I love this!! I was using the real techniques sponge for awhile before I decided I was ready to spend $20 on a sponge lol! But so worth it!! Its higher quality and doesn't tear as easily. And it doesn't soak up as much product. With some foundations ive liked the sponge more damp and other foundations I like it less damp, you have to play with it a little bit to figure out what works best for you. But it gives such a great finish!! Love.