At first I thought I hadn't received what I wanted. The beauty blenders in the YouTube Beauty Guru's videos seemed MUCH larger than this one. BUT I learned the trick! To get the beauty blender to the size of the ones used by the YouTube ladies, you have to run the beauty blender under the faucet for a minute or so, continually squeezing. Then ring the beauty blender out in a towel and TA DA! Do this every time you use the beauty blender.