The original beauty blender tool completely changed my makeup game and I've been applying makeup for over 20 years! Who knew that a little pink, egg-shaped sponge could make such a difference? I was definitely skeptical for a long time and refused to spend $20 on a...sponge. I mean, really? Really! When I finally bit the bullet and purchased one, I was amazed. First of all, my foundation lasts me twice as long since the sponge provides so much coverage with very little product. Two pumps of foundation covers my entire face and neck. This sponge also gives a flawless, airbrushed finish that will have people swearing you've photoshopped your images. I have tried using dupes to see if I can save money but none have come close to the original. This is definitely my holy grail! I'd provide a pic but my blender is very lovingly abused and not exactly ready for her closeup.