the beauty blender. I am not a professional make up artist but I definitely know how to use it and I cannot imagine applying my foundation and concealer any other way. The sponge gives a beautiful airbrush effect and even application. It's an absolute must have if you wear make up often and use liquid foundation/concealer. Original beauty blender, not some rip off because it's not the same. The beauty blender is around $20 at sephora. Seems like a lot to pay for a sponge but it is sooooooo worth it. Every penny.